Need A Fantasy Fix? Behold the Red Band Trailer for Albert Pyun’s Tales of an Ancient Empire

Melissa Ordway in Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010) Movie Image

Veteran director and cult icon Albert Pyun gets picked on quite a bit by geeky, translucent bloggers like myself, and, for the most part, the criticisms surrounding the glut of his cinematic output are justified. However, the guy has been on a roll lately — check out the immensely entertaining “Bulletface” if you think I’m full of cinematic excrement — and “Tales of an Ancient Empire” appears to continue this trend of B-movie excellence. Yes, the movie is beyond cheesy and, yes, it looks like a role-playing gamer’s wet dream come to life, but you simply cannot deny how insanely entertaining the embedded trailer truly is.

Before proceeding, a warning: There’s some brief nudity in the clip provided below, so make sure nobody’s around if you choose to view this thing at work.

Much love to Twitch for the info.

Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010) Movie Poster



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

    This looks awesomely bad. And Kevin Sorbo is in it using a sword again. He looks alot younger than he did when he was on “Andromdeda” but that's cool. Plus eye candy. Lots of eye candy. Uwe Boll shoulda got Sorbo for “In The Name of the King.”

  • ErickKwon

    Holy crap… we're finally getting the “Sword and the Sorcerer” sequel!?!?

  • http://www.albertpyunmovies.com Albert Pyun

    Yep. Its the follow up. And I made it in the vein of a 80's fantasy adventure so that it retains the tone of The Sword and the Sorcerer while adding more pace and technique of contemporary genre films. There's no way to compete with a studio film's vefx and action/scale like a Lord of the Rings or Prince of Persia, so what we did was to put our focus and resources into story and character. To hopefully tell a original and compelling story with fully developed characters. So the film does spend its run time establishing the plotline and characters so when the big confrontation occurs at the end, it comes with a tying together of all the story/character threads set up. I think it makes or a more interesting movie and, hopefully, a unique sword and sorcery tale. Albert / http://www.albertpyunmovies.com

  • http://www.albertpyunmovies.com Albert Pyun

    Yep. Its the follow up. And I made it in the vein of a 80's fantasy adventure so that it retains the tone of The Sword and the Sorcerer while adding more pace and technique of contemporary genre films. There's no way to compete with a studio film's vefx and action/scale like a Lord of the Rings or Prince of Persia, so what we did was to put our focus and resources into story and character. To hopefully tell a original and compelling story with fully developed characters. So the film does spend its run time establishing the plotline and characters so when the big confrontation occurs at the end, it comes with a tying together of all the story/character threads set up. I think it makes or a more interesting movie and, hopefully, a unique sword and sorcery tale. Albert / http://www.albertpyunmovies.com