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Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Old 12-30-14, 02:50 AM
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Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Which is the best movie dragon? Vermithrax Pejorative from Dragonslayer or Smaug from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy?
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

From a design standpoint, Vermithrax. no contest, IMO. Has always been my favorite depiction of a dragon on film.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

I don't even remember Dragonslayer.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

What about Pete's Dragon?
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Puff?
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Is Dragonslayer the one with that guy from Ghostbusters 2?
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Is Dragonslayer the one with that guy from Ghostbusters 2?
Yes.

Vermithrax Pejorative wins on name for me but I prefer the modern technology behind Smaug.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

I voted Vermithrax.

Wish this was on blu-ray. Guillermo del Toro is a big fan of the movie.
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I liked the dragon in Beowulf.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Vermithrax pretty much set the tone for all dragons after it, IMO.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

It is not even a contest...Vermithrax Pejorative. The all too brief scene at the end where he lets loose is still one of the best man vs dragon scenes of all time, and this thread is just another reminder that here is yet another film that has been abandoned by the HD gods who decide which films get a Blu Ray release.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Now I know why I never knew wtf Dragonslayer was. I never saw that one. I got it confused w/ something else. Sooooo is it streaming somewhere? Cuz I'd like to see wtf it's all about.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Now I know why I never knew wtf Dragonslayer was. I never saw that one. I got it confused w/ something else. Sooooo is it streaming somewhere? Cuz I'd like to see wtf it's all about.
The film is on DVD, and with upconverting players, it should look okay, even on a modern HD television. I seem to remember having watched the film on Laserdisc, DVD, and I believe it was even aired on TV many moons ago (there are a couple of really brief scenes with gore that were cut for the TV broadcast).

If only Netflix could acquire the film...I would definitely give it another viewing if I could stream it off of Netflix, or Vudu.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

hrrmmmm. I really don't want to buy a DVD anymore. As previously stated... The HD gods are picky motherfuckers. Unlike their DVD predecessors... where we got damn near everything we wanted. BD seemed to really make it hard for studios in wanting to pony up the money for a remaster. Which is understandable cuz in DVD we got it all (you know wtf I mean) and we were happy w/ it.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

^ YouTube has a streaming option.

I've posted this before but a nice read on the special effects for Vermithrax Pejorative.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

It's up on Amazon, too.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Amazon...$2.99 to rent. In "HD" from them.... hrmmmm. I might just have to do that. Thanks for the heads up. Really wish it was readily available to stream on whatever w/o having to pay for it specifically.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Vermithrax Pejorative is truly an amazing depiction of a dragon in movies and is even more impressive given that it was before CGI effects.

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(Although I'd also include as an honorable mention the nameless male dragon from Reign of Fire, which I think is the best movie dragon outside of the two in this thread.)

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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

I youtubed the trailer for Dragonslayer. Looks good.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Here's the trailer... looks good.

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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Amazon...$2.99 to rent. In "HD" from them.... hrmmmm. I might just have to do that. Thanks for the heads up. Really wish it was readily available to stream on whatever w/o having to pay for it specifically.
Yep, that's just the way it is these days. We could easily rent it for a few bucks above our streaming costs, but we'd much rather find it for "free."
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Yep. So much stuff on the streaming that I don't have to pay for but have access to it via being allowed to use someone else's account on my systems, aside from Amazon, that paying for it is just an annoyance. Why... back in the day I had to get in the w/ my mum and hope that we could rent a VHS for the weekend. I hated renting DVDs. Asshole renter before me would fuck up a DVD that I couldn't play it. Was a risky thing in my area playing that game.
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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Watching it now on Amazon. Groovy.

EDIT: 32 minutes in... I'm actually very impressed by this film already. Like the girl bloodying herself up from escaping the chains. We don't see that often. Seems like this film doesn't shy away from the realities of violence but also doesn't glorify it in imagery. It's very matter of fact. Damn good so far.

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Re: Vermithrax Pejorative vs Smaug - Best movie dragon?

Yep, I'd go with Dragonslayer and Reign of Fire as best movie dragons.

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