With the violence and royalty infighting of The Game of Thrones being such a draw these days, it is only natural that filmmakers are drawn to this historical period — with liberties liberally taken — as a rich source to be mined for tales of valor, double-dealing and swordsmanship.
Such is the case with news from Well Go U.S.A. this week that director Jim Weedon’s Sword of Vengeance will making its DVD and Blu-ray bow come May 26. A limited theatrical break is also planned (to raise critical awareness) beginning on Mar. 20.
This swiftly-paced tale introduces us to a mysterious warrior with no name who is simply known as the Shadow Walker (played by Stanley Weber … perhaps best known as Juan Borgia in the Borgia television series). He is cast out from the Norman invaders and soon finds himself in league with a beautiful woman named Anna (Annabelle Wallis — as Jane Seymour in The Tudors cable series, plus such films as Annabelle, X-Men: First Class, etc.), the widowed bride of the Saxon leader.
After a bit of bickering and blustering among Anna’s followers — can this stranger be trusted sort of stuff — their differences are put aside and the Shadow Walker organizes this dispirited band into a fighting force that is ready to take on the superior forces of the Earl of Durant (Karel Roden) and his toady sons, Artus (Gianni Giardinelli) and Romain (Edward Akrout). Blood will flow and no quarter will be given!