Gary Shore’s The Cup of Tears: Sci-Fi Samurai Badassness at its Finest

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Holy shit. Now this is awesome. Remember the first time you saw “300” or “Cassern” or all those samurai movies by Akira Kurosawa? Well, it looks like Irish director Gary Shore saw them too and put them all into a blender, shook it up, and came out with “The Cup of Tears”. Okay, so the title could use some work (I originally thought this was some angst-filled indie movie about suicidal novelists or some such), but there’s no denying that the film’s trailer is truly kickass and is poised to storm its way into geek’s hearts everywhere in 2010. Consider my geekiness geeked out. Via Firstshowing.

Cup Of Tears follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall into a permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a gifted samurai, sets out to find the cup and one who can break the spell.

Shore’s only previous work was a 2006 short sci-fi horror movie called “The Draft”, and IMDB.com has no listing for “Cup of Tears” at all. From the looks of the trailer, the film appears almost if not completely finished, and should hit its 2010 targeted release date without much of a problem. How exactly did something like this get made under the radar for all this time?


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  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Not impressed:/ I only like the part the ninja sneaked into a house and threw two tomah axes.

    I’ll wait for Ninja Assman and Ninja the movie.

    • dublin

      i’m sorry but i think i missed the awesome samurai movie that you directed?or were you just too busy sitting in your room with your curtains closed fantasizing about fictional comice book characters….i for one would imagine that you were….douche

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        xino’s a good guy man. Chill. Not every movie is for everyone. He didn’t trash the flick he said he wasn’t impressed. I guess I must do the same cause I’m STILL not impressed with “Avatar.” But whatever.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Not impressed:/ I only like the part the ninja sneaked into a house and threw two tomah axes.

    I’ll wait for Ninja Assman and Ninja the movie.

    • dublin

      i’m sorry but i think i missed the awesome samurai movie that you directed?or were you just too busy sitting in your room with your curtains closed fantasizing about fictional comice book characters….i for one would imagine that you were….douche

      • Dedpool

        xino’s a good guy man. Chill. Not every movie is for everyone. He didn’t trash the flick he said he wasn’t impressed. I guess I must do the same cause I’m STILL not impressed with “Avatar.” But whatever.

  • http://cutting-soup.blogspot.com/ BU

    Too showy for me, but it seems interesting.

  • http://cutting-soup.blogspot.com BU

    Too showy for me, but it seems interesting.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It’s like a samurai flick as seen through the eyes of Zach Snyder and RObert Rodriguez. I’m all for it. Good call on the “Cashern” connection.

  • Dedpool

    It’s like a samurai flick as seen through the eyes of Zach Snyder and RObert Rodriguez. I’m all for it. Good call on the “Cashern” connection.

  • Jay

    Congrats. A lot of hard work went into this — definitely looks like a labour of love. Ambitious and some shots are quite beautiful. Swing for the fences Gary Shore, something tells me you’re someone to keep an eye on.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I agree. This isn’t something you just put together. You’ve got a nice visual eye Mr. Shore, hope this does well.

  • Jay

    Congrats. A lot of hard work went into this — definitely looks like a labour of love. Ambitious and some shots are quite beautiful. Swing for the fences Gary Shore, something tells me you’re someone to keep an eye on.

    • Dedpool

      I agree. This isn’t something you just put together. You’ve got a nice visual eye Mr. Shore, hope this does well.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Also can’t wait to see “Warrior’s Way.” A western…with ninjas…man I’m there!!

  • Dedpool

    Also can’t wait to see “Warrior’s Way.” A western…with ninjas…man I’m there!!