The New Gladiators a film financed by the late Elvis Presley and featuring some of the 1970's greatest karate champions, has been found, restored, and is now made available for release by Rising Sun Productions.
When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.
Against the backdrop of the late 90s Clinton scandal, the lives of Southern women are explored through the eyes of a young boy obsessed with an old fairy tale about a werewolf. His mother seeks to escape her claustrophobic life as housewife to a bitter husband and absent father; her elderly aunt is still coping with the death of her husband a year earlier; an independent young woman tries to comfort her fiancé, facing deployment to the front of the Balkan conflict; and a woman losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's tries to finally set the record straight about the suicide of her husband decades earlier. But as the Georgia countryside begins to look more and more like a bygone wilderness, Southern manners, medieval chivalry & savagery, and Catholic superstition intersect to explore what is wild, what is civilized, and what is worth preserving, from one age to the next... Written by
The historical details mentioned by Jesse in the film about Washington, GA, are all true: Washington was, indeed, the first town in the United States to be after first president George Washington, in 1780; Washington was not razed by Union General William T. Sherman on his march to the sea; it was where Jefferson Davis held the last Cabinet meeting of the Confederate States of America; it was the site of the first operating cotton gin; and the first woman to be hanged in Georgia was hanged in Washington in 1806. Her name was Polly Barclay. See more »
Amongst the tales I tell you once again, this one I can't forget...
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The opening credits appear over original collages by artist and poet Alice Hall, and merely list the names of every crew member from pre- through post-production, and every cast member who appears in the film, without any attributions. See more »