Jesus, it’s a slow news day.
So here’s the trailer for The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride, a western/revenge flick (aren’t all Westerns revenge flicks?) directed and co-written by Tiller Russell (previous works of note: none). It’s got a fairly unique premise contained in its (albeit brief) IMDB synopsis: A western centered on a woman trying to bring her outlaw lover home for his burial.
It’s also got a pretty interesting cast — Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, “True Blood”), Peter Dinklage (!), Kris Kristofferson, and Dwight Yoakam. If you can ignore the presence of Jason Priestly (finally returning to westerns after his brief, pathetic turn in Tombstone) and the man-shaped pile of wood called Scott Speedman (again, you mention “Felicity” and you get a badger crammed up your ass), it’s a fine cast.
So here’s the trailer. And it looks fucking terrible. Terrible accents, terrible editing, atrocious dialogue, and fourth grade-level production values.
I mean, wow. Unsurprisingly, it’s going straight to DVD next month. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it’s just a really poorly cut trailer.
I don’t think I’m wrong.