Cinema and Sorcery

Press Release: Green Ronin to Release Cinema & Sorcery



The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film in Stores This June

May 9, 2016–SEATTLE, WA: Green Ronin Publishing announced today that Cinema & Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film is at print and will be in stores in June. The book, by authors Arnold T. Blumberg and Scott Alan Woodard, features a full chapter on each of 50 sword and sorcery movies, from The Thief of Baghdad to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It then provides shorter write-ups of over 400 additional fantasy films!

“Cinema & Sorcery has been five years in the making and we think it shows,” said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. “Arnold and Scott researched every aspect of these films and the result is something special.”

The main entries include behind the scenes stories and notes on the critical reception of each production, so readers can understand how these films got made and what sort of impact they had. The entries also discuss gameable elements and include an overview on what was happening in gaming during each movie’s year of release. “These films were such an inspiration to gamers and we are, of course, a game publishing company,” said Pramas, “so we wanted to highlight the connections between our two industries.”

The Cinema & Sorcery e-book is available now. Those who pre-order the print book from can get the e-book (in epub, mobi, and PDF formats) for only $5. The print edition is at press now and will be in stores in June.

You can read a sample chapter from Cinema & Sorcery at To keep up with news about the book and other Green Ronin releases, please visit


Cinema & Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Films

Author: Arnold T. Blumberg and Scott A. Woodard

Format: 496 page softback, 7.25” x 9.5”

MSRP: $29.95

Product Code: GRR4003

ISBN: 978-1-934547-71-7

Release Date: June, 2016

From the dawn of feature films, fans—be they artists, gamers, visionaries, writers, or dreamers—have drawn inspiration from the big screen. Now, between the covers of Cinema & Sorcery, embark on a decades-long journey through time from the earliest days of sword and sorcery films up to the present day. Learn the who, the what, the where, and the how of your favorite fantasy movies (and perhaps a few you may have never even heard of until now). Fifty films are covered in great detail, followed by shorter entries for every fantasy film we could find. So turn up your Krull soundtrack, slip into your Labyrinth t-shirt, and brush up on your Princess Bride quotes, this is Cinema & Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Films!


About Green Ronin Publishing

Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle based company dedicated to the art of great games. Since the year 2000 Green Ronin has established a reputation for quality and innovation that is second to none, publishing such roleplaying game hits as Fantasy AGE, Dragon Age, and A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, and winning over 40 awards for excellence. For an unprecedented three years running Green Ronin won the prestigious GenCon & EnWorld Award for Best Publisher. Last year it worked with Wil Wheaton to create the Geek & Sundry web series Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana.


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