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The High Crusade (1994)

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Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day, and Godzilla) brings you John Rhys-Davies in a Monty Pythonesque tale of a band of Crusaders who find themselves in possession of an Alien ship ... See full summary »

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Bruder Parvus
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Monsieur du Lac
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Lady Catherine
Patrick Brymer ...
Red John
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Branithar
Rinaldo Talamonti ...
Alien Chief
Frank Kanakusen ...
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Ray Cokes ...
Messenger
Holger Neuhäuser ...
Hubert the Executioner
Werner Baum ...
Lars the Executioner
Tim Luna ...
Squire
Fabian Rösler ...
Squire
Bobby Knoesel ...
Squire / Saracen
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Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day, and Godzilla) brings you John Rhys-Davies in a Monty Pythonesque tale of a band of Crusaders who find themselves in possession of an Alien ship and the Alien to pilot it. Armed with the means to conquer the Holy Land the naive Crusaders set off for a grand crusade only to find themselves not in Jerusalem but at the mercy of an entire alien world....heaven help the Aliens. Written by <sales@raven-pictures.com>

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2 June 1994 (Germany)  »

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A nagy kereszteshadjárat  »

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There were two different versions of the film made... Version 1. The aliens mostly speak in an alien language, with subtitles. There is one alien that speaks English, but it is a lifeless dialogue, with an equally dull voice. Version 2. Same version as above, in terms of video. But the alien subtitles and dialogue have been completely removed, along with their dull voices. It has been re-dubbed with a silly Monty Python styled English dialogue, and just as silly voice actors. Who are extremely funny, the alternate audio transforming the movie completely. See more »

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Lady Catherine is played by an actress whose real name is Catherine. See more »

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needs a do over.... :(
1 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In one of his books Terry Pratchett describes a light that would "make Steven Spielberg reach for his copyright lawyer." I've always felt Mr. Andersons book was like that light. It was the sort of thing Spielberg or Lucas or the Disney studios could grab and run with. Unfortunately this version is a stumbling fumble. Hopefully Lucas or Spielberg or someone will read the book one day and go for a remake and we can forget that this wasted effort ever existed. My children bought me the DVD of this movie because I'd told them for years that someday the book would be a great motion picture...they still apologize now and then for not watching it first and buying me a tie instead.


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