PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.
Including the hydraulic 40-foot model, 16 dragon puppets were used for the role of Vermithrax, each made for flying, crawling and breathing fire.
... Please don't think ill of us. Father is a wise and evenhanded man. He's...
Princess Elspeth: ... What happened to you?
Galen: Nothing. Just some of your father's... evenhandedness.
Princess Elspeth: It... it's better for everyone this way. A king must protect his people.
Galen: Naturally. Just ...
The final battle with the dragon takes place during an eclipse and a magically-summoned thunderstorm. However, when the dragon rises above the cloud cover for its final attack, it's in full sunlight.
$2,407,939 (USA) (28 June 1981)
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