Pub. Date:


Peter MacNichol
Director: Matthew Robbins Cast: Peter MacNichol
Peter MacNichol
, Caitlin Clarke
Caitlin Clarke
, Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
Matthew Robbins

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, October 28


A special-effects laden medieval fantasy adventure, Dragonslayer centers on the attempts of a young sorcerer's apprentice to defeat a vicious dragon and save a lovely young maiden. Peter MacNicol stars as the young Galen, an aspiring magician under the tutelage of the aging Ulrich (Ralph Richardson). A nearby village turns to the pair for help when their leader begins proffering sacrifices of young virgins to satisfy a vicious dragon. The two immediately set out for battle, becoming even more determined when a courageous princess offers to sacrifice herself to the creature. Unfortunately, Ulrich's failing abilities force Galen into the center of the conflict, where the uncertain young boy must prove himself under fire. The suitably mythic if somewhat predictable story is told straightforwardly, culminating in a spectacular battle against the beast, featuring Academy Award-nominated visual effects. Despite its visual flair and relatively positive reviews, the film received mediocre response at the box office, as some criticized the film's violence as too intense for its intended younger audiences.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0032429284716
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 17,599

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter MacNicol Galen
Caitlin Clarke Valerian
Ralph Richardson Ulrich
John Hallam Tyrian
Peter Eyre Casidorous Rex
Albert Salmi Greil
Sydney Bromley Hodge
Chloe Salaman Princess Elspeth
Deborah Brown Actor
Emrys James Simon
Debbie McWilliams Actor
James Payne Urlander
Roger Kemp Horsrik
Ian McDiarmid Brother Jacopus
Ken Shorter Henchman
Jason White Henchmen
Douglas Cooper Urlander
Ian Holm Actor

Technical Credits
Matthew Robbins Director,Screenwriter
Hal Barwood Producer,Screenwriter
Alan Cassie Art Director
Peggy Dixon Choreography
Peggy Dixon Choreography
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Brian Johnson Special Effects
Howard W. Koch Executive Producer
Barry Langley Asst. Director
Tony Lawson Editor
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis Muren Special Effects
Alex North Score Composer
Eric Rattray Associate Producer
Elliot Scott Production Designer
Tony Smart Stunts
Derek Vanlint Cinematographer
Ian Whittaker Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dragonslayer
1. Pact With A Monster [10:11]
2. The Test [6:48]
3. The Sorcerer You Seek [5:16]
4. Virgin Sacrifice [10:00]
5. The Dragon's Lair [7:05]
6. Celebration [5:26]
7. The Consequences Of Failure [13:02]
8. New Lottery [7:55]
9. I Will See The End Of It [12:41]
10. The Lake Of Fire [8:15]
11. Still Alive [10:09]
12. Dragonslayer [12:32]

Customer Reviews