Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
The Asylum is best known for their cheap rip-off DVD movies, which includes such titles as: Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train, I Am Omega, Da Vinci Treasure, HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, AVH: Alien vs. Hunter, Monster (the Cloverfield rip) and Pirates of Treasure Island. AMC has termed the genre “Knockbusters”.
This April they have returned with an Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull knock-off titled Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls. Filmed on location in South Africa, Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls is actually a retelling of H. Rider Haggard’s novel King Solomon’s Mines, featuring the adventurer who was the inspiration for Indiana Jones. Watch the trailer for the film above, and as always, I want to hear your witty remarks in the comments below.
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On a side note, Richard Chamberlain played Allan Quatermain in the horrible 1986 action/adventure comedy Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (Sharon Stone and James Earl Jones co-starred).