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I distinctly remember this movie from when it came out because it meshed so nicely with the anti D&D right-wing fundamentalism movement of the time. Despite the furor about the dangers of D&D it turned out that the real danger wasn’t kids playing games, but religious extremism. Irony, you are a complete bastard.
If you’re like me – and if you’re reading this there’s like a 75% chance you ARE me – then when you heard about a D&D movie coming out you probably wondered which property of TSR would provide the setting. Would it be a movie set in the World of Greyhawk, Blackmoor, or the Forgotten Realms? Would it have the characters from the Dragonlance series? Or feature the grim dark-elf Drizzt Do’Urden? Or would they be doing a live-action version of the eponymous cartoon series?
Title: Hawk the Slayer Directed by: Terry Marcel Genre: Sword & Sorcery I read (and until recently subscribed to) “Knights of the Dinner Table” gaming magazine. It was there that I first heard of this film. I’d never seen it before or heard of it. Yet when I asked my friends they almost universally said [...]
The plot is that a princess has been had a portion of her soul magically split off from her body and transformed into a Doppelganger. The “good” half has escaped and now ragged and penniless, seeks help to regain her throne. Deathstalker, the notorious thief and ne’er-do-well is convinced by the good half of the princess to assault her fortress and defeat the evil sorcerer who did this to her.