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Hawk The Slayer DVD

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Setenza, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. Setenza

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    Aww no. This one is mindnumbingly bad. I've seen more amusing episodes of The Bill Xusia. I am normally more than willing to celebrate the cheesier offerings but this ones less entertaining than a trip to the dentist.

    Doesn't it just sort of end abruptly ? Was it supposed to be a pilot or something? I even remember seeing it on one of those howwedidtheeffectsoramas.
     
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    That's the first film we ever rented on video the day my mum and dad bought our first vcr. I loved it as a kid and I guess some things just stay with you when you grow up for some people.



    "I'll crush your head like the putrid egg it is"
    Classy.
     
  4. Setenza

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    It doesn't end that abruptly, but it does leave the door ajar for a sequal.

    Nicely arranged fights by British stunt veteran, Eddie Stacey.

    Loved this movie when I first saw it. I can remember coming home from school in the early 80's and watching Chris Kelly presenting "Clapper Board" (a sort of kids Barry Norman) doing a location report on this movie. I remember them interviewing Jack Palance, and setting up a knife throwing stunt.

    Great dialogue indeed. "Oh well, who need fat Barons" & "I am no messenger, but I will give you a message. The message of death!"
     
  5. James45

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    Another betamax classic... I'm reliving my childhood big time. it was like a low budget 80s lord of the rings!!:D :D classic soundtrack
     
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    Strange film - pretending to be a fantasy story but actually a spaghetti western in disguise.
     
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    Can't really comment on the merits (or otherwise!) of this film, as I saw it at the cinema through a very alcoholic haze ...... But I seem to remember the line- 'Wait until the dwarf hears about this!' Still cracks me up, even though it was probably just a figment of my addled brain......:)

    Yummy Fur
     
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    This film was worse than "Krull". And that had Bernad Bresslaw, too! As the one eyed giant. Yes, he was/is a tool!!!

    John
     
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    nothing is worse than Krull.... nothing!:D
     
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    I disagree. Ladyhawk is attrocious and sports the most ill-fitting score I've ever heard. I'd even say Legend was worse, purely for the reason that I expect so much more from Ridley Scott - 10/10 for visual style and lovliness to look at, but 2/10 for entertainment. I may well like the colour blue, but I don't want to watch blue paint dry, so to speak.
    Krull pips it on the Rambo watchometer by scraping by with a 3/10 for entertainment, although admitedly it's because I expected something far, far less watchable from Todd Carty, Bernie Bresslaw and friends.:p
     
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    So speaks someone that hasnt seen Hawk The Slayer..

    I thought Krull was actually quite good in comparison with other fantasy films..

    PK
     
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    What film was it originally shown with on its release???

    I like Bernard Bresslaw his acting was up to the standard of the film. I also like the guy who played Ranul (William Morgan Sheppard) is quite a prolific actor and is in a lot of American productions especially Sci-Fi. Fans of Voyager may know if from the episode Bliss where he and his ship with Voyager where trapped inside a mind controlling beast and they though they had reached home. Also he was Blank Reg in Max Headroom. And the Soul Hunter on B5.
     
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    what Hawk or Krull?
    With regard to the film it was shown with?

    I once saw "Wizards" ...ralph bakshi sorcery/scifi animation: quiet interesting in bits but a bit naff here and there and it was double billed with "The Cannonball Run" of all things so it could be anything as far as I'm concerned!

    I'm going for The Cat from Outer Space!
     
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    Actually I changed my mind : I'm going with Spacehunter ( adventures in the forbidden zone) .

    Did they both show in 3d by any chance?

    ...and did spacehunter have a sequel or just another film that used the same props and sets????

    say cheese!
     
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    Hawk.

    I must say I enjoyed it the first time I saw it, I don’t like it as much now, I have probably got more cynical.:(
     
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    Molly Ringwold was great... who played the bad guy tho?!
     
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    Michael Ironside!
     
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    Rebcheck's Roughnecks!!!:D :D
     
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    The music in this is SUPERB, you can imagine a German 80s DJ playing the music and saying 'Ja the ladies love my 80s funk'
     
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    Hawk the Slayer was the first Fantasy movie I ever saw, and it blew me away. (granted, I was very young and a D&D player at the time :))

    Just like Sword and the Sorcerer, RawHeadRex and Krull (Yes, Krull!), this belongs in my collection of really great bad movies. I can't wait to watch this again.

    I thought Wizards was pretty cool too. Especially Necron 99. (was that his name?)
     
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    the music is like something out of a classic 70s euro porn title!
     
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    The one scene that will always stay in my memory is the elf jumping over a tree shooting his bow. The scene was then repeated multiple times to give the impression of rapid fire:D
     
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    James, I won't ask how you know that. :D

    Yummy Fur
     
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    Hawk The Slayer I still like. Jack Palance demands your attention, he is a top actor. I remember reading the book as a kid and the film remained remarkably faithful to it. I remember feeling disappointed by the lack of a sequel because I liked Palance's performance so much. It certainly is cheesy in EVERY respect but it is very entertaining cheese. Krull was ok and Legend was very good. I thought Tom Cruise did well in that.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Great film! One of my all time faves. At last I can retire the knackered VHS.

    First example I can think of of using contemporary music in a fantasy / gothic movie (much lauded in 'Knight's Tale'). Has its tongue firmly in its cheek. Out of the same school as 'Final Programme' (and WHEN is that going to show up on DVD?)
     
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    Dubbing Mixer, do you mean The Final Programme ? The 1973 'Jerry Cornelius' film starring Jon Finch? If so, then it is out on DVD-- I have a R1 copy....

    Yummy Fur
     
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    Thanks Yummy Fur!! Yes, I certainly did mean that one. I'll go find it later.

    I once bumped into Jenny Runacre in a shoe shop in Richmond, did the original double take. I wonder what became of her, and for that matter Jon Finch.
     
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    PS, while we're about it, isn't it about time that splendid piece of British eccentricity, 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' had a DVD release?
     
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    Dubbing Mixer-- you and I are on the same wavelength ! I love Sir Henry at Rawlinson End .... an absolute masterpiece and wonderful tribute to the genious of the late great Vivian Stanshall.

    Whilst on the (off!) topic of british eccentricity, how about the appearance on DVD of The Bedsitting Room ?..........

    Yummy Fur
     
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    Yes Please! And I'm sure we can think of a few others.
     

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