Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath Of The Dragon God

We're getting a few Region 1 discs to review from Loaded247.com just now and this is the third I've had so far. They seem like a good DVD store with some decent pricing and the extra benefit of them selling Region 1 DVDs is useful too. Okay, plug over, this is the follow up to the somewhat ill-received Dungeons & Dragons, which had Jeremy Irons hamming it up good style. Here's the basic plot...

Over 1,000 years ago, the powerful mages of Turan defied Falazure, the Dragon God of Decay and Undeath, and brought death and destruction to the land. After a great battle the mages finally defeated Falazure and imprisoned him while also sealing his powers in a black orb. They then hid that in suspended animation to hold the dragon captive forever.

Now Damodar, after wandering the Earth for over 100 years as an undead creature for failing his master Profion and now hungry for revenge on the realm of Ismir, has found the Orb of Falazure and removed it from its protection. In so doing he has triggered events that will lead to the release of Falazure from his prison and that will bring about a new reign of terror on the world.

So, the rulers of Ismir send forth a party of adventurers on a quest to recover the Orb from Damodar while the Council of Mages seeks to discover how to put it back where it came from and so avert the raising of the Dragon God. And so the quest begins…

This DVD is a bit of a failure all round and, unless you're Dungeons & Dragons game fan, then it's best left for a last option rental. The movie is low budget affair and the DVD sound, video and extras package failed to impress but if you need more than that to convince you, then you can read my full review on DVD Lard.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
My Rating: 5/10

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