“The Spine Of Night” was hand-drawn, ruthless in its depictions of violence and equipped with a rambling story. Fans of adult animated fantasy stories like Heavy Metal, Fire and Ice, or the old Lord of the Rings should definitely keep an eye on the title.
It took directors and writers Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King over seven years to complete the film. A top-class cast with many prominent speakers joins the grandiose show values. Joining the cast are Xena star Lucy Lawless, Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), King Of Queens star Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel (Get Out) and Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike XX”).
After the film was shown at many festivals in Europe, North America and Australia and received an extremely positive response there, “The Spine Of Night” will be released in Germany on September 29, 2022 with FSK 16 approval on Blu-ray and DVD. Both formats can already be purchased from online providers such as Amazon:
» “The Spine Of Night” on Blu-ray & DVD at Amazon*
At the same time as the regular releases, “The Spine Of Night” is also available as an elaborately designed media book, in which the psychedelic cover artwork is a real eye-catcher. In addition to a 4K UltraHD Blu-ray and the regular Blu-ray, a making-of and a short film can be found here as bonus material.
» The Spine Of Night Mediabook on Amazon*
The sorceress Tzod (voiced in the original: Lucy Lawless) is in a mysterious land on the way to the snowy mountains. There she wants to get possession of a special blue flower that blooms only very rarely. However, the plant is protected by an old knight (Richard E. Grant) who has sworn to kill anyone who approaches the alluringly glowing natural treasure.
Tzod then tells the guard her tale of woe: She was captured by the tyrannical Lord Pyrantin (Patton Oswalt) and his henchman (Joe Manganiello). Because she rebelled against the powerful Pyrantin, she was to be executed. However, Ghal-Sur (Jordan Douglas Smith), a scholar of a holy order in the service of the brutal ruler, saves her. Only to be corrupted by the blue flower’s magic himself. He is now trying to seize power, which Tzod has to prevent with all his might…
You can see a slightly longer English trailer here:
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