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SDCC Exclusive: AICN Screening of SOLOMON KANE with James Purefoy, Hosted by Capone [FULL, CHECK YOUR EMAIL]!

Published at: July 10, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST by Monty Cristo

Monty Cristo here once again.

 

Yesterday's 100 tickets to LAWLESS went very quickly indeed.

In addition to helping fill that screening, we are filling the theater for a screening of Michael J. Bassett's excellent SOLOMON KANE, which has been picked up for US distribution by RADiUS –TWC, the new distribution label from the Weinstein Company (VOD – August 24/THEATRICAL – September 28)).

Our very own Capone will host a screening of SOLOMON KANE on Friday at 9:15pm over at the Gaslamp 15 with star James Purefoy (badass among badasses), director Michael J. Bassett and producer Samuel Hadida in attendance for intro and Q&A.

We will also have some really neat graphic novels and shirts for all attendees.

SOLOMON KANE tells the original story of the sword-wielding, blood-splattered hero created by Robert E Howard, following him from the end of his life as a privateer to his redemption as a crusading hand of justice.

From the studio synopsis:

 

CAPTAIN SOLOMON KANE is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents.

As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders in an exotic city in northern Africa. But, when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn.

One by one, Kane’s men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil’s own Reaper -- dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane at last manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity.

His newfound spirituality, however, is quickly put to the ultimate test when he begins his journey across an England ravaged by diabolical human Raiders controlled by a terrifying, masked Overlord. After Kane fails to thwart the brutal slaughter of the Crowthorns, a Puritan family that has befriended him, he vows to find and free their enslaved daughter Meredith -- even if it means jeopardizing his own soul by re-embracing his murderous talents for a higher cause. His determined search eventually brings him face to face with his family’s own deadly secrets as he attempts to save Meredith and all of England from the forces of evil.

 

The movie is really, really fun, and we’re so excited about its upcoming US release. Thanks to RADiUS, the release is happening this fall. RADiUS will be announcing a fall screening plan rather soon too.

 

Here's the date/time/location:

9:15pm
Friday, 13 July 2012

Gaslamp 15
701 5th Ave
San Diego, CA

 

Like I said above, we are filling the auditorium for this one with AICN readers who will be in San Diego for SDCC. For a chance to get on the list, do the following:

 

1) Send an email here with the subject line:

SOLOMON KANE CONQUERS SAN DIEGO

2) Include your name and up to two (2) guests.

 

 

That's it. First come, first served. If you made it on the list, you will receive an email by midnight Central time tomorrow (Wednesday).

If you don't make it on the list, there will be a standby line, so all is not lost!

 

 

Moisés Chiullan / "Monty Cristo"
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  • July 10, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Met Donald F. Glut this past March...

    by Buddapest

    He wrote the majority of the Marvel comics stories about Kane. My son asked who Solomon Kane was, and he replied, "a puritanical know-it-all. I never liked that character. I hated him, actually." -- He was at the Lexington, KY, COMICON. Nice guy.

  • July 10, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Don't believe the hype

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    Sorry but the movie really isn't that good.

  • July 10, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    It's about fucking time.

    by JackSlater4

  • July 10, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    James Purefoy is indeed badass

    by Mr. Voodoo Potato Head

    Ironclad was an underrated gem.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    "really, REALLY good." Really?

    by D.Vader

    I've only heard its so-so good.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Better than the new conan

    by cory

    for damn sure. It was a pretty good movie. It's worth the price of admission IMO. It's about as true to the text of a RE Howard movie as we're going to get these days.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    3 1/2 out of 5

    by Dan

    Very solid genre entertainment. James Purefoy really nails it in all the ways Momoa, Kitsch, et al really don't.

  • Bullshit. If only someone who cared about the source would be put in charge. Then again, I fucking love Milius' version.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    But yeah...

    by Dan

    that second 'really' is really out of place... but it would be an awesome SDCC screening.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I've seen this (I somehow have a DVD of it)

    by billandted

    Like I said, I've seen it and remember nothing about it, which make me think it must not have been that good.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I actually LOVED "Solomon Kane," and I'm a lifelong Robert E. Howard reader and fan.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    It's true that the movie isn't based on any particular Robert E. Howard story, and it's also true that the movie creates a back story for Kane that Howard never wrote, but I've never seen another film that better captures the tone and feel of Howard's writing than "Solomon Kane." It BURIES last years, "Conan the Barbarian," and while John Milius' "Conan" is an extraordinary film that I love very much, "Solomon Kane" just feels more like the world Howard wrote about. I've seen quite a few overseas fans and critics bash the movie. I think what's going on here is the same thing that happens when bands are far more appreciated outside their own country than they are at home. It was hard for me to believe that with all the crap that finds distribution in the US, that NO ONE was interested in this film. If Americans haven't "heard of" someting, they're not interested. They often assume that if they've not heard of something before, then it's not worth checking out. If it was worth their time, they would've heard about it and "Solomon Kane" is a funny sounding title. That's too bad. We're too risk averse. I even know people who want to know how the movie ends before they watch it, just so they won't get something they don't want. Case in point: I tried to get my friend to watch "Rocky Balboa" after I saw it at BNAT. He asked, "Does Rocky win?" I said, "Well, I don't want to spoil the movie for you," to which he repiled, "If Rocky loses I don't want to watch it. I don't care how they spin it. If doesn't win I don't want to waste the time watching it. I'd rather you just tell me so I don't get disappointed or end up wasting my time." He asked me to spoil "Cabin in the Woods" for him too because he was perplexed by the trailers and just wanted to know what it was all about before he spent his time and money on it.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    That movie was SOOOOO disappointing

    by FrodoFraggins

    I loved Purefoy in Rome and thought the concept sounded great. The beginning was OK, but the second half was not well executed.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Kane is about 2 years old at this stage, not bad but

    by regan

    it has a low budget and everything that's cool in the trailer lasts about as long in the film and the ending is abrupt and disappointing. purfoy though is always watchable.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by cory

    but they won't so a low budget Solomon Kane is as good as we'll see. Studios don't want to handle RE Howard material because it's too inherently hard R. They'll just keep fucking it up. We live in the age of Ninja Turtles from space.

  • Yep, some dodgy CGI, but hey, this was a relatively low budget movie. I also liked IRONCLAD, that and CENTURION get a lot of plays in the blu-ray player. I can't wait to add SOLOMON KANE to my collection of 1080p!

  • July 10, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Couldn't even finish the movie

    by Cameron

    Its second act is steaming shit.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    It's darker and more gritty than any Batman movie will ever be.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    SOLOMON KANE is what "dark and gritty" means in the movie industry. That's the reason some people don't enjoy it, it's not an aesthetic they really admire, although many clamor that they want things "dark and gritty." Then again, in a post HBO GAME OF THRONES market, this movie might do alright on the store shelves, or on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Worlds better than that shitfest Conan remake.

    by thedarklinglord

    Admittedly, that's not saying much, given what a colossal turd that movie was - and boring as fuck - but Solomon Kane was true to the spirit of Howard's work. Sadly, the special effects weren't all that great (only a grade or two better than SyFy channel CGI), especially at the end, and I can't imagine they've been improved for US release. Which is a damn shame. The movie isn't as epically awesome as it deserves to be, but it's pretty good, especially when you consider the modest budget they had to work with. Another $20-30 million (even just half the budget of Wrath of the Titans), maybe one more revision to the script to sharpen things up a bit, and it could've been true blockbuster material. It's unfortunate that, unless it gets a wide US release and makes a shitload of money, we're not likely to see another installment in the franchise.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Purefoy as The Red Viper of Dorne in Game of Thrones.

    by Mr Soze

  • ...How come this took so long to get released in the United States? I thought it was an american film and I literally saw this one in theatres here(the Netherlands) years ago. Hell it was even on television(general televison not cable) about half a year ago. Anyhow I do heartily reccomend seeing it! It's definitely a B movie, with lots of flaws. But everything is made up by James Purefoy's ultimate badassery! It also features one of the last performances by the late great Pete Postlethwaite. On a related note, what happened to the Silent Hill sequel by the same director? Wasn´t that one filmed years ago as well?

  • July 10, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    was eh-eh.

    by IamHERE

    It had some good atmosphere and sets, a few decent action scenes and fights. Yet, there was just something that kept this movie from becoming amazing and badass.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Sorry but I disagree, Solomon Kane is poor

    by mus42

    Stilted dialogue, terrible editing. All-in-all its just not a very good film. In fact the only good thing in the film was Pete Postlethwaite.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by JackNF

    I Imported the blu-ray from the UK last year, it's not region-free but it was cheap off amazon.co.uk and I've got a second blu-ray drive in my desktop that I had already set to Region 2 / Zone B to be able to watch just such discs. I'll probably still make a point of catching it if it runs theatrically here, if only to throw money at the faint hope of a sequel some time down the line.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Really, really NOT good

    by thommcg

    Saw it a few years back ("thanks" to this site). Not good at all.

  • July 10, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    What a waste. This movie is average at best.

    by happybunni

  • July 10, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Purefoy

    by Baryonyx

    He's good in IRONCLAD and the ROME TV show.

  • July 10, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    This is the only movie I've illegally downloaded

    by IAmLegolas

    and it's only because there was no way to see it in the U.S. legally since 2009. I had waited long enough! Sorry.

  • July 10, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    And the movie was good, not great...

    by IAmLegolas

    but I think a sequel would be GREAT though. I am a book fan of SOLOMON KANE, by the way.

  • July 10, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I bought the UK version on Amazon.

    by vic twenty

    Looked like a bootleg, but the film was worth the money in my opinion. He wasn't nearly the unflinching a-hole that he is in the Howard books, and I really liked those stories. Worth a look, if for no other reason than to wash the taste of Conan out of your filmgoing pallette.

  • July 10, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Movie is Horrible!

    by konkrete590

    Saw this at Fantastic Fest and was so dissapointed. It was one of the movies I was really looking forward to, and it was just not good at all. The atmosphere is good, some of the acting, is good, but it is all played too goofy. Bad guys sneak up on people and then just wait for them to turn around and see them and kill them. Women act like nothing is amiss after just witnessing mosters kill everyone they know. Just bunk!

  • Atmospheric and engrossing. Kane is played brilliantly by Purefoy and the film is like a mixture of all your favourite sword and sorcery films. I'm glad you guys get to see it finally and I'm really looking forward to the sequel!

  • the mighty Pete Postlethwaite is in it...for a little bit. It's okay as a time filler. It won't up root any trees. I am surprised that it hasn't been released in America as yet though.

  • July 10, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Never understood the dislike for this film.

    by t_allen

    Sure I don't see 4-5 films a week and avoid Michael Bay films like a plague, but this was a solid fun film. We need more R. E. Howard adaptions like this and less like the latest 'Conan'. James Purefoy always delivers with roles like these.

  • July 10, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Thought it was cool, and appreciated that they took S&S

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    seriously.

  • July 10, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Ahh yes! Early VOD!

    by gotilk

    I love VOD. How long has this movie been around now though? Three years? I usually like movies that are this divisive.

  • July 10, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    The movie IS really, really good...

    by punisher5150

    I've read all of the REH stories, and the Marvel and DH comics of SK. The movie, while taking liberties, turned out to be the best adaption of a REH character thus far. It does suffer from some mediocre special effects at the end (and the ships at the very beginning), but otherwise it was a great darker-than-average adventure story. Hope this eventually pulls enough loot to warrant another.

  • July 10, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Double feature of Solomon Kane and Ironclad

    by punisher5150

    will give you plenty of James Purfoy badassness.

  • July 10, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I LOVE SOLOMON KANE

    by PatientZer0

    And I can't wait to see this film. If they get the character half right, I will be fookin THRILLED. End of Line.

  • July 10, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Meh. Reminds me too much of Van Helsing.

    by ReportAbuse

  • July 10, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I've been pimping this movie to my geek friends for years

    by BrashHulk

    True, they had a very small shooting budget and it shows... True, it doesn't follow any established REH canon... True, it could've been better. BUT... even with all that being said, it's still a very solid, darkly entertaining movie that brilliantly showcases Purefoy's skill and talent. And sure, it has faults, but SK is still leagues ahead of all but a handful of "sword & sorcery"-type movies that have ever been made. Also, the score, by Klaus Badelt, is absolutely gorgeous. It's been two years since I first picked it up, and I still listen to it frequently.

  • July 10, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Had this on bluray for ages?

    by RocketFuckingMan

    OK,not bad 7/10

  • July 10, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I bought this on Amazon last year along with Captian Alitriste

    by antonphd

    I enjoyed them both. Neither rise up to the level of being classic, but if you can see them, they are well worth your money and time. I think I'll go ahead and watch Solomon Kane tomorrow afternoon.

  • July 10, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    iamlegolas - you can buy the UK dvd and it works fine

    by antonphd

  • July 10, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    In all reality

    by theheavy

    It's just OK,..the manic desire for this film is so disperportionate ..really it's just OK

  • July 10, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Loved it.

    by DocPazuzu

    Don't listen to the naysayers -- scratch that. DO listen to them because a lot of their complaints would also pertain to Howard's original stories ("stilted dialogue", etc.). If you're a fan of Howard in general and Solomon Kane in particular, you will most likely not be disappointed in the film. Sure, they go with the origin thing which Howard never wrote, but that seems a small concession considering how fucking perfect the film's tone and Purefoy are.

  • July 11, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Watched it back to back with BLACK DEATH, twas a fine movie night.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • July 11, 2012, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I saw this nearly a year ago!

    by Clio

    I forgot all about it, and really never knew that it did not have a U.S. release. It was pretty good, nice and gritty, and Purefoy was perfect for the part.

  • July 11, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Way to be topical AICN

    by Crooooooow

    A screening for a movie that's been out for years.

  • July 11, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    The movie was alright. But tell me about SILENT HILL 2!!!

    by Johnno

    Sadly there won't be a trailer, but there's a Q & A and they're showing two scenes in 3-D. How about getting us some reports about that? Hmm?

  • July 11, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Yeah much better than new Conan

    by Talkbacker with no name

    What you lot on about, I thought it was pretty fucking good.

  • July 11, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    docpazuzu, yeah as a Kane fan

    by Talkbacker with no name

    There's a hell of a lot to like.

  • July 11, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST

    "If I kill you, then I am bound for hell....

    by Mark Jones

    ... it is a price, I shall gladly pay!" West Country accent ftw!

  • July 11, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Obijuanmartinez

    by PatientZer0

    Not thrilling, but nice. Dom DeLuise reference for the win.

  • July 11, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST

    no, no, no...

    by deanbarry

    This flick has been on DVD/Blu Ray for about 2 years in Australia. I've seen it. And it kinda sucks. The CGI special effects are groan worthy.

  • July 11, 2012, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Once more, for emphasis:

    by DocPazuzu

    Most of the naysayers here would probably hate the Howard stories as well. The Solomon Kane movie captures the tone of Howard's tales perfectly.

  • July 11, 2012, 4:22 a.m. CST

    A fairly decent adaptation of the source material...

    by Darth Scourge

    Yeah, it's a decent movie... a spirited adaptation of the REH source material, although the film does take a few liberties with the character. Still, it's not bad, and certainly worth watching. Saw this couple of years ago, got the Blu ray.

  • July 11, 2012, 5:20 a.m. CST

    I saw this movie 18 months ago in Singapore...

    by BelgiumRules

    And now it is only released in the US?????

  • July 11, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST

    if you are a howard fan or a purefoy fan, you need to see this

    by palewook

    not a perfect film, but fits more naturally into REH's universe than any other film or animation done of his characters.

  • July 11, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Solomon Kane > 90% of current hollywood shit

    by Dropping Karma

    I loved Solomon Kane. I downloaded it - and for a month all my ubernerd friends came to watch it in 1080. They loved it. Purefoy pure bad ass.

  • July 11, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    excellent ?

    by Kevin

    LMAO!

  • July 11, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    have you ever seen James Purefoy and Thomas Jane in the same room?

    by Skankardly

    I thought not.

  • July 11, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    SOLOMON KANE is an incredible film...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...I've had a few viewings for non-geek friends and fellow geeks at local comic shops and the reviews have all been glowingly favorable. The fact that it hasn't been released here in the states is pathetic. That's the only word I can think of: PATHETIC. The news of its inevitable release, while great news, is bittersweet. There's no major studio backing so there will be no advertising and it will come and go, theatrically, and may as well be released direct to DVD. WHY? It's a beautifully shot, thrilling film. So much better than most of what we see from major Hollywood studios. In the future, when people talk about the problems with the Hollywood money-machine, I think SOLOMON KANE will be used as an example of the studio system's poor taste in movies.

  • July 11, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    They fucked Outlander...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...and they Fucked Solomon Kane.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I love REH and i love this movie

    by CuervoJones

    I own it in Blu-ray since forever.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Still a Good Time for ERB Heroes...

    by Bald Evil

    Who ever would have thought we'd have Conan, Solomon Kane, and John Carter movies all within a few years of each other? Granted, Conan was stunningly bad, Solomon Kane was only released in Europe, and John Carter tanked so hard it could've been called "Martian's Gate", but still... they got made!

  • July 11, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I agree 100% with the reluctant austinite

    by CuervoJones

  • July 11, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    ARGH

    by Bald Evil

    Please ignore the previous comment... I just woke up and managed to confuse Burroughs with Howard. I realize my error and I am atoning for it now! Where is the fucking 'Delete' button...

  • July 11, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    bald evil

    by Kevin

    SK&Conan are from REH,...my gawd!

  • July 11, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    the green gargantua a great pairing those two indeed.

    by Bradly Durant

  • July 11, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    the reluctant austinite

    by Talkbacker with no name

    You seem to have good taste in movies, but terrible taste in friends :)

  • July 11, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    saw this over a year ago and it's pretty shit, sorry.

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Was bored all the way through it. It's not 'better than Conan 2011' It's just as bad.

  • July 11, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Worth a watch...

    by fitzcarraldo2

    It's not great by any means but it's a reasonably entertaining flick. Purefoy is pretty damn good and I hope he gets more leading roles. He ruled as Mark Anthony in Rome.

  • July 11, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Is this considered a classic now?

    by MooseMalloy

  • July 11, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Good Film, but overall Ironclad was somewhat better.

    by Stalkeye

    Despite kane looking more badass, 'clad's story and pacing is more favorable.

  • July 11, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Saw Solomon Kane years ago

    by copernicus

    My old-ass mini review of SOLOMON KANE is here. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42434/

  • I liked SOLOMON KANE. I loved VALHALLA RISING. I think the Higgs boson is cool. I want to know the science (or lack there of) of PROMETHEUS! Well, there was probably science, but were those people actually scientists? Scientists of the future? Shit, maybe all the kids these days are screw-ups, and the scientists in PROMETHEUS are the head of class in... whatever year it takes place.

  • July 11, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I liked the film

    by pumaman

    and actually hope they make a sequel, same goes for Conan, although the storyline on that one was shite. Jason Mamoa looked so fucking badass as Conan. As for Ironclad. That WAS a great film, but there were lots of shudder-inducing moments, that left me a bit disturbed. Watch it, and you'll see what I mean. Hint : Chop..chop !!

  • July 11, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    RottenTomatoes.com say 83% Fresh!

    by Tom Fremgen

    That better than Brave and better than Amazing Spiderman. So movie doesn't suck - sorry haters. And about frick'n time! Seriously!

  • July 12, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Solomon Kane is okay. Not bad. Not great. A solid okay.

    by Happyfat73

    Although, I couldn't help thinking all the way through that James Purefoy looks like Hugh Jackman's long lost brother.

  • July 12, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Momoa was a decent choice in the wrong production.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    It's not fair if he has to shoulder the blame for it's failure.

  • July 12, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Solomon Kane not bad? It was *terrible*, IMHO...

    by irishraidersfan

    Badly paced, awful performances, a plot that meanders and makes little sense - a waste of even a low budget. Sad.

  • July 12, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Didn't Love It

    by Tony

    Have to say, I am right in this film's target audience. I thought Purefoy was amazing in 'Rome' and will give him a pass in pretty much anything, plus I love historical fantasy violence movies AND anything with a religion/devil element. I should love this but I don't - watched it once, didn't hold my attention and I've felt no urge to watch it again. Wasted opportunity. I did feel there was a good film under there though; maybe a Director's Cut will reveal it.

  • July 12, 2012, 4:16 a.m. CST

    I'm confused.. this film was released YEARS ago..

    by James Robinson

    If this is the same film then whats with the hype? The movie was NOT a good film. it was a step above Sci-Fy, but below even the recent Conan attempt. Whats with the posts decrying it being overlooked as a masterpiece? Is this a joke?

  • July 12, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Jason Mamoa was great

    by pumaman

    They should DEFINITELY use him again as the wild and unruly Cimmerian. Just hire a different script writer and director! I just watched Outlander 2 days ago thanks to good old IMDB's recommendations after watching similar films like Black Death and Ironclad. I'm still on the fence about Outlander....I feel that ANYONE could have played the lead role in this film. Jesus was not bad, but man...Stallone, Van Damme , Purefoy, Pierce, Fassbender, ANYONE could have been the ' Outlander' .

  • July 12, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Jason Mamoa...

    by pumaman

    They really NEED to keep him if they ever make a sequel, and NOT go the route of Superman, where they ousted the excellent Brandon Routh for a Brit with as much personality as a boiled potato , the same as the new friggin Spidey flick !!!!!

  • Its a nice little flick and I would like a sequel. Nothing too spectacular, but good.

  • July 14, 2012, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Great screening tonight

    by Monty Cristo

    fans brought their imported DVDs to be signed, the Q&A was a lot of fun, and it was a good night all around.

  • July 15, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    by Stephen Bates

    I picked up a bootleg of this last year. While I love James Purefoy, I'm also a massive REH fanboy and this adaptation was so far short of the mark that it's a waste of money.