3) Record of Lodoss War
Born in battle, baptized in fire, it's kingdoms have been ravaged by war for thousands of years. Now, an evil stirs, an ancient goddess of destruction awakened by an evil wizard. A party of six is forged to defeat this threat, or die in the attempt. Join Parn, the young fighter, as he leads his warriors into the heart of a land where dragons rule and evil holds sway over the earth. Six swords are now drawn against the darkness. The War for Lodoss has begun!
This anime was released in a series of 13 episodes. All of them are included in this special box set. This series was based on the creators own Dungeons and Dragons game and it shows through very well.
There is also a large selection of Manga available to read and a second (longer) series was published called "Chronicles of the Heroic Knight" as well as a few other DVD movies.
2)Hawk the Slayer
Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the hands of his malevolent brother, Voltan, sets out for revenge and the chance to live up to his title. Tooling himself up with the "mind-sword" and recruiting a motley band of warriors: a giant, a dwarf, a one-armed man with a machine-crossbow and an elf with the fastest bow in the land; Hawk leads the battle against Voltan to free the land from the forces of evil and avenge his loved ones.
This movie is one of those cult classics that most gamers remember seeing but can never remember the name to. It features badly cut battle scenes and a repeating crossbow that never runs out of ammunition.
I don't know what possessed Jack Palance to star in this movie but he did, opposite John Terry. For a bit of trivia... John Terry went on to play the father of Dr Jack Sheppard on the hit TV show Lost!
Sadly Jack Palance recently died on November 10, 2006.
One late night in a college dorm, four socially inept geeks immerse themselves in a fantasy world of their own creation. As their characters journey through forbidden kingdoms, ancient ruins, and the forsaken wilderness, the players attempt to solve a mysterious puzzle that could ultimately mean the difference between getting a life and death. Who is The Shadow? Where is The Princess hidden? Will any of them ever find a date? And how long do they have before their annoyed neighbors call the cops?
This is the movie that should have been called "Dungeon and Dragons: The Movie" instead of that big budget waste of money with the dwarf who was taller than the elf and the over abundance of dragons.
If you really want to impress the gamer in your life pick them up a copy of The Gamers on DVD! It's not a very long movie, clocking in at under an hour and it will allow you to fully understand just what happens when he and the rest of the guys go out gaming.
I hope this article has helped you out in the search for a good movie to give to your gamer friend this holiday season.