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RE: Historical Epics - Like Megan Fox? Like Swords? - 18/5/2009 10:47:17 PM   
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Did anyone catch 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth on Channel 4? Perhaps I should have started something in Small Screen but it hardly seems worth it, and it's the type of programme that would appeal to those who read this thread. What did people think?

Personally, I liked the information about the Anglo-Saxon culture, the narration and the music but not much else.


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RE: Historical Epics - Like Megan Fox? Like Swords? - 19/5/2009 2:20:28 PM   
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Yes I managed to catch it and was quite impressed by it. I thought the re-enactors did a fine job and the research into the old English/Norse languages were particularly well done. I'm not sure how far along thr west country accent would have been at this point though!  I especially liked Ian Holm narrating too, gave the show a very proffesioanl tone.

Tonights episode looks to be even better with the whole show dedicated to hastings. I kept thinking last night, "boy they are cutting it fine to squeeze the most important battle in!"




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RE: Historical Epics - Like Megan Fox? Like Swords? - 19/5/2009 11:03:49 PM   
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I saw the second half today. It grew on me as it went on.

Ian Holm can officially narrate my life.


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RE: Historical Epics - Like Megan Fox? Like Swords? - 21/5/2009 8:34:58 PM   
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Yes I watched it too. Thought it were pretty good. Would have preferred more focus on Harold and William but it was a interesting take on it from the point of view of the soldiers.

I'm sure it's probably already been mentrioned but three Hastings films are also set to be made - click

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RE: Historical Epics - Like Megan Fox? Like Swords? - 27/5/2009 3:06:19 PM   
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I saw the first half... and it was ok.

I'm more excited by this;


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RE: Historical Epics - Agora - 18/6/2009 7:46:27 AM   
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The most anticipated Ancient World movie of 2009: Agora, from director Alejandro Amenábar (The Others) starring Rachel Weitz as Hypatia, the scientist-scholar who ran afoul of the Christians in Alexandria in 415 A.D. It’s said to be the most expensive Spanish production ever, with an extraordinary recreation of ancient Alexandria (a city seldom depicted in movies). Release is set for October.

http://www.agoralapelicula.com/

Production design looks amazing.


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RE: Historical Epics - Agora - 18/6/2009 8:00:22 AM   
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Count me in for that one. Looks like it could be very good.


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RE: Historical Epics - Agora - 18/7/2009 3:41:51 PM   
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Rachel Weisz? I'm there!

Also, Soloman Kane looks pretty cool. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one!


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RE: Historical Epics - Agora - 13/9/2009 1:30:59 PM   
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Anyone interested in Centurion with Michael Fassbender? Looks interesting...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_%28film%29

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14332808/centurion/videos/centurion_2_032609.html;jsessionid=3gmwwkfp27wu1


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RE: Historical Epics - Agora - 13/9/2009 1:36:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Timon

The most anticipated Ancient World movie of 2009: Agora, from director Alejandro Amenábar (The Others) starring Rachel Weitz as Hypatia, the scientist-scholar who ran afoul of the Christians in Alexandria in 415 A.D. It's said to be the most expensive Spanish production ever, with an extraordinary recreation of ancient Alexandria (a city seldom depicted in movies). Release is set for October.

http://www.agoralapelicula.com/

Production design looks amazing.



Have some friend who worked on this (since Amenabar did it here in Malta). Both were extras and some did dubbing.

Of course this is one of my most eagerly awaited film.

And my ex film lecturer met Amenabar and called him and incredibly down to Earth man (and a bit short). Unfair.

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Soloman Kane Trailer - 21/9/2009 9:12:55 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Timon

I saw the first half... and it was ok.

I'm more excited by this;



Full English Trailer - Puritan Bad Assry!


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RE: Soloman Kane Trailer - 21/9/2009 10:43:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

I saw the first half... and it was ok.

I'm more excited by this;



Full English Trailer - Puritan Bad Assry!




I had a bad feeling about this. And look what I found....

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/4187/review


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RE: Soloman Kane Trailer - 24/9/2009 11:55:28 AM   
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I see that, and raise you this.

http://twitchfilm.net/reviews/2009/09/solomon-kane-review.php

http://www.moviesonline.ca/movie_review_detail.php?id=13841


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RE: Soloman Kane Trailer - 23/11/2009 3:45:26 PM   
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Heard of this?



Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Eddie Redmayne
The Plot: In medieval England fallen under the shadow of the Black Death, a young monk called Osmund is charged in leading a fearsome knight, Ulric and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer - someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his hearts desire, the horror of his real journey begins.

Christopher Smith has revealed details of his upcoming movie Black Death, which has recently finished filming. Speaking to Digital Spy, the Triangle and Severance director described the project as "a medieval 'guys on a mission' movie where Sean [Bean] and a group of knights ride into this village during the bubonic plague to find out why this one village has been spared the plague." "There are rumours that there's a necromancer there who has a deal with the Devil," he continued. "It's all about how medieval people think. It's all very real. It's not supernatural, but you think it is." Smith, whose first foray into the horror genre was the acclaimed Creep, added that Black Death "should be coming into the cinemas in either February or October. There's basically a window [the studio] want to hit to keep it in the winter."


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RE: Historical Epicness - 23/11/2009 4:46:45 PM   
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New trailer for Season of the Witch - that's right, Nic Cage and Ron Perlman as Templars!





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RE: Black Death - 25/11/2009 12:43:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

Heard of this?



Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Eddie Redmayne
The Plot: In medieval England fallen under the shadow of the Black Death, a young monk called Osmund is charged in leading a fearsome knight, Ulric and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer - someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his hearts desire, the horror of his real journey begins.

Christopher Smith has revealed details of his upcoming movie Black Death, which has recently finished filming. Speaking to Digital Spy, the Triangle and Severance director described the project as "a medieval 'guys on a mission' movie where Sean [Bean] and a group of knights ride into this village during the bubonic plague to find out why this one village has been spared the plague." "There are rumours that there's a necromancer there who has a deal with the Devil," he continued. "It's all about how medieval people think. It's all very real. It's not supernatural, but you think it is." Smith, whose first foray into the horror genre was the acclaimed Creep, added that Black Death "should be coming into the cinemas in either February or October. There's basically a window [the studio] want to hit to keep it in the winter."



Cast of Black Death




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RE: Historical Epics Sum-Up - 27/11/2009 2:26:37 PM   
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With so many epics coming out, I've done a quick sum up.

http://timonsingh.posterous.com/historical-epics-coming-out-that-youre-not-aw


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RE: Historical Epics Sum-Up - 27/11/2009 2:46:39 PM   
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Rob Cohen back to medieval films!!! YAY!!!!

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RE: Historical Epics Sum-Up - 29/11/2009 4:07:15 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

With so many epics coming out, I've done a quick sum up.

http://timonsingh.posterous.com/historical-epics-coming-out-that-youre-not-aw




Nice round-up there, Timon! A few to look forward to.


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RE: Historical Epics Sum-Up - 29/11/2009 11:10:05 AM   
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I forgot Eagle of the Ninth!




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RE: Historical Epics - Agora - 8/12/2009 9:00:55 PM   
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quote:

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The most anticipated Ancient World movie of 2009: Agora, from director Alejandro Amenábar (The Others) starring Rachel Weitz as Hypatia, the scientist-scholar who ran afoul of the Christians in Alexandria in 415 A.D. It’s said to be the most expensive Spanish production ever, with an extraordinary recreation of ancient Alexandria (a city seldom depicted in movies). Release is set for October.

http://www.agoralapelicula.com/

Production design looks amazing.



http://www.agoralapelicula.com/

Does anyone know where I can get a downloadable trailer of this?

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RE: Gibson/DiCaprio go Viking - 14/12/2009 8:37:28 AM   
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Mel Gibson will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in an untitled period drama about Viking culture that will be written by William Monahan, reports Variety. Shooting is expected to begin in fall 2010.

The trade says that DiCaprio, who has long been fascinated by Viking culture, will play one in a storyline that will be as unsparing as Gibson's other period directing efforts, Braveheart, The Passion of The Christ and Apocalypto.

"This will be an awe-inspiring story, created with some of the industry's finest cinematic talent, and I am just over the moon to be making this film with Mel, Leo and Bill," producer Graham King said.

Woohoo! Braveheart/Apocalypto-esque action with Vikings. Booking my ticket right now.


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RE: Gibson/DiCaprio go Viking - 18/12/2009 6:16:38 PM   
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When you mentioned "Eagle of the ninth" I thought for a moment it would be a film about the dust up in the Tueutoberg forest. Alas that was AD9 not Legion 9. Ah well. 

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RE: Historical Epic Thread - 9/1/2010 7:50:38 PM   
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Quite a few people slammed the first images that were released for Eagle of the Ninth, but I'm hopeful. Bell has really impressed me in recent years and it would be a fool to discount Kevin MacDonald (Touching the Void, Last King of Scotland, State of Play),




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RE: Historical Epic Thread - 4/2/2010 11:12:52 AM   
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RE: Historical Epic Thread - 4/2/2010 12:23:49 PM   
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Really looking forward to Ironclad. Especially Paul Giamatti as King John!

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RE: Historical Epic Thread - 12/2/2010 12:02:32 PM   
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Is this new?

Centurion Trailer

Looks pretty awesome to me.


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RE: Historical Epic Thread - 12/2/2010 1:26:19 PM   
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Awesome find! Time to spread the word!

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RE: Gibson/DiCaprio go Viking - 12/2/2010 2:39:45 PM   
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quote:

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Mel Gibson will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in an untitled period drama about Viking culture that will be written by William Monahan, reports Variety. Shooting is expected to begin in fall 2010.

The trade says that DiCaprio, who has long been fascinated by Viking culture, will play one in a storyline that will be as unsparing as Gibson's other period directing efforts, Braveheart, The Passion of The Christ and Apocalypto.

"This will be an awe-inspiring story, created with some of the industry's finest cinematic talent, and I am just over the moon to be making this film with Mel, Leo and Bill," producer Graham King said.

Woohoo! Braveheart/Apocalypto-esque action with Vikings. Booking my ticket right now.



For some reason I can't see DiCaprio in this role. It doesn't fit. Sure, tales of espionage and ocean liner disasters are right up his creek, but I'm not sure if he can pull off the gravity of a Viking setting. Not like Kirk Douglas

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RE: Historical Epic Thread - 14/2/2010 8:30:30 AM   
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quote:

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Is this new?

Centurion Trailer

Looks pretty awesome to me.




Certainly seems to be better than Doomsday!

I'm not a great fan of Fassbender but there's some good actors in there.

Anybody seem this for Ironclad?
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/ironclad/early-trailer



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