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Star Knight (1985)

El caballero del dragón (original title)
PG-13 | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 23 May 1986 (USA)
Princess Alba is abducted by a dragon, and it's up to Klever to save her. But, it turns out that this dragon is an alien spacecraft, and Alba falls in love with the human-alien inside it.

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... Boetius
... Klever
... Fray Lupo
... Princess Alba
José Vivó ... Count of Rue
... Caballero Verde (as José María Pou)
Santiago Álvarez
... Ix
Carlos Tristancho ... Pregonero
Paco Catalá ... Pastor
José María Cañete
Jordi Batalla
Gabriel Jiménez
José López Ballester
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When a dazzling craft illuminates the sky above a medieval European village, the townspeople fear mayhem while the ruling party prepares for battle with the mysterious "dragon in the sky." After Princess Alba is discovered missing, the quest for power and the young girl's affections drive Klever to free her from the strange cosmic knight. But is that her desire? Worldly boundaries are crossed in this gothic sci-fi tale of power, greed and the universal language of love. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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He was a visitor from another world, an alien in medieval times. So they called him a Knight, and his spaceship, a Dragon. See more »


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Imanol Arias turned down the role of IX. See more »

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Princesa Alba: You're not IX. You're Noah, and this is the Ark.
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Bizarre film that isn't very good unfortunately
28 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Whatever you think of Star Knight – good or bad – the one thing that cannot be denied is this is a very strange movie. Its combination of a medieval yarn with science fiction is somewhat odd and surely must be a result of the writers simply combining two popular genres of the day - the fantasy action flick with Spielbergian sci-fi. It's a concoction that needless to say doesn't work all that well. Set in medieval Europe, the story revolves around the appearance of a 'dragon'. Turns out it's actually a spaceship but the locals of course never understand this. On board the ship is a spacesuit clad alien, who is the star knight of the title. It's a very silly story to be honest.

Other than the strange narrative, the second aspect that marks this one out is its very interesting cast. Well, it's interesting on paper at least. Specifically the combination of Klaus Kinski with Harvey Keitel is something that should catch the interest of most cult movie fans (although I don't actually remember them both appearing on screen at the same time though). Kinski plays an alchemist and is unfortunately dubbed, while Keitel is a knight and amusingly is not dubbed, seeing as his New York accent could not be more inappropriate for a medieval character. The 80's was a bit of a graveyard for a lot of film stars who rose to prominence in the 70's and this film indicates the strange places Keitel went in this decade before his re-emergence in the early 90's.

Despite all of the factors above, Star Knight is unfortunately a pretty weak effort. Its eccentricities never make up for the general lameness of events depicted. It seems to in fact, be a comedy as well but not a very funny one to be honest. Production values aren't bad though with handsome period detail and alright special effects of the spaceship. But despite this and its original aspects, it's still not terribly good fun.


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