Tagged: Hawk the Slayer

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The High Abbot points to his most fine collection of skulls.

Hawk the Slayer couldn’t afford a
Lord of the Rings budget.  But they managed to scrape together a theme worthy of sword and sorcery.  We list a chosen few that jumps out making you ask, “what”, “why”?  Here are 5 interesting set designs from Hawk the Slayer.

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Hawk the Slayer,
has long been celebrated by fans of Dungeons and Dragons.  Known as “D&D” to dedicated followers, Hawk the Slayer is a movie that closely resembles the core rules of the game.  Below, we list 5 ways its like Dungeons and Dragons.  Out of fairness, the list doesn’t include that it came with an elf, a dwarf or character classes like fighters and magic-users.

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Jack Palance made Voltan, The Dark One, who he is.   Most think he’s a one-dimensional, single-minded villain bent on pillaging and revenge.  But did you know he had a more sensitive side?  This is a man who may scream on the outside about his “sword arm”, but cries on the inside.   Voltan was a father-figure who fought the oppressive slave trade and found religion.  Just not where we would want it to be.  From Hawk the Slayer, here are 5 interesting facts about Voltan.

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Hawk the Slayer,
is a low-budget, B-movie easily described as terrible, cinematic rubbish.  Its wooden acting, matte paintings, and indiscriminate use of fog machines adds charm to a script a 13 year old boy, with a icosahedron clutched in his fist, could come up with.  Perhaps, we should look away and not be hypnotized by hula hoops and glowing ping pong balls.  Cover our ears for we may be seduced by its discotheque-flute soundtrack.  Can we shake off the many one-liners that borders between clever and dimwitted?   It’s a movie we can all laugh, even cry, together.

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