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Offline Von Zorn

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Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:22:33 PM »
I still believe that Flesh and Blood is a Warhammer film, just unlicensed

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Re: Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 11:36:51 PM »
A few Heath Ledger classics...

A Knights Tale
Casanova (Venice is Marienberg, right?)
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Re: Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 01:16:53 AM »
I tried to model a Regimental leader after Michal Cain from Last valley

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Re: Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 06:48:48 PM »
The 13th Warrior (1999)

The following perhaps aren't films showing warhammer influences, but definitely films that influenced warhammer while it was taking form. Yes, 1980s and earlier.

Fantasy films:
Willow (1988), most definitely! Also one of the rare films outside of the Tolkien sphere with halflings.
Legend (1985), maybe. At least eye-candy for miniature painters. Pivotal portray of goblins and a demon. Remember, goblins used to be somewhat chaotic in the Warhammer world originally.
Dark Crystal (1982). Not so much the plot. But Skeksis - talking about greater daemons of Tzeentch... And GW put that planetarium on the Empire wizard wagon kit. :-)

More or less historical films:
El Dorado (1988). Think of the enemy within.
Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972). And some other Kinski film set in the 16th century. Dracula too. One or two Empire characters actually portray Klaus Kinski, I believe. :-)
The seventh seal (1957). Death!

Several Dracula versions or other medieval/early modern vampire films.

For mass battles, expendable armies, generalship, and finally the effect of gunpowder, I'd look into Japanese historical films, mostly by Kurosawa. Soviet historical films also have big medieval battles portrayed with masses of real enactors.

Now which pre-greenscreen films portray Dwarfs, Orcs & the more exotic creatures? I'd like to see such a film.

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Re: Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 07:21:45 PM »
Kislev anyone :icon_question:

Winged Hussars with war song ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmSZW6f0s_Y

Footage from the movie "1612", a film about a war between the Muscovites and the Polish-Lithuanians.

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Re: Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 02:51:46 AM »
The Spanish Musketeer; Viggo Mortensen [i think thats the film I'm thinking of]

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 12:21:25 PM »
Believe Rowsdower is referring to the film called "Alatriste".  It seems to have some good parts that cover pike and shot fighting in the 1600's, late Renaissance time frame during the 80 years war.  The movie starts off with Alatriste participating in the Dutch Revolt, including the surrender of Breda in 1624, and it ends with the Battle of Rocroi in 1643.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 03:54:30 AM »
Believe Rowsdower is referring to the film called "Alatriste".  It seems to have some good parts that cover pike and shot fighting in the 1600's, late Renaissance time frame during the 80 years war.  The movie starts off with Alatriste participating in the Dutch Revolt, including the surrender of Breda in 1624, and it ends with the Battle of Rocroi in 1643.
I had trouble remembering it [I only saw a few minutes of it] and had to look it up

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Re: Warhammer Empire Style Films ...
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2022, 05:41:03 PM »
Removed the first post of this thread since it had been disrespectfully amended by the original poster.

Also ... perhaps "Van Helsing" could count in this catagory :icon_question:

Although I haven't seen it.
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