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The Dungeonmaster (1984)

Ragewar (original title)
PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 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.


Charles Band (original story), Allen Actor | 7 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Byron ... Paul Bradford
Richard Moll ... Mestema
Leslie Wing ... Gwen Rogers
Gina Calabrese ... Girl in Dream
Daniel Dion Daniel Dion ... Monster in Dream
Bill Bestolarides Bill Bestolarides ... Monster in Dream
Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ... Monster in Dream
Ed Dorini Ed Dorini ... Monster in Dream
R.J. Miller R.J. Miller ... Mr. Cahane
Don Moss ... Don
Alanna Roth Alanna Roth ... Flower Girl
Kim Connell Kim Connell ... Dancer
Janet Welsh Janet Welsh ... Dancer
Carol Solomon Carol Solomon ... Dancer
Jackie Gross Jackie Gross ... Dancer


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, an evil wizard who has spent centuries searching for a challenging foe. After having his computer changed into a wristband weapon, Paul battles with a variety of monsters before finally coming face to face with the ultimate adversary. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He is the overlord of strange beasts and stolen souls ...


Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


Paul's line "I reject your reality and substitute my own" would later be popularized by Adam Savage on the Discovery TV show, Mythbusters. The line became so popular that it was added to shows intro for several seasons. See more »


The reason Albert Einstein is in the "Hall of Killers" is because he prompted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to develop nuclear bombs to counter similar efforts in Nazi Germany. His letter lead to the Manhattan Project, which resulted in two bombs being dropped on Japan, thus killing over a hundred thousand people. See more »


Mestema: Say the word and it ends!
Paul Bradford: The word is forget it!
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Alternate Versions

The 1984 U.K. EIV video release entitled 'Ragewar' includes a pre-credit dream sequence not included in the 1985 U.S. Lightning Video 'Dungeonmaster' release. The 1984 U.K. EIV release entitled 'Ragewar' cuts out much of Mestema's 'cat torturing' speech, as featured in the U.S. 'Dungeonmaster' release. See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »


Performed by W.A.S.P.
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A must see.... if you have lost the will to live.
3 December 1999 | by mscooperSee all my reviews

Sorcerer captures girlfriend of nerd. Nerd dons computer as wristwatch. Sorcerer makes nerd transport to different locations to unconvincingly fight creatures. Nerd finally beats sorcerer in last scene and rescues girlfriend.

Some friends and I *actually* paid $6.00 to see this in an empty theater on opening weekend - a saturday, I think, at the 9:00 p.m. show. The most interesting thing about it was they showed a 15 minute short film about extreme sports - in order to pad out the running time of the movie, which is just barely as long as your standard Disney animated feature.

I was surprised to see Richard Moll in it at first, but looking at his other body of works, I'm no longer surprised.

I laughed (at the movie), I cried (after I realized I paid to see it), it became a part of me (I can't get the memory of the damn thing out of my head short of putting a bullet in it).

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October 1984 (UK) See more »

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