Anyway, here's the trailer:
So how did I, a lowly American, see this fantasy epic? Because of my shadow internet black market associates, of course. It took cunning, a few greased palms, and a harrowing chase through a noble madman's guarded mansion before I emerged with the sacred prize...
But also you can just watch the whole movie on youtube here.
So is it any good? Surprisingly...YES!
Its about an evil adventuring party, so its got that evil campaign feel to it that you never dared explore with your own party (because you know that rogue guy is just going to wreck it anyway). Its got your standard evil Assassin class guy who worships strength and killing weaklings, an evil Barbarian guy who's some fantasy race I can't identify... I mean, he's grey... so... ? There's the evil Shadow Witch who has some sweet spells and wicked cool piercings all over her face. And finally an evil Wizard of Corruption or something who totally steals the show.
Its the main character who's the ho-hum performance. He's a cleric (or quasi-Paladin?) of Pelor who pretends to be an evil fighter so he can hang out with the badites. But honestly, I found myself cheering for the bad-ites most of the time. Especially the bug wizard who has the coolest looking powers and cheesiest lines.
Now, the opening narration is terrible and way too long. Its worse than the Conan the Barbarian remake's narration (Morgan Freeman, really?). It tells the history of the Book of Vile Darkness in small snippets between showing the names of some 400 executive producers on the film. If you're getting bored at the start, just skip it. Because you'll figure out the plot soon enough, and early on in the film the evil party takes on a freaking Dragon, which really kicks things off well. CGI these days has gotten better and better, so even a movie with a tiny budget can make an extremely believable Dragon fight happen right in front of your eyes. And haven't we all wondered how an evil bug wizard would help a party of adventurers take on a Dragon?
Yes, we all have. So yeah, I recommend this movie for nerd night viewing. And oh yeah, it also has the creepiest little undead girl I've ever seen, so be ready for nightmares. (and no I'm not going to post a picture of her. I don't want to wreck it for you. Just watch it!)