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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 Mike Straub ... Raymond
Kitodar Todorov 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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sword and sorcery | See All (1) »

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Fantasy | Horror

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SyFy [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Crusades See more »

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16:9 HD
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The title of this movie was selected through a viewer contest sponsored by SyFy. See more »

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The free and open expression of anti-religious opinions, although consistent with some modern beliefs and a point of irony within the movie, would be totally unacceptable at the time depicted, especially by a woman. See more »

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Criss cross
15 August 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

I cannot believe I sat through this whole thing, but that's how bored I was before -- mercifully -- having to head off to work Sunday afternoon. Tepid tale about a group of knights carrying home a piece of the one true cross at the end of one of the Crusades. Unfortunately, this piece of wood attracts a demon, which in turn unleashes various plagues on them, including assaults by dead birds, wolves and bats -- or maybe they were locusts. It was hard to tell. Most of the time, the soldiers and others they meet along the way just stand around and talk. And talk. And then stand around some more. The demon is on screen for a few seconds in the middle and then for a couple of minutes at the end, but clearly this is where the majority of the movie's budget went. The film is just another in the endless stream of bad Sci-Fi Channel CGI creature features. The acting is not as bad as the dialog, thank God, but we do have to suffer listening to accents that range from veddy British to straight outta Brooklyn. What a waste. The occasional sword fights are clumsily staged, and the final battle with the demon is even worse. A brief sequence involving possessed monks in a monastery looks like it was pieced together from outtakes from Sam Raimi's ARMY OF DARKNESS. I am giving this dreadful flick a 2 instead of a 1 for the two very hot-looking babes who accompany the ragtag band of soldiers. It doesn't say here, but clearly this was shot in either Canada or Romania. Same difference. Boring scenery, bad mix of accents. By the way, instead of watching this, catch the Hollywood oldie-but-moldy, THE MAGIC SWORD (aka ST. GEORGE AND THE SEVEN CURSES). It has a similar plot and is a heckuva lot more entertaining and fun.


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