The Dungeonmaster (1984)
"Ragewar" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Sci-Fi, Fantasy  |  October 1984 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Alanna Roth ...
Flower girl
Kim Connell ...
Janet Welsh ...
Carol Solomon ...
Jackie Gross ...


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 <>

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


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October 1984 (UK)  »

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Digital Knights  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


For some reason, the "Hall of Killers" includes a replica of Albert Einstein. See more »


Mestema: Say the word and it ends!
Paul Bradford: The word is forget it!
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Followed by Pulse Pounders (1988) See more »


Performed by W.A.S.P.
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it's movies like this that got me through high school
14 February 2003 | by (the keep on ther borderlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is vastly imaginative. So imaginative in fact that it took 7 directors to make it! The sets costumes and monsters all work well together to paint a fabulous picture of a computer warrior overcoming adversity through 7 different evil worlds. One of which is an evil heavy metal concert featuring the band W.A.S.P.This movie is filled with marvelous special effects including dueling magical dragons, a stone giant, disgusting undead warriors and a score of fantastic weapons originating from the computer wristband worn by the hero. A very action packed epic by a team of excellent directors including the legendery Charles Band!

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