Sci-fi Samurai? Yes Please. “Cup of Tears” Trailer!

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I Love Samurai’s. Their Code, what they stand for, and their calm but deadly demeanor. I would fantasize about carrying a sheathed sword as a weapon in public like a cowboy would carry a holstered six shooter. I Thought, Would they allow Real Samurai in Japan (if there are any left) to carry their weapons in public?

I also love Sci-Fi. If I dream up movie scripts and battle scenarios is almost always in a Sci-fi setting. So why hasn’t anyone combined the two effectively in the mainstream film industry?

Someone has stepped up to the plate, and manages not only to do a film like I dreamed, but also attempts to do it with some amazing visuals. Check it out.


The movie follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall into a permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a gifted samurai, sets out to find the cup and one who can break the spell.

Unfortunately its only a Short-Film Example Trailer, showing what can be done on an ultra low budget using the new RED camera. Throught the industry there have been those who’ve said that live action anime adaptations cost too much to meet the visual appeal of its source material.

I think this proves that certainly is possible.

10/27/09
A Quote from the director:

“Hi Guys,

I’m very happy to see that The Cup of Tears film trailer is now out there and been seen by people.

Just to clear things up… This is a stand alone trailer, done on a budget of 20k Euro. If you are expecting Hollywood for that money then you will be disappointed. The film is a homage to Manga and took almost two years to make. Each matte painting I did myself. Compositing and 3d was completed by Windmilllane Post Production, Dublin.

If you would like to see a film like this get made then please send it on to others. The more people that see the trailer the better chance I have of making the film a reality.

Regards

Gary Shore”

So Angry Joe Here, doing my Part to Help a Film like this get made. Pass this around and talk about it. I want to see my Sci-Fi Samurai’s Damnit!