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« on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

A mile away. Now that I think about it, I think I have seen this one. Of course, my opinion of it is lower then Andrew's. But, let us talk of other things.
Who would have thought one would see Tasselhoff Burrfoot in a film. And since we have mentioned Burrfoot, let us mention the Dragonlance series. Here are some of my favorites from that series. "Kindred Spirits" by Mark Anthony and Clyde Caldwell, "Stormblade" by Nancy Varian Berberick, "Seventh Sentinel" by Mary Kirchoff, "Vinus Solamnus" by J. Robert King, "The Rose and the Skull" by Jeff Crook, "Dezra's Quest" by Chris Pierson, "Dragons of Summer Flame" by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and the short story collection "The War of the Lance."
And if one is looking for a writer who can write a good action scene, then check out Douglas Niles, especially his earlier books in the series. Enjoy!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2002, 08:31:57 PM »

Hajime Kanzaka should sue.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 08:56:47 AM »

The reason that the people drive European cars and trucks (i.e. right hand drive) in POLTU is that the film was made in South Africa.

But, be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again, to teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I've been searching for this movie since I saw it 20 years ago.  Thanks for your review!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 04:18:01 PM »

Thanks to reader Glenn for a correction.  He pointed out that this movie actually predates the Dragonlance AD&D series by a year.  Malachi might be the template for Tasslehoff Burrfoot, rather than a cheap imitation.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 08:31:25 PM »

Just watched this movie today (part of the "Nightmare Worlds" 50 movie pack -- a series of DVD sets produced by Treeline) and I was surprisingly entertained in a "so bad it's good" kind of way.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 05:53:03 PM »

I am watching this gem right now (got it on a Sci Fi collection of eight movies).  I have to say that I personally think the clever use of sound effects take away from the god awful acting.  I loved it when Dan and Carrie were running from the little guys with the glowing red eyes  BounceGiggle and they wind up on the side of the mountain.  Then comes the caveman, he pushes the little guys with glowing red eye over and you hear strange sound effects of the littler person going over.  It was the same for the boulder with Carrier knocked it off the cliff.

I was in bed sick from work watching this today.  Now I think I will have to call in the rest of the week because my sinus problems turned into a migraine.

But the real sad part, after the movie of course, is that I will watch it again.   Thumbup Smile



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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 06:57:36 PM »

I recently found out that I had this movie as part of a 50-pack. I put it on and actualy found it to be really good. I liked the formula and thought that some of the characters were really great  TongueOut

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009, 01:46:08 AM »

It's nice to see the boys from Hawk the Slayer in a last hurrah.  Interestingly, all the characters generally reprise their rolls.  It would have been nice to incorporate the disco-keyboard-inferno effects from Hawk but we can't have everything now, can we?

Some of the dialog unexpectedly not cheesy at times which confused me.  The storyline was actually pretty good, though "saving the girl" is a bit one-dimensional, but first-thing's first, right?  Turns out first thing's last as well.  Finding the "invisible dimensional door" was cake, thanks to the dwarf from Hawk the Slayer.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010, 10:11:23 PM »

After all these years, I thought it was a bad dream I had, but the movie is real! My friends thought I was crazy!
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