11 Feb 2014• • 11 Comments
After three years of distribution limbo, you can see Knights of Badassdom's Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Danny Pudi, Jimmy Simpson and Ryan Kwanten fight demons to pretty badass tunes (the score was crafted by Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary). We hope you've got the chance to watch the horror comedy on the big screen (through Tugg screenings or limited theater release) or on your couch since Knights of Badassdom is available February 11th On Demand and Digitally.
Fear not fellow Summer Glau fans, Summer's character Gwen kicks major ass in style, gets a lot of screen time and has some funny lines... plus her outfit is really cool! Well…actually…fear A LOT! Because the lovely Gwen you've seen in the trailers turns out to be a fearless LARPer and Knights of Badassdom inlcudes lots of slicing and dicing with lots of blood.
If you're not afraid of spoilers and ready to see Summer Glau brandishing a sword and chain mail skirt the way the geek gods and a select group of filmmakers intended, see below a sample of the more than 700 screen captures added to the Gallery.
Watch below one of the clips featuring Summer Glau that we added to the video section.
Fear not if thy chariot cannot bringeth thee to the movies. Knights of Badassdom is now available On Demand for thy viewing pleasure! Check out GoWatchIt to find out where thou canst watch it. Knights of Badassdom will be available on Blu-ray & DVD on April 1st. Verily!
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Message #7 | chrisdvanne | 12 Feb 2014, 12:29 GMT
My random thoughts on Knights of Badassdom.
Warning, may contain spoilers.
It's impossible to say what has been cut in the editing room but online bloggers agree that the fight with the demon in the finale scenes have been edited and look a bit weird. I'm personally convinced that the bonding scene between Summer Glau's character Gwen and Ryan Kwanten's character Joe would have been cut if we had seen a 70 minutes version of the movie (which was not the case since the movie was 85 minutes long). Oh and I don't think Gwen and Joe have a lot of chemistry but at least it adds a layer (and screen time) to Summer's character.
I have the feeling Gwen is not as important in the second half of the movie, even if she gets lots of screen time. Let me explain: she basically stands with the other characters who are actually taking the story further, while she simply delivers a line from time to time (it's refreshing to see an angry Glau btw). On the opposite, Jimmi Simpson's character Ronnie (the Game Master) plays an important role throughout the movie and deserves to be featured prominently in the DVD cover design (the only reason Danni Pudy is on it is because he has lots of geek credit).
The special effects are cheap but one has to remember that this is a low budget indie movie. Kwanten's musical performance at the end is surprising but why not after all. I thought Dinklage's fight at the end was kinda lame and the editing and special effects didn't help. But hey, Dinklage is co-producing the movie, so it's not a surprise his character is put in the limelight.
In conclusion, Knights of Badassdom pokes fun at LARP in a good spirited way, as well as itself. It was a surprisingly good (ok, watchable), fun movie and I think you will enjoy it. My iTunes gift card was money well spent.
Message #8 | REG | 16 Feb 2014, 09:49 GMT
i just finished watching it. and it was a blast! i would have watched it even if Summer wasn't in it. but i enjoyed it all the more that she is in it! Peter Dinklage and Ryan Kwanten together were so funny and in their own right too! the song at the end was a brilliant way to kill the demon lol! i am a metal head and i really enjoyed the music throughout the movie!
this is going to be a must buy for me. April 1st can't come soon enough. my birthday is 1 week after it releases on blu ray and DVD. so it's going to be a good birthday present to myself really looking forward to the out takes and behind the scenes extras!!
Message #9 | chrisdvanne | 16 Feb 2014, 16:22 GMT
Glad you liked it! Yes, Bear McCreary did a good job with Knights of Badassdom's score.
Listen to all the the soundtrack at: Knights of Badassdom Soundtrack Release
To this day, we don't know if the discs will include bonus features. They released several featurette with the actors though. You can watch some in the video section.