Meteors plunge to Earth in the 12th Century, unleashing a horde of dragons from outer space(!). They destroy the castle of nasty king John Rhys-Davies. He and a few followers take refugein the castle of a good and wise king, plotting to overthrow him when opportunity arises.Meanwhile, a lone-wolf hunter is conscripted into hunting down the dragons, with the help ofa disparate band (including a martial arts expert — don’t ask).
This is another pic that follows the standard …ormula set down by UFO and Phillip Rothproductions (Deep Shock, Dark Waters, etc.): big action opening with what arerelatively impressive (or at least copious) FX for a low-budget production, followed by hugeswatches of very little dragon action. The dialogue and characterizations are more painful in thisone than in others, making it a bit more of a chore to sit through.
The sound, as with most Velocity releases, is 2.0. This means that what is lost in placementis made up for with very loud surround. the explosions are particularly big, and the surroundaspects are generally pretty active, though not inappropriate. There is occasional sibiliance andbuzz on the dialogue, though not much.
The fullscreen transfer isn’t terrible, but the colours, though acceptable, could be a bitstronger. There is a tiny bit of grain, but it is minor. The blacks are fine. The image is quite soft,though. All in all, a perfectly watchable transfer, but not one that is very pleasing to the eyeeither.
Nothing but the trailer. The menu is scored.
Pretty much what you’d expect, and I hope you’re not expecting much. When the dragonsshow up, they don’t look that bad, though.
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