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The Dungeonmaster (1984)

Ragewar (original title)
PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1984 (UK)
A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

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Leslie Wing ...
Gwen Rogers
Gina Calabrese ...
Girl in Dream
Daniel Dion ...
Monster in Dream
Bill Bestolarides ...
Monster in Dream
Scott Campbell ...
Monster in Dream
Ed Dorini ...
Monster in Dream
R.J. Miller ...
Mr. Cahane
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Don
Alanna Roth ...
Flower Girl
Kim Connell ...
Dancer
Janet Welsh ...
Dancer
Carol Solomon ...
Dancer
Jackie Gross ...
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Paul, a computer whiz who spends more time with his machine than with his girlfriend, finds that he has been chosen as a worthy opponent for Mestema, and evil wizard who has spent centuries searching for a challenging foe. After having his computer changed into wristband weapon, Paul does battle with a variety of monsters before finally coming face to face with the ultimate adversary. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He is the overlord of strange beasts and stolen souls ...

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Also Known As:

Digital Knights  »

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When Ragewar had its release in the U.S., Empire Pictures changed the title of the film to The Dungeonmaster, mostly due to the popularity of the role-playing game Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Due to this, the newspaper advertising for The Dungeonmaster carried a disclaimer that said "This film is not endorsed by, or associated with T.S.R. Inc., publishers of the Advanced Dungeon and Dragons game." See more »

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In the Stone Canyon Giant segment the hero gets his wristband computer stolen. But as he chases the thieves the computer is seen on and off his arm between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Rogers: Why did this happen to me? How did I fall for a guy whose first love is a machine?
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Tent Source
Score from the film "Metalstorm'
Composed by: Richard Band
(jogging montage)
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Dungeon Master
25 June 2007 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

It contains a few interesting concepts notably the strap-on arm computer. I see in the real world that you can now start buying a commercial available model.

Considering the fact that the movie does originate from the 80's when computer based special effects were actually very few and far between. In general the story lacks 'n few elements but from an action perspective the movie did deliver the goods. I through that at the time the concepts was very unique even to this day this movie remains a favorite on my list.

The soundtrack was very much classic sci-fi and you end up with a good feeling of good vs evil at the end of the movie. Unfortunately the bad guy does not meet a satisfactory end and it leaves you with a bit of a disappointment as far as that is concerned.

Anyway if you are a sci-fi fan and like to see more or less original concepts this one should be on your list. Now if only they will get it out on DVD.


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