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Solomon Kane (2009)

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A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

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M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett)

Writers:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett), Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Solomon Kane
Mark O'Neal ... Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr Robert Orr ... Kane's Soldier #2
Richard Ryan Richard Ryan ... Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak Frantisek Deak ... Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ... Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
Ian Whyte ... Devil's Reaper
Thomas McEnchroe Thomas McEnchroe ... Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw Andrew Whitlaw ... Older Monk
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Abbott
James Babson ... Skinhead
Marek Vasut ... Tattoo
Geoff Bell ... Beard
Max von Sydow ... Josiah Kane
Lucas Stone Lucas Stone ... Young Solomon
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Storyline

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. Written by corsos, corrected by Pike84

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fight evil... With evil.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | France

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Соломон Кейн See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£611,886 (United Kingdom), 21 February 2010, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,439,975, 12 December 2010
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel Hurd-Wood's brother in the film is played by her real life brother, Patrick Hurd-Wood. See more »

Goofs

The hammer and strike plate do not move when Solomon Kane fires his pistol, nor does the primer powder ever ignite. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon Kane: [narrating] There was a time when the world was plunging into darkness. A time of witchcraft and sorcery. A time when no one stood against evil.
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A good dark fantasy film.
21 February 2010 | by vorec2001See all my reviews

in my book there are 3 classes of fantasy.

high, full of goblins elves and knights in shining amour.

low, a fantasy world without all the classical elements no elves no fairies no blazing swords,

and dark, born from madman's nightmares and populated with them dark place dark worlds and a serious take on the genre.

Kane falls into the latter,

for a low budget film its certainly well done, the character is fairly close to the story's, the props and costumes are reasonably accurate.

the fighting direction is also true to the character no frivolous swashbuckling here lethal moves to great effect.

Kane was not some marvelesque hero wasting motion and energy in his strikes, as one character in a story put it "he is the most lethal swordsmen I've ever seen". (paraphrased).

some parts of it could have been handled better the ending or a slight tightening up of the exposition parts, but all in all well worth watching.

is it worth seeing yes. but bear in mind this is not a lord of the rings style film, nor is this die hard 1600.

there is a lot of dialog and a lot of religious references. this is a dark fantasy film with a touch of horror, aiming to reveal Kane's hitherto unknown origins.

if you like to support good independent films go see it if all your interested in is mindless action..... do what you will.


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