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Title:
Dragonslayer
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 1981.
ISBN:
9780792194088
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG.
Series:
Widescreen DVD collection
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English or French with optional English subtitles.

Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Features: scene access, interactive menus.
Abstract:
A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes the 6th century British countryside whose only hope is an aging sorcerer. When he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls to his young apprentice.
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A special-effects laden medieval fantasy adventure, Dragonslayer centers on the attempts of a young sorcerer's apprentice to defeat a vicious dragon and save a lovely young maiden. Peter MacNicol stars as the young Galen, an aspiring magician under the tutelage of the aging Ulrich (Ralph Richardson). A nearby village turns to the pair for help when their leader begins proffering sacrifices of young virgins to satisfy a vicious dragon. The two immediately set out for battle, becoming even more determined when a courageous princess offers to sacrifice herself to the creature. Unfortunately, Ulrich's failing abilities force Galen into the center of the conflict, where the uncertain young boy must prove himself under fire. The suitably mythic if somewhat predictable story is told straightforwardly, culminating in a spectacular battle against the beast, featuring Academy Award-nominated visual effects. Despite its visual flair and relatively positive reviews, the film received mediocre response at the box office, as some criticized the film's violence as too intense for its intended younger audiences. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi