- Jun 17, 2019
- Reaction score
IIRC, either the trailer or the beginning of that movie had the witch-queen (or whatever) delivering the line "I'll have my revenge--and Deathstalker too" just before the title of the film appeared. It made us groan even as teenagers.Deathstalker II is a hilariously self-aware bordering-on-parody of the genre.
A friend of mine from those days thought it was hilarious to say 'so you're the hunter from the future?" They do pronounce Yor that way, though.Yor, the Hunter from the Future. It is terrible and low budget even for this thread but it made a big impression on 9 year old me. It had all my favorites like cavemen, dinosaurs, mutants, lasers, robots etc and my young mind was blown away. Only thing missing was nudity, ya know? The theme song occupies the same brain space as the Flash Gordon theme song for me. It was burned into my brain LOL.
So far I don't think anyone has mentioned John Boorman's Excalibur (1981):
Funny timing, I just started watching Dragonslayer (1981) on Prime.
I thought the animated Beowulf was pretty good
I didn't bring up either it or Krull because I was only thinking of cheesy barbarian movies.
I rewatched Excalibur recently and it is easily one of the better fantasy films we've got and a huge cut above the other films we've discussed so far in the thread.
My list of top fantasy films, as in the genre of fantasy set in pseduo-medieval or more historical settings, would have to include these two non-English films:
Valerie and her Week of Wonders, an amazing Czech New Wave film with a dark, sexual fairy tale feel.
The Polish film adaptation of the fascinating, bewildering (in a good way) fantasy The Saragossa Manuscript.
See that's all the same reasons I enjoyed Underworld. Attractive gal, guns, vampires, werewolves, vampwolves! I mean what's not to love.Re: Uwe Boll, I have a deep, genuine, and non-ironic love for the film BloodRayne. It has a hot chick in tight leather pants dual-wielding blades to slaughter vampires, and Ben Kingsley playing the bad guy! Really, what else does a movie need??
BloodRayne: Third Reich is also pretty entertaining, but BloodRayne II is one of the most boring movies I've ever seen.
As for S&S, there's a ton of that stuff on Amazon Prime, at least in the US.
Excalibur is a fantastic film, but the Arthurian Mythos are definitely not Sword & Sorcery or Sword & Sandals
Ooh, Underworld is another great one!See that's all the same reasons I enjoyed Underworld. Attractive gal, guns, vampires, werewolves, vampwolves! I mean what's not to love.
See Van Helsing was the movie that showed me her butt in tight pants was not enough to save a movie but it was really close.Ooh, Underworld is another great one!
My buddy & I sometimes do themed movie nights, so we once double featured Underworld and .... Cold Comfort Farm . Two films entirely unlike each other, but they both starred Kate Beckinsale, so it worked .