One late night in a college dorm, four socially inept geeks immerse themselves in a fantasy world of their own creation. As their characters journey through forbidden kingdoms, ancient ruins, and the forsaken wilderness, the players attempt to solve a mysterious puzzle that could ultimately mean the difference between getting a life and death. Who is The Shadow? Where is The Princess hidden? Will any of them ever find a date? And how long do they have before their annoyed neighbors call the cops?
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising follows Lodge, Dungeon Master and budding writer, who wants his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the fray: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all — a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed? A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery — in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys.
Not to worry, I'll post pics when they do show up.
And I'll say how they turned out when I get around to watching them.
Though that may be awhile, what with all the other things on my backlog and the fact that my best friend wants to watch them too (she's the one who bought them for us to watch).
Definite change of pace from the The Gamers while keeping the humor and upping the SFX.
GDR has a richer story, and is not as straight-out game humor oriented as TG was, but it still had absolutely hilarious parts.
Definitely glad I bought the DVDs now, and I hope to see them do a new Gamers movie some time soon. That would just be awesome!
Dead Gentlemen Announces a New Edition of THE GAMERS: DORKNESS RISING
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is coming back to DVD! Featuring multiple commentary tracks, subtitles in many languages, outtakes, and deleted scenes in an all-new special edition, the DVD will be released region-free for sale worldwide.
For the new release, Dead Gentlemen Productions is partnering with sister company and distributor Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (ZOE). ZOE will release the DVD under their FAN SUPPORTED, CREATOR DISTRIBUTED model (link). This includes a broad non-commercial Creative Commons license (link), a copyleft approach to file-sharing and “piracy”, licensing the property for third-party commercial derivative works via the Creator Endorsed trademark (link), a digital release through distribution partner IndieFlix, and distribution to the worldwide hobby market through Paizo Publishing.
“ZOE is a company that believes in building long-term, sustainable relationships with a passionate fan base,” says Ben Dobyns, founder of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. “Dorkness Rising is a fantastic fit for our approach to distribution and we look forward to helping the film continue to grow as we empower its fans to download, share, and remix the project.”
“We at DG are just really excited about what Ben is doing with ZOE,” said Don Early, President of Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC. “Having direct interaction and access to our fan base has always been at the top of our priorities. With traditional distribution, you lose a lot of that. With ZOE, the fans get to directly support and participate in what we’re doing, and we get to stay connected. That’s what we’re all about.”
“We’re also excited about this new release of Dorkness Rising,” continues Ben Dobyns, “because this distribution model will help make a Gamers sequel happen much sooner. Our biggest sequel roadblock has been recouping Dorkness Rising’s budget. With the increased dollar value of direct distribution, we’ll be able to recoup and start work on a sequel much sooner than we could while waiting for traditional distribution models to pay out.”
The new DVD of The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is expected to release in April 2011. Fan content and submissions will be encouraged!
And here's the final list of DVD features! (This is the only time and place that we'll reveal the full list of Easter Eggs.)
Dorkness Rising DVD Special Features
The Making of "Dorkness Rising"
Extended Branching Edition, with fourteen extended and deleted scenes
Behind the Scenes Videos Galleries: Production Photos
Behind the Scenes Photos
Trailers Subtitles: Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, and d20
Commentaries: by Cast: Nathan Rice, Carol Roscoe, Jen Page, Brian Lewis, Scott C. Brown, Steve Wolbrecht, and Tallis Moore Development Team: Matt Vancil, Ben Dobyns, and Nathan Rice Crew: Matt DeMille, Kit Palin, and Shawn Shelton Game Designers: Monte Cook, Sean Reynolds, Ed Stark, and Stan Brown Epic Level Entertainment: John Frank Rosenblum and Dan Capuzzi The Dorkness Drinking Game: Christian Doyle, Scott C. Brown, and Brian Lewis
SJ Tucker's "Playing DnD" Music Video - Featuring Jen Page, Christian Doyle, and Chris Duppenthaler
DVD-ROM Script Repository: From First to Final Draft
Alternate DVD Cover
Shot List & Shooting Schedule
Luster's Hair Alternate Takes: Pizzajitsu Alternate Takes: The Steps Scene
Bards Die Free Alternate Takes: Arms Falls Off Nathan Rice: The Facemaster Bonus Subtitles: Binary, L337, lolcats, Ninja, Pig Latin, Pirate, and Swedish Chef