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Dark Relic (2010)

The Holy Land, 1099AD. The end of the first Crusade. When the conflict began, Christian knight Sir Gregory lead over a hundred men, but now less than ten remain. They include his squire ... See full summary »

Director:

Lorenzo Sena

Writer:

Andy Briggs
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Credited cast:
James Frain ... Sir Gregory
Clemency Burton-Hill ... Rebecca
Tom Basden ... Robert
Alyy Khan ... Hasan
Marija Karan ... Safa
Samuel West ... Friar George
Christian Cooke ... Paul
Atanas Srebrev ... Arthur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Andersen Don Andersen ... Monk (as Donald Andersen)
Velizar Binev ... The Abbot
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Thomas
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Merchant
Terry Randall Terry Randall ... Captain
Mike Straub ... Raymond
Kitodar Todorov ... Farmer
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The Holy Land, 1099AD. The end of the first Crusade. When the conflict began, Christian knight Sir Gregory lead over a hundred men, but now less than ten remain. They include his squire Paul, a friar named George, and the arrogant Sir Robert. George and Sir Gregory discover a holy relic - a fragment of the True Cross and embark on a journey to Rome, to present the relic to the Pope. En route the ship they charter runs aground, their crew dead. Continuing their journey overland, the knights come across three Turkish warriors (two swordsmen and a female archer) and two pilgrims (a woman named Rebecca and an unnamed man) being attacked by bandits. The knights rush to their aid, and after a brief fight all the bandits are killed. They insist on accompanying Sir Gregory and his men on their journey, and the pilgrims also join the group. That night, the male pilgrim and one of the knights both go missing. Many other unfortunate things begin to occur to the group and Sir Gregory realizes ... Written by misbegotten

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Fantasy | Horror

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The "chainmail" worn by most of the characters is obviously cloth made to resemble metal links. See more »

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Too dull and cheap to have any kind of value
7 January 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The idea was interesting, so I was willing to forgive the budget quality if it was a watchable movie at the least. Apart from this odd if very interesting idea and the good performances of James Frain and Alyy Khan, Dark Relic was anything but. Apart from these two performances, the rest of the acting is at best mediocre. A number of things didn't help them at all. The characters are little more than obnoxious stereotypes that we learn nothing about, while the dialogue constantly has a very awkward feel to it. There is nothing exciting in the story at all, which suffers further from a complete lack of coherence. The special effects are of really poor standard, I wasn't expecting high art of course considering the budget but these looked like examples of somebody not even trying. The camera work is hackneyed, while the direction is flat and the monster is very underused and as far from menacing as you can come. So all in all, dull and cheap, essentially a pretty poor but slightly redeemable SyFy movie that doesn't have much if any kind of value. 2/10 Bethany Cox


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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