Disney for all it's faults has allways been experimantal. Sometime this has produced it's best results. Fantasia, Tron and Dragonslayer. This co-production with Paramount is not the usual safe product. It's dark and brooding and deals with the passing of sorcery by christianity. The R1 release although in the right ratio (at last) is still sourced from a flawed print. But the colours are quite lush and it benefits from a new 5.1 remix. Sod all extras though. Shame this was not treated with the same reverence as Tron. But what really amazes me is the classification. This film was rated PG both in the US and UK. This film will scare small children and check out the priest getting torched! But I was gobsmacked by the scene in which the sacrificial victim meets the baby dragons. Hello! They're eating her foot! Ralph Richardson performs admirally and the plot is unusually thoughtful for the time. Consider the other Sword & Sorcery material doing the rounds at the time. Now the FX's are outstanding for the time. Phil Tippets work is innovative particulalrly the design for the dragon that has her walk like a bat when on the ground. No CGI here! Excellent location filming in Scotland and Wales. The Alex North score is appropriate too. Despite the lack of extras, I still recommend it.