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Omega:
D&D and the LOTR animations from Baski and Rankin/Bass kicked off a spate of fantasy movies which Conan probably really kicked into gear. At the same time Beastmaster goes from a sci-fi setting to a fantasy one for example. And on the flip side Conan was at one point suggested to be scripted as a sci-fi setting due to SW.

Hilariously Carters Conan Rip off Thongor would have been a movie 2 years before Conan came out had it not fallen apart during pre-production.

There were actually quite a few fantasy movies all at once in 82. Conan, Beast Master, Sword and the Sorcerer, Ator, Flight of Dragons and more. Some of the best from around that point. Before that though there was Hawk the Slayer, Archer Fugitive of an Empire, Excalibur, Dragonslayer, and Faeries all around 81. And at least a dozen more of lower quality in 83 alone.                       

Banjo Destructo:
I didn't see it when it was in theaters. I did eventually see it, it made me feel shame the first time I saw it, and then I grew up some, and now I kinda enjoy it for what it is, and it feels good to see Tom Baker on the screen even though he had a small role.

I saw the second and third D&D movies a few years ago too, they did pretty good with their budget.

Crusader X:

--- Quote from: Omega on August 16, 2021, 03:52:57 AM ---There were actually quite a few fantasy movies all at once in 82. Conan, Beast Master, Sword and the Sorcerer, e.                       

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I saw The Sword and the Sorcerer at a drive-in theater when I was 11 years old, shortly after I started playing D&D.  I think I was the perfect audience for the film.  I haven't watched the movie since, but I remember there being alot of blood.  And half-naked women.  Good times.

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