12/18/10

Christmas Shorts:Lobo's Paramilitary Xmas (2002) -The Main Man vs.The Man With The Sack

For those of you not familiar with the DC Comics character Lobo, imagine, if you will, if Mad Max was a biker from space with the attitude of a WWE wrestler and the politeness of Charlie Sheen on a date with a porn star. That gets pretty close, but still doesn't explain who the intergalactic badass is. Lobo's Paramilitary Xmas Special (2002), based on the comic one shot of the same name, was directed by Scott Leberecht. At the time, Leberecht was a film student and scraped together a budget of $2,400 for the project. The director, who had previously worked in visual effects on films like Spawn and Flubber, has since directed a few other shorts, but is slated to make his feature debut in 2011 with the sensitive vampire tale Midnight Son. Lobo's Paramilitary Xmas Special also stars Andrew Byniarski, best known to horror fans as Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot. It's a real shame that his best known character only emotes with grunting and power tools because Byniarski really brings Lobo to life.

I'm going to include a couple of pictures here, but better yet, I've found the whole shebang to embed here. If you have any doubts about checking it out, let me give you the final selling point, the plot. Lobo is hired by The Easter Bunny, who is tired of being second best, to take out Jolly St. Nick. You can't tell me that doesn't make you want to press play!





3 comments:

  1. DUDE! I read this comic ages ago, but I never knew it had been adapted to a short fan film. This is awesome, haha! For only $2400 it's surprisingly well done.

    Favorite scene comes in at 2min 30sec. Priceless.

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  2. The comic is great, and Bisley's artwork was perfect for this(he's one of my all time faves).

    The short's not bad, but it took me years to hunt it down after I found it, and it just didn't live up to the expectation...

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  3. i thought i've seen it all, and then i run into your post, now i can truly say, i've seen it all

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