SAGA - Curse of the Shadow
2013, regia di John Lyde
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Arrowstorm Entertainment, Mainstay Productions - Distribuzione: Paramount Home Entertainment, Ascot Elite Home Entertainment, Family Films, Interfilm, Phase 4 Films, Syfy - Soggetto: Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin - Sceneggiatura: Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin - Fotografia: Airk Thaughbae - Montaggio: Airk Thaughbae - Scenografia: Anne Black - Costumi: Clare Nelson - Musiche: Panu Aaltio - Effetti speciali: Clark Edmunds - Formato: Color - Durata: 111'.
Cast: Danielle Chuchran, Richard McWilliams, Paul D. Hunt, James C. Morris, Eve Mauro, Danny James, Kyle Paul, James Gaisford, Bailee MyKell Cowperthwaite, Nichelle Aiden, Clare Niederpruem, Christel Edwards Anthony, Andrew Liston, Adam Abram, Andrew Jones, Kevin Lyde.
Trama e commenti: cultmovie.altervista.org - filmscoop.it: «Una congiura segreta, The Shadow, lavora per realizzare il ritorno di Goth Azul – il Dio non morto – nel ricco mondo di SAGA, popolato da elfi, orchi, nani e draghi…».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - dreadworld.com - horrorcultfilms.co.uk - facebook.com - wired.com - redcarpetcrash.com - horrormoviediary.net - theindependentcritic.com - cinetastic.de - abandomoviez.net - horrortalk.com: «...The story is a bit tired, sounding almost like the beginning of a bad joke: a human cleric, an orc, and a possessed elf walk into a bar, I mean, begin a quest to stop a dragon! They are three mortal enemies that must put aside their preconceived biases and band together to fight a greater foe! When something vaguely resembling a dragon finally does show up at the climax of the movie, its appearance is saddled with the very same problem that has plagued low budget filmmakers for decades, that being the curse of cheap CGI. The main antagonist of the film might as well have been played by one of those inflatable wiggling balloon guys that flap about in the wind at openings of used car emporiums. The fierce dragon king whose arrival has been feared throughout the course of the entire film is then subsequently dispatched with great ease. I've had bowel movements that have given me more difficulty. Now, Curse of the Dragon Slayer is not all bad. In fact, there are many aspects of the production that I found to be most impressive. First, the movie looks way better than it ought to. Whoever did the location scouting should be commended as there's some truly breathtaking scenery that our LARPers get to frolic in. Secondly, the make-up effects are much better than expected. I joke about Curse of the Dragon Slayer being a poor man's The Lord of the Rings ripoff, but it's not because of the fantastic orc make-up. Many of these cats could have easily stepped out of this C-list movie and marched directly onto the set of The Two Towers without missing a beat. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? ...».
Conosciuto anche con i titoli:
SAGA: The Shadow Cabal;
SAGA: Les seigneurs de l'ombre; Schattenkrieger: The Shadow Cabal;
Rise of the Shadow Warrior; Curse of the Dragon Slayer; Dragon
Lore: Curse of the Shadow.