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PostSubject: KNIGHTRIDERS (1981)   Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:10 am

One of my top 5 George A. Romero films and seemingly very underrated by just about everyone else. Laughing



Not at all as silly as the trailer makes it out to be.

"A travelling troupe of jousters and performers are slowly cracking under the pressure of hick cops, financial troubles and their failure to live up to their own ideals. The group's leader, King Billy, is increasingly unable to maintain his warrior's rule while the Black Knight is being tempted away to LA and stardom, as they all have to ask why they were here in the first place."(IMDB)

More of a drama about holding on to ideals, the corruption of those ideals, selling out, and adapting to a changing world as it is an action film.

Think EASY RIDER meets the King Arthur legend and you won't be far off.

Stars Ed Harris and Tom Savini. Look for a Stephen King cameo!

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PostSubject: Re: KNIGHTRIDERS (1981)   Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:36 pm

Finally, FINALLY got this DVD a few weeks back.

What a movie!

Every bit as powerful and meaningful as I always remembered it to be.

Romero should really rewatch this himself before making another movie.

It's clear that at the time George was, vicariously Ed Harris's "King Billy" character, but it seems lately he's become more like Savini's "Morgan"/Black Knight character.

Maybe Geo. could redeem himself as Morgan did?

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PostSubject: Re: KNIGHTRIDERS (1981)   Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:17 pm

I really need to see this movie. I don't think it's out over here yet but I'll definitely import it.
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PostSubject: Re: KNIGHTRIDERS (1981)   Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:25 am

On my initial viewing, years back, I didn't get that much out of it. Kinda boring. Might rewatch it.
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PostSubject: Re: KNIGHTRIDERS (1981)   Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:42 am

Next to Martin it has to be one of his best non zombie movies and you can tell that there was really allot of passion and love put into this film.
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