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

Post by arsthein » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:30 pm

William wrote:
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Check this one out...Conan The Barbarian the Musical - :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGOQ7S ... xiAbDkXDgg
Muwahahah!!! I knew this one, priceless!!!

I saw Black Death a couple of days ago as it was brought into attention in this thread, I didn't knew about this flick, not bad at all.

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

Post by jchunick » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 am

arsthein wrote:
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William wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:47 pm
Nice list, but I would have to add Big Trouble in Little China.
Beholder, Demons, Magic and Tons-of-Fun!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xiAbDkXDgg
Mwahahaha!!! that was freakin' hilarious!!! thanks man!

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

Post by William » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:00 am

Check this one out...Conan The Barbarian the Musical - :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGOQ7S ... xiAbDkXDgg
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Re: Non DnD movies that are really .... DnD movies

Post by arsthein » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:13 am

jchunick wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:23 pm
William wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:47 pm
Nice list, but I would have to add Big Trouble in Little China.
Beholder, Demons, Magic and Tons-of-Fun!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xiAbDkXDgg
Mwahahaha!!! that was freakin' hilarious!!! thanks man!

Did you notice that Jack Burton (Kurt Russel) is interpreted by Wes Chatham? (Amos from The Expanse). That was awesome! XDDD

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

Post by Arcarius2001 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:20 am

jackattack wrote:
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I propose that to qualify as a D&D movie, a movie must include at least one example of each of the following:
- time spent in a dungeon, sewer, cave, burrow, castle, fortress, temple, palace, or lair
- actual magic (arcane or divine)
- a fantastic or mythological creature (one that does not and never did exist in the real world)
- treasure (physical objects of high intrinsic and/or plot-device value)
AND
- a random encounter (one that has little or nothing to do with the main plot or quest)
OR
- a trap or obstacle (whether mechanical, magical, or natural)

By these criteria, most of the RW period pieces have to go.

Thoughts?
I think having one or two of those fits the bill. For example, The 13th Warrior has no magic or creatures (although that is not clear at the beginning) yet the dungeon crawl was great. Plus it had medieval period tech which is important for me. I agree, modern films lime Raider Of the Lost Ark have elements in common but those are also in common with many adventure films. For me, more modern tech like guns takes it out of the DnD realm (although I know there are rules for firearms and cannons in DnD and Pathfinder). That is why Solomon Kane, although I like it, is not really a DnD film to me. But close, very close.
But I don't think a film has to have all of those boxes checked. Ladyhawke has no real magic (other than the curse) but I think it fits.

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

Post by jackattack » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:44 pm

As much as I love citing favorite movies (and seeing others'), I think we may have stretched the parameters of what constitutes a D&D movie to the breaking point.

Many of the plot devices we associate with D&D actually existed long before the game. For example, the group of adventurers with specialized skills and abilities brought together to find a fantastic treasure goes all the way back to Jason and the Argonauts (the myth, not the movie).

I propose that to qualify as a D&D movie, a movie must include at least one example of each of the following:
- time spent in a dungeon, sewer, cave, burrow, castle, fortress, temple, palace, or lair
- actual magic (arcane or divine)
- a fantastic or mythological creature (one that does not and never did exist in the real world)
- treasure (physical objects of high intrinsic and/or plot-device value)
AND
- a random encounter (one that has little or nothing to do with the main plot or quest)
OR
- a trap or obstacle (whether mechanical, magical, or natural)

By these criteria, most of the RW period pieces have to go.

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

Post by Alkettory » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:18 am

I've not seen Wizards & Warriors mentioned:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085113/?re ... lmg_act_65

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdWDudfObIU

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

Post by madrigalian » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:04 pm

There are some great movie suggestions listed here! Love it!

But you can't list D&D movies without the infamous Tom Hanks 1980s, made for tv, warning to all parents everywhere about the dangers of the game; "Mazes and Monsters"!
Watch "Mazes and Monsters (1982 TV - Tom Hanks)" on YouTube
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It's just awesome. :lol:

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

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:38 am

ROUexcommunicated wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 am
Arcarius2001 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:08 pm
What is this Black Death you speak of?
Also, Master and Commander is one of my favorites. I was hoping for a sequel but alas, not to be.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181791/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Worth a look.
Aha! Yes, I saw that one, it was quite good. Sean Bean is excellent, as always. I just couldn't recall the title. Thanks for reminding me.

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

Post by ROUexcommunicated » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 am

Arcarius2001 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:08 pm
What is this Black Death you speak of?
Also, Master and Commander is one of my favorites. I was hoping for a sequel but alas, not to be.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181791/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Worth a look.

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