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Well, it's finally happened. m_faustus brought us news of the illustrious GLADIATORS V WEREWOLVES (I can only assume the capslock is mandatory), a little film whose description via this site reads as such:
AD 160. The Romans occupy Britain, and the great Hadrian's Wall divides the land, built to keep back the northern warrior tribes, and something far more dangerous; a clan of savage wolf-like creatures which roam the lowlands.
Word reaches Governor Flavius that the Emperor has decreed that new, more fearsome beasts should be captured for the games. The ambitious Governor, having heard rumours of the fierce wolf-beasts beyond the great wall, senses an opportunity to win favour with the Emperor and even a place in the senate.
The heroic Centurian, Titus, is tasked with hunting and trapping the wolf-creatures. Titus and his legionaries track the beasts to their mountain lair and discover a warrior clan who transform at will into mighty, armour clad werewolves. In a fierce battle, the beasts slaughter half of the legionaries. Titus and his surviving men escape and ensnare the pursuing werewolves.
The Governor is delighted he has his prized new fighting savages, but Titus realizes that anyone bitten by a werewolf is cursed to become one of their kind. He warns the Governor that the werewolves pose a grave threat if they increase their numbers. Titus's reward for challenging the Governor is to be stripped of his rank and thrown into the arena where the beasts' savagery will be tested.
Um, sign me up. In the words of m_faustus:
I am going to preemptively say that everyone on this board who says that they wouldn't see this movie is a liar.
CoffinDodger contributed this picture:
The only way this could be any better is if Blade were to pull a Doakes and yell "SURPRISE, MOTHERFUCKER."
Anekanta - Ex-Ninja reminded us of the wonderful piece of B-movie glory:
This is the best fight scene in cinema history!
Curse you YouTube; there goes my evening...
Behold! The coolest staircases ever as brought to us by BullfightsOnAcid:
Incredible Staircase Designs
Tip: Bad news, 3D fans.
phoghat is here to crush your dreams:
Movie prices for IMAX and 3D to go up
Just remember that you were warned:
Kill it! For the love of Ghod, KILLLLLLLL IIIIIIIIT!
Yeah, that thing is about 2.5 feet long. What is it with isopods? Please excuse me while I throw up forever.
And finally, Roklimber's science/awesome picks!
Parrots, the universe, and everything
A talk given by Douglas Adams in California, in 2001.
Delight yourself with amazing nature photos. These and more here:
How Dinosaurs Rose to Prominence
See the sonic shock waves of real explosions, in slow motion
Great Apes Know They Could Be Wrong, Research Suggests
9 Of The Weirdest Alien Landscapes On Earth (PHOTOS)
11 Amazing Treehouses from Around the World
Now I want to live in a tree house. Check out the interiors!
What are 'mini' black holes?
Pretty decent article on mini BHs and the Large Hadron Collider.