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Andoran

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVwPgrQ_R_s&feature=player_embedded

Words fail me.


About damn time they made another one.


CapeCodRPGer wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVwPgrQ_R_s&feature=player_embedded

Words fail me.

Wow. It looks like an episode of "Xena". Who's the guy with the charred Phantom of the Opera mask?

As an aside, CapeCodRPGer, we like to vacation up in Chatham every summer. Love it up there!

Andoran

I googled it, and there's an article about it from 2010.

http://rpglabyrinth.blogspot.com/2010/12/third-d-movie-book-of-vile-darknes s.html

And that's all I can really find about it. I suspect, if it was going to happen, after a year and a half there'd be more about it.

Andoran

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My first thought was "wait, there was a second movie?" and then the memories came rushing back...

Why are they even bothering with this? And in 2012, that is the best CGI they can afford?

JourneyQuest looks way better.

Qadira

Wow...that looks worse than the last one. Come to think of it, it looks like a fan film. Well, it looks like fan film quality effects and costuming with the same crappy writing they used in the first two movies.


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I think this might have been put out as something other than a D&D movie. It looks familiar, like one of those bad movies that SyFy puts periodically.

Or maybe its the same set in Romania or New Zealand they use all the time for any town that's supposed to look vaguely medieval.


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The whole time I was watching it I kept hearing Mr. Plinkett shouting, "What's wrong with your face?!"


Who keeps authorizing these movies? Is there somebody who really thinks that terrible D&D movies somehow benefit the franchise?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Looks entertaining better than the Wayans one back in 99 or so.

Shadow Lodge

I'd like to believe the more rubbish like this comes out, the more Pathfinder looks good.

Shadow Lodge

CapeCodRPGer wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVwPgrQ_R_s&feature=player_embedded

Words fail me.

One word is not failing me unfortunately its not a word I can put on the boards.

Silver Crusade

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Looks like another drinking game movie.


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Saying this looks like a fan film is an insult to fan films.

Whoever keeps licensing the D&D name to these inept, incapable producers needs to be eliminated from brand management.


Part of me wants to say "wait and see", but the rest of me won't let me.

Ugh.


Is it me or did the boy that is supposed to rescue his father looking terribly wooden when speaking?

I think I have seen goliath of unknown combat-oriented class, warlock with piercing, face-burned wizard (or maybe she was a sorcerer and he warlock, judging from that *blood-splat* spell) and a boy being undescribed warriorish-type.

Grand Lodge

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I say just re-make the old D&D cartoon with better animation if they can't make a good movie.

Later,

Mazra

Osirion

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I think they have given up looking for capable actors...the special effects looked bad but better then expected...but what could be seen of the acting...ouch!


Probably no worse or better than the average "giant and/or mutated animal eating people" SyFy flick like Sharktopus.

Anyone know what the air date on SyFy channel and/or the DVD/BD direct to video release date?

L


What was the second movie?

Osirion

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Legendarius wrote:

Probably no worse or better than the average "giant and/or mutated animal eating people" SyFy flick like Sharktopus.

Quote:

Thankfully not many of them make it to Germany, and none is attached to a game I like ;-)

Andoran

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lalallaalal wrote:
What was the second movie?

Dungeons and Dragons wrath of the dragon god


Mazra wrote:

I say just re-make the old D&D cartoon with better animation if they can't make a good movie.

Later,

Mazra

Whether they make a good movie or not, I think a reimagining of the old D&D cartoon would be a great idea. Something with the animation quality of Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be nice. They could stick with the basic premise of kids/teens/young adults from our world ending up in a fantasy realm but make the story grittier. Have some red shirts who buy the farm. Avoid Dungeon Master as a separate character, but keep Venger. Have a kick ass evil version of Warduke like he appeared in Dungeon magazine under Paizo's watch. Maybe use it to slowly explore and unveil a new campaign setting for 5E.

L


Given that Hasbro owns the rights, you think (with the popularity of LOTR and Game of Thrones), they might throw some money on a big theatrical release of some DnD related movie. I mean, Battleship is more worthy of a movie than anything associated with DnD?


Oh, crap. This looks bad. Very, very bad.

Qadira

MMCJawa wrote:
Given that Hasbro owns the rights, you think (with the popularity of LOTR and Game of Thrones), they might throw some money on a big theatrical release of some DnD related movie. I mean, Battleship is more worthy of a movie than anything associated with DnD?

Hasbro owns the rights to the D&D name, but the question is: who owns the movie rights? Hasbro also owns Transformers and G.I. Joe, which have become big-budget summer blockbuster franchises in their own right. If Hasbro owned the film rights, they'd be shutting down this C-list crap right now and preparing to line their vaults with profits from another well-budgeted, professionally produced film, rather than letting travesties like this continue to be released.

Shadow Lodge

The second movie was actually better than the first, despite low production values. Some of the characters had a little personality, and it felt more like an actual adventure than.. whatever the hell the first movie was.


The midnight movie looked better than this.


Shadowborn, that is kind of what I was wondering...I wonder if at this point they are just cranking out movies to keep the movie rights from expiring while hoping for Hasbro to try to buy back the rights.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
The second movie was actually better than the first, despite low production values. Some of the characters had a little personality, and it felt more like an actual adventure than.. whatever the hell the first movie was.

I agree. The first movie was a very bad generic fantasy movie with the D&D name on it.

The second movie, while cheesy, actually felt like D&D. It felt like D&D as DMed by a psychotic 12 year-old ("You're traveling through the forest when suddenly a lich attacks!") but still D&D.

Plus, Lux the barbarian was hot (and had the awesome line "Come, villainy, death awaits you.")


Agreed the second was better, but I only recommend watching it if you have a handful of minis to paint. I did find the inside jokes quite impressive as well (the wizards life long friend for example :)

No people are credited, including the producers, and nothing on IMDB. I am wondering if this is a fan film.

This the one I am excited for. Filmed locally, and some very geek-friendly names :) 'coming summer of 2012' has been replaced with 'coming 2012' so there is still some hope.

Cheliax

I lol'd very hard at this - if I wasn't a gamer this might actually make me happy.

That being said, I think that WotC should just hand over any movie brand licensing to "the Asylum" - the production company who is responsible for such greats as the Transmorphers (I will provide no explanation for this title), America Warship(about an American Warship that fights an alien ship in the open sea) and "the Terminators" (robots that come from the future to wipe out humanity, but it has no legal connection to the Terminator franchise, just shares the name and font).

Or if want to something totally original and not a rip-off of another movie, just go see Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (not "the zombies”)

Just go full tilt and make a crap movie - oh wait, maybe Asylum is putting this movie out after all?

Shadow Lodge

Kalshane wrote:
Plus, Lux the barbarian was hot (and had the awesome line "Come, villainy, death awaits you.")

Pfft. Marina Pretensa was better.

Shadow Lodge

khazan wrote:
Wow. It looks like an episode of "Xena".

If only. Xena generally looked MUCH more convincing than this crap.

Book of Vile Darkness...is that something in the film, or are they referring to the script?


The Book of Vile Darkness is a Dungeons & Dragons relic that provided a lot of experience to evil clerics. It's also a rulebook for 3.5 Edition about the nature of evil, demons, devils, evil gods, sacrifice, torture, etcetera. (One of Monte Cook's classics.)

Shadow Lodge

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Here is the joke -->
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Here is your head -->

One of these things flew right over the other one.


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Curaigh wrote:

...snip...

No people are credited, including the producers, and nothing on IMDB. I am wondering if this is a fan film.

...snip...

Uh, really, because I found this in about thirty seconds...

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness


Kryzbyn wrote:
The midnight movie looked better than this.

I'd say that Midnight had worse special effects and worse quality of equipment but better acting (legate and his minion were actually quite good)... At least comparing to what was presented in trailer.

Qadira

Well, it's the same production company that did the second D&D movie...that's not a very good sign. Between that and the trailer, I can safely file this one away under "Stinks on Ice."


It still looks better than the animated version of Dragonlance, though that isn't saying much.


Mirrel the Marvelous wrote:
It still looks better than the animated version of Dragonlance, though that isn't saying much.

If it looked worse then lots of eye-stabbing would occur.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Any blame to be had regarding this or the first two movies should not be directed at Wizards—it should be directed at TSR.

Charles Ryan of WotC posted this on the Wizards-boards-that-were in 2005, shortly before the second movie was released:

Charles Ryan wrote:

Background: Many years ago, TSR (this was before WotC) licensed the rights to the D&D movie. The contract did not give TSR (and its successor, WotC) much ability to contribute to or oversee the movie, and the license basically can't be revoked and won't expire any time soon. So the licensee can basically make whatever movie they want, and we have very little ability to do anything about it. If it sounds to you like TSR made a pretty crappy deal for themselves, well, it sounds that way to us, too, but that's simply the reality of the situation.

So the licensee made the first film, and we all know how that turned out. We had nothing to do with the making of that movie (though at the last minute they asked us to help market it, which we did a little bit).

The licensee then basically transfered the license to another production company--Silver Pictures. You may have heard of them--they produced The Matrix among many other noteworthy films. Silver Pictures figured that, despite the horror that was the first D&D movie, they might be able to rebuild the credibility of the D&D brand in Hollywood. They weren't willing to lay out the huge budget of the first film, but they were willing to make a moderately-budgeted film for DVD release. If it seemed like it was a better, more popular movie, they could then make one or more additional films with larger budgets and bigger release aspirations.

Again, WotC had no voice in any of these decisions. But, that was about to change!

Where We Are Now: Again, Silver Pictures could make any movie they wanted, without our input. But they figured we might know something about what makes D&D, well, D&D, so they asked us for our input. They already had a script, and we were able to help them make the script more D&D-ish. We were able to send a representative to the filming location, and to provide a lot of tips on costumes, sets, effects, and so on. They took a lot of our advice. They also ignored a fair bit of it.

I haven't seen the final film, but I have seen a couple versions in rough cut. (In other words, versions that didn't have final editing, effects, music, and in some cases dialog.) I can't tell you difinitively how good or bad this movie will be. But I can tell you this:

The movie is much more true to D&D and the D&D experience than the first movie.
The movie is much better than the first movie, in my opinion (though that doesn't necessarily say much).

So now you know pretty much all there is to know about the D&D movie and its upcoming sequel. Will the second movie be great? Maybe, but you'll get no guarantees from me. Will it be a much better D&D movie? Almost certainly.

So Wizards has only as much control as Silver Pictures *wants* Wizards to have.

Around that time, I recall somebody from Wizards also saying that as long as Silver Pictures keeps making D&D movies every so often, their license is essentially indefinite. (I can't provide a quote on that one, though...)


Drejk wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
The midnight movie looked better than this.
I'd say that Midnight had worse special effects and worse quality of equipment but better acting (legate and his minion were actually quite good)... At least comparing to what was presented in trailer.

Its a good watch. If you have a few bucks to spend, it's worth it.

Silver Crusade

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Shame, wished the new movie would reflect the current D&D rules - people would shift 2 squares every time the Wizard casts a spell etc ;-)


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Gorbacz wrote:
Shame, wished the new movie would reflect the current D&D rules - people would shift 2 squares every time the Wizard casts a spell etc ;-)

2/5


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Looks like a fan film. So probably any fans with a bit of money could offer to make a D&D movie, and that would be happily accepted, just to extend the license.

So... Paizo, who owns the rights to Pathfinder, could probably make a deal with the D&D movie license holder to make a D&D movie where the official D&D world gets transformed into Golarion, and fund it no problem on Kickstarter. And it would all be on the up and up.

Huh.

"The dungeons are gone. The dragons are dead. Now, we must find our new paths."

Fade to black. Quick zoom out until Pathfinder logo fills the screen. Roll credits.

Best idea ever, or best idea EVAR?

:)

Cheliax

So basically, they are spending 12 million dollar just to keep the rights. That explains a lot.


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The best D&D movie is still Conan the Destroyer, hands down. Horrible Conan movie, but great D&D movie.

Andoran

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Gorbacz wrote:
Shame, wished the new movie would reflect the current D&D rules - people would shift 2 squares every time the Wizard casts a spell etc ;-)

Love to see how they would explain in the movie when the fighter makes a big swing with his sword in one fight, but does not in the fight right after and the fighter says. "I can only swing my sword that way once a day." ;)


Vic wrote:
Information of D&D movie license details

With deals like that, TSR never stood a chance of keeping up as a company. I could understand lone writer selling his rights for a movie based on a book but doing so with a whole franchise?

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