|It's ten o'clock! No it's eleven! No it's lunchtime! No it's mid-afternoon!|
I was only sixteen back then, and Dusk was rated 18, but who cared? Age restriction policies weren't as strict as they are today. Movies were just movies. Before the likes of the Columbine shootings hit the news and everybody blamed The Matrix, I saw dozens of adult movies without so much as a thank you from the staff taking my money.
With Dusk, I remember watching the extended pre-credits scene at the gas station and wondering if I hadn't wandered into the wrong movie. That was right up until George Clooney appeared, brandishing a .357 Magnum revolver and uttering the words, "everybody be cool. You! Be cool!"
Yup, they do not make films like that anymore, and special effects artists such as Robert Kurtzman of KNB no longer pay the likes of Quentin Tarantino $1,500 to write them a script. But what do you make of the news that some seventeen years later, Robert Rodriguez has now announced a ten-part series for his cable network, based on the original movie?
|What he said!|
|"My pants.. my pants... my pants are on fire..."|
If you, like me, felt that GI Joe: Retaliation wasn't such a bad movie (I may have killed Roger Ebert after a heated response to his team's critique of it), you may remember D.J. Cotrona played the acrobatic Flint, one of the cooler characters brought in to replace Channing Tatum after they saw the light and bombed his sorry arse!
|"I hate my dad... and my freckles!"|
My only concern is that they're replacing adult actors with pretty boys!
But I have one question... just one tiny, little, GIGANTIC/HUMONGOUS/GARGANTUAN question. Great, we have a basic cast of actors and characters, but if you love this movie as much as I do, you most likely love it for the same reasons I do, and few of these have been raised so far!
|"Anything you got to say to him, say to me first!"|
- What of faithless minister and grieving father Jacob Fuller, played by Harvey Keitel?
- What of Vietnam veteran whack-job Frost?
- What of crotch-rocket wielding acrobat Hell's Angel Sex Machine?
- Hell, what of menacing vampire bartender Razor Charlie, played by long-standing Robert Rodriguez bad boy Danny Trejo?
|"Hehehehe... you just been Trejoed... bitch!"|
|"SNAKES ON A PLANE! NNNNEEEEEEOOOWWWWNNNN..."|
"If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel," says Rodriguez. "We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring."From Dusk Till Dawn will debut on the El Ray Network this December as a one-hour series and will play through the first quarter of 2014, but another blow to many, upon being positive about this news, is that Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories with the exception of Canada, China, India, and the United Kingdom. Kind of defeats the object of stating "all territories," if you ask me. Of course, we here in the UK can only hope, as it's still the early days. If the series works and gets good ratings as it stands, then there will be more chance of the rest of us seeing it!