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Fantasy foreign films
Topic by: peters
Posted: December 2, 2003 - 6:32 PM PST
Last Reply: December 4, 2003 - 6:19 AM PST

author topic: Fantasy foreign films
peters
post #1  on December 2, 2003 - 6:32 PM PST  
Hi!

I'm new here and was browsing through the movies and was wondering if anyone knows of any good foreign films with a fantasy or crossover setting/theme, maybe even similar to Brotherhood of the Wolf? Basically anything with magic or dragons or stuff like that... Asian movies are fine with me :) Thanks!
artifex
post #2  on December 2, 2003 - 7:33 PM PST  
> On December 2, 2003 - 6:32 PM PST peters wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hi!
>
> I'm new here and was browsing through the movies and was wondering if anyone knows of any good foreign films with a fantasy or crossover setting/theme, maybe even similar to Brotherhood of the Wolf? Basically anything with magic or dragons or stuff like that... Asian movies are fine with me :) Thanks!
> ---------------------------------

How about The Neverending Story? I haven't seen the sequels, but the original was cool.

Continuing on in the not-just-for-kids vein, we have Time Bandits and Adventures of Baron Munchausen, both by Terry Gilliam (save yourself time and just hit that link and then "rent all," ok?)

A bit more adult, yet also much sillier, is Legend, the only conceivable answer to the trivia question, "What movie did both Ridley Scott and Tom Cruise work on?" Unfortunately, INconceivable as an answer to your question would be The Princess Bride", since it's listed as made in the United States, but... it does offer the quote, "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." And the Dread Pirate Roberts, of course.

If all this reading is making you hungry, then The Hunger is for you. No, wait, it's not, because GC doesn't carry it, and you'd have to cross The Labyrinth of your local video store to find it. Hey, be careful out there, or you might stumble on The Lair of The White Worm. (And trust me, not even boy scouts could be prepared for THAT.)

On a final, more solemn note, try The Grave of the Fireflies. It's definitely got some crossing over in it, in one sense at least. However, it's not a fantasy, just someone's quiet little nightmare.

sakana
post #3  on December 4, 2003 - 6:18 AM PST  
I'm not sure that singing, dancing muppets have that strong of a connection to Brotherhood of the Wolf, but either way, Labyrith is pretty much too wonderful for words.
sakana
post #4  on December 4, 2003 - 6:19 AM PST  
> On December 4, 2003 - 6:18 AM PST sakana wrote:
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> I'm not sure that singing, dancing muppets have that strong of a connection to Brotherhood of the Wolf, but either way, Labyrith is pretty much too wonderful for words.
> ---------------------------------
Aaaand I can't spell. Make that Labyrinth. (Which, by the way, is one of those words that looks horribly misspelled, even when you get it right.)

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