We like UK distributor Metrodome. How could you not when they release films like Miss Bala, Aftershock, Resistance and The Monk? But they've also of late been renaming quite a few lesser know films for UK release, sometimes, we suspect, in the hope that we won't be able to track down any negative advance word on the film. We usually do, but this doesn't matter, as just because some do not like a film doesn't mean we or you won't. The trend is set to continue in April with two more titles, 666: The Prophecy and Order of the Grail. This time it looks like they've managed to beat us, as one of them we've so far been completely unable to track down. Maybe you'll have better luck.
It's standard practice to reproduce the press release pretty much as sent, though we usually hoik out any superlatives that we are unable to verify or that strike us as overly optimistic. Doing so here would leave little in the way of description, so we'll leave them intact and let you make a judgement on the likelyhood of their accuracy.
666: The Prophecy
After the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain to reunite with his estranged brother Samuel and dying father, Richard. However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life becomes plagued with strange happenings, and the constant sightings of the number 11.
Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself but possibly to all of religion. Isolated in a foreign country with only the support of his companion, Sadie, Joseph soon realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date, it's a WARNING!
Holy crap. Unforunately we were able to track this down. It's actual title is the supremely clunky 11/11/11, a date that has come and gone and thus neutered the film's prophecy. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, director of the second, third and fourth films in the Saw franchise, it's been met with middling reviews but has its share of fans, and arrives on UK DVD from Metrodome on 2nd April 2012 at the RRP of £15.99. No extra features are on the disc.
And then there is...
The Order of the Grail
A white-knuckle journey into a blood-soaked world of mystical legend and war-torn history, Order of the Grail is a jaw-dropping tale of honour, heroism and the battle to save the holiest relic in the world.
When a 12th century knight-errant on a mission to rid the Holy Land of injustice discovers a mysterious chalice in the depths of a Saracen cell he is thrown into a desperate quest to save the known world from the forces of darkness.
Battling a maniacal sorcerer and his legion of invincible Black Warriors he must join forces with his sworn Saracen enemies if he is to face his destiny and restore the Grail to its rightful place. The Order of the Grail is born...
Get that? Jaw-dropping. Wow. So far we've been unable to trace whether The Order of the Grail is the actual title or (more likely) another title change, so can't really tell you any more about it, even who's in it or who it was made by. If you interested in seeing it then it's out on UK DVD on 9th April from Metrodome at the RRP of £15.99. Once again there are no extra features.