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Attack Of The Gryphon


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C-     Feature: C



The greenlight for Fantasy genre features is alive and well with the studios hoping for the next hit, if any.  Eragon did not work out for Fox and Andrew Prowse’s Attack Of The Gryphon (2006) was hardly released at all, but Sony is bringing it out at about the same time as Fox’s film and to be blunt, it is no better or worse.


A 300 year civil war has come to an end and losing side The Lockland turns to black magic to make a comeback and beat the victors, but instead unleashes a mad magician who wants to beat both and the new battle is on.  This is cheesy, silly and only for diehard fans who miss the Xena and Hercules series as well as feel The Sci-Fi Channel is not delivering enough cheesy productions to satisfy the trivialization.  Fans, especially young ones, might enjoy this but everyone else might want to think twice.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image has obvious digital effects throughout but does not look as bad as it might have otherwise.  Colors can be somewhat rich and it probably would not look as good in HD or 35mm, but it is still better than a Super 35mm shoot with the same effects might have been.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has healthier surrounds than expected and is not bad, though not of demo quality by any means.  He only extra is trailers for other Sony releases.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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