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    Just watched the trailer to the Conan remake and it made me want to watch the original.

    I know we've done Post-Apocalypse flilms, but anybody got any recommendations for classic 80s Dungeons & Dragons type films?

    Here one to get the ball rolling

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  • #2
    Ruggero Deodato gave us not one, but two (identical twins) Barbarians:

    "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
    and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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    • #3
      Oh yeah - Joe D'Amato (of course) made a series of movies about Ator, they're pretty stupid too:

      "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
      and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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      • #4
        Excellent thread.

        Here's a couple of my faves, there's lots of fun Roger Corman-produced ones:



        This predates the Conan stuff but has some absolutely amazing spooky / weird sets, achieved with some back-lit cut outs and dry ice. Recommended Hercules goes to Hell to beat up Christopher Lee. More here:


        I've banged on about it before, but this is the daddy for me:


        Nightmareish fever dream of rampaging, sexually threatening wookies ripping women in half and metal headed sorceresses conjuring up loads of weird monsters for the protagonist to fight, all to a thumping, repetitive synth score by claudio Simonetti - plus loads of gore. Love it

        I've watched a bunch recently that haven't quite hit the spot... such as "Throne of Fire" (too boring), "Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell" (not enough actors - lonely vibe), "Hawk theSlayer" (too much like 'Maid Marion and her Merrymen'... poor old Jack Palance) etc...
        Muchos mixes <<<<

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        • #5
          Wouldn't Hercules be a Sword & Sandal movie as opposed to Sword & Sorcery?

          Another early one that's mytholigical more than fantasy but still great is Jason & the Argonauts. I still remember watching it on TV when I was a little kid and being awed at the special fx - especially the skeleton fight. This was 1963! It still looks amazing imo and I still prefer proper fx to CGI any day:

          "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
          and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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          • #6
            Forgot about this Indonesian bomb:



            Great fun. Loads of bad SFX and martial arts.. .there's a few other films in the series i haven't seen yet ("blind warrior" etc...)
            Muchos mixes <<<<

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            • #7
              Got the soundtrack to Conquest but not seen the film. Looks like a hard one to find a torrent for (unless you want Jenna Jameson in the starring role) - do you tend to watch these on DVD / VHS or do you know of somewhere good to download them from?

              Thanks for all the suggestions so far!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ashra View Post
                Got the soundtrack to Conquest but not seen the film. Looks like a hard one to find a torrent for (unless you want Jenna Jameson in the starring role) - do you tend to watch these on DVD / VHS or do you know of somewhere good to download them from?

                Thanks for all the suggestions so far!
                I tend to buy lots of DVDs cheaply, as i can never find the stuff i want on torrents for the most part. I'd love to know of some reliable sources for downloads of this sort of cult/fringe crap?

                I'm sure Conquest will only cost you around a fiver om amazon... Well worth it.
                Muchos mixes <<<<

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pencilface View Post
                  I'm sure Conquest will only cost you around a fiver om amazon... Well worth it.
                  Ha ha, in that case i'm gonna go for it!
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