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Trailers: ‘Yellowbrickroad’ and ‘True Legend’

Two Alternatives to Hollywood Blockbusters

Above: "Yellowbrickroad" is the next film in teh Bloody Disgusting Selects series at AMC.

"Yellowbrickroad" (Friday midnight at AMC Mission Valley) and "True Legend" (opening June 10 at Reading Gaslamp Theaters) were both unavailable for preview but might offer good alternatives to summer mainstream releases.

First up, "Yellowbrickroad" is the next film in the Bloody Disgusting Selects series at AMC. First time feature director Jesse Holland spins a tale about the town of Friar, New Hampshire where, in 1940, the entire population walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. Then, jump to 2008 and an expedition ventures out into the wilderness to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar. Here's the trailer:

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Trailer: 'Yellowbrickroad'

Above: Trailer for "Yellowbrickroad," the next film in the Bloody Disgusting Selects series at AMC Mission Valley.

The film was not available for preview but I did see the first film in the Bloody Disgusting Selects series, "Rammbock: Berlin Undead" and quite enjoyed it. So I'm hopeful about this next installment in the series. Plus, if you are a horror fan you might want to support the series so that indie horror films have additional outlets like this. This film will screen only once in San Diego and that is Friday midnight at the AMC Mission Valley.

The highflying martial arts action of Yuen Woo Ping's "True Legend."

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Above: The highflying martial arts action of Yuen Woo Ping's "True Legend."

Another film unavailable for preview but grabbing my attention is Yuen Woo Ping's "True Legend." Yuen is a renowned fight choreographer (Americans will likely remember him for his work on "The Matrix") and director (he helmed the great "Iron Monkey"). "True Legend" is a high flying, gravity defying period martial arts action film about Drunken Boxing. The action and wirework look amazing. Here's the trailer:

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Trailer: 'True Legend'

So if you don't want to see a sequel or Hollywood blockbuster, consider one of these smaller releases.

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The0ne | June 17, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

True Legend,

Fight scenes are just alright. The story, rather the script, is less desirable. I like the lead actor but the rest aren't that great imo. The "China beats the crap out of other country" statement needs to go away. It has ruined so many movies it's not even funny anymore.

I would recommend it but imagine a good story where the hero, defeated, is training to save his kid, redeem himself but loses his wife in the process and ending with China beats the world fight. Yea, you get the picture. It happen in all Ip Man movies, almost if not all recent martial arts movies thus far, and now this one. This is also why you should definitely hate the government in China. And yes, either you put this crap in there or your movie is a no go. Enjoy your democracy people.

Sorry to end on a bad note but it really is sad that a good script could turn so sour because of this one thing.

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