Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pulp Triple Feature!

As many of you know, most of today's pop entertainment had it's birth in the original pulp fiction that began coming out in the early 20th century.  Comic heroes, space opera fantasy, sword and sorcery adventure all had it's beginnings with cheap and trashy dime magazines.  Star Wars, Jack Kirby's creations, Dungeons & Dragons and RPGs in general can all be traced to the early creators of fantasy adventures; Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. P. Lovecraft. What better way to wrap up October with a triple feature based on classic fantasy, horror and pulp adventures!  Lock yourself indoors, make yourself a big bowl of buttered popcorn and enjoy!

First Feature:
H.P. Lovecraft's modern-day silent film!


Feature Two:
Edgar Rice Burroughs space fantasy hero brought to life!

Feature Three:
Robert E. Howard's classic swords and sorcery hero!

Available via Video on Demand or at your local video store!

6 comments:

  1. Two of those are good, at least.

    I haven't seen Solomon Kane, but I've heard bad things. I dig that poster, though.

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    1. I just watched Kane for the second time and it's not that bad at all. You should really give it a chance I think you'll be surprised.

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  2. Sad to say, but I have only seen the top of those three. Mind you I've always been a much bigger fan of horror than almost everything else. http://shortymonster.co.uk/?p=251

    I know John Carter got destroyed by the critics, and Solomon Kane didn't exactly wow people, but from a role playing/inspirational viewpoint, how would you rate them?

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    1. Carter is far better than the press said it was. I was pleasantly entertained by it. I mentioned Kane in my reply to Trey above. RP-wise, I wasn't 'inspired' by either flick but Kane does have two scenes (spoiler: The church and later the sorcerer) which I felt nailed Howard and some pulpy rpg.

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  3. The Call of Cthulhu film is brilliant -- the best film adaptation of any of HLP's stories to date.

    I haven't seen the other two. The reviews were quite negative (or lukewarm at best), but perhaps they may worth checking out nonetheless for a fan of the genre...

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    1. I had no problem with either Carter or Kane. Both were decent films, sure with a few flaws, but better than most in the genres.

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