Monday, May 17, 2010

"Tales of an Ancient Empire" Trailer!

Two of the most influential swords-and-sorcery films when I was growing up were Hawk the Slayer and The Sword and the Sorcerer. They were perfect fodder for my D&D-soaked brain, and Cinemax and HBO showed them with enough frequency that I can still recite parts of them by memory today. And more than a few of my campaigns had a River Shale, too. Last year, I mentioned that sequels were in the works for both films, and now we've got an honest-to-goodness trailer for Tales of an Ancient Empire, the long-awaited sequel to The Sword and the Sorcerer!


Kevin Sorbo! Vampires! Decapitations! This could suck (but as vampire-swords-and-sorcery movies go, could it even approach the awfulness of Bloodrayne II?), but it might be a fun ride. Time shall tell.

5 comments:

Tenkar said...

Cool. Straight to video I expect, but still way cool ;)

David Macauley said...

I had trouble getting the Vimeo video to work, so I watched the trailer on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3p1V5E0RpA

...and yep, it sadly looks incredibly B-grade, poorly scripted, with sad special effects and how should I put it? Umm...very modern America in a fantasy setting. I won't be watching this, not even for the tits.

Joseph said...

Thanks, David. I embedded the YouTube version rather than the Vimeo.

But b-grade awful fantasy films are half the fun of the genre. It might not be Lord of the Rings, but hopefully it won't be The Barbarians, either...

xaphalanx said...

Conan the Destroyer was the film I saw over and over again. Although I have to admit I can't remember much of it anymore. I think I'd find the special effects not so special anymore. Second runner up would be Krull. Anyone else?

grodog said...

It might be a tough call as to which is the worse film---the sequel or original :D :D

Allan.