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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by William » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:35 pm

Well, after the video Josh laid on us yesterday I ended up watching Jack Burton and Wang shake the pillars of heaven in Chinatown late last night. What a hoot, I don't think I'll ever get tired of that movie. I really need a flask of Youth-Buzz potion though.
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Post by Talistran » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:17 pm

I didn't see The Court Jester on the list. Amazing classic, and totally a classic quest.

Outlaws sneak into a castle by pretending to be someone else, jousting combat, capture the heart of the fair maiden, epic battles, etc ;)

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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by GrumpyOne » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:44 pm

Arcarius2001 wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:39 am
GrumpyOne wrote:
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Although it's a modern setting, Vin Diesel claimed he based his role in 'The Last Witch Hunter' off his favorite character from his D&D campaigns.
I haven't seen that. I heard that he based it off his character but never saw the film, or know anyone that did. Is it worth seeing?
I know some people that didn't like it however I thought it was well done for the genre it's in. I've seen it a couple times now and added it to my collection. (Unlike Nick Cage's 'Season of the Witch' that I had to force myself to finish.)
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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by lostpict » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:48 am

Arcarius2001 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:36 pm
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:41 pm
Vermithrax Pejorative!! I have a big vinyl model of that beasty. I love that movie.

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Awesome pic! How big is the model? That could be pretty cool to use as a game prop.
He is on the ground confronting Galan in the Hellscape terrain. The kit is the dragon, a large separate base, and Galan. The model is 54mm "scale". Vermithrax is crawling and about 6" tall and 14" long. It is available as a kit from Pegasus http://www.advantagehobby.com/208906/PG ... LGEALw_wcB or as a prebuilt https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dragonslayer ... 3=&veh=sem

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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:45 am

kodiakbear wrote:
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I have more fantasy movies than this but I have a group of movies that IMO are great examples of characters, as in great ideas to inspire people who have never played D&D to create interesting characters.


Conan the barbarian
The princess bride
Ladyhawke
Big trouble in little china
The Hobbit cartoon
Willow
Clash of the titans
Jason and the Argonauts
Excalibur
Dragonslayer
The last unicorn
Dragonheart


Sometimes it is only one character that really makes me include it.
Ladyhawke!!! Great movie, terrible music. You have to wonder what were they thinking?
Excalibur. I saw it when it came out. I prefer Search for the Holy Grail.
I remember when the Hobbit cartoon came on tv, I was in the seventh grade and had recently read the book. It was better than the Lord of the Rings cartoon.
Dragonheart. That's the one with Dennis Quaid? It was pretty good, I liked it.
Jason and the Argonauts. I wonder why no one has remade this (probably because the remake of Clash of the Titans wasn't so inspiring?)

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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:39 am

GrumpyOne wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 am
Although it's a modern setting, Vin Diesel claimed he based his role in 'The Last Witch Hunter' off his favorite character from his D&D campaigns.
I haven't seen that. I heard that he based it off his character but never saw the film, or know anyone that did. Is it worth seeing?

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Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:37 am

Mydienon wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:03 am
Neverending Story
various versions of Robin Hood
Legend of the Seeker series (if you don't care about the books)
Jason and the Argonauts
Seven Samurai
Princess Bride
How the hell did I forget The Princess Bride on my list??? Have fun storming the castle!

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Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:35 am

unclebilly wrote:
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The Name of the Rose. If your a fan of Sherlock Holmes

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-yYJgpQ-CE
That was good, not as good as the book, but definitely solid.

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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:34 am

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Stardust
The son of a kidnapped princess ( :roll: ), two fish out of water, lots of magic, competing bad guys, pirates with hearts of gold, a chorus of ghosts, and a first-rate fighter vs rogue vs spell-caster finale. And in the end, love conquers all.

Labyrinth
A kidnapped baby brother, a drama queen, an irascible gnome(?), a hairy monster, a noble knight, traps, riddles, really random encounters, some amazingly creative puppetry, tons of goblins, truly fantastic settings, and the big bad is a bard. And pretty kid-friendly to boot, if that's a factor.
Jackattack is starting to worry me with all of this kidnapped business! Stardust is a great film, very well made too. It's been decades since I have seen Labyrinth, all I recall is Bowie was the goblin king.

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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by Mydienon » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:08 am

Not D&D movies, but an awesome wizard battle is the Dumbledore vs. Voldemort scene in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Also, the Masters of the Universe cartoon is in some ways more D&D-like than the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.

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