Star Knight (1985/MVD/Cheezy Flicks DVD)
C+ Sound: C Extras: D Film: B
It is the
time of the dark ages, when people believed in dragons and alchemy can turn
lead into gold and create liquid gold, the elixir of life and immortality at a
time of some immorality. When Princess
Alba runs away and is said to be kidnapped by a dragon, Sir Klever is
determined to rescue her and then take her hand in marriage, but what Klever
finds is a stranger in a glowing craft from the stars ... never the less he challenges this so called
'dragon' in Star Knight.
When an extra-terrestrial humanoid alien lands his star craft to study the
ecology of the planet he find the tomboyish Princess Alba, and naturally she
falls in love with him BUT to the rest of the peasants and knights, after
seeing his craft believe it is a dragon.
Lovelorn Sir Klever vows to rescue the Princess, kill this evil dragon,
and gain half the kingdom as his reward. Along with a zealot priest he challenges this
so called 'Dragon' (Star) Knight to save the kingdom and win said hand of fair
This film looked like someone dug it out of some ancient vault and then placed
on DVD (at least it was in color). It
seemed more like a comedy than some fantasy/adventure when compared with
current day sci-fi movies, you can imagine it like one of those films that
belonged on Mystery Science Theater 3000,
but like any futuristic traveler from another planet (or the future) technology
that is too advance it is usually mistaken as magic. It is comical to see how ancient people might
have once believed a flying machine can be mistaken for something like a
'dragon' and science is regarded as sorcery and the workings of the devil.
I sometimes laugh and wonder how humans
managed to get out of the dark ages.
- Ricky Chiang