Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Julie Strain, Vincent Bilancio, Ron Fitzgerald, Lizzie Strain, Bill Steele
Director: John Lechago
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Genre: Science Fiction Rating: R Release Date: 8-APR-2008 Media Type: DVD
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Eerie Martial Arts Film
Nickolaus Pacione | Joliet, Illinois, United States | 08/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wouldn't even know what to tag this film genre wise but to be accurate with this movie it would be a martial arts movie with urban fantasy and horror elements. Written and directed by John Lechago. I've wanted awhile for this one to come out and I've came to know Ron Fitzgerald over the past year, knew of him for a year then finally met him at Gothicfest 2007.
I missed the preview of this movie there, but I got to see the trailers on Youtube.com. It is one of those that does a lot with its meager budget. Ron carries the film but so does each cast member involved with the film. I have to give them props on the use of the martial arts in the movie to carry it. It's one of those you're going to have to sit and watch more than once to catch everything.
The story itself is about a wizard who is lusting for power (the character chillingly portayed by Fitzgerald.) There is a philosophical element in this film, and carries the good vs. evil aspect to the film to a level that makes you have to really pay attention otherwise you'll miss something.
I also want to add my copy is signed by Ron Fitzgerald, who is known in real life as an illusionist. So you really get to see his sinister charm in this film, he's got one of those wicked sense of humors in real life but this film you get to see him play something really evil to a disturbing level. I had this feeling John was going for something very frightening and this does this to a level that rivals the high budget counterparts in the business.
I can see where Fangoria picked this one as a favorite and as a favorite in horror film festivals. There is another film I will recommend here if you like this film, check out Resurrection Mary too which is also a horror film featuring local talent. Ron did Chicago proud here and if Mancow stands up to notice, then you know he's doing something huge."