Dungeons & Dragons, The Mage Savrille
original movie prop
This is the screen used animatronic prop from dungeons & dragons (2000).
It was purchased directly from Courtney Solomon in 2002. There were only two of this prop made. An upper torso that had a more detailed animatronic face, and a full body that hung on the hook in the white shots, which had an animated head and jaw. This is the full body prop.
Aside from coming directly from Courtney Solomon, this prop can be clearly identified in the movie by the wear patterns and damage of the clothing. It can also be identified due to the additional holes punched in the left and right of the rib cage. There was a miscommunication between the prop makers that created Savrilleand the prop makers creating the hook he hung on. On the day of shooting they discovered that the circumference of the hook was larger than the two reinforced holes intended to accommodate the hook. Since shooting time was expensive, they made the decision to simply shove Savrille on to the hook regardless. This created two ragged holes on the left and right of his rib cage that can be seen in the movie If you know where to look for them.
This was actually purchased as a set that included the hook you can see him hanging on, and the red rod of dragon control. Unfortunately overtime, the Red rod disappeared and I've been trying to track it down for the last 15 years. There were only a few rods created, so if anyone comes across a red rod of dragon control that specifically has damage on the tip of the upper front tine just above the handle, please contact me.. Solomon's assistant informed me that damage was specifically due to the final scene when Ridley smashes the rod on the ground.
This is an Ars thread from 2002. I am also Deech there. Unfortunately the host that used to have the pictures is gone, but at least I think that shows I bought it when I said I bought it.
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