Worth Watching - March 19: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead Trailer
I really don't know what this movie is… and even after watching the trailer, I still don't know what it is. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead is a horror, comedy, and Shakespeare masterpiece all crammed into one, I guess. This is up-and-coming filmmaker Jordan Galland's debut feature film and it stars Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki, John Ventimiglia, Kris Lemche and Ralph Macchio. Those curious enough to check it out may actually find something quite unique within. While I won't say it's a guaranteed hit, it does look like it has some promise and is worth watching.
Thanks to our friends at ShockTillYouDrop.com for launching the trailer and introducing us to yet another indie film we have to somehow see this year.
Watch the trailer for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead:
An out of work lothario, Julian Marsh (Hoffman), scores a break as the director of an off-Broadway play. The play is a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet written by a pale Romanian (Ventimiglia) who is actually a master vampire. A perfect combination of low-brow humor and high-brow aesthetics, this comedy/horror film follows an eccentric cast of characters to explain the connection between Hamlet, the Holy Grail, and some very sexy vampires.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead is both written and directed by indie filmmaker Jordan Galland, who has directed a few shorts previously and is making his feature film debut. The film doesn't have a release date set nor even a distributor, so potential buyers take note! If you're just a movie-goer, then hold out, I'm sure it'll start playing film festivals soon. For more info, visit: undeadflick.com.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
Oh man, I had to watch Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in high school english class. It's all about that existentialism nonsense.
Matt on Mar 19, 2008
This looks damn interesting.
Markus on Mar 19, 2008
That actually looks pretty awesome. I wanna see this... damn you Alex and your abbility to see movies I wanna see.. maybe I cna con my way into to going to a film festival.
CSpuppydog on Mar 19, 2008
I concur, this looks pretty funny and well written. Cant wait!
herbert on Mar 19, 2008
Hmmm, looks very good in a strange little way.
Ryan on Mar 19, 2008
I was quite skeptical at first, R&G is one of my favorite plays and movies of all time (yay Tom Stoppard), but after watching this trailer, I am in awe. IT looks like there isn't really a chance of them messing up the source material, because it's just a jumping off point.
Kelley on Mar 19, 2008
It looks interesting, but very confusing as well.
Emily on Mar 19, 2008
Actually looks good in a weird way......................maybe a stream
SHANE D on Mar 19, 2008
this has just enough of the "off the wall" quality to really be good...I love the non pretentiousness of the whole setting....
cornholio_by_the_sea on Mar 19, 2008
not sure why... but I am intrigued and want to see more
Dusty on Mar 21, 2008
i am so be on tenterhooks about this..
tibethrain on Mar 24, 2008
azie tesfai is in it and i love her. she was on that wicked games tv show and she is one foxy lady
bill on Mar 24, 2008
Looking forward to seeing the lovely Devon Aoki... and Mutant Chronicles (also starring Devon) will be out soon... so prepair yourselves for a DevonFest !!! Justin The Devon Aoki Appreciation Society http://geocities.com/lovelydevonaoki/
Justin on Mar 29, 2008
devon aoki, bijou philips,&azie tesfai are a hot group of chicks.they did a good job casting some eye candy.diverse hotness,feeling galland on that
paul on Apr 3, 2008
Azie is the only one I saw. She was spectacular.
Felecia on Apr 4, 2008
This looks like it has a lot of potential and with Sean Lennon handling the music I cant wait to see it
Waynesdada on Oct 30, 2009
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