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A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrfices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard, and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line, the King's own daughter.Written by
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Neil Marshall praised Vermithrax as "easily one of the best dragons in films ever. The greatest screen dragon of all time," citing the creature's realism and sympathy. See more »
The final battle with the dragon takes place during an eclipse and a magically-summoned thunderstorm. When the dragon rises above the cloud cover for its final attack, it's in full sunlight. See more »
Twice each year, at the Spring and Summer Equinox, the king selects a new victim. Virgins.
A lottery! Barbaric. And in return, this dragon... it leaves your villages and crops unburned. Your king has made a pact with a monster!
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CBS edited 12 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »
I'm not sure there's more than one compelling reason to see this film, but what a reason! As an SF/fantasy buff, I've seen my share of dragons on film, but there has never been one like Vermithrax Perjorative. The old beast simply looks, moves, sounds, acts, almost smells as one would imagine a dragon would. The filmmakers paid painstaking attention to detail in creating VP. Other film dragons look like animated clay figures, or lizards with wings glued on, or CGI effects (impressive, but still obviously computer-generated). This one looks like the cinematographer actually caught a dragon on film. The rest of the film is entertaining enough - not exactly Wellesian drama, but captivating nonetheless. Sir Ralph is marvelous, even in his twilight. And the fact that the dragon doesn't show until the end serves to heighten the suspense, ala Jaws or Alien. But, oh that dragon!! Well worth the price of admission. Can't wait to see it on DVD.
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