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Dragon crusaders

2011, regia di Mark Atkins


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: The Global Asylum - Distribuzione: The Asylum, Peacock Films - Soggetto: Mark Atkins - Sceneggiatura: Mark Atkins - Fotografia: Mark Atkins - Montaggio: Mark Atkins - Art Direction: Carl Waters - Scenografia: Carl Waters - Musiche: Chris Ridenhour - Effetti speciali: Live Effects - Formato: Color - Durata: 90'.

Cast: Nia Ann, Jason Beeston, Carys Eleri, Mark Richard Hayes, Christian Howard, Simon Lloyd-Roberts, Steve McTigue, Iona Thonger, Dylan Jones, Cecily Fay, Feth Greenwood, Shinead Byrne, Tony Sams, Charles Barrett, Gary Crosbie, Ambrose Flemming, Mike Lockley, William Huw, Kathy Francis, Paul James.





Trama e commenti: «.La storia di un gruppo di cavalieri templari rimasti disoccupati dopo lo scioglimento dell'ordine e che si ritrovano a combattere - indovina un po' - un drago. Probabilmente hanno pensato "squadra vincente non si cambia" dato che il regista è Mark Atkins, di cui abbiamo recensito parecchi film ultimamente, uno dei protagonisti è Simon Lloyd-Roberts, le locations sono in Galles, è un fantasy e ci sono i draghi... tutto esattamente come in Merlin and the war of the dragons. La qual cosa, chiarisco, mi fa grande piacere, dato che quel film è uno dei miei preferiti della Asylum, quindi direi che questo ha ottime possibilità di essere una visione piacevole».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - - - «It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good sword and sandals flick from The Asylum, and Dragon Crusaders delivers the goods. Asylum Hard Knocks alumni Mark Atkins pulls out all the stops available for a two week shoot and creates an interesting movie both on the page and on the screen. A group of knights stumble onto a village being attacked by pirates and decide to help out (the villagers, not the pirates). After boarding the pirate’s yacht they’re accidentally cursed by a witch. One by one they begin to turn into gargoyle-like flying creatures. In order to break the spell they must defeat the evil wizard and his dragons.The strongest thing Atkins has going for him is his cinematography skills. This movie looks like it takes place in the middle ages. The color palette alone sells it. That’s not to say his other skills as writer, director and editor don’t play a major role in why Dragon Crusaders is so good. Early in the film there is a pirate ship that is so painfully obvious as a modern sail boat dressed up with aged canvas sails. ... The gargoyles and dragons, while on par with other SyFy movies, are probably some of the best digital effects in an Asylum film to date. The movements of the creatures remind me of how the stop motion monsters of Ray Harryhausen moved- slow, steady and with little regard to real world physics. It fits in perfectly with the look of the film. Overall Dragon Crusaders is worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of medieval era films, dragons or b-movies».

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