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Rise of the Shadow Warrior 2013

A ruthless elven bounty huntress shoots down the dragon ridden by the fugitive orc shaman, Fangtor Bloodmoon. When Fangtor refuses to surrender quietly, the huntress must battle for her own life against the dangerous villain, and comes away with more than just his head.

Starring:
Danielle Chuchran
Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction
Director John Lyde
Starring Danielle Chuchran
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format: DVD
Ok lets be honest, this is not a massive high budget production.

Purchased it for bit of a laugh and was prepared for something truely awful.

Was actually surprised.. unlike say for example " in the name of king" it does not try and be bigger than it is and does not take it self too seriously .

The main actors especially the cute elf chick and orc guy hold the film together and make it entertaining.

As I said don't expect lord of the rings, expect hawk the slayer ;) ...
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didn't expect very much being a cheap B?TV movie but it was better than I expected it to be sort of a very low budget Lord of the Rings without a ring lol! It won't wow you but it's enjoyable with an Elven bounty hunter,an Orc & Keltus the good guy,there has to be one of course & there.s even some mermaids.It's rated 15 but should be PG there's nothing scary or anything a child shouldn't see in my opinion.
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A pleasant surprise...a low budget fantasy movie that I initially watched on the SCI-FI channel which turned out to be a lot better then their usual fare. Ok so it doesnt try to hide its blatant references to the LORD OF THE RINGS films (opening sequence of a mystical voiced female telling us of the lands history as the camera glides over a map, plenty of orcs, an Elf and even a dungeon dwelling creature reminiscent of Gollum) but after a short time you dont care about its influences, if anything the decent story, acting, costumes and action sequences are a tribute to Jacksons influence...a neat homage. The at times overuse of camera filters to make the sky look unusual can be a bit annoying but apart from that I think, like myself, you will appreciate the efforts and hard work thats went into this ... superb orcs and that sexy blonde Elf is to die for!
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I waited until the price dropped before buying this DVD. It is pretty good and I would not have been dissapointed if I had paid full whack for it.

The other reviews will tell you the story. I will just say that it is good, I liked the characters and there are some nice twists along the way.

All right, it is not LOR but it is very watchable.
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REVIEWED VERSION: 2013 Signature Entertainment UK Blu-Ray (Region FREE)

Director: John Lyde

Cast: Danielle Chuchran, Richard McWilliams, Paul D. Hunt, Kyle Paul Kyle Paul, James C. Morris, Eve Mauro, Bailee Mykell Cowperthwaite

Production: US 2013

SYNOPSIS

The undead god Goth-Azul seeks a way back into the world of the living with the help of the Shadow Cabal, whose followers bear the sign of the shadow.
When elven bounty huntress Nemyt (Danielle Chuchran) takes down the infamous orc sharman Fangtor Bloodmoon (Adam Abram) she is cursed with the mark as well and the undead contagion begins to fester.
With the help of cleric Keltus the Wanderer (Richard McWilliams) and disgraced orc Kullimon (Paul D. Hunt) she seeks to stop the Shadow Cabal and find a cure.

THE PROS & CONS

So RISE OF THE SHADOW WARRIOR isn't gonna win any awards for originality, that's for sure. But comparing every EVERY fantasy film to A+ productions such as THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT trilogies is just ridiculous.
RISE OF THE SHADOW WARRIOR is clearly a B movie. So don't compare it to A and A+ blockbusters!
As such RISE OF THE SHADOW WARRIOR works out superbly, making the most out of its budget. Sure, the story isn't original, but it is compelling and the characters, especially, are well fleshed out and make up for all the flaws.
The best character by far is Nemyt (brilliant performance by the lovely Danielle Chuchran), the elven bounty huntress. Someone clearly did not want to create yet another elven stereotype and created a genuine elven anti-hero: Nemyt is tough, vulgar, bratty, aggresive and filled with hatred and the desire for vengeance - not what we are used to at all.
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Nemyt Akaia (Danielle Chuchran) is a fiery elf who is a bounty hunter. She kills an orc and gets cursed. Keltus (Richard McWilliams) is a human wanderer because ranger has been already taken in LOTR. Nemyt has a strong natural resistance to the curse. This allows her to travel among the orcs and fallen elves. In addition to attempting to get the curse removed, it seems the whole world is about to come to an end with the release of the Shadow Lord or "he who which we don't speak." There are also dwarfs in this film who swap their allegiance to the orcs.

Yes, if you haven't figured it out, they did some wholesale stealing from LOTR including a night rider and several scenes that didn't involve more than 10 people. While the story boasts a shadow curse, it was a little light on dragons. The make up was pretty decent. Our elf wore cheap light blue contacts, but it looked good with her handlebar ears. The fighting choreography was noticeably bad in a few scenes. There were also too many poorly lite night time scenes. Kids should like it.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, nudity. Filmed in scenic Utah.
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This 2013 High fantasy adventure [aka: SAGA Curse of the Shadow, aka: Curse of the Dragon Slayer, aka: SAGA Curse of the Cabal], focuses on a female Elf Nemyt, whose is cursed when she slays an Orc Shaman who served the ‘Shadow’. Meanwhile, Keltus the Wanderer also seeks to destroy the ‘Shadow’, and together with a Black Orc, the unlikely trio set about stopping a ritual that will bring the God Death into their world.
I wasn’t expecting much from this low budget movie but despite some clunky scenes at the start as characters were introduced and the basic plot explained, it soon provided some stunning scenery, good costumes, good special effects [although the orange sky is often blue] and colourful characters such as steampunked Dwarves, while Nemyt’ look is  something between sexy and demonic with piercing blue eyes and Yoda style ears. But much of the dialogue is cliché and awkward while the plot seemed to be written by a Role Play Gamer whose only concept of mythology comes from a flawed board game [not historical] and the names from a Random Name Generator [lose a *] while many of the sword fight sequences depend on gymnastics, rather than fighting.
The single disc offers play, scene select and set up [2.0 default or 5.1] and rates a 15 for it’s loping off of heads and the general violence, and various ‘monster’ types. The film has some humour but takes itself all too seriously. It is entertaining, but in an 80’s ‘He Man’ or ‘Red Sonya’ manner, Just don't expect 'Lord of the Rings'.
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