Conan the Barbarian (1982)
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. (IMDB)
So far our most requested movie, Conan gets the DragonReel treatment, with help from our special guest, Mike Shea of @SlyFloursih, to discuss this groundbreaking and trendsetting beefcake Sword & Sorcery epic.
Also a big shout out to our friends at the Fantasy Movie Podcast!
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Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Profion, a tyrant, attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress. (IMDB)
Although you would think that an empress would rule an empire. Something tells me they didn’t think this through. If that’s the worst of the holes in the movie we’ll enjoy this one a lot more than we expect.
Chris, Sharon, Pete, and our new guest host Brian tear into this movie with the vengeance of a great movie-tearing beast. We had a really good discussion into what went wrong, and what went right with this movie. We were harsh but fair.
Enjoy the show. We had a lot of fun recording it.
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An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”.
This movie redefines both “a Highlander” and “Immortal”.
This piece of 80s nostalgia is going to be put to the test of time. Like its hero, Connor MacLeod, it will be tried by combat. Expect amazing things.
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The Princess Bride (1987)
While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (IMDB)
A quotable classic, we felt we couldn’t rightly consider ourselves a fantasy movie podcast if we didn’t cover this film early on.
Chris (that’s me!), Sharon, and Pete talk about the movie as it appeals to us, how it fits into film history, and what it means to us. Every single one of us had a different perspective coming into the movie, and we get to talk about all of our observations in a conversation that went a bit long.
Let us know what you think of the movie! Did we miss anything? We’d love to hear from you!
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Our second episode, and our second dragon movie. In this one, the dragon is the villain. In Dragonslayer:
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom. (IMDB)
This one is actually pretty significant to me (Chris), since it was in theaters when I started playing D&D, and I had the Marvel Comics adaptation on hand when making up my first ever D&D character, who happened to be a magic-user named Galen. Will the sentimental place it holds color my ability to critique it? Has time been kind to this masterpiece of personal history?
A word of warning on this episode. I messed up the recording a little bit on my voice. I had it recording from the laptop mic instead of the headphone mic. I cleaned up the sound as much as I could, but it still has a bit of ambient reverb to it that I couldn’t quite get rid of. I apologize in advance, and we’ll have much better quality next time.
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Welcome to the show!
We’ve recorded our first podcast episode, and we think it went well. We’re editing it and fixing up the sound to make it suitable for public consumption. Now to add a link in the iTunes store, and set up the podcast feed here. Once I get this suitably edited, we’ll put it up live! It’s nearly done now.
Watch this space for the episode release!
For our first episode we’ll be talking about:
A young man bonds with a little dragon, who rapidly becomes a big dragon. Join us here in two weeks for the first podcast episode. Please feel free to watch the movie beforehand so you can follow along with us as we talk about it. We will blaze ahead full speed with the spoilers, so if you don’t want it spoiled, you better get yourself a copy and watch it now!