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Jack Burton
July 18th, 2002, 11:19 AM
Greetings. Has anyone seen this gem of a film? Ok, maybe some of you have seen it, but a gem? you ask?...More like a polished turd? I dug this cheesy fantsay'epic'. I first saw this on Showtime wayyyyy back when I was a teenager and very much into AD&D. And it has Jack Palance as the bad guy. What more could you ask for?? Here is a link to IMDB for Hawk The Slayer, if y'all are interested:


July 18th, 2002, 11:46 AM
Yes... just one shining example of what was usualy a load of dross in movie fantasy at the time...

I was totally blown away with the sharp/rapid arrow firing elf... makes Legolas look like an amature :D , Breslaw was brilliant as the giant....

The other movie I like from this era is The Beastmaster, with Marc Singer in the lead role...

July 18th, 2002, 08:23 PM
OMG Jack!!!! You total Geek !!!!! I loved that movie!!!! You are wayyyyyyyyyyy to much like me. I find that truly frightening
:eek: :eek:

Jack Burton
July 18th, 2002, 10:25 PM
You know what they say, great minds think alike!:D

July 18th, 2002, 10:43 PM
Hmmm. Where I'm from we call that coincidence.:p ;)

Although I do remember that movie, and sort of liking it...

I was much more into The Beast Master, and Willow... Beast Master was on T.V. just a week or two ago. Boy, did that movie blow... (by modern standards)

July 21st, 2002, 06:48 PM
I must admit I guiltily like HAWK even if I have grown weary of seeing Palance as a hissing baddie!I liked it better than BEASTmaster....boy was Marc Singer old, wrinkly and ugly looking! Actually, in the late 80's my friends and I went searching for el-cheapo fantasy movies to watch. Cream of the crop were:
THE BARBARIANS. (two muscley tiwns called Kuchek and Gor fight to save their tribal queen Canary from Richard Lynch!) Best of the bunch with classic lines like 'bring on the virgins!'
THE DEATHSTALKER series. One character, 3 different actors, all very tongue in cheek. First one s&S/soft porn, the later ones becoming more humouous with an altogether weedier, wisecracking hero.
ATOR THE FIGHTING EAGLE series with Miles O'keefe as the model like, cheek bone sucking shirtless hero in fuzzy boots. Fights a giant spider that never moves. In later movies has a hang gliding scene!

July 21st, 2002, 11:38 PM
My personal favorite is The Princess Bride. Sure it's low on the Cheese-o-Meter, but it still holds a place in my heart...

July 22nd, 2002, 03:21 PM
Has anyone but me noticed that it is the mental giants who enjoyed this movie,.... :) :) :)

Jack Burton
July 24th, 2002, 01:00 AM
Yes I have!!!!!!! Certain people mock what they don't understand! Not the folks here, mind you.......................;)