Having just been fired and dumped by his wife, life couldn't possibly be worse for independent artist GORDON HAUGE (Mark Redfield)--until he wrecks his car and finds himself in purgatory ...
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Having just been fired and dumped by his wife, life couldn't possibly be worse for independent artist GORDON HAUGE (Mark Redfield)--until he wrecks his car and finds himself in purgatory that is. Once there, he is attacked by fanatic Shadowmen and legions of Ragmen--souls being enslaved and bent to some dark purpose. Gordon is rescued by an eccentric band of freedom fighters, people from different times of history who lost their lives in noble sacrifice. They recruit the reluctant and befuddled Gordon and set off on a wild adventure through the surreal landscapes of purgatory to battle the Despiser--an evil being who now reigns in this seemingly God-abandoned halfway house north of hell and south of heaven. Dealing with shifting reality, annoying monsters, armies of Ragmen and hair-raising car chases across bridges spanning oceans of lava our heroes battle their way to the dark macabre fortress of the Despiser.Written by
Philip Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't understand some of the bitterness posted here concerning this film. Granted, DESPISER is extremely low budget, but that didn't diminish by appreciation for its concept or story. This is an intriguing little title--the story of one mans' journey to the afterlife to rescue his estranged wife. I liked the characters and scenario--very imaginative and stylized. Yes, it would have been nice to see this story made with state of the art animation. However, the picture's impressive particularly since it preceded SIN CITY and SKY CAPTAIN by four years and had one-thousandth their budget. Alpha Video's release of DESPISER is a great value for fantasy fans. Definitely check out the extras. I think it will add to your appreciation of this film made outside of the Hollywood system on a micro budget. Four stars.
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