Appendix N type movies.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by ThickSkullAdv » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:43 pm

I know it doesn't technically qualify as a movie, but I feel HBO's Game of Thrones clearly fits the bill. Complex characters, some dark magic at work, loose morals, I would imagine that Mr. Gygax would happily of included George RR Martin's novels in his list.

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Post by Sveden » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:15 am

A big +1 to these:
fantastic planet
dark crystal
solomon kane
And some others to add to the mix:

nausausica and the valley of the wind (strange things from the murky and monstrous past)

Spartacus(1960)

Omega Man starring Charlton Heston

Adventure Time(TV Show) - you just have to watch to understand.

The Sampo* aka The Day the Earth Froze - 1959 Russian/Finnish production - Most of the movie on Youtube
And check out this bad ass painting called Defense of the Sampo. This film contains some of the best names: Lemminkainen - the hero / Annikki - the damsel in distress

*This film was shown on MST3K. I'm an obsessed MST3K fan.
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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by beermotor » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:31 am

Watched Conan: the Destroyer last night (my birthday). It was actually quite a bit better than I remembered. Yeah the effects are a bit cheesy here and there, but it held up well. The story was good. And I liked the portrayal of Conan as kinda dumb, not a John Galt-type ubermensch, just a big beefy, superstitious thief.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Ogrepuppy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:16 pm

I'm not sure how nobody's mentioned Ladyhawke.

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Post by Exedor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:04 pm

"American Astronaut" by Cory McAbee is a very interesting film; set in space but very Appendix N.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Ravenheart87 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Saw Heavy Metal last weekend. Highly recommended, it's a good mix of fantasy, sci-fi and gonzo.
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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Rythwold » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:58 pm

By all that is Holy, DO NOT attempt to watch GOR! What a stinger - I lasted till about the first half hour.

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Post by Ravenheart87 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:45 pm

Rythwold wrote:By all that is Holy, DO NOT attempt to watch GOR! What a stinger - I lasted till about the first half hour.
Challenge accepted.
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Post by Rythwold » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:45 pm

Ravenheart87 wrote:
Rythwold wrote:By all that is Holy, DO NOT attempt to watch GOR! What a stinger - I lasted till about the first half hour.
Challenge accepted.
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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Ravenheart87 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:27 pm

Rythwold wrote:
Ravenheart87 wrote:
Rythwold wrote:By all that is Holy, DO NOT attempt to watch GOR! What a stinger - I lasted till about the first half hour.
Challenge accepted.
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Post by finarvyn » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:58 am

Rythwold wrote:By all that is Holy, DO NOT attempt to watch GOR! What a stinger - I lasted till about the first half hour.
I have both GOR and its sequal on video tape. Fell asleep watching last time I tried it years ago and I was never motivated enough to get to the sequel movie. Heck, I'm not even sure if I have a working tape player any more. :lol:

The concept of GOR (both in book and movie form) is a good one, but the reality of GOR is not so well done. I like the struggle between the Kur and Priest-Kings. I like a lot of the general action. The slavery thing is clearly overdone, and Norman's writing style leaves a lot to be desired. (I don't need page-long paragraphs telling me about some bird that Tarl happens to see along the way.) If they could ever "clean up" the series it has the potential to be a classic.
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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by scrootch » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:07 pm

A few of my own favs:
The Raven (1963) Peter Lorre, Vincent Price and Boris Karloff!
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) Christopher Lee!
The Archer: The Fugitive from the Empire (1981) Perfect serpent men portrayed.
Hundra (1983) A female Conan.

And oddly enough, many spaghetti westerns:
Cut-Throats Nine (1972) Brutal.
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971) Klaus Kinski!
The Five Man Army (1969) They get the party together at the beginning of the film.

Always something about gold in these films.
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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by NJPDX » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:09 am

Maybe I missed it on the read through, so apologies if that's the case, but Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi's "Fire and Ice" was pretty good when I saw it as a teenager ... no idea if it holds up.

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Post by DM Marcus » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:31 pm

The Goonies.

Cavern exploring.... Traps... Treasure... Each "adventurer" brings a different skill set to the group (the girl can play the trapped organ; the inventor kid can spray "effects" to slow the bad guys...).

They are nothing but a bunch of dungeon delvers who survived the funnel...

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Karaptis » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:51 am

How did Gor turn out? Now for the REAL challange. I dare you to try and get through Lucio Fulchi's Conquest. I made it on my fifth try and I watched it on every level of chemical consciousness. :twisted:

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by LeMaster of the Wise » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:02 am

beermotor wrote:Watched Conan: the Destroyer last night (my birthday). It was actually quite a bit better than I remembered. Yeah the effects are a bit cheesy here and there, but it held up well. The story was good. And I liked the portrayal of Conan as kinda dumb, not a John Galt-type ubermensch, just a big beefy, superstitious thief.
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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by LeMaster of the Wise » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:07 am

I rather liked the Momoa Conan. I actually thought he was more Conan than Arnold because he was more intelligent and was a leader of men, much like the literary Conan. I mean really Arnold had mabye 20 lines in Conan the Barbarian and although the original was a better directed movie I think Khal Drogo played a much better Conan.

Also really like John Carter and a little disappointed that we will not see another movie because of poor marketing.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by ctaylor » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:34 am

John Carter was fantastic. Great movie that is very underrated.

The biggest sin with the recent Conan is that it is pretty forgettable. I cant really remember it at all, except a vague recollection of liking Momoa.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Griffith » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:05 pm

themightyeroc wrote: Lucio Fulci's Conquest 1983, this one is great! topless bronze masked Sorceress, beastmen, magic weapons etc.
Conquest Definitely Appendix N! One of my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwi9pudxLWE

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Murlynd » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:13 pm

While lacking magic, I have friends that gained inspiration from the first and second of the Blackadder series. Lots of fun those.

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Re: Appendix N type movies.

Post by Judge Wendlbert » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:53 pm

...searching this thread for Sunday morning movie to watch. Chose 'Equinox' - bizarre!

Thought I'd add a couple of my own.

'Fearless Vampire Killers' and 'What we do in the shadows' are cool (not necessarily appendix N) for vampire gaming inspiration! :idea: ...but the real beauty, much like 'The Goonies' but darker is 'The Gate' for their efforts in summoning and banishing demonic entities!!

Oh, and if you haven't managed to see it yet, 'Zapped' for the time travelling antics of an Englishman stuck in a medieval setting.

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