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A valiant knight, Dirk the Daring is on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon.

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Don Bluth

Writer:

Rick Dyer (concept)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Molina Dan Molina ... Dirk the Daring (voice)
Vera Pacheco Vera Pacheco ... Princess Daphne (voice) (as Vera Lanpher)
Michael Rye Michael Rye ... Narrator (voice)
Dave Spafford Dave Spafford ... Lizard King (voice)
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Storyline

The first laserdisc game and the first to use regular cell animation for the graphics. In this game, you play Dirk the Daring, a knight who must rescue a princess by exploring a castle filled with deadly dangers which require quick wits and precise timing to overcome. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doragonzurea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A scene cut from the game would've involved Dirk fighting a series of Gargoyles who would throw spears at him, as he navigated through some stepping stones and would finally find an exit inside a treasure chest. It got as far as pencil tests, and could've been remastered for the home video releases, but the scene just wasn't fun to play and remained cut. See more »

Goofs

The background changes in the room with the "drink me" sign. If the player dies in the "drink me" room, the sign in the background of the room no longer says "drink me", it says "eat me" and there's a loaf of bread with a knife in it instead of the potion. See more »

Quotes

Dirk the Daring: [the floor is coming out from under Dirk] Uh oh.
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Alternate Versions

A version was released on home CD-based consoles (ie Sega CD, 3DO) that included an extra scene/stage. See more »

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7 February 2006 | by junkmailnotusSee all my reviews

I have a three pack on DVD including Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, and Space Ace. They play using your remote control. Same patterns and video as the originals - It was a great novelty to play through these again. Plus it was pretty hard too because I forgot all the patterns in the 20yrs since i beat the games originally. OK i need 10 lines of text apparently so. It is an interesting storyline Dirk the daring must rescue princess whatever from the evil dragon...um, in the 2nd iteration of the game Dirk the daring must rescue the princess again i think. Space ace must rescue someone from the evil Bork i think, oh well is this 10 lines?


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