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Solomon Kane
« on: March 10, 2010, 12:29:14 pm »
Not read enough Solomon Kane stories to say how well the film captured their spirit but it's not a bad little film. Okay, it's got a predictable plot and so-so dialogue but it's grim and grimy in a decidedly non- Hollywood fashion. The SFX are pretty good considering the low budget although the obligatory CGI finale falls a bit flat. Still, don't expect anything too breathtaking or original and you won't be too disappointed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSDZNHYLDOY

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Re: Solomon Kane
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 06:03:43 pm »
The book was fairly enjoyable too, review here http://talesfromtheblackabyss.com/2010/03/07/solomon-kane-by-ramsey-campbell/

You should get hold of the Wordsworth Editions collection of Kane stories, The Right Hand of Doom, it gives a good overall picture of the character and even better it's only 2.99 ;)

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Re: Solomon Kane
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 09:25:47 am »
Yeah, I keep meaning to pick up The Right Hand of Doom. Did dig some Kane stories out of some anthologies I 've got. Read 'Hills of the Dead' and 'Wings in the Night.' I'm told that if the sequel goes ahead these are the stories that will provide the main influence.

Btw, one of my mates is a bit of a Howard scholar. His review of the film is at http://www.rehupa.com/?p=1374

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Re: Solomon Kane
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 01:49:12 pm »
Thanks for the link Stu. Will be interesting to see if the planned sequels ever materialise.

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Re: Solomon Kane
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 09:00:40 am »
Fingers crossed.