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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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This movie was a co-production between Walt Disney Pictures and Paramount Pictures. See more »
In the Paramount Widescreen Collection edition, during the lottery scene the man drawing the tiles reads the name "Princess Elspeth Ophelus; Filia Regis," Latin for "Daughter of the King". The subtitles say "Clearly outrageous". See more »
The damnedest thing is she was twice the man of anyone else in the village, and now she's twice the woman.
Would that I was as clever as her father.
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UK cinema and video versions were cut by the BBFC for an 'A' (PG) certificate to edit shots of the baby dragons chewing the Princess's feet and the decapitation of a baby dragon. The 2004 DVD features the same cut print. See more »
And -- apart from some rather gratuitous slams at early Christianity -- very Tolkienesque, giving some hint what a well-done live-action version of _The Hobbit_ , with its dive-bombing dragon, could be.
There were bits that almost took my breath away: the horseback escape through the collapsing castle wall, going from dank dimness to glorious sunshine and green fields in the twinkling of an eye; the sacrificial lottery drawing, and the desperate but vain struggle of the beautiful princess to escape being the sacrifice she had rashly doomed herself to be; the dragon's obvious motherly grief over its slain offspring; and the dragon's very _Hobbit_-like punitive "air-raid," and the final wizard's battle with the dragon.
Not a masterpiece by any means, but well worth a look.
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