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Film: Krull

"The ancient prophecy: that a girl of ancient name shall become queen, that she shall choose a king, and that together they shall rule our world, and that their son shall rule the galaxy."

A princess has been kidnapped by an Evil Overlord, her father has been killed by evil minions, and it's up to The Hero to gather a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits to save her and avenge his father's death.

Sounds sickeningly derivative, doesn't it?

Well just because the plot is a Cliché Storm, doesn't mean it's bad.

Supposedly it was originally supposed to be the official Dungeons & Dragons movie (under the title The Dragons Of Krull), but the license was somehow lost before the film was released. But this may simply be a persistent rumor, given that it has been officially denied by Gary Gygax himself. Krull has a similar reputation to Hawk the Slayer, another D&D kind of film; both were made in Britain.

Has nothing to do with the protagonist of Thomas Mann's 1954 novel Confessions of Felix Krull. Or the island state of Krull from Discworld. Or Kull The Conqueror.

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A Kid in King Arthur's CourtFantasy FilmsLabyrinth
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alternative title(s): Krull
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