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The Dungeonmaster (1984)

Ragewar (original title)
PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1984 (UK)
A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

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

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
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Storyline

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 ...

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dungeonmaster See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Ragewar was released in the U.S., Empire Pictures changed the title to The Dungeonmaster, mostly due to the popularity of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Newspaper ads included a disclaimer that said "This film is not endorsed by, or associated with, T.S.R. Inc., publishers of the Dungeon and Dragons game." See more »

Goofs

In the 'Slasher' segment, Paul Bradford is found by the police, in an alley with a dead body. He is arrested, and put in the back of their car. When we next see him, the officers are just calling in the crime, and requesting back-up to the alley - but they are already driving. This means that the officers have simply left the body and the crime scene, without taking any steps to secure it or call it in.

In reality, the officers would have to wait for back-up to arrive before they could leave the scene. See more »

Quotes

Paul Bradford: You know what you are? You're the lowest of the low. You use people for your own entertainment, your own little whims and fancies.
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Ratspit as Ratspit See more »

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 »

Connections

Followed by Trancers III (1992) See more »

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Tent Source
Score from the film "Metalstorm'
Composed by: Richard Band
(jogging montage)
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Confused patchwork scifi/fantasy film from producer Charles Band
11 September 2018 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

.Jeffrey Byron stars as a computer technician who, along with girlfriend Leslie Wing, gets transported to another dimension to do battle with Mestema (Richard Moll from TV's Night Court). Mestema is a Satan-like evil wizard who wants to pit his magical prowess against the technology of the hero. He does so by transporting the newly-outfitted computer tech to various scenarios that he then has to escape from/defeat the monstrous villains in his way. These scenarios include an ice cave filled with random statuary (a wolfman, a witch doctor, Jack the Ripper) that come to life and attack him; a cave with a little horned troll on a throne who commands zombie warriors; another cave (sensing a trend here?) with yet another horned troll; another scene takes place in a nightclub during a stage performance by the hairmetal band W.A.S.P., because why not? Each segment was written and directed by different people, 7 in all, which helps explain the lack of tonal consistency. Fans of garbage 80's genre cinema may find something to chew on, but most viewers should avoid.


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