This has always been one of my favorite stories to come out of the Great (19)Eighties of film. The Go-Motion Effects by ILM were at the beginning of their use in feature films, but that doesn't stop this dragon from crawling around caves in search of the inadvertant hero sent to serve as slayer. Also, the flying sequences clearly influenced the effects of later films (DRAGONHEART, REIGN OF FIRE, etc.). As a matter of fact, among my circle of friends, I don't know of a "dragon" picture, per se, that doesn't warrant comparisons back to DRAGONSLAYER.
One great dragon. One great sorcerer. One great hero. And one great (surprise, surprise!) sidekick (of sorts).
DRAGONSLAYER is one great film.
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