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HARRY REACTS! Albert Pyun Checks In On A Few New Projects, Including One That Will Make Harry Insanely Happy!

Published at: Aug. 5, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Albert Pyun started his career working for the great Akira Kurosawa, which automatically makes him cooler than 99% of everyone in the film industry. Lately, he’s been very productive, and he seems like he’s really proud of the work he’s been doing. Sure, he’s made a shitload of Canon films over the years, and some low-budget dogs, but he also made the dark and sleazy and completely awesome SWORD AND THE SORCERER back in 1981, and there’s a bit of news about that film at the end of his letter to us that will make Harry hoot so loud you’ll be able to hear him wherever you are as you read this. Check it out!

Hi Drew: Hope this finds you and your family well. Just wanted to let you know I am finishing a film that will be my best. It’s my next step up in my evolution as a filmmaker (I know it’s pretty damn late in the game). The film is titled LEFT FOR DEAD, and it’s a spaghetti western fever dream with pretty serious gothic horror overlays. I have a DVD screener I'd love to send you if you have the time and interest. BTW -- Lions Gate is releasing INFECTION in December. They are re-titling it INVASION. Hope you get a chance to catch that as well. And let Harry know that I'm making a sequel to THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER in Tunisia in October. It's titled, what else, TALES OF THE ANCIENT EMPIRE. Warmest Regards, Albert

Harry here... I'm concerned... and rather hopeful about this film. You see - I absolutely love THE SWORD AND THE SORCEROR. It's one of those films that is just sublimely awesome. Everything wrong about 1980's Fantasy... is why SWORD AND THE SORCEROR works. The funky costume design, the self-aware tongue in cheekness, the awesome nudity, machismo and blood and gore and animation cel effects. However - it's just done perfect. My concern is... of course... that Lee Horsley won't be back as Prince Talon. Now, Lee Horsley may not have the greatest film career of all time. But as Prince Talon - he was the fantasy equivalent of Han Solo - that George Lucas and Ron Howard desperately wanted to make Val Kilmer in WILLOW, but just couldn't fucking do. Now - oddly - Lee will next be seen in the Wayne Kramer directed Harrison Ford vehicle, CROSSING OVER - due out this holiday season... Han Solo and Prince Talon in the same film... nearly too much for this geek mind. But I hope Albert will bring back Lee Horsley as Prince Talon - he is a full half of why SWORD AND THE SORCEROR kicks the ass out the universe. The other half of the asskicking of this film is the score by David Whitaker - who basically seemed to retire from film music altogether after SWORD AND THE SORCEROR - until, if by chance, WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY came along - and since then, he's been selective. I hope Albert is able to talk him back into scoring this long coveted sequel. This could be an epic step forward. With the right financing, the right team of film lovers - and most importantly - with Lee Horsley and David Whitaker joining Albert Pyun on this journey... It could shake the pillars of heaven and piss on the head of Satan himself. TALON!!!!!!!

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  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    firstly

    by all

    who?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    what happened to the SWORD AND THE SORCERER sequel?!

    by Sir Loin

    I think it was to be called TALES OF THE ANCIENT EMPIRE. I was looking forward to that, the first film was awesome. Lee Horsley gotta eat, I'm sure.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    hell fucking yes.....

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    TALES OF THE ANCIENT EMPIRE. fuck yes

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Sir Loin...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... did you even bother reading the article?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    erm, guess I was wondering about Horsley

    by Sir Loin

    He said he's making the sequel, but I was wondering if Talon's going to be the hero again. Thanks Albert, been worth the wait! :D

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Mori

    by Sir Loin

    hahaha yes, I did indeed read it :D Probably shouldn't respond in TB while talking on the phone, can't seem to multitask. Must have been all the LDS in the 60's.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    What the fuck!?

    by MaxTheSilent

    So any z-grade hack can send Moriarty an email nobody cares about and can get posted as 'news' on the site. Next up: 'My Dinner with Uli Lommel' by Drew McWeeny.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Well, to be fair...

    by Horseflesh

    Harry's easier to please than a hermaphrodite with a prehensile dick.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    INVASION sounds very interesing....

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Would like to see that.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Horseflesh

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "Harry's easier to please than a hermaphrodite with a prehensile dick." Man, that's funny.<p>...a prehensile dick. Sounds like something from one of those crazy adult anime cartoons from Japan.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Albert Pyun

    by 7Cal

    Holy shit, when I read the headline I was like "I can't believe someone remembers that director's name and is using it ironically as an AICN handle. That guy made some of the biggest pieces of shit in cinematic history." I actually kind of smiled because I thought I was the only one who remembered his name. After renting Cyborg and Captain America with a couple of buddies in high school, I actually checked the director of Captain America because it was so shitty and boring it reminded me of Cyborg. I couldn't believe I was right, it was the same guy, and I identified this no-name director purely based on style. After that we avoided any other Pyun related titles like the plague. Anyhow in full disclosure I didn't know the Sword and the Sorcerer was also directed by him until reading this article, and with my vague recollections I remember it as actually OK. If that is the one with the triple bladed sword that could shoot out its blades. Anyhow at least the title "Tales of the Ancient Empire" sounds cool.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Spaghetti Western Fever Dream

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    For a real SWFD, watch Blueberry (also known as Renegade) with Vincent Cassel, Michael Madsen, Djimon Hounsou and Ernest Borgnine (how he didn't get a guestrole on Star Trek I have no idea). Great trip.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Joe Bob Briggs' review of S&S

    by jack-torrance

    I'd never heard of this movie. But I'm gonna check it out after I looked up the reviews on IMDB. I read Harry's review about how much he'd love to do an audio commentary for a special DVD. And I read Joe Bob's review. He sums it up with: "At least 90 corpses. Mucho snakes. Heads roll. Minimal kung fu. one beast. No motor vehicles. Magician guy with orange fingernails. Three stars."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Uwe Boll Laughs at Albert Pyun

    by Monkeybrains

    "Ha ha ha, and you think my movies are shite. Check out the fake ears on Capatin America"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Pyun almost made SPIDER-MAN in the late 80's

    by jack-torrance

    It was budgeted at $6m. Can you imagine what a SPIDER-MAN movie would look like with a budget of $6m?! Click on this link for more info about Pyun's plans to shoot SPIDER-MAN and MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE 2 back-to-back. http://tinyurl.com/2fk4l8

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Pyun is a good guy.

    by ELGordo

    Sure he's made some god awfull films but he'll be the first to tell you that. But few can beat the B-movie awesomeness that is Nemesis, Crazy Six, Mean Guns and Postmortem (which is actually pretty good, mostly because of the great Scottish cast). Can't wait for Left for Dead. Twitch.net reviewed it a few weeks back and gave it a good review.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:16 a.m. CST

    is fun and all

    by conbarba

    but this guy is just such a really BAD director.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    TALES OF THE ANCIENT EMPIRE

    by palimpsest

    Ahh, geek bliss. Of course it'll be rubbish, but as long as it's enjoyable rubbish, I'll be there. SWORD AND THE SORCERER even got a decent cinema release in the UK, though I doubt the sequel would. Where's Lee Horsley? Simon MacCorkindale works reqularly on TV in the UK. Richard Lynch is still playing scarred villains. Get the gang back together!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    infection

    by The Real MiraJeff

    was absolutely horrible. saw it at tribeca. pretty bad if you ask me. certainly not a dvd release to get worked up over.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Sir Loin,

    by DrFarben

    you did lots of Mormons (LDS=latter day saints)?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Ummm

    by Randall Flagg

    "spaghetti western fever dream with pretty serious gothic horror overlays" Wow that sounds like something I could really get behind... particularly when it gets made by J.J. Abrams and is called Dark Tower!! P.S. Blueberry sucked

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    S&S sequel: FUCK YEAH!!!

    by turk128

    Whoooooooooooaaaaaaa!!!!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Captain America....

    by Quake II

    actually had potential until Pyun jumped forward and threw Steve Rogers into the present day (early 90's). The Nazi stuff with the Red Skull was fairly cool. The crap in Italy with the President and reporter was crap-o-la. Sword & The Sorcerer was balls out cool when I was 15. That triple-bladed sword SOLD that movie.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Albert Pyun is a horrible, horrible director...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...seriuously he's so bad he should sue Uwe Boll for copyright infringement.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Honestly...

    by Sledge Hammer

    He's even worse at directing than I am a typing! And I know this from experience, during the eighties and early nineties I saw way more of his movies than is considered safe for human consumption.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Forsakyn

    As someone else stated I thought this was just some reader contributing an article - not the man Albert Pyun! He's made some really, really bad movies, but he's made some reasonably entertaining ones, too. As for "How does it compare to Conan, Beastmaster, Dragonslayer, and Excalibur?" Well, it's far more in vein with Beastmaster (which is odd to have grouped with the other titles you mentioned - I mean, I enjoyed it, but that was super-cheesy). So yeah, S&S is cheesy, but it has some nice nudity, and isn't afraid to make fun of itself. It's definitely a fun movie although I haven't seen it for ages. Anyhow, I'll definitely check out its sequel.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Akira Kurosawa

    by MRJONZ72

    I never knew this guy was associated with Akira Kurosawa. I would had known based on his movies. I mean I'm sorry he might be a nice guy and all. But granted I have never seen the whole thing of Sword and Sorcerer, but as far as the rest of his movies, i have seen about half of them, and out of Nemesis, I felt that I witness some of the worse movies ever made.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST

    You want bad? See Pyun's Adrenalin: Fear The Rush

    by jack-torrance

    But you'll lose 80mins of your life. This movie has ZERO plot. Make that minus zero plot. Two cops chase a killer through a long tunnel. That's it. No dramatic turns in the events, no plot points, no surprises. It doesn't even have any good gore or action. Characters are not one dimensional, they're zero dimensional. Make that minus...Anyway, it's set in the US but was shot in Eastern Europe and no one on the crew bothered to change the "Policia" signs on the police cars. Hilarious.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    I've always envisioned his surname...

    by DirkD13"

    ..being pronounced as if it was a phaser sound effect. Pyun, pyun, pyun!!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Albert Puyn´s Brain Smasher

    by Toby___Wong

    was awesome. One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. His Captain America wasn´t that bad. His Cyborg was also cool. Puyn is ok in my book.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Nemesis & Dollman

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Love that trash. Two guilty pleasures and I have zero shame in admitting such.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Albert Pyun should print out this article...

    by Ditch Brodie

    ...and highlight the part that says he's 99% cooler than everyone in the film industry. Then he can just start making the rounds: "Yo Clooney! You see this? I'm cooler than you." "Favreau! How's it feel to be in the bottom 99%, little man?" "Hey PTA! There Will Not Be Blood, cuz Cyborg will put a stop to that shit, BITCH!" "Brad Pitt!...Umm, just wanted to say hi."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Here it comes - the Richard Moll revival !

    by Mullah Omar

    I hope they dig that guy up and have him reprise his role as the bad guy. More projectile hearts, dammit!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Holy shit!!!!

    by DocPazuzu

    That I never thought I'd ever see that bit of news is the understatement of the year! The original is terrible, but a hell of a good time with shameless gore, cheesy fantasy villains, a misogynistic hero, titty, and a balls-out attitude. <p> Captain America and The Omega Doom.... not so much. <p> I can't imagine Pyun will be able to find his way back to form with Ancient Empire, but I will definitely support the effort. <p> "TALON! TALON! TALON!"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Now THAT IS truly cool news...

    by Frank Black

    For those of us who love Albert Pyun's work, there is nothing more satisfying than when he is recognized. His movies are better than 85% of everything else released theaterically each year.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Nemesis was a good flick

    by criticalbliss

    Nemesis was an underrated flick. I loved that one a while back.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Spaghetti Western Fever Dream

    by Anton_Sirius

    So it's an El Topo remake then?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Wnanahara7

    by DocPazuzu

    Fuck you, you pontificating socialist windbag. I'm surprised you took the time off from bobbing your pointy head on MinasTirithII's and GingerTwit's miniscule dicks to post here. <p> Fucking tool.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Wnanahara7

    by DocPazuzu

    Actually, it was you who expressed the urge to debate with your "two fists" when you had reached the end of your rather short intellectual tether, much like that other odious Pennsylvania socialist talkbacker LambLion was fond of threatening people with from time to time when he started losing debates. Not surprising. <p> Still, it would be interesting to hear your rationale for coming to a talkback regarding a geek cult fantasy B-movie's sequel and choosing that moment in which to launch a tirade of insults at Harry (and by extension anyone who might enjoy the rubbish). Did it make you feel smart? Counter-cultural? Perceptive? Artistic? Admirable? Cool? Aroused? <p> Fuck you, you pretentious cunt.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I doubt that this will actually get made

    by PacmanFever

    On a related note, yes Pyun can often be terrible, but he has made a couple of films I would consider guilty pleasures, if I ever felt guilty about liking a film.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    My money's on DocPazuzu

    by Ditch Brodie

    Unless Wnanahara7 is actually Dr. Boll. In other news, Daizaburo Harada is cooler than 99% of everyone in the film industry.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    What's the difference between Pyun, Boll and Lommell?

    by jack-torrance

    Nothing. Good joke.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I am Batman

    by DocPazuzu

    Well, moviemack, I'm glad to see you finally came clean with the reason behind your hatred of Batman Begins, even if only in the form of your new TB handle.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    DrFarben

    by Sir Loin

    "LDS" was not a misspelling, watch Star Trek IV and you'll understand.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Ticker

    by Jim Bolo

    Wasn't that a Pyun? That was bad. Soooooooo bad.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Pyun's SPIDERMAN

    by RenoNevada2000

    Pyun's SPIDERMAN script was perhaps one of the worst pieces of writing I've ever seen. (It's still floating around the internet, though it's usually mis-attributed as James Cameron's work.) Doc Octopus runs arpuind with a heavy European-immigrant accent saying "Okey dokey!" a lot and there's some pretty blatant patriotic pandering in the finale as Spidey parachutes off a skyscraper that's shooting into space using an American flag. It was all rather odious.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Wnanahara7's post reminds me of this douchebag...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    http://tinyurl.com/ypa5l8

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    SHOOTING-BLADE ACTION!

    by WONKABAR

    http://tinyurl.com/33zd4t

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I am Batman

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Great to have you back, moviemack. I look forward to the many TDK-fueled episodes of grab-ass and genital fondling between you and ImpulseCaper.<P>Such a cute couple.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    You Can't Go Home Again

    by mrdinky

    and if you try, you'll find that home isn't what you remembered it to be. it's a cliché for a reason, man. <p> your best bet is to hope that it is made well, which in this sci-fi/fantasy day and age means taking itself seriously.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Awesome link, MNG

    by DocPazuzu

    Laughed my ass off.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Hey Albert - Tim Thomerson called - he's available!

    by Forsakyn

    Really, Al, he is! (actually Thomerson is one of my "guilty-pleasure" actors)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Tim Thomerson is awesome.

    by DocPazuzu

    "Dry hair is for squids."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Sword and the Sorceror

    by McClane_Corleone

    Sucked, discuss.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    McClane_Corleone

    by DocPazuzu

    Of course it sucked! But it was awesome.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Ah, TheBodet...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I knew I could count on you to stick up for high culture. Thought about you the other day when I was watching my Jason of Star Command DVD set, actually. Yes, my (original) Ghost Busters DVD set is on the way.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    The "okey dokey" SPIDER-MAN script

    by jack-torrance

    I found it but are you sure it's the script Pyun was going to make? It's date marked '93, which is when Cameron was developing his version. Pyun was slated to do his one in the late 80's for Cannon and I found Cannon's SPIDER-MAN script, dated '85, and Doc Ock doesn't say "okey dokey" a hundred times like in the other script. The "okey" version is: http://tinyurl.com/2uo2wc The '85 Cannon version is: http://tinyurl.com/2pc6h8

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Sorry - wrong link

    by jack-torrance

    The Cannon version is: http://tinyurl.com/2uzke

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Fucking link ain't working!

    by jack-torrance

    Just go to this, scroll down. The Cannon script is the third one, called "First Draft" http://www.script-o-rama.com/snazzy/table4.html

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    How did he go from Kurosawa to DTV crap?

    by Nate Champion

    I mean, the dude never really made what anyone would call a respectable film. Didn't he learn anything working for the master?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/2uzkez

    by jack-torrance

    That link will work now, and take you to the '85 Cannon script. Only guy who says okey dokey is some car salesman!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Wnanahara7

    by DocPazuzu

    No, what I said was that "I wish I met more people like you in real life". It was you and Minuspenith who were talking about debating with "two fists" and "putting people to the sword" after the revolution. Furthermore, I haven't been on the east coast of the U.S. since 2003. <p> TheBodet is a PA guy. I'm sure he could kick your ass too, just like me, if it came down to it. <p> Fucking threatening people on the internet. Could you be more of a loser, jackhole?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    btw

    by conbarba

    did not he shoot radioactive dreams? crappy 80´s futuristic punk airbrush-makeup shit. i liked the song though, Crappy as it was.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Pyun: so bad he's good

    by Thick McRunFast

    I remember going on a binge of Pyun flicks just so I feel better about myself. I believe it ended with BRAIN SMASHER: A LOVE STORY, a true classic. I checked back in on him recently, and he's been paying the bills making those straight-to-video ghettosploitation flicks with Snoop Dogg and Ice-T. The man is a testament to the notion that if you can bring a movie in on budget - no matter how shitty it is - someone will hire you again.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Hey Wnanahara7...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ... are you posting from the Northhampton County Mental Ward?! Cause what kind of nutbag manages to needlessly insult Harry, make threats of a desired physical altercation, and posts his fucking email address all in one Talkback?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    The (marginal/next to nothing) T&A in SWORD/SORCERER--

    by thegreatwhatzit

    belonged to Kathleen Beller. She had a nude scene but it may have been performed by a body double. A fox, a bosomy bombshell. I don't think she's made a movie in 15 years (didn't she perform a "hot" nude scene, sana body double, in THE BETSY?). She's now 51. Maybe she's still pretty nuclear!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    KRULL 2

    by young1

    Why not? If a sequel to S&S is warranted, then so is a sequel to Krull.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Ahh yes..

    by nolan bautista

    ..Kathleen Beller..now thats a name i havent heard in a long time..a long time..i know that i spilled much seed on my sheets in honor of Kathleen Beller..(even her brief appearance in "The Godfather 2" initiated such a spilling)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    RE: Kathleen Beller

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Here you go lads:<P> http://tinyurl.com/2xldcm

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    SHUT UP, YOU DOGS!!!

    by datachasm

    S&tS is one of the great 80's sword and sandals flicks. those shootin swords... lol. id love to see a sequel to this property. im SO surprised we are talking sequel and not REMAKE. support it for that reason only.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Wnanahara7

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Regarding your "response", you forgot to thank Harry for allowing you to post that ridiculous diatribe on HIS website. You know, AICN is rather lenient when it comes to banning people. So, if you've had a personal problem with that in the past, it may be because you come across as an utterly trollsome dickhead. That being the obvious case, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you have to come back someday as Wnanahara8.<P>And that's an interesting way of deflecting the nature of your threat = providing your email and location in a clear invitation to have people "talk their shit to (your) face" while simultaneously claiming that anyone who takes you up on the offer is the one making the threat. Meanwhile, those that don't are pussies, right?<P>Wow. Your reasoning is airtight in its insanity.<P>You should read that link I posted earlier in this TB and then find yourself a new fucking hobby.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    YES! YES! YES!

    by Movietool

    That was my geek orgasm. I never in a million years thought I might actually get to see a sequel to my favorite fantasy movie of all time - The Sword and the Sorcerer. And yes, Lee MUST be back as Talon or it's no-go. I don't care how old he is now - he owns that part like no other could.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Sequel was in ending credits....

    by jhpiii

    30 yrs later and the sequel that was promised in the ending credits is finally being made...ROFL....well better 30 yrs than never!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Right on, SK229

    by Cadillac Jones

    Well fucking said! Harry's oafishness doesn't offend me even a fraction as much as McWeeny's hubris lately. Master of Horror indeed! How many people even subscribe to Showtime these days? 7? In the United States?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Albert Pyun!

    by CuervoJones

    Now that´s a kitsch reference!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    So what? Jess Franco worked with Orson Welles

    by CuervoJones

    Anyway Sword was funny. Ator and Deathstalker must return, too. Lana Clarkson all the way!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Hang on a second!

    by PacmanFever

    So Spidey parac

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Hang on a second!

    by PacmanFever

    So Spidey parachutes off a space-bound skyscraper using a flag?!?! I don't know about anyone else but I'm convinced.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Buckaroo Banzai sequel hope

    by RokurGepta

    is there any hope?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Remo Williams: The Adventure Contintues

    by RokurGepta

    Biggles Further Adventures in Time <br> Ice Pirate2 <br> Tron 2.0 <br> Krull 2 <br> Return of the Dragonslayer <br> Bigger Trouble in Little China <br> They Still Live <br> Spaceballs 2: Jews in Space

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST

    I don't remember S&S at all

    by Lost Prophet

    maybe I need to look it up again, especially if it is as truly awful as people say. I do remmeber Krull, Beastmaster and Conan though- which makes it more surprising I am drawing a blank on this one.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    Wnanahara7

    by Lost Prophet

    I think the problem with your post is that it doesn't in any way make a point. It is merely the Tb equivalent of grafitti. <p>just like I am Moviemac's and Ringworm9's posts are TB anorak-ism.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I'll second the request for a sequel to Yor

    by ATARI

    'nuff said.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    I was supposed to do the sequel...!

    by PackardFilm

    Not offically but.. seriously, for years i've wanted to make that promised (but never delivered) sword & sorcerer sequel, just ask anyone who knows me, check the IMDB message boards. i've always had it up on my Myspace site (myspace.com/choogo) including a proposed treatment, cast list, etc In all flippancy set aside though, my concept would be so far removed from their likely conventional mega play-it-safe compromised route it wouldn't matter one way or the other. At least now I know i can move on to the sequel i've always wanted to do anyway ..KRULL! --Damon Packard (Reflections of Evil)

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    SK229

    by DocPazuzu

    I would have thought it obvious. The difference between W7's typically venomous and pointless post and yours is that you took the time to phrase a coherent and legitimate gripe. I have no problem with that. However, I do find it endlessly baffling that the critics of AICN and its policies seem to think that it's okay to bash it, but are extremely thin-skinned when opposed in these opinions.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    What we really need...

    by Tiki-421

    is a Death Stalker reboot. Death Stalker rules!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    DEATHSTALKER babes...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Playboy's Barbi Benton (may her movie career R.I.P.) and the late Lana Clarkson. Both were unconstrained, performing nude scenes sans compromise (the good 'ole days when nudity--in lieu of hardcore violence--was the draw). I can't believe that Clarkson, during her final days, was saddled with a $9-an-hour job as a cocktail waitress. She wasn't a particularly good actress but she deserved better. Little wonder that Benton's career tanked--if you phoned her for an interview, her manager-husband insisted that you had to literally pay Benton for a q&a session! I thought the guy was rich but go figure--!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I haven't seen Deathstalker either

    by Lost Prophet

    and I pride myself on watching and enjoying shit films. Clearly a trip to HMV is needed.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Lost Prophet

    by DocPazuzu

    Yes, you owe it to yourself to see Deathstalker. It's soooooo cheesy and virtually incomprehensible. There's even an outrageously funny scene where Deathstalker is involved in a life-and-death, semi-nude wrestling match and I swear to God they softened the lens for it. <p> But please tell me you've at least seen and loved Hawk The Slayer! <p> "VOLTAN! You will DIE by this sword!"

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    King Talon!

    by TORTURE PWN1

    Shouldn't he be king by now? They need to get Richard Moll back.Richard Lynch too, even though his character died.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Maybe Uwe Boll can remake Fulci's CONQUEST?

    by TORTURE PWN1

    Or maybe not...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    oh

    by Dollar Bird

    At first I thought "Sword and the S." was "The Warrior and the Sorceress" starring David Carradine and a woman with 4 breasts. But now I see it's not and I'm a little less excited. I think the Carradine one was written by dinosaur artist, Bill Sout, too. I probably saw "Sword..." at one point in time, too, but don't remember.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Seriously though Mori, what DID happen to TALES?

    by Wrath of The Tall Man

    (Sorry for the probable double post.) If I understand correctly, SWORD AND THE SORCERER cost less than $4 million and made over $39 million domestic. Not sure how much it made worldwide but in the U.S. it was the sleeper hit of 1982 coming in at number 18 for the year grossing around $450,000 less than CONAN which cost over $20 million. Needless to say, it was a pretty big success. Why in the world did it take 25 years for the producers to get the sequel off the ground? They obviously wanted to make one, going as far as to announce it in the end credits. What gives? Did a rights owner die or ??? Seems the studios would've financed one if they couldn't arrange a larger budget independently. <p> And the nay sayers be damned - THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER is pure b-movie bliss! A "bad" movie that is the best kind of cheesey joy.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    And Harry's right...

    by Wrath of The Tall Man

    Lee Horsley and David Whitaker are essential for this to succeed. <p> Is Brandon Chase producing? I figure he'd be one of the owners of the first film and is more than likely equally (or possibly most) responsible for its success. <p> Lastly, any poster collectors out there ever see a 14x36" U.S. insert or 22x28" half-sheet for S&S? Seems they only printed one sheets.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Hell, for that matter...

    by Wrath of The Tall Man

    Anyone ever see a rolled/unfolded one sheet for S&S? Been lookin' for years.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    pyun 99% cool? check his history on 'Max Havoc'

    by xhorbius

    http://www.kuam.com/news/21106.aspx Said cool director and producer John Laing clearly ruined filmmakers likelihood to film on Guam. With lesson learned, Guam needs to properly screen filmmakers in the future seperating d-list director hacks from highly accomplished auteurs. oh yeah and the movie's direction, editing and plot sucked ass.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Doc P

    by Lost Prophet

    Yup, seen it, love it. <p>I miss cheesy shitty films. bad movies nowadays seem to be actually bad, and not in the least bit enjoyable.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    W7

    by Lost Prophet

    what are you talking about? <p>My love for crappy films is well established- See the Sex and the city TB for examples (Troma are great!)<P>I have no beef with you (You're not ringy) and stand by my original post, I was just answering a question, and adding my needless 2 cents.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    BTW- I hate to do this as it is prime TB dickhead

    by Lost Prophet

    behaviour but it's "clique" not click. Clique is amall exclusive group, whereas Click is what you do to a mouse button.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    The funniest thing about you, W7...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...is how thin-skinned and vain you are. You'll post what you think are withering, rapier-like attacks on people, but follow them up with cocolopezisms which amount to "And now I'm through with you tools - flame predictably away!" in the hope that we'll have been shamed into refraining from such posts, thus leaving you with the last word. When we then simply ignore your disguised pleas, your poor self-esteem makes you return anyway, time and time again. <p> What a little bitch.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    W7

    by DocPazuzu

    Well, since I'll be one of the first people in line to be "put to the sword" by you and MinusPenithII after your glorious revolution I figure I'll enjoy myself until then. <p> So suck it, you deluded, sociopathic, preening, pussy-fisted bitch.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    W7

    by DocPazuzu

    I see you typing, but all I hear is slurping.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    "a walking dictionary of teenage taunt."

    by DocPazuzu

    Apparently you can't resist taking the bait over and over again, much to my endless delight, so let's see if you actually mean it this time. <p> Bitch.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    hahahaha!

    by DocPazuzu

    What's it like, W7, chewing your knuckles, trying not to give in to the urge to respond? It must fucking kill you to allow yourself to be manipulated by my posts to the point where no matter what you do -- post or not -- you end up dancing to my tunes.