Dragonheart

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Overview

A boy and his dragon unite to fight evil in this fantasy. Bowen Dennis Quaid, a Knight of The Old Code in Medieval times, is summoned by Aislinn the Queen Julie Christie to the bedside of her son, Einon, who is also Bowen's student. Einon has been wounded and is near death; with his heart about to give out, Bowen calls upon Draco voice of Sean Connery, the mightiest dragon in the land, asking for a sliver of his mighty heart so that the boy might survive. Draco makes Bowen pledge that when Enion grows to ...
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Overview

A boy and his dragon unite to fight evil in this fantasy. Bowen Dennis Quaid, a Knight of The Old Code in Medieval times, is summoned by Aislinn the Queen Julie Christie to the bedside of her son, Einon, who is also Bowen's student. Einon has been wounded and is near death; with his heart about to give out, Bowen calls upon Draco voice of Sean Connery, the mightiest dragon in the land, asking for a sliver of his mighty heart so that the boy might survive. Draco makes Bowen pledge that when Enion grows to adulthood and becomes king, he will rule with fairness and compassion before the beast will donate a piece of his heart. Einon agrees to the pledge, but years later, the adult Einon David Thewlis has become a cruel despot, in no way good on his promises. Bowen, angry at Einon's betrayal, is convinced that the dragon is somehow responsible and goes on a spree, killing the mammoth reptiles at a fevered pace. However, when Bowen once again encounters Draco, the dragon convinces him that a dragon-slayer who has killed the last dragon also puts himself out of a job; Draco and Bowen work out a business arrangement, where the monster "attacks" villages and Bowen is paid to "kill" him. In time, however, Draco and Bowen realize that they must set aside their lucrative business in order to challenge the authority of the evil ruler. Draco the Dragon was the first fully-computer animated character to have a speaking part along side flesh and blood actors in a film; Sean Connery's recording sessions as the voice of Draco were recorded on video as well as audio tape, so that his facial expressions and mouth movements could be adapted to the character.
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Special Features

The Making of Dragonheart; Outtakes; Feature Commentary with Director Rob Cohen; Theatrical Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2012
  • UPC: 025192112010
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 27,115

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Bowen
Sean Connery Voice Only
David Thewlis King Einon
Pete Postlethwaite Gilbert
Dina Meyer Kara
Julie Christie Aislinn
Jason Isaacs Lord Felton
Brian Thompson Brok
John Gielgud King Arthur
Lee Oakes Young Einon
Wolf Christian Hewe
Terry O'Neill Redbeard
Peter Hric King Freyne
Eva Vejmelkova Felton's Minx
Milan Bahul Swamp Village Chief
Sandra Kovacicova Young Kara
Kyle Cohen Boy In Field
Thom Baker Aislinn's Chess Partner
Technical Credits
Rob Cohen Director
Peter Amundson Editor
Kelly Breidenbach Associate Producer
Thomas Casterline Costumes/Costume Designer
Raffaella de Laurentiis Producer
Giorgio Desideri Set Decoration/Design
Randy Edelman Score Composer
David Eggby Cinematographer
Buzz Feitshans IV Camera Operator
Benjamin Fernandez Production Designer
Herbert W. Gains Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Hester Hargett Co-producer
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Patrick Read Johnson Executive Producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Charles E. Pogue Original Story, Screenwriter
David Rotman Executive Producer
Anna Sheppard Costumes/Costume Designer
Margery Simkin Casting
Scott Squires Special Effects
Reinhard Stergar Sound/Sound Designer
Jano Svoboda Art Director
Sheila Trezise Casting
Danny Wagner Casting
Kit West Special Effects Supervisor
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great dragon in a not-as-great movie

    Dragonheart is probably the first dragon movie I can remember watching. (I don't really think that brief bit in Willow with the two-headed hydra-dragon-thing counts.) But by then I'd already read so many books with dragons in them---and, for that matter, books about all the different kinds of dragons in myth and legend---that I had a pretty solid idea of how dragons should look and behave and how a dragon story really ought to go. In those regards, Dragonheart both pleased and disappointed.

    I loved the film's concept of dragon anatomy. A dragon structured a bit like a cat? How clever! And sensible! And how very much more approachable and real they seemed than some of the thick-bodied mythological dragons I'd encountered. I also liked the idea of dragons as wise, clever, but frequently hungry guardians to mankind. But the plot, while basically solid, wasn't tight enough to hold all the detail the film needed to be really convincing. It was poignant and funny, but seemed more a modern-day dragon veneer than a moving, superbly written dragon story. I liked it, but I couldn't help feeling the whole time I was watching that something significant was missing.

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