Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"Tales of an Anicent Empire" - the NOT sequel to "The Sword and the Sorcerer"

Just how bad is this film? Well, I found it in the $1.00 bin at a record store last week.  It does have a nice looking cover with actor Kevin Sorbo.  Hey, if he is there, then the movie might be ok, right?  Oh how wrong I was.

As the 10+ minute long intro to the movie played out on my portable DVD player, I heared some words and phrases that made me think of the much better (and older movie) "The Sword and the Sorcerer."  Sure enough, even the ORIGINAL actor Lee Horsely appears briefly in the movie as General Talon.  Then he was gone again!  What?! huh!?  That was it, just a cameo showing him in a bar with a bunch of maidens hanging off of him begging him to take all of back to bed again!    

I'm surprise that Lee Horsely didn't appear on the cover in some fashion.  Maybe he threathen a lawsuit if his picture was on the dvd cover.

Christopher Lambert, Melissa Ordway, "The Sword and the Sorcerer" director Albert Pyun attempt to do a sequel to that first film on no budget at all.  Melissa Ordway is a determined princess out on a quest to defeat an enchantress/vampire by collecting a group of warriors that turn out to be a brother (Kevin Sorbo) and her sisters.  It appears that her father spread his seed far and wide...

Plus, in this film; Vampires can walk around in the daylight!  Their fangs can't retract except for one of the actresses.  The only benefit is that most of the women wear revealing clothing.

This is so bad a movie that one cannot help but watch it just to see how bad it is and get through to the ending.  That is saying something!

1.  Rotten Tomatoes.com (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tales_of_an_ancient_empire/).
2.  En.Wikipedia.org. "Tales of an Anicent Empire" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_an_Ancient_Empire)image from this posting.
3.  Amazon.com.  "Tales of an Anicent Empire" dvd. (http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Ancient-Empire-Melissa-Ordway/dp/B0062KMDPM)
4. movie by Lionsgate. movie poster Copyright 2010 by KIPPJK.

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