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Barwood, Hal & Robbins, Matthew (1981). Dragonslayer. A fantasy movie, directed by Robbins, Matthew. Paramount Pictures & Walt Disney Productions.

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  • A sixth century post-Roman kingdom called Urland is being terrorized by a 400 year old androgynous dragon named Vermithrax Pejorative. An expedition led by a young man called Valerian ... comes to the house of the sorcerer Ulrich ... of Craggenmoor, the last of his kind. They explain that their king, Casiodorus ..., who is desperate to appease the dragon, offers it a virgin chosen in a lottery twice a year.

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