Dragonheart [HD DVD]
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Dragonheart is one of my favorite movies, up there with The Last Unicorn. The music is good, the actors are fantastic, and the storyline actually has some thought to it.
Dennis Quaid is great as Bowen, the knight turned dragon slayer. He looks the part as well as acting thepart of a dragon slayer bound by the old code, who is trying to rid the world of dragons so the evil in his protégé, King Einon, will be defeated.
Sean Connery is great as the voice of Draco. According to the 'making of Dragonheart' feature on the DVD, the director had only Connery in mind for the voice, and spent 13 months trying to get the dragon to have facial and body actions that patterned Connery. I don't know if it's because Connery is so well known, or if it's because he can project life into Draco, but the dragon has a personality, and you can relate to it's sadness and fear throughout the movie.
Pete Postlethwaite is good as the monk/historian/bad poet. He gives a bit of comic relief to the movie,especially in the later fighting scenes. His inability to remember his own poetry is also funny.
Dina Meyer portrays the peasant Kara as a strong young woman who's willing to do almost anything todefeat King Einon and avenge the death of her father.
David Thewlis is an awesome bad guy. He's not a physically powerful man, but his brain makes up for his lack of brawn. Plus, he's creepy, which adds to the bad guy image. His heartlessness as King Einon and the fact he's causing a dragon to lose his soul makes you want to hate him throughout the movie.
The music is absolutely beautiful; Randy Edelman really created some wonderful music.Read more ›
The movie itself is excellent about a Dragon who gave half of his heart in order to save a dying prince. The prince turned out to be an evil king and it is up to a knight (Dennis Quaid) and the dragon (voiced by Sean Connery) to save the people. The special effect is great and the acting is good. David Thewlis is very good as the evil king. The picture quality is fine and the DTS sound is good but not much better than the feature loaded Dolby Digital version. Just go ahead skip the DTS version and get the collector's edition. They are the same price.
The big question is, how did it fare being transfered to HD-DVD? Well to sum it up I would say brilliantly. The video transfer is crisp and detailed, it does suffer a tad with film artifacts but this is the best we are ever going to see it that is for sure.
The audio transfer is absolutely superb.
You want HD-DVD? Well this is as good as it gets for this title.
He does not, instead turns out just like his father. Quaid blame the dragon and so be becomes a dragonslayer. Many years later he find the dragon (Connery having a field day!!) and instead of slaying him, realises he, too, was betrayed.
It is a wonderful tale for the whole family!! But the Dragon is is simply amazing!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love this movie you will love the Blu Ray. It doesn't have a lot of extras but the picture is higher quality.Published 8 days ago by Justin Pascoe
This is my family's favorite dragon movie...always has been and always will be (for me anyhow being the nostalgic sap that I am). We've been watching it for years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L Meyer
This is a great movie the family will enjoy. My grand sons who are 2 & 5 love it and watch it everyday and it has been a favorite of mine for a long time.Published 1 month ago by Dawn M. Schemenauer
An entertaining story with some corny lines. Clean enough for young children who like the fantasy relationship of dragons and man.Published 1 month ago by James Ashby
Love the movie. Only complaint I have (and it's not a big one) is that I bought the multi-format on purpose, however I only received the blu-Ray disk. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Walter K.
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