Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jeremy Irons
Justin Whalin
Zoe McLellan
Lee Arenberg
Thora Birch
Bruce Payne
Marlon Wayans
Kristen Wilson
Movie Details
Director Courtney Solomon
Producer Tom Hammel; Kia Jam; Courtney Solomon; Carroll Cartwright; Topper Lilien
Writer Carroll Cartwright; Topper Lilien
Studio New Line Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 107 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
There is trouble in Izmer. With the emperor dead from an assassin's poison, the 16-year-old princess Savina (Thora Birch) inherits not just the throne but also the royal scepter, which has the power to command gold dragons. With a youthful idealism, she decides all people should be equal, from lowly commoners to the ruling-class, magic-wielding mages. This doesn't sit well with the mages, so Archmage Profion (Jeremy Irons) leads a revolt in the Council against Savina's rule, forcing her to relinquish the royal scepter. In order to maintain her power, she decides she needs the rod of Savrille, which can control red dragons. To retrieve it, she hires two bumbling thieves, Ridley (Justin Whalin) and Snails (Marlon Wayans), and an apprentice mage (Zoe McLellan). The true trouble in Izmer is the fact that it's a poorly imagined world that cribs more from Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark than it does from the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game that shares its title. Director Courtney Solomon optioned the rights to the game in 1991, when he was 21, and should have spent the years since then drafting a coherent script. Mediocre special effects take precedence over story, and the actors try to make up for that by hamming it up. Irons, in particular, covers his embarrassment by chewing the scenery and spitting it out. Often unintentionally funny, Dungeons & Dragons is that fun kind of bad movie, whose cult status would be all but guaranteed if it weren't for a slow second act mired in the boring bumbling of the awkward thieves. Still, there are plenty of laughs to be had. --Andy Spletzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 47
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition New Line Platinum Series
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 794043524523
Chapters 20
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby