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what are some good medieval fantasy movies youve seen?

 
 
OGIONIK
 
Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 08:57 am
i just saw pans labrynth, blew me away, the faun in that movie looks awesome.. the whole movie i loved.

go me thinking about

"legend"

"lotr"

"sword in the stone"

etc..

fele free to list anything..

(i hate to admit it,well actually i dont.., before i lost my soul i was very into high fantasy.. i checked out over like 200 books..)

sword of shannara comes to mind, the wheel of time i was given..

im feeling reminiscient.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:06 am
pans labyrinth was indeed an awesome movie

i'm not a huge sword and sorcery fantasy fan, did like LOTR, and would very much like to see a live action Hobbit movie
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:06 am
@djjd62,
omg i havent seen the hobbit

somethin good right of the bat.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:10 am
You would like "Flesh and Blood", very gory, lots of graphic sex and other than the fact everyone has haircuts from the 1980's, it's fairly accurate in it's overall feel. Rutger Hauer is in it. He is also in one of my favorite medieval fairy tale movies - "LadyHawke", but that is more of chick flick. You can get either from NetFlicks and I think Youtube has scenes from both of them.

For even older flicks you can check out "The Vikings" with Kirk Douglas and "The Warlord" with Chuck Heston.

You might also like the Cadfael mysteries from PBS. It's about a medieval monk detective. What's not to like?



djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:16 am
@Green Witch,
i quite liked the Cadfael series

i like my medieval stuff to be more documentary, recently caught a few episodes of terry jone's medieval lives, funny and informative
Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:18 am
Here's the first battle scene from "Flesh and Blood" from Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuqx1Wm9f0&feature=related

Warning, Warning : disturbing scenes of bloody heads, bloody necks, bloody bodies, violent people hitting each other with sharp objects and some nudity thrown in for the heck of it.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:21 am
@djjd62,
Yes, I also liked the Terry Jones look at the medieval world. I didn't think documentary and Og in the same thought, but I should have.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:32 am
@Green Witch,
gory, pans labrynth..

first 15 minutes some dude has his nose smashed in witha pistol, most gory movie ive seen lately, people getting shot thru the mouth, craziness, has to be the director tho, his style i suppose.

yay i get to check new movies out..

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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:55 am
Stardust was entertaining, if not exactly Timeless Literature.

I just read Golden Compass, and plan to rent the movie at some point.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:00 am
@DrewDad,
better book than movie, as is often the case

actually the graphic novel is the best representation, it's basically the novel with lots of great illustrations by charles vess, a first rate illustrator
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:02 am
@djjd62,
I'll have to check that out.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:36 am
@OGIONIK,
I have probably 1400 fantasy and sci-fi books. And there are lots of great movies out there.

Check out the Highlander, original one is great.

Also, try the Japanese medieval movies - Kurosawa is the best! The Seven Samurai is one of my all-time faves.

Here -

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medfilms.html

Big list, with lots of foreign films. There are a shitload of European films set in this time period.

Cheers
Cycloptichorn
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 11:12 am
My favorite is the part serious, part spoof movie "A Knight's Tale" (Keith Ledger). Great fun and still one that evokes sympathy and has you cheering at the end.
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Endymion
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 08:55 am
"There are a shitload of European films set in this time period."

Excalibur !!!!
i haven't watched that for years.... great film
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George
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:03 am
I liked all of the above.
I'm a big Cadfael fan as well, but I agree that that's not really fantasy.

Two others:
Dragonheart (I thoroughly enjoyed Sean Connery's voice for the dragon)
Dragonslayer (sensing a trend here...)

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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 10:56 am
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

Here's the first battle scene from "Flesh and Blood" from Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuqx1Wm9f0&feature=related

Warning, Warning : disturbing scenes of bloody heads, bloody necks, bloody bodies, violent people hitting each other with sharp objects and some nudity thrown in for the heck of it.


that was badass..

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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 01:10 pm
John Boorman's "Excalibur" is my favorite movies of the Arthurian legend. It was one of the first to use the now overdone music from "Carmina Burana" along with Wagner's "Siegfried's Funeral March" for the sword theme. Musically very well done, and the ending will break your heart.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 01:19 pm
Terry Gilliams take on the Brothers Grimm is quite good
The Brothers Grimm
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:03 pm
Wait, WTF has Pan's Labyrinth to do with medieval times?

Ok that the Franco regime was backwards, but...
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 10:01 pm
@OGIONIK,
I always thought the movie _DragonSlayer_ was vastly underrated.
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