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The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)

Lodge, a gaming geek, takes his playing very seriously, unlike his babyish friends who'd rather be immature. He decides to shake things up by introducing two unconventional people to their group.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Rice Nathan Rice ... Sir Osric / Lodge
Carol Roscoe Carol Roscoe ... Daphne / Joanna
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis ... Brother Silence / Cass / Rennard
Scott C. Brown Scott C. Brown ... Flynn / Leo / Turk
Christian Doyle Christian Doyle ... Luster / Gary / Fastidian / Undead Fastidian
Jennifer Page ... Luster (female) / Professor (as Jen Page)
Geoff Gibbs Geoff Gibbs ... Mort Kemnon
Ed Gibbs Ed Gibbs ... Hierophant
Don Early Don Early ... Mort Agrippa / Mummy #1 / Goblin
Sean K. Reynolds Sean K. Reynolds ... Inquisitor (as Sean Reynolds)
Chris Duppenthaler Chris Duppenthaler ... Mark
Julia Vancil Julia Vancil ... Goblin Queen
Steve Wolbrecht Steve Wolbrecht ... Nodwick / Voice of Drazuul
Emily Olson Emily Olson ... Therin, Goddess of Light
John Frank Rosenblum ... King Erasmus the Randomly Biased


All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all -- a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed? A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery -- in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys. Game on! Written by Matt Vancil

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14 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Before they begin the campaign, Gary passes a little monster toy in front of the irate Cass, and makes the sound "GRRR. ARRGH." This is likely a nod to Mutant Enemy Productions - makers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. After each episode, the company's "logo" was a puppet drawn monster passing the screen and saying "GRRR. ARRGH." See more »


When Flynn the Fine discovers the secret passageway, and loses his arm (that has been severed by the cat), one can see his real hand in the shoulder-hole of his tunic, releasing the fake arm to allow it to fall to the ground. See more »


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Absolutely fantastic!
8 September 2008 | by Sylvan-5See all my reviews

Better than the original, "the Gamers: Dorkness Rising" manages to pull off a funny comedy with good acting, fine special effects, and comedy that transcends the "gamer" knowledge-base and do so on a low budget. I've seen many low-budget films that have been terrible and almost none that have been as good as their high-budget counterparts. This film blows most mainstream movies away! Parts are a bit weak (the bit with the pirates and ninjas -while funny- goes on a bit long without explanation and takes you out of the movie for a bit) but, overall, this is a very strong film.

I'm very happy to say that I bought this film as soon as I saw it and brought it home.

Any chance we can look forward to another feature Gamers movie from these guys? :)

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