A dragon known as Drago tries to end the rivalry between a brother and sister, both having dragon-like powers, who are after the throne of their grandfather, while a new threat steals Drago's source of power.
Tom Rhys Harries,
Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.
Helena Bonham Carter,
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragonslayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a travelling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco, and Draco a part of him.
In the movie, on the eve of the battle, Bowen appears wearing the headband that belonged to Kara's father on his arm without explanation. The novelization reveals that Kara gave the headband to Bowen in the cistern of Einon's castle as they snuck in to rescue Draco. See more »
When Bowen is helping to train the resistance, Gilbert is just learning how to shoot a bow and arrow. When he goes for the second shot, the end of the arrow (feathers) is spotted black and white, but the next second, as he brings it up to his ear, it has a white feather instead of the black and white one, and it's still the same shot. See more »
[Bowen has just slain a dragon]
Well done, knight! Congratulations. Our gratitude, mine and King Einon's.
You can keep your gratitude; I'll take the gold. Yours or the king's.
We made a bargain, remember? One dragon put down, one bag of gold.
Gilbert of Glockenspur:
Your honor has a price, Sir Knight?
It has *expenses*. Honor won't feed my belly nor shoe my horse.
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The UK releases have a sound effect substitution to get a "PG" rating. A neckbreak sound towards the finale of the film has been substituted with a punch sound effect. See more »
Dragon Fun To Watch In This Mostly-Enjoyable Fantasy
This was kind of a hokey Class-B fantasy-adventure story but with Grade A special effects (with the dragon) and sound. Those visual and audio treats make it worth watching. This was early "demo"-type DVD disc, exhibiting some excellent surround sound when very few other DVDs were as audibly as good.
The story begins a bit slowly but once the dragon appears it's a fun and fascinating movie to watch. A decade ago when this came out, I marveled, "It's amazing how they can make strange creatures so lifelike." Of course, FX has only gotten better and better.
For me, the dragon was the only endearing character in the movie. Dennis Quaid plays the good guy, but he's mostly annoying in here. I think it was his fake raspy voice that was irritating. In all, a fun movie.
At any rate, the movie is pure medieval fantasy and theology but entertaining enough for kids and adults. There is no bad language in here.
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