Overall Rank: 8586
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 44
Theatrical Release Date: 06/26/1981
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Matthew Robbins
Actors: Peter MacNicol, Ian McDiarmid, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam, Peter Eyre
Plot: A small kingdom wants to kill a dragon in order stop the yearly virgin sacrifices. A small group travel afar to seek the help of a wizard to slay the dragon. -- Josh C
Quick Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/25/2012
I'm not a big fan of the genre, but this is not bad at all. Much more intelligently written than most of this type, and the production design has a nicely convincing period feel. Anybody who mistakes Caitlin Clarke for a man must be blind, though!
Ikkinbot - wrote on 08/17/2009
A classic fantasy B-movie that really needs to be watched as it is a bit difficult to describe . . .
Full Movie Reviews
Josh C - wrote on 10/17/2008
It is hard to believe that the special effects of a film that came out in 1981 are better than those in the Sci-fi channel movies. It wasn't anything spectacular, but the effects were well done and didn't detract from the story.
Overall, the movie was fairly well done and interesting enough to watch. However the plot was a bit weak and so were the characters. The tyrannical king wasn't so bad, actually he may be decent guy. He designed a "lottery" in order to choose which girl has to be sacrificed to the dragon to keep the peace. The peasants hated him and the lottery because they didn't think it was fair that his own daughter (the princess) wasn't part of the lottery. They thought the only way to deal with the problem was to kill the dragon. Which was dumb since many more people …
Related Movie Lists
Recent Movie Talk Posts
No posts have been made on this movie yet. Be the first to start talking about Dragonslayer!