SOLOMAN KANE

The title character seems to hold true to how I remember him from the REH stories (been a long time), and certainly resembles the Jeffrey Jones paintings in the Donald Grant collection, RED SHADOWS, but I was struck by a passel of apparent anachronisms. Kane was a 17th century Puritan but he appears to be wandering through a Dark Ages milieu. It’s basically a sword-and-sorcery story but the screenplay seems more intelligent than most of its ilk. James Purefoy is good as Kane, and Max von Sydow has a talky but pivotal role. Worth a look.

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