Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Richard, try to remain calm...........

oh dear. there are many, many films (note the lack of the word "fine" before "films", please) that one could declare as being the "King Of Films" in the eyes of my brother Richard. Flash Gordon, for instance, rivals for his affections with Convoy, They Call Me Bruce? and most of the James Bond films.

however, few could hold a candle to this one

so news of Tales Of An Ancient Empire, the sequel promised to this film in the end credits (in 1983), actually being made might excite him!

Cult director Albert Pyun is reuniting with Lee Horsley - the star of Pyun’s The Sword and the Sorcerer in a return to the fantasy genre where both made their name.

Titled Tales of an Ancient Empire the new film casts Horsley as a mercenary general and father to stars Christopher Lambert - himself making a return to the genre that made him an international star - Kevin Sorbo and Victoria Maurette. There are offers out to a number of other significant stars of the genre but nothing is final on those fronts just yet.

In Pyun’s words, “It’s got a sorceress, hordes of demonic vampires, a giant serpent, sea pirates, nasty sword (and axe, spear & leg of cow) fights and gore galore. Everything that a rousing adventure needs to have.” The project began life as a proposed sequel to The Sword and the Sorcerer though I believe it has strayed some from that now and is more a sequel in spirit than in story and Pyun plans to make it as a true, hard R rated film.

i must confess to being rather keen to see it myself. personally, i see this as a qualification very much for my argument that the world went completely bonkers in the 90's by all but rejecting everything 80's, and it is a delight to see the fine gems of the era being revisited. well, that or, if you cast me in such a light, a group of fellow "retro chaps" with considerably better finances than me watched Sword one night and decided it would be a jolly good idea to fund the much anticipated (by Richard) sequel. either way or another way, we are all winners here. let's face it, however this turns out, it will be better than this Lost Boys 2 that will be with us soon.

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!
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