Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Look people, I have been harping about the goodness of BLOOD TIES for quite some time now.
Well, the DVD is dropping Feb the 15th. Why should I be excited? Well Kely McClung has been working and re-rendering the thing for MONTHS. Every time I talk to him, his computer is crunching it. I know he is now done with it, and I can't wait to see this thing in all of its new, fresh glory on this 42 inch flatscreen I just bled myself out for.
It has been awesome watching this "no budget movie" get a distribution deal and ramp up for consumption by the masses.
The plot is thick.
The action is solid.
From the official site:

Ex-Government Operative Jack Davis is being manipulated in a life and death struggle by warring factions within the covert arms of the
Homeland Security Agency in a fight for congressional funding. When his brother is kidnapped while working for a foreign embassy, Jack pulls out all stops in a race to save his brother that takes him from the desolate mountains of Virginia to Miami, Washington DC, and then into the exotic lands of Thailand and Cambodia.

BLOOD TIES is the Award Winning New Movie from William Kely McClung... starring Robert Pralgo (Vampire Diaries, The Blind Side) Erik Markus Schuetz (Ong Bak, Mercury Man) and Kely McClung (American Ninja IV, Kerberos). AOF "Action Film of the Year," Indie Fest USA "Best of Festival," "Best Visual FX," Big Bang "Best Director," Rincon Peurto Rico "Best International Film," End of the Pier UK "Best International Film." We're proud of all the work everyone involved has done on this new movie release - we sincerly hope you like it!!
Kely McClung

The underlying theme here is that BLOOD TIES is a lot of fun. There are going to be a lot of satisfied customers out there!
I'm telling you people, I have been clicking reload on pop culture in general, just waiting for this beast to be let out of its cage. I am going to have my "told you so" moment real soon.
-Mediasaurus Rex



Nov. 21, 2010

Remember the 90s Stallone JUDGE DREDD? Remember all of that stupid stuff like Rob
Scheider and the fact that the Judge took his helmet off? Remember when the Angel family
was introduced and Mean Machine was taken out in about 30 seconds? I have these
memories and they hurt me. JUDGE DREDD didn't have to be an abomination. It didn't have to
be a Stallone vehicle and the source material is stronger than the Hollywood mess that we got.

I clocked a lot of my childhood poring over 2000 AD progs and being scared late at night of
mutants and killer polar bears. The upshot was that I was totally obsessed with the star of the
series, Judge Dredd. Judge, jury and executioner. Yes, at times he managed to get out of
situations that should have killed him by some 9th hour writing tricks, but I loved the concept.

I followed the Judge Child Quest and was blown away by Brian Bolland's art back in the 80s.
John Byrne? Byrne was a slob and a hack. Blolland was putting it down, beautifully.

Well, the Judge Dredd reboot is in production, and Karl Urban is going to be the man. Karl
Urban, you know, Dr. McCoy in that STAR TREK directed by the fool who is responsible for that
LOST trash. Karl Urban, you know, the only actor worth a damn starring with all of those
washed-up actors in RED. Look at the above picture and tell me that this doesn't capture the
very essence of the Judge we all know and love.

I have no hope for TRON or any other remakes/reboots coming down the pipe, but I am lighting
a candle for JUDGE DREDD. I hope to God on high that they get it right.

-Mediasaurus Rex