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  • Actors: Leo Gordon, Hans Howes, Alan Koss, Cynthia Leake, Mickey Morton
  • Directors: Ralph Bakshi
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Enhanced, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: eOne Films
  • Release Date: Aug. 25 2009
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002A00J0O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,774 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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FIRE AND ICE - Blu-Ray Movie

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The mighty-muscled heroes and big-bottomed babes of fantasy artist Frank Frazetta inspired animator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, Wizards) to create the swords-and-sorcery epic Fire and Ice. Bakshi uses a technique called rotoscoping, which uses live-action film of actors as the template for animation, allowing him to put realistic action into fantastic environments. The verisimilitude of movement in a cartoon can be startling, but that's about all Fire and Ice has to offer; the wafer-thin story, overwrought characters, and clumsy dialogue are vapid cliches. Of much greater interest are the extras in this two-disc set, including a making-of feature that demonstrates the painstaking process of rotoscoping; enthusiastic commentary from Bakshi, who's a jovial, down-to-earth guy with a thick Brooklyn accent; deliriously fatuous diary notes from one of the actors; and a feature-length documentary called Frazetta: Painting with Fire, which reveals the artist to be more intriguing than any of the barbarians he's famous for. The effusive praise of other fantasy artists and "Frazetta historians" occasionally veers into Spinal Tap territory, but it's fascinating watching Frazetta turn from a 1950s James-Dean-style tough guy into the king of fantasy art. Though his work is often dismissed as adolescent kitsch, the documentary persuasively argues that Frazetta deservedly dominates his corner of the art world. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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This is another fantasy favorite from Ralph Bakshi...after watching it on YouTube that is. Set in the distant past after the Ice Age, it is a prehistoric sword-and-sorcery quest between good and evil. Nekron, Lord of the realm of Ice and his mother Queen Juliana, has set their sights on conquest of the known world. When their glaciers destroy's the village of a man named Larn. And now, Larn vows to avenge his people and kill the Ice Lord. Meanwhile, the sub-human minions of Nekron and Juliana capture Firekeep's King Jarol's sultry daughter Princess Teegra. But Teegra manages to escape, and eventually meets with Larn, who promises to escort her back to Firekeep; if the sub-humans don't find them first.

This movie did very little box office (as did most of Ralph Bakshi's films), but has become a cult classic, partly for the quality of the art, a collaboration between Ralph Bakshi and the famed fantasy artist Frank Frazetta. Also, I have heard that the screenplay was written by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, the two men who had done Conan comic book stories, and the background painters included James Gurney, the illustrator of the Dinotopia novels. Though admittedly I had never read Conan or Dinotopia. And also the painter Thomas Kinkade, noted for his artwork for figurines, music-boxes for The Bradford Exchange Company besides paintings. And like Bakshi's films The Lord of the Rings and American Pop, this movie was rotoscoped, but the process works better in this film.

So overall, I think it's one of the best animated fantasy movies ever made, and an awesome collaboration between two great minds - Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta. With plenty of fantasy, sexual innuendo, and thrilling adventure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doc Transit on Dec 24 2009
Format: DVD
I own nearly every Ralph Bakshi film and I must say when first watching this I was amazed!
The animation is super detailed in every aspect and the kept pace all the way through. This is one adult cartoon I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy flick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terence Tan Co on Aug. 28 2010
Format: DVD
This SE edition is the definitive and the best copy of this film. In fact the blu ray copy lacks some extras like the Frazetta documentary. So all in all this version is better than the blu ray one.
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Format: Blu-ray
Very good quality BR release. Packaged well and received quickly. I personally don't like the wizard/ring/etc movies that Ralph Bakshi directed so much. I just don't like the heads and faces of the little people in those movies for some reason. This doesn't have what I'm talking about and is at 81 minutes just the right length for such a story telling. A fair bit of very un-PC (by post 2010 standards) voluptuous female scantily clad bodies in this one too....all the more interesting because this was filmed with live actors and actresses in black and white and rotoscoped.
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By Robert on April 17 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
it was good il like yes good very much buy good i like most enjoy yes much good for yes nice.
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By John TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 8 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie has lot of killing, This movie is about in the past there was a nuclear war with change and deformed the survivals from the blast of war. Thousand years later the war continues with people with powers to do evil and take over the world, the mutants don't speak English the grunt. The normal people have been fighting for many years and with hope the try to take down the evil person who is freezing the world.
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