5.05.2012

Gothic Sisters: Jeryline

Yes...I'm old.

When I was a teen, before the The Craft (1996) there was Demon Knight (1995).  The trailer alone had all the Gothic kids hyped.  I was excited too - I was all about horror films back when they were still decent - but the way the film was advertised was much like the way Ninja Assassin (2009) was advertised fourteen years later: the Black heroine was conveniently missing/diminished in the trailer.

I didn't get to see it until years after it was released, and that's when I wondered how come no one mentioned Jeryline.

Make no mistake: Ex-convict Jeryline (Jada Pinkett Smith) is most assuredly the shero of this flick.  When the Demon Knight (Billy Zane, at his best) professes his love for her (oh, yes...they go there), she outwits and defeats him, and is ultimately the last one standing, the new protector of one of seven sacred Keys.

*nods* There need be some fanfic for this (looks at Amaya).




Blood Goddess



"I know this motherfucker did NOT just say he loves me...."

Forced to dance


Attempting seduction




Disbelief



Being chosen

Victorious

Demon Knight is available to watch instantly on Netflix.  And you can expect a vid for Jeryline by next week.

18 comments:

  1. I love Billy zane, he is such a good actor. This is one of my favorite movies as well. Yeah now that I think of it Jada was missing from the trailer as well.

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    1. And 14 years later, neither method nor madness has changed. I remembered being surprised there was a Black woman in Ninja Assassin.

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    2. And 14 years later, neither method nor madness has changed. I remembered being surprised there was a Black woman in Ninja Assassin.

      Ain't this some shit? I had no idea that Naomie Harris was going to be in 'Ninja Assassin' from looking at the trailer. She was also MIA from the Premiere in LA which I always found strange. I've looked all over the internet for an image of her and Rain at the movie premiere and nothing comes up. Just photos of Rain, the director, Joel Silver, and Rick Yune among other people. No Naomie. Maybe she couldn't be there *shrugs*

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    3. Back to Billy - his bedroom voice in this movie just too much for me.

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  2. Girl, talking about lovin' some Billy Zane? YUM!

    I just recently watched DK. Ah, memories. I always loved the short crop on Jada. And yeah, I was totally rooting for them to hook-up. Pissed me off that they didn't. *sigh*

    *ignores the look* You ain't gettin me...

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    1. Why the hell not? A Demon Knight professes his love for a rebellious Black woman? The story damn near writes itself.

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    2. It's like something right out of the Sultry Court.

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    3. You know, I can't argue with that.

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  3. *unf*

    I want this movie.

    When you post the Jeryline video can we get some more screencaps of these two?

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  4. ***update***

    Sorry, ladies. We were supposed to have a vid by now but Netflix sent me a DVD which plays fine through all the non-awesome parts, but then starts fucking up once we reach the awesome Jeryline parts. Ergo...delay.

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  5. Just dropping in to say that this is on netflix streaming with the cript keeper parts still in it, and I'm watching it for the first time(I'll never understand why they started taking those beginning and ending bits out of already made TFTC movies).

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    1. It was really good. The kind of good horror I've been missing lately.

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    2. No overabundance of jump scares, gratuitous torture porn, or characters you hate so much from the beginning that they're clearly only there to be monster fodder.

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    3. the soundtrack is awesome too...sorry for all of the comments. >_<

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