Monday, January 30, 2012

Poor Bastards of Cinema: Mandrake (Part 1)

Another delayed VHS for the Win.  It's called 'playing catch-up.'  In the mean-time...

Today's Poor Bastard comes from Mandrake, a Syfy Channel film with mostly-good effects and atmosphere. In it, this guy is working at a camp established to send people out to find an artifact.  Out getting water, he hears a noise in the bushes...
What could it be, Manut?
...and he's dragged into the woods and killed by the tribesmen.  For what exactly?
Granted- the guy was working for the people who were seeking the artifact.  However, do you think that he was a high-ranking member of the group?  Hell, this guy was probably taking the job to pay for his kids' education.

I mean, they don't say that...but that's how I look at it.

Next up, a lady gets the indignity of the film's 'opening kill.'  However, she actually survives and...gets even worse treatment than that.  Stay tuned...

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