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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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 »


In several shots taking place in Mestema's domain the boom mic is clearly in the camera frame. This is shown repeatedly through out this segment of the movie. See more »


Mestema: I dub thee, Excalibrate.
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Not that bad
28 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not at all that bad. I rate it a 6 which averages out to *** out of ***** stars. There is some nice stop-motion animation by David Allen and some fine make-up effects, included a neat little creature puppet. The " Heavy Metal " segment directed by Charles BaNd does not have much of a point so this is sort of the downfall on the movie. The acting is somewhat corny but what do you expect. It would have been better if David Allen's sequence--Stone Canyon Giant--would have been longer. It is a fine model and the animation is rather smooth. There are only about 12 stop-motion shots, If there were 20 and add a little more plot to this sequence (the actual sequence lasted only about 6-7 minutes but the giant didn't really get to do anything except chase the protagonist around some large rocks before it gets destroyed. If you liked this movie ok and gave it *** or more you should see----Laserblast, Ghoulies 2, and Robot Wars.

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