Tales Of An Ancient Empire 2012 R CC

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Swords clash and destinies collide in this epic story of bloodlust and vengeance.

Starring:
Kevin Sorbo, Matthew Willig
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Genres Adventure, Action
Director Albert Pyun
Starring Kevin Sorbo, Matthew Willig
Supporting actors Ralf Moeller, Sasha Mitchell, Inbar Lavi, Melissa Ordway, Michael Paré, Whitney Able, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Lee Horsley, Scott Paulin, Olivier Gruner, Sarah Ann Schultz, Janelle Marra, Norbert Weisser, Morgan Weisser, Victoria Maurette, Stephanie Katz, Xavier Declie, Leena Kurishingal
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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2.1 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By amster on February 4, 2012
Format: DVD
That was the worst POS I have ever watched in my life. I thought that Yor, The Hunter from the Future was the worst film ever made, but at least it had genuine action scenes, a linear plot, and something vaguely resembling a point. Tales of the Ancient Empire fails at even the most rudimentary things that people take for granted, things that exist even in bad films. If I had bought this, I would have returned it and demanded my money back on the grounds that Lionsgate is fradulantly deceiving the public into believing they were buying a movie. It's not, except in the sense that it contains some moving photographs and has people doing stuff. I believe that the filmakers simply ran out of money before completing the film and put together what footage they had. There's no other explanation. Entire passages, including both the prologue and climax, are done through narraration and ink drawings, with the actors stepping in to deliver dialogue. Everything is out of sequence, but not in a cool Taratino sort of way, but apparently done because it was the only way to splice the footage together. The CGI is laughable. They apparently didn't have the resources or money to do a proper render on their sequences, so they just used the test renders instead. I'm truly speechless. There's not a single sword fight in the entire film. And with the exception of a brief cameo by Lee Horsely (looking rather embarrased and pathetic, and still sporting that Matt Houston mustache), and a few passing references to Edan and Micah, this film has absolutely nothing to do with The Sword and the Sorceror. Shame on Lionsgate for even releasing this. Avoid this POS like the Black Death.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ghostwolf on January 26, 2012
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This has to be one of the worst sword and sorcery movies I have ever seen. I am a big fan of "The Sword and the Sorcerer" so I was expecting something to be at least similar in production quality.

What you get is a disaster from beginning to end. The acting is horrid for most of the actors, half the scenes are shot in front of a green backdrop, the computer generated graphics (such as the ship) is worse than you would see in a video game.

The story was non-existent, and at a point the movie just ends. They pretty much tell you the ending instead of filming it...Or I think that is what happened. I couldn't really say, it was that bad of a sequence - which I think they showed you about 3 times..

If the opening titles don't scare you from watching the rest of the film, you must be dead.

I'm not a big Kevin Sorbo fan and when I found out he was in this movie, I almost didn't get it. But, like the other reviewer said, he wasn't bad in this film. Lee Horsely (I noticed they renamed his character from Talon to "The Stranger" should have declined to be in this film. Why try to connect "Sword and Sorcerer" with this garbage. It really had nothing to do with the first film.

Total, total garbage...Stay away and recommend to people you hate...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan D. Peifer on February 3, 2012
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Ive never written a review on amazon before. I loved the Sword and the Sorcerer. I'm a fan of Kevin Sorbo. I also usually am VERY forgiving of movies. I can let alot go and enjoy things. With all that in mind i was severely disappointed in this movie. I liked a couple of the FEW scenes actually in the movie. the rest was all explaining and bad graphics. i mean i went into this expecting to be bad or cheesy but not like this. Everything that Oda did should have been Talon. The damn necklaces the kids used to find each other were little talons. Lee should have been and played the father considering Pare only had a few more scenes anyway. I just got lost when the movie would stop and they would try to explain things then stop again.

So yeah its basically like an audio book with some moving pictures.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Finders6 on January 24, 2012
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Never seen a film that was 10 minutes introducing itself. Also was made out of focus and colored most of the time in sepia. Should have award for poor everthing.
Best thing about this film is the dvd cover.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By lecudedag on February 7, 2012
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A dreadful mess. The film starts with "Kipp Downing presents..." and I'm thinking "Who?" Given this is only the second film he's associated with I'm not sure his name is on everyone's lips.

Names; there are two associated with this lemon. Kevin Sorbo and Michael Paré as Oda. Oda is a vampire killer. He decides to spare one (Xia played by Whitney Able) and they consummate their union (in cartoon form) and she becomes pregnant.

In cartoon form? Yes, the opening of the film - 10 minutes of opening credits involve still pictures - cartoons done in a Japanese style as Hekate (Cazzy Golomb) appears at talks directly to you (breaking the fourth wall), narrating the back-story.

Hekate appears again at the end to narrate the story, and more cartoon stills appear in place of any action. Hekate appears now with blacked out eyes (she's a vampire, apparently) only the eyes are blacked out digitally and really badly so as her head moves slightly you see the blackness not quite in place where the eyes are.

Digitally done sequences such as a ship in a storm are done so bad it looks like someone using a program based on Windows 95.

The vampires all appear with their fangs permanently extended (except Hekate, for some reason) and they can appear in the day time. To hide their fangs they wear a kind of hajib that covers the mouth.

Kara (Victoria Maurette) is beautiful but you don't see enough of her or anyone to give this a second star. The film's over-all plot is executed so badly but Albert Pyun (the director of Cyborg) might not be to blame. Perhaps the fact at least 10 people have a producing credit is the cause of this mess.

The closing credits is another 10 minutes.
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