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Neither have I for that matter, but having seen the 'cliff notes' version now, I think can I can skip it. Jack Palance as the 'end boss', nice touch there (and the only actor I recognized). Lastly, now we can see where Peter Jackson found his inspiration for Legolas.
Let me add that the above comment is mostly in jest. I'd actually enjoy seeing Hawk the Slayer. With the right crowd and ample adult beverages, that is. I doubt I could solo that one.
Yeah, I pretty much love this movie, *especially* the elf ninja in his buckskin track suit. Netflix has it, yo.(It's not a lost classic, mind you. It's actually kind of bad. But it's got a low budget energy all its own. See it in a double feature with Ator: The Fighting Eagle, starring mighty barbarian surf-dude Miles O'Keeffe -- or even better MST3K's Cave Dwellers)
"How much Keefe is there in this movie?""Miles O'Keefe."Yeah, I have the MST3K Cave Dwellers on DVD.I'm all too aware that this looks completely god-awful, but that's the charm, isn't it?
As the guys in KoDT said, LotR was ok, but only Hawk the Slayer is "based on sound RPG principles".
Ah, leave it to KoDT to summarize things perfectly--I wanted to make a similar sort of comment when I first posted the clip, but the words just weren't coming.
+1 for auto-firing crossbow and elf bow, +1 for a midget, +1 for Jack Palance, -77 for being a pile of crap, and +2 for giving me some mild amount of entertainment when I was, like, 14 and couldn't rent the R-rated stuff at the video store.
See, that's what I hate about these modern movie reviews: who can keep track of all these modifiers on everything? ;DActually I never *did* get to see this when I was young. I saw 20 minutes of it at the babysitter's when I was about 8 or 9, and it was, of course, *impossibly awesome.* By the time we had a VCR at home I'd forgotten all about it, and didn't think about till I went on a big sword & celluloid kick earlier this year. Bad as it is, it's about 20 times better than "Time Barbarians," Troma's foray into barbarian pictures.