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Release date. August 26, (). Running time. 81 minutes. Country, United States. Language, English. Budget, $ million. Box office, $, Fire and Ice is a American epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Ralph Bakshi. In , the Online Film Critics Society ranked the film as the 99th greatest. Robert Rodriguez is making a live-action version of Ralph Bakshi's Fire and Ice animated movie. We look at what went wrong in the original. Read the Empire review of Fire And Ice. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Release date 17 Nov ; Certificate PG; Running time 81 minutes; Movie Fire And.
Knowing he didn't have any strength to fight Xenoz who was still alive thanks to his gift of immortalityhe absorbed the Aurathon into himself and placed it inside Dev and Kyra. Knowing now where their elemental abilities came from, Dev and Kyra begin practicing their powers over fire and air.
Unfortunately, they tear a hole in the Ring of Oroborus, alerting Xenoz to their position. They escape the attack with Targon and Aurora's help and head for Xenoz's castle. Back at the castle, Xenoz summons ice dragons to fight Thoron. Dev and Kyra break in and quickly dispatch the vorgan guards but are captured by Xenoz, who uses a mind-reading crystal to discover the Aurathon's hiding place within Dev and Kyra.
He then proceeds to extract it from their bodies. Thoron crashes through and falls to the base of the castle, where he discovers the skeleton of his queen. With a new driving force, he heads off to fight Xenoz. After betraying Gortaz, the leader of the vorgans, Xenoz gets hit in the face by Kyra.
A mask falls off to reveal that Xenoz's face is burned. The downside of Xenoz's immortality was that he could never heal himself and he wants revenge for this. He opens the portal to Dragon World but Thoron gets in the way.
However, Xenoz traps him in ice then explains that Dev and Kyra are weak and cannot do anything. Thoron begs to differ, pointing out that Dev and Kyra were chosen by the dragons themselves. With this, Dev and Kyra use their elemental abilities to break free and put the Aurathon back on Thoron's necklace.
Thoron sticks himself in front of Xenoz's ice shards, seemingly sacrificing himself. However, he stands back up and then drags Xenoz back to Dragon World. With Xenoz gone, the ice castle begins to fall apart, so the kings and their children escape on Targon and Aurora. The next day, both Norvagen and Draigar armies celebrate at Olsef's castle. During the celebration, the dragons return. Dev and Kyra jump on to Targon and Aurora to join the flight.
As the celebration continues, Xenoz vows from his prison in Dragon World, which seems to be inside the Aurathon itself, "This is not over! At sixteen, he is the only son of the Norvagen King Olsef. When Dev was born, his people had already been at war for one thousand years with their bitter enemies, the Draigar.
As the years passed Dev matured into one of the foremost Norvagen warriors, and remains a warrior at heart even now that peace has been established.
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Dev is a brazen risk-tamerdsique and has an unusual mental connection with the air and wind. It seems to reflect his moods, howling along the Norvagen battlements when Dev himself is angry. As Dev matured, his areokinetic abilities grew much stronger and more formidable. Dev's temperament is like his paternal great-grandfather, who was a berserker whose battle-fury carried him to victory after victory, until in the end it eventually destroyed him.
Deep down, Dev himself is increasingly worried about his moods, and fears what destiny may lie in wait if he is not able to subdue them. Princess Kyra[ edit ] Kyra Chiara Zanni is a close and good friend to Dev, she too was born into nobility during the one thousand-year war between the Draigar and Norvagen. But unlike Dev, this young Draigar princess is thoughtful and meticulous, and rarely given over to impulsive actions. This tendency to over-think and over-analyze means that Kyra sometimes lacks spontaneity.
But she is fearless, brave, courageous, and formidable in battle. With her martial arts prowess, she's as graceful as a dancer and as swift as a striking, deadly snake. She is also quite skilled and proficient in using an extremely long white-and-pink bo staff weapon in conjunction with her hand-to-hand combat and martial art skills, making her more of a match for multiple adversaries.
Her exceptional knowledge and skills in both bojutsu and jojutsu and are quite extensive. Kyra also has a deadly dry wit, and a tongue that's as quick as her spearhead weapon.
She possesses a magical ability — and a destiny — she does yet fully understand. She has a mystical connection with fire, flame, and heat, which will flare up and recede in accordance with her moods just like Dev's incredibly strong areokinetic abilities. Increasingly troubled by Dev's turbulent moods, Kyra has tried to talk to him about her concerns, but this just causes him to withdraw from her.
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Kyra still regards Dev as her closest and dearest friend, but these days she feels painfully distanced from him, and more and more she fears where his inner anger will lead him.
Xenoz[ edit ] Xenoz Mark Oliver is an evil Wizard who cryokinetically creates, controls, molds, and manipulates solid ice to his every whim and desire. He is a tremendously strong and powerful, and along with Stendhal, assassinated the Dragon Queen and many more dragons and stole their power-crystals to tremendously magnify and increase his own magical strength and abilities a hundredfold. With his scrying crystal, he can telepathically see into people's minds.
He longs to own the Aurothon, the almighty powerful crystal belonging to King Thoron himself. He also wears an ice mask which looks like his original face. His real face is hideously scared, burned and deformed from the retaliating attack from Thoron after his dearly beloved queen's murder and he resents Thoron even more for this fact.
Gortaz[ edit ] Gortaz Brian Dobson is a Vorgan. Gortaz is the leader of the Vorgan army and killed many dragons with Xenoz for food. The Vorgans themselves have been able to tame a primitive race of dragons from the swamps known as Nogards.
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Gortaz is eventually betrayed by Xenoz and falls to his death. Super Reviewer If you're a fan of sword and sorcery of the ilk Robert E. Howard or Edgar Rice Burroughs might churn up then this it what you've been waiting to see. Frank Frazetta had something to do with it, and so there's plenty of heaving busoms and rippling backsides as well as the standard swordplay that the genre thrives on.
This version of that genre might be the absolute best on film period. Nothing else even comes close to capturing the ominous feel of it. Kudos to all involved, especially surprise! Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, co-helming the typewriting duties. Another brilliant Bakshi rotoscope animation which looks even better and more fluid than his famous Lord of the Rings film.
The plot is basic and the whole thing plays out a little too quickly 1h 18min but the direct and simple fairytale approach really seems to work well despite being silly.Fire & Ice Animated Cartoon Full Movie In English 1983 Part 2\ 8
The look of the film is like LOTR in design and colour schemes, its vibrant in places, eerie in others and shows nice clear details throughout. It does feel like there could be much more to see in this world, you just wanna see it expand further with more creatures and adventures. As said the film is kinda limited and short, a sequel would of been just the ticket.
Bakshi's prior work obviously helped a lot here. His approach has been refined as has the animators skills and techniques. There is also a clear Conan feeling running through this too thanks to writers from Marvel, its pure 80's fantasy to a tee with great graphic novel visuals, a living comic way back before the likes of 'Sin City'. Again like LOTR the voice work is great and really makes the whole thing more than just a cartoon.
The rotoscoping is much better and looks more realistic quite eerie actuallythe film is much more adult in style and action, plenty of blood and killing.
A pre-runner to modern adaptations if you ask me, not at all for kids, more along the lines of 'The Beastmaster' perhaps.