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Coelacanth03 Jan 2015 9:59 a.m. PST

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The British Film Institute recently released a restored version of the 1972 film, Aguirre, the Wrath of God (directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski). Evidently, the North American Blu-ray will be available on March 17th, 2015. So, you can watch a mad German in the role of a mad Spaniard on St. Patrick's Day.

Aguirre may be found on the Amazon.

Ron

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2015 10:12 a.m. PST

Great film!

Coelacanth03 Jan 2015 10:15 a.m. PST

I have neglected to provide the proper historical context. The movie is a fictionalized account of Pedro de Ursua's 1560 expedition in search of El Dorado, which went off the rails a bit.

Ron

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 10:16 a.m. PST

I'm there, dude- Happy St. Patty's Day! The Amazon shall run…green with beer!

Yes, yes…this shall surely lead to 16th century skirmish gaming…

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 10:21 a.m. PST

Werner Herzog eh…I assume there's a hefty dose of existential angst?

MH Dee03 Jan 2015 10:41 a.m. PST

One of my favorite films, from one of my favorite directors. Cobra Verde is fantastic too, some good ideas for gaming in that.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 11:16 a.m. PST

I assume there's a hefty dose of existential angst?

Heart of Darkness with morions.

jpattern203 Jan 2015 12:04 p.m. PST

Agreed, one of my favorites.

Two scenes in particular will always stick with me: the unbroken line of hundreds of conquistadors and porters snaking over the ridges and valleys, and the monkeys scrambling over the slowly spinning raft.

Sergeant Paper03 Jan 2015 1:17 p.m. PST

Definitely worth watching again!

the trojan bunny03 Jan 2015 1:43 p.m. PST

One of my favourite films. I have the Criterion version on DVD.

I've long dreamed of doing a big convention game with the raft snaking down the Amazon while being sporadically attacked by natives from the shoreline. And might as well throw in a landing and attack on a native village. One day…

Jeigheff Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 1:45 p.m. PST

I'd love to see this again.

hocklermp5 Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 2:05 p.m. PST

"What are they saying?"

"'Meat is floating past our village!'"

ernieR Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 2:19 p.m. PST

"Aguirre may be found on the Amazon."


hahahahahahah

brilliant film , can't wait to see this restored version .

nevals03 Jan 2015 2:47 p.m. PST

The King died on the loo!

I should watch Fitzcarraldo again.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2015 5:05 p.m. PST

I will rent it on Amazon for $2.99 USD.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2015 5:07 p.m. PST

Here's your trailer:

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Puster Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2015 12:40 p.m. PST

Amazingly the real story of Aguirre even tops the madness depicted in the movie. Great film, though they should have left the cannon out of it.

vtsaogames04 Jan 2015 8:47 p.m. PST

Herzog and crew reportedly had to flee several places on the Amazon, leaving behind debts. I love the film.

alexander332 Inactive Member05 Feb 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

awesome film got me interested in conquistadors and there deeds and some war gaming games too

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