The Foreign Knightmare Formats

A discussion of the Knightmare spin-offs from around the world.
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The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Trial_by_Spikes » Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:52 pm

I think that any DVD release should at least show us some of the french and spanish versions of knightmare if not a whole series. Has anyone actually seen any of these series?
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Trial_by_Spikes » Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:53 pm

Wow - I've got two stars! I can now enter level 1! Where all the crap teams died!
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Malefact » Thu Feb 20, 2003 6:48 pm

Naaa! I got four!  ;D

Ahem! I agree it would be very good to see some clips or an episode or two of the foreign ones - as long as they have subtitles!

So: series 1 can fit onto one disc. A bonus disc can have:

The two pilots
The Chromakey experiment
Interviews
Deleted scenes
...plus some foreign-format episodes.

I must say that it would be a HUGE draw for us fans to have all that.
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:42 pm

Wow - I've got two stars! I can now enter level 1! Where all the crap teams died!
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Malefact » Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:49 pm

I'm sure you can empathise, eh, GG?!  ;)
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:13 pm

I'm sure you can empathise, eh, GG?!  ;)
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by DavidNewton » Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:45 pm

Can you imagine a German version? That would be great:

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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Malefact » Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:55 pm

Double  ;D
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Trial_by_Spikes » Sat Feb 22, 2003 2:28 pm

Does anybody know exactly how popular the foreign versions of Knightmare were in the countries they were shown in? How many series did they run for?
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Illusion » Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:31 pm

I don't think they were very popular judging by how long they lasted. I think there was only one series of the french and spanish versions.

I have more info about both shows and will put more info on the site eventually. There is already some info about the french version at http://www.knightmare.v-2-1.net/reviews/labyrinthe/
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Malefact » Sat Feb 22, 2003 10:02 pm

It's like when they tried to do an American remake of Dad's Army. In the best tradition of American humour, their version of "Don't tell him, Pike!" went down like a stone vulture!
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Emii » Sat Feb 22, 2003 11:46 pm

Can you imagine a German version? That would be great:

"Ja, im Seriesen Vier hat der Advisor das Simon "Sidestrafen links" geguidet, und der Dungeoneer hat plummeten den Tackelblöck hinunter. Was für ein Prat."
Naja hier im fernsehserie vier hab' wir sehen der muschi Simon noch links von seiteschripp in der loch hirunter bei Block-tackle! Och - und so dumm bist, der Advisors plappst viel zu viel..."

Though I doubt the language would be that coarse lol...
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Trial_by_Spikes » Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:28 pm

Translation please - I don't speak German - everyone else on this forum seems to do - including a man who's supposedly a fan of chinese culture.
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by Billy » Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:52 pm

Translation please - I don't speak German - everyone else on this forum seems to do - including a man who's supposedly a fan of chinese culture.
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Re: The Foreign Knightmare Formats

Post by DavidNewton » Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:05 pm

That wasn't real German - more just cod-German. I did learn the language for four years, with the result that I can read and understand it (well, most of it) but I find it difficult to actually form sentences or speak it for myself.

As far as Chinese goes, the only thing I can say in that language is "I am having a heart attack" ("Wo jue-de bu shu-fu" is the rough pronunciation). I can also write one word of Japanese, but I'm not sure what it means so that's a bit dodgy.
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