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Archive for February 21, 2017

Star games

directorsgmv5bmja1nde2mzkxn15bml5banbnxkftztgwodk2nzuymdi-_v1_uy268_cr90182268_al_I’m shocked to say that I really love this film. It’s got a great look to it, and a really competent direction. It needs to be a series though, rather than a film.  It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of direct to video deal and I can see how this would get completely lost in the video market.

From IMDB : “Hunted by an alien tyrant intent on inter-planetary domination, the young prince of a far away space kingdom seeks refuge on Earth. There, he meets Brian, a troubled boy who is more in touch with science fiction than reality. The two of them form a fast friendship and fight for the freedom of the galaxy — together. ”

I will admit, too much of it looks like power rangers, but then maybe my cynical bacwards look at it taints my perspective – at the time I imagine his FX were passable – and considering just how hard a time Clark had getting the FX house to finish this stuff…. you can understand just how amazing they really are. Again I’m not sure what to make of it, it’s predictable but well done. More polish to it then most of Clark’s work, and that’s a big plus. The actors are all family – Clark’s wife and his sons all perform in this film to keep the costs down. His sons, not really in the business, acquit themselves remarkably well. This is another one that man, I’m not sure how you’re going to get your hands on it. Copies of this are rare, but definitely pick it up if you come across it at the flea market or dump bin. It’s still a lot of fun.