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Coelacanth03 Jan 2015 10:59 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.


combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 11:12 a.m. PST

Great film!

Coelacanth03 Jan 2015 11:15 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.


The Beast Rampant03 Jan 2015 11:16 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 11:21 a.m. PST

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

MH Dee Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 11:41 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.

The Beast Rampant03 Jan 2015 12:16 p.m. PST

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

Heart of Darkness with morions.

jpattern2 Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 1:04 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 2:17 p.m. PST

Definitely worth watching again!

the trojan bunny03 Jan 2015 2:43 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 Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 2:45 p.m. PST

I'd love to see this again.

hocklermp503 Jan 2015 3:05 p.m. PST

"What are they saying?"

"'Meat is floating past our village!'"

ernieR03 Jan 2015 3:19 p.m. PST

"Aguirre may be found on the Amazon."


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

nevals03 Jan 2015 3:47 p.m. PST

The King died on the loo!

I should watch Fitzcarraldo again.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 6:05 p.m. PST

I will rent it on Amazon for $2.99 USD.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 6:07 p.m. PST

Here's your trailer:

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Puster Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2015 1:40 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 9:47 p.m. PST

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

alexander33205 Feb 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

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

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