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These Bounty Killer(s) Should Retire Before They Hurt Themselves: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by Arc Entertainment. Director: Henry Saine. Writers: Jason Dodson, Colin Ebeling, and Henry Saine. Cast: Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken, Christian Pitre, Barak Hardley, Abraham Benrubi and Gary Busey. This film critic is not a fan of writing negative reviews. However, reviews can sometimes serve as a warning, to steer viewers away from certain material. Henry Saine's (The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu) Bounty Killer is a film that most film fans will want to skip. Based on a 2013 comic book, Bounty Killer offers silly situations in a future post-apocalyptic landscape. The film also offers very little in its characters, while trying to trump up its shortfalls by offering almost every genre in the book. This mishmash of story ideas and weak characters creates for a very uninspiring ninety-two minutes. The story is built on a very weak foundation. The
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Film Review: ‘Bounty Killer’

Film Review: ‘Bounty Killer’
Cheerfully gory, derivative and silly, “Bounty Killer” aspires to nothing more or less than trashy fun for genre fans, and this umpteenth “Mad Max”-style dystopian actioner delivers on that modest but admirable score. Henry Saine’s second feature — following the equally tongue-in-cheek horror opus “The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu” — turns its low budget into a self-mocking plus, with high energy and the sense that a good time was had by all covering the other bases. Pic had a brief limited theatrical run in September, and should recoup in current DVD/VOD release while possibly paving the way for a sequel or two.

Once Drifter (Matthew Marsden, from the “Rambo” remake) was the big cheese among bounty hunters in a world where they are celebrated for dispensing justice to the fugitive CEOs and other white-collar miscreants whose global Corporate War ultimately decimated civilization. But glam ex-protegee and lover Mary
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Enter the Apocalypse and Enter this DVD Contest for Action Thriller Bounty Killer

Henry Saine (The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu) is the director behind Bounty Killer. This action packed thriller released in theatres and through video-on-demand September 6th, 2013. Bounty Killer is about corporate greed and surviving an apocalypse. The film stars Matthew Marsden (Resident Evil: Extinction), Kristanna Loken (Bloodrayne), Gary Busey and Alexa Vega. Now, fans of the film can enter to win a DVD copy of the film, for their home entertainment collection. The film's story takes place in the future. A series of wars between corporations have left the world a desolate wasteland. Now, a new organization is allowing the murder of white collar criminals and bounty hunters are rewarded in hard cash! Fans can preview the film, with the official trailer below. As well, readers can also take part in a game of trivia, related to the movie. To enter the contest, fans must simply send an email to the address below,
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The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)

Directed by: Henry Saine

Written by: Devin McGinn

Cast: Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn, Matt Bauer, Honor Bliss, Sujata Day, Todd Duffey

H. P. Lovecraft was no fan of the cinema.

In a 1933 letter to poet Richard Morse (quoted in the book Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft), he wrote:

"I shall never permit anything bearing my signature to be banalised and vulgarised into the flat, infantile twaddle which passes for 'horror tales' amongst radio and cinema audiences."

One can only imagine the venom that would have flowed from Lovecraft's pen had he seen The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. Writer/actor/producer Devin McGinn's heart was in the right place, but this attempt to merge Lovecraftian horror with Shaun of the Dead humor fails miserably.

The film opens with Cthulhu cultists finding one part of the key that will open the gates of R'lyeh.
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The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu and From Slacker to Hero: A Movie Review

Director: Henry Saine

Writer: Devin McGinn

Silently released to DVD on Feb 15th in North America (and soon to come on April 4 in the UK) is The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. This horror-comedy is a welcome change, when compared to previous attempts at re-igniting popular culture’s fascination with H.P. Lovecraft's seminal works.

If there’s ever a definitive appropriate nod of approval, it's found in the opening slate that sets the tone for this film: The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.

With this release are the usual extras. There is a director’s commentary, an extended scene and a gallery of on-set photos to enjoy. The commentary on the extended scene provides some insight to why one version was used over another and with this scene are storyboards. They replace scenes of potential carnage, if the budget allowed it. Had this production found some additional investors,
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The Craft of “The Last Lovecraft”

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The Craft of “The Last Lovecraft”
H.P. Lovecraft cinema has typically been a province of gruesome terror and straight-faced representation of the mythos—the wildly black-comic Re-animator being the notable exception. Taking the opposite tack is The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu (just out on DVD from Dark Sky Films), which applies a lighter touch to its story of three misfits trying to keep a talisman out of the hands of demons that can use it to unleash their ancient gods upon the Earth. The movie is the brainchild of Devin McGinn, an actor with several TV credits who wrote, co-produced and co-stars, and discussed with Fango the challenges of wearing so many hats and satirizing classic material beloved by myriad fans.
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“The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu” (DVD Review)

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“The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu” (DVD Review)
Out on DVD today from Dark Sky Films, The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu, directed by Henry Saine, is yet another filmic portrayal of the late H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos. Cthulhu has been chilling snug in his sweet R’lyeh pad for far too long, and thanks to his loyal cult of devoutly fishy followers, he is about to be called to the stage for an epic battle royale.
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DVD Trailer Debut: The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu

We're around a week or so out from Dark Sky's release of The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu onto DVD, and to entice you to celebrate the old ones further, we have the DVD trailer for you to dig on!

From the Press Release:

Mankind is threatened with extinction, and it’s up to three geeks and a salty sea captain to prevent disaster in the uproariously frightening The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu (review here). The movie, inspired by the writings of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft, will thrill aficionados when it reaches DVD via Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on February 15, 2011, with an Srp of $24.98.

Bored office drone Jeff (Kyle Davis, Friday the 13th) is informed by a mysterious elderly professor that he is the last living descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the revered author of such horror/fantasy classics as The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Re-Animator and the Cthulhu Mythos stories.
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Dark Sky Films release The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu

An Official Selection of the Toronto After Dark Film Fest and the Slamdance Film Festival, The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu looks to be a pretty hilarious twist on a legend of horror. The movie, inspired by the writings of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft is out on DVD via Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on February 15, 2011.

Synopsis:

Bored office drone Jeff (Kyle Davis, Friday the 13th) is informed by a mysterious elderly professor that he is the last living descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the revered author of such horror/fantasy classics as The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Re-Animator and the Cthulhu Mythos stories. Jeff is thus the only person who can prevent a race of evil creatures (drawn from Lovecraft’s imagination) from wreaking havoc.

The mild-mannered Jeff must protect an ancient relic and prevent it from falling into the clutches of the monsters, which would bring about the
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Official Specs Announced: The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu

While the badly Photoshopped cover art leaves a lot to be desired, the bonus features for Dark Sky's release of The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu are looking pretty sweet! Read on to find out what's included!

From the Press Release:

Mankind is threatened with extinction, and it’s up to three geeks and a salty sea captain to prevent disaster in the uproariously frightening The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu. The movie, inspired by the writings of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft, will thrill aficionados when it reaches DVD via Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on February 15, 2011, with an Srp of $24.98.

Bored office drone Jeff (Kyle Davis, Friday the 13th) is informed by a mysterious elderly professor that he is the last living descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the revered author of such horror/fantasy classics as The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Re-Animator and the Cthulhu Mythos stories. Jeff
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The Last Lovecraft Lands North American & International Distribution

It took a while, but one of this year's Slamdance films, director Henry Saine's horror comedy The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu, has found distributors for both North America via Mpi Media Group's Dark Sky Films and internationally via Cinemavault.

The deal went down during the Efm in Berlin, and Mpi plans an autumn theatrical release through its Dark Sky Films label followed by DVD and VOD in October. Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn, and Barak Hardley star; and McGinn wrote and produced.

“Both Mpi and Cinemavault have proven time and again to be the ideal distributors for daring and independent movies, and we’re proud that The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu will join their formidable line-up of films,” said Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films on behalf of Outlaw Films.

Synopsis

"Jeff, a down on his luck office worker, finds out he is the last living relative of horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft.
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Dark Sky Acquires 'The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu'!

Some exciting news out of the Efm as Mpi Media Group has acquired all North American rights to and Cinemavault has boarded international sales on Henry Saine's horror comedy The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival opposite Sundance in Park City, Utah last month. Henry Saine directed the tale of a young man who learns he is the last descendant of the occult writer H P Lovecraft and must protect an ancient relic from falling into the wrong hands. Mpi plans an autumn theatrical release through its Dark Sky Films label followed by DVD and VOD in October after executive vice-president Greg Newman negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films on behalf of Outlaw Films. Watch the trailer exclusively on Bd below.
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Lovecraft Picked Up By Dark Sky

A small morsel of European Film Market news... Dark Sky Films has acquired The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu , directed by Henry Saine. Kyle Davis stars in this indie film as Jeff, an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft, he and his friend Charlie embark on an adventure to protect the relic piece. Dark Sky is looking to roll the film out through a limited theatrical run later this year.
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