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Lauren German Hits Dark Country

(Lauren German)

I was afraid of this, folks, I really was–Thomas Jane’s big movie, Dark Country, is getting a release date…direct to video.

You might wonder why I’m so very unnerved by this development; after all, it’s a horror flick, after all.  Sure, it’s got a terror hottie in the person of Lauren German, and some big names like Thomas Jane himself and, of course, no less than Hellboy.  Ron Perlman.

And yes, it’s something of a standard as horror flicks go–two honeymooners save a car crash victim out in the Las Vegas desert, only to discover that the car crash victim’s carrying a lot more than injuries.  In fact, he’s about to take the newlyweds on a ride of their own–through some horrific paranormal whatnot that they’re going to have to cover up…whatever the cost.

I know, nothing THAT new, but still interesting enough to merit some attention.  But here’s the problem–Jane shot this using Real3D cameras.  He’d meant for this to be a 3-D theatrical release and paid accordingly.

But there will be no 3-D release, meaning Jane’s production just shelled out enough money to make steaks for all and found out they had to sell hot dogs.  Horrible news, I know, but at least we’re still going to get a decent movie out of this (or probably will anyway) when it hits DVD October 6th.

The Dark Country—Punisher Style!


(Lauren German)

Lauren German and Nikki Kelly combine to form a sweet vein of terror hottie joy in Thomas Jane of Punisher fame’s upcoming film, The Dark Country.

I confess to some nervousness about this one up front—not only does it mark the directorial debut of Punisher Thomas Jane, but it’s also going to be one of those 3-D movies.

I’m on record—I believe very strongly that the entire 3-D movement is a sham of truly epic proportions, a gimmick designed to distract audiences from the REAL problem in Hollywood, that is, a dearth of quality filmmaking.  Rather than invest time and money into making good movies with quality acting and unique plots and some choice special effects just to make things extra realistic, they’re going to dump buckets of cash on lousy gimmicks that insult our collective intelligence.

Jane calls The Dark Country a “film noir psychological thriller”, which really doesn’t make much sense as film noir was never really that interested in being thrilling from what I’ve seen of it.  While recent coverage of Jane’s upcoming title have him effuse about the filming methods, he’s not going into a lot of detail about important things like, you know, the plot.  Thankfully, I’ve found a synopsis that should help us bull through it.

Basically, a couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert, making their honeymoon one hellish ride.  Which sounds like Jane stole The Hitcher at gunpoint Punisher-style, but who knows?  Maybe he’ll pull one out of the hat.