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Ancient Warriors (2003)

R | | Action | 1 March 2003 (USA)
Special Forces Captain Aldo Paccione must pull together his former world team Delta Force and go deep within the mines of Sardinia when it is discovered that a vengeful band of mercenaries are developing deadly biochemical weapons.

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Walter von Huene
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Franco Columbu ... Aldo Paccione
Daniel Baldwin ... Jasper 'Jaz' Harding
Richard Lynch ... Curtis Mayhew
Andy Mackenzie ... Drey Mayhew
Michelle Hunziker ... Kim Barnes
Iris Peynado ... Sonya
Michael Hartson Michael Hartson ... Crunch
Lamont Johnson ... Brock
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Hank
Stacey Longoria Stacey Longoria ... Anna Paccione
Clive Riche ... Dex
Ashley Eckstein ... Dylan Paccione (as Ashley Drane)
Matthew Sim ... Charles Braga
Anthony Rosselli Anthony Rosselli ... Mayor Luigi
Larry Dolgin Larry Dolgin ... Sylvan
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A hunt for biochemical terrorists gets a supernatural twist as a band of heroic soldiers stumble into a mine inhabited by angry spirits in Walter von Huene's unusual hybrid action entry. Special Forces captain Aldo Paccione (Franco Columbu) has never found a mission too dangerous to tackle, and when the government discovers that a rouge group of mercenaries are developing biochemical weapons deep in the mines of Sardinia, he assembles a crack Delta Force team to move in and eliminate the threat. As Captain Paccione and his team descend into the mines, the disturbance soon awakens the angry souls of ancient warriors who aren't too pleased to be woken from their centuries-long slumber. Written by RT

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Bullets over Broadway Part 2
18 February 2006 | by Team_RocketSee all my reviews

From the moment you hear that first gunshot, you feel an air of cheesy action crapfest ahead of you. Then you hear that second gunshot, then another, and another...And another....And yet another. They should have called this shoot people the movie. Pretty much the entire film centers around shooting guns nonstop and killing everything in sight.

The one time the films stars aren't shooting their guns, is when they're polishing them...And the one time they're not killing people with their nicely polished guns is when they're having target practice. Yes, you read that right. You get to actually watch the low grade b movie action stars target practice. You get to watch all kinds of guns being fired too, not just machine guns, but 9mm handguns too. One of the b movie stars even pays homage to Chow Yun Fat with his duel wielding 9mm's style of shooting people.

Now don't get me wrong, when I say these guys shoot people, they don't just wing them or nick them...They fu**ing kill them...Dead mind you, deader than 4 o'clock. I don't think I saw even one person recover from the shooting they got. I saw guys taking shots in the head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. And at one point I saw a man get shot in the a**, either that or he had two a**holes.

That reminds me, the actors in this film were like a collective of a**holes. Or, the big stink as I like to call them. They were very wooden, almost totem-like. They somehow made their way from scene to scene, and shot people. I could imagine the director carrying each actor from scene to scene and posing them for each shot given the woodocitificationess of the actors in question.

I didn't hate this film, and for the price of $1.00 I would have to say it was worth it. It was worth a dollar just to see the heavy machine gunner do a Rambo yell while he slaughtered dozens of mindless villains. I couldn't stop laughing during that part of the film either. Going into Ancient Warriors thinking it would suck made sitting through it much easier as well.

All in all, I'd give this film a 2. Just because it's so over the top with gunplay and sets a new standard for bgrade action films, plus there's a Baldwin brother in it, so hey...I'd give it the extra point for that alone. For bad movie lovers only, all others please avoid this at all costs. Even at a dollar.


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1 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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