Last Rites - Amen
 
 
Studio: kuroken
 
Review Count: 50
Average Rating: 5.0 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 29 minutes 41 seconds
 
Posted on: January 14, 2008
 
 
Film Description
(Sorry for the lack of a thumbnail - after 6 exports, it refused to take the thumbnail)

***Note: This movie contains some strong language....it's not gratuitous, but it is realistic....if it bothers you, you've been warned***

Amen is the fourth and final film in the Last Rites mini-series. It was preceded by In Nomine Patris (http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/144266), Et Fille (http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/144547), and Et Spiritus Sancti (http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/145138).

Can the end of the world be averted? There are powerful forces arrayed against Detective Ritchie Falcone and renegade priest Thomas Hooker, and not only their lives, but their souls are on the line. It's all come down to one final night....

Series cast:

Jase180 as Detective Ritchie Falcone
Sparky1512 as Father Thomas Hooker
AnotherNewDawn as Detective Jimmy Dunkel
Norriefpb as Monsignor Thomas Shaw
K4ownzall as Police Commissioner Edward Rauch
Duffy as Lt. Joe Draper
DNR as Detective Alfonse Donatto
Mustachio26 as Josh
FredtheDuck as Michael
Andy_inc as Ryan
SGPorsche48 as Stephen
Marine101 as Jonathan
Frosty_Frost09 as Tim
Lynette as Judy Dunkel
KingPengvin as Officer King
Alex2112 as the Housekeeper
theMonktheMonk as Sgt. Woolbur
Docontheweb as Detective Martin
Gina as Brenda
and
Sisch as The W hore of Babylon

Special appearance by Lizard3209

Music by Admultosanos.
Last Rites Theme by Norriefpb
Dark Chimes by John Holowach - Creative Commons license
Transmission courtesy of FoDoog and Flanagan's Fog, used by permission
String Quartet No. 16 in F major by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the Fulda Orchestra - Public Domain recording
Trisagion, performed by the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary Choir - Public Domain recording.

Sound effects:

The Freesound Project
Blue Star Pictures sfx stingers purchased from Productiontrax.com.

Special visual effects:

JohanSturk
Tarison
Rysto
Dr_House
Frooplet
Meowan
FraasMovies
MarvellousGuppiMovies
6-Headed Monster
BudBundysMullet
Froci
Nayazu
MikeDBoing


Extra special thanks to Gleem, Guppi, Rileyman, Derobrash, EmeraldEdge, Norriefpb, theMonk and Docontheweb for support and assistance.

And continued thanks to all the people who contributed to this movie - cast, musicians, modders, and sympathetic ears - it was only with your collaboration that I was able to even consider a project of this magnitude.

Thanks for watching.

Ken
 
Reviews
- Chris62

Awesome movie
Amazeing plot
Great effects
one of the best movies on tmo.

Posted on May 26, 2008
- TheMGMKid1

I was utterly enraptured by the brilliance of this finale to a wonderful series.
The magnitude of this film is inspiring and sets a benchmark for sophisticated and intricate example of the horror genre. The film is of the highest and most professional standards in all areas. Writing and direction by Ken White shows us his brilliance as a creative mind and a fine film maker. The music is superlative by both Norrie and Admultosanos, two of our finest composers here at TMO. Incredible complex and thrilling acting is turned in by all the superstar voice actors who appear in the film with stand out performances by K4, Jase180 and the divine Sisch.
This is a film series I will not soon forget for it is hauntingly beautiful and wonderfully creepy. �?? Last Rights �?? is simply and solidly brilliant and worthy of more than my meager 5 stars.

Posted on April 28, 2008
- Toadflax

I finally got this movie downloaded (I have to do that). I turned out the lights and put on the headphones. I knew this would be something special.

(First of all: I do not have the talent to review like some others on TMO [like yourself], but I'll try.)

The cast was superb. I especially liked the job Sisch did. She had a feminine swagger that was just great. Hell, I liked everybody's performance. The writing was equally fantastic.

The story was cool and way out there. However, I've not seen the first three (?) episodes. I didn't know what was going on for the first few minutes or so. I picked it up soon enough though. The ending scenes (at the bar) had some of the best dialog I've heard so far.

The special effects were exceptional. Some of that stuff must have taken a real long time to create. The transformations near the end of the movie were outstanding.

Overall: truly fantastic! (Im' running out of synonyms for the word "great") You should be proud Kuroken. That was really well done. I'll be checking the previous episodes out soon. Until then...

Posted on March 22, 2008
- userjosh9874

Well, it's time for me to try to write a review that does this series justice! I will fail miserably.

This movie was so engaging! The story was just perfect. The pacing, the scenes, the editing, everything flowed perfectly! I really have no complaints here! Both creative AND technical aspects were astounding. The mods were great, and the music was perfect for this film. It really added to the atmosphere here! I must compliment the voice actors here as well! Jase was hilarious, and Sisch was a great choice for The W hore of Babylon. Sparky, A_N_D, and K4 also gave great performances! Oh, they were all great, but I don't want to sit here and copy and paste the cast list. . . hehe.

Great work Ken! I can't wait to see more movies from you! :)

Posted on March 22, 2008
- TFoster

A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE, WELL DONE KUROKEN
***** - 5 STARS

TFOSTER
FOSTER FILMS

Posted on March 16, 2008
- penguin93

Really good job mate! =)
One of the best i've seen!

If you have time, i appreciate if you can see and review my first video, The Hotel.

Posted on March 5, 2008
- OD-Ork-Boy

Outstanding! The episode that wraps up many of our questions and the plot, but still leaves room for a continuation. We see Sisch at her sexiest here as the seductive and yet at the same time repelling "[not-so-nice-word!] of Babylon" - A role that I'm sure she must be proud of, as she performed it extremely well! Mixing themes of crime, mystery, and Religion, the last Rites series has been nothing but good and suspensful up until the end. I cannot give this series enough praise; so I'll let the others do that for me. One of the best series on TMO - I have bookmarked all four. Thank you, Ken, for making such a masterpeice - I look forward to your future films!

- Orky.

Posted on February 9, 2008
- nahton

Congratulations on a great achievement Ken. Nobody should be put off by the length of this because once you start watching it you will keep going. It's a tight and enjoyable story. I can highly recommend it to everyone. Jase180's portrayal was great and the clever wisecracks were delivered perfectly. A_N_D had less to work within the way of a colorful personality but delivered an authentic performance. K4 was as stellar as usual and Sisch really delivered in her guest appearance. Overall though, I think Sparky1512 shined as the no nonsense priest with a mission.

Posted on February 8, 2008
- riott007

Wow the last part was superb. Amazing. I don't know how you did the morph sequence...but that was brilliant. Sisch was top notch!! Everybody was excellent. I can see a lot of editing went it to this...and it just turned out great. I couldn't find one flaw. I really loved the story.

Posted on February 3, 2008
- Mustachio26

Well, it's taken quite a while to get this review in, but here I am.
What a journey you've taken us on, Ken. The ups, the downs, and dragging us down even farther to the brink of damnation. Everything about this series is unquestionably perfect. I can't wait to see that even after Amen, a host of other talented directors will keep this Last Rites world alive. It's a been a privilege to play Josh in the fan-tastic series.

Posted on February 3, 2008
- filipekholmstudios

Last Rites is one of the bes movies (series) ever on TMO. Thx for the review of The Extra-Terrestrial, Part 2 is released now just so you know. (In the chatroom my name is FilipHolmStudios)

Posted on January 31, 2008
- Skelaknight1

holy.....that was the best movie ive seen in a long time

Posted on January 26, 2008
- anothernewdawn

Finally, I sat down and watched all four films in a row. Worth every minute.

Putting forth the required effort to make one good TMO film is tough enough - to make four of them in seven weeks, well...

You're a bigger man than me, Ken.

Everything I've said before holds true for this final installment, the realism of it all first and foremost. It's still Falcone who leads us through this with his everyman wit and charm (?), even when the supernatural stuff comes to one hell of a head with some very delicious Sisch as the ultimate purveyor of one of the world's oldest professions. The supporting cast was well-chosen throughout, and more than carried their weight for a project this large.

I am proud to have been apart of this project.


A_N_D

Posted on January 24, 2008
- marvellousguppimovies

Hail Sultanas!

Posted on January 22, 2008
- kate_lee

I very much enjoyed Last Rite, and its great characters, wonderful dialogue and plot with real twists.

VO performances were lovely. It was so much fun to hear those smart lines acted by real talents.

I know how hard it is to complete a long series. It requires patience and commitment, as well as real talent and vision. Congratulations, Ken.

Posted on January 22, 2008
- docontheweb

First item of note...I loved the score from Admultosanos! As I'm sure many have told him previously...The man has talent.

I still love the wise-ass comments from Falcone.

Other than that all I can say is...epic. You have managed to create what is essentially a full length film on TMO. Not only that, but create on that holds interest. I suppose we can thank your fine writing/directing as well as the scores of people who helped you bring this project into fruition. Amen is a damn good conclusion to a damn good film.

From radio host to filmmaking extrodinare...you have proven that you can do it all....now get some sleep!!!!!!!

-Doc

Posted on January 22, 2008
- CaptainStrider

An excellent final part for this mini series. Filled with excellent writing, dialogue, music, free-cam, overlay effects... heck its all good. What's more to be said?

Great work to yourself, the whole cast and crew
Strider Out!

Posted on January 20, 2008
- jazzx

So, this excellent supernatural thriller comes to an end. A massive project with a lot of care and attention paid to each scene.

Some lovely effects shots in this last episode, and nice modded sets throughout, but what impressed me most about this episode was the banter between Hooker and Falcone (his one-liners were particularly cutting in this episode).

As for the finale, I wonder whether Hooker's name was chosen because of the adversary he faced. I also liked how that adversary tied in with Dunkel's marriage falling apart in episode 1. Also interesting how the voice of Hooker's nemesis was the same as the singer's in the background at one of the locations in an earlier episode (I think it was the diner) [useless bit of trivia there].

If I have one criticism of this episode (and it is only one),

!!!!!!!!!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!!!!!


... it was that things were too sedate and calm during the climax. Falcone didn't sound urgent or scared enough, or even gobsmacked enough at seeing that everything he disbelieved in was coming true (maybe because I identified quite closely with this character). The pacing was also too slow (or it might have worked better if things weren't so calm and controlled). The priest livened things up when he appeared though.

So that's only two scenes I've picked fault with in, effectively, a full-length feature film. A damned (lol) good return ...


!!!!!!!SPOILERS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anyway - to sum up the series:

Full of interesting characters and acting performance gems (even among the supporting cast), a sparse but well composed and judiciously used score, nice writing which improved with each episode and a fresh feel to the sets. Those that haven't watched this series yet really should re-evaluate their ban on films over 3 minutes long ...

They're missing out on one Hell of a journey.

So endeth the lesson,

Amen.

Posted on January 19, 2008
- Slit518

Good finale, I enjoyed the 4 part series. I am surprised a movie using this program could go that long, I guess it goes with good editing, use of custom content, and scene selection.

Posted on January 17, 2008
- murpheykid

The best and final episode of the series. Everything comes together in one smashing finish. As a whole the cast was wonderful, the directing outstanding, the writing well done. This was just one monsterous project that had a huge amount of talent behind it. I commend you, Ken, for making one of the most memorable and entertaining series on TMO. This is a sure fire hit and an honorary receiver of the Murpheykid Recommendation. Excellent work.

Posted on January 16, 2008
- josephkw

At last the finale episode is upon us, and what a finale that was! The entire saga was a spectacularly fun and exciting ride with a huge, stellar cast, and a generous dose of eye-candy to boot (especially the final installment). This is certainly a film to remember, and revisit again and again.

Posted on January 16, 2008
- andy_inc

Thus, a landmark and piece of TMO history is laid to rest, as we say Amen to one of the greatest and most memorable series to have ever been released onto TMO.

The Last Rites film from Part One to the gripping finale, has gone about in the most professional and dedicated manner on a consistent basis throughout each installment.
Much like reading a book, it's one thing to direct, and another to understand what you're directing. You understood completely, and put in so much heart, dedication and care into the film, which is really epitomized in the final product.
Not only did you tell a classic religious tale of all that is good vs. all that is evil, you set it in a modern society, where Science and reason overrides the unknown. And you told this tale in a unique and realistic world, with brilliant and clever set dressing throughout the whole film.

The Voice Acting by the whole cast is also to be commended, characters sounded like their appearance, and for not one moment did the conversation scenes seem generic. The whole cast really helped paint the real and unique individuals within the film. Not TMO characters; individuals.

You have been able to consistently achieve an unprecedented realistic standard throughout the whole film. We as TMO'ers should feel privileged to be watching films of this quality, as the Last Rites as a whole is deserving of TV or even big screen status.

You strove for perfection, and you certainly achieved that.

I note a similarity with Hooker and the W h 0r 3 of Babylon =P

And finally, I can give you my 6-star award for this wonderful masterpiece, that is certainly a piece of TMO history, and I'm glad to be part of it.

Amen

Posted on January 16, 2008
- goofparade

An incredible feeling watching these films and this finale was indeed grand.
I can't say enough about the caliber of the cast and the excellent dialogue in this film. Ken's work as director was intelligent and inspired. What a great community effort...I'm muchos impressed and pleased with it.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

I love this series! All the effort Ken and the whole crew made paid off beautifuly!
One of TMO's greatest productions! =)

Posted on January 15, 2008
- rileyman

A fantastic conclusion to this near-full-length Last Rites film! I say, "near-full-length" because I think it comes out closer to around 75-80 minutes than 90 -- there's an awful lot of time eaten up by the (helpful) recaps at the beginning of each installment.

This part is perhaps a little bit predictable, but I'm no stranger to that myself. I enjoyed the ending and just about everything that led up to it. The entire Last Rites story is well-written, with some very memorable characters and scenes.

With the extra bit of time you allowed yourself here, I think you returned to your true form again. This episode is paced extremely well and technically sound. The set pieces are well put together, mods and effects put to good use, and camera work is solid. The only scene I felt something was missing was the bit when Falcone and Hooker were in the bedroom -- the ambient sound here was "dead" (wouldn't have minded having some sort of background city noise, or an air vent, or something). Besides that, the background noise and music were once again put to good use.

I also wanted to say that I blame the thumbnail on the SFU problem. :) Heh heh heh. Couldn't help myself!

A solid 5 stars for this last part. The Last Rites, as a series, comes very close to being awarded my "Epic Productions" award -- the third installment was the weak link for me that prevented it.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- eobaggs

A great conclusion to a fantastic series! Excellent job Ken and everyone involved!

Posted on January 15, 2008
- Brandon310

Incredible. Could've showed what happened to Satan, though.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- bricksfilms

A beautiful finale Ken! I truely am at a loss for words, that ending was just, so wonderfully crafted. These whole film should go down as a true TMO classic.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- jangowolf

That was a great movie!

Posted on January 15, 2008
- jase180

From the script to the music, the VO's and the really amazing look and feel of the film, this has been a real joy to be a part of. Everything thats been said really speaks to the work Ken put in on this. Just a top notch production. this is TMO filmmaking at its finest.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- capemedia

Great final addition to the series, you should consider editing the 4 parts into 1 and putting them on DVD.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- Marine101

An amazing series with a superb finale. Another great episode, but sad to see the series end. Great performances from everyone and Sisch did a fantastic job. Some freakkin amazing effects in this. Great editing and pace. Great use of sets.

Overall this series has definetly been the best I've seen and very enjoyable. Love every episode, not one boring moment, thrills and chills all around. Was honored to be apart of this and you can finally put your feet up now Ken, eh?, because you deserve it buddy.

Hail Ken!

Posted on January 15, 2008
- R33se

Wow. What can I say that no one else has. This is definately one of the best written pieces that I had the fortune of watching. Characters are very well thought out and the story very smooth. The overall mood was captured execellently. Well Done !!

Posted on January 15, 2008
- dnr

What an amazing conclusion. This weekend i'm gonna watch all 4 back to back, What an incredible job you did with this KEn everything was perfect the cast the music the camerawork the editing the mods. Simply awesome. A shame to see it end. I am honored to have been a part of this production.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- ubernewbie

Finally its up and going. Gotta say this, and i'll probably be the only one, but here goes, i still prefer part 3 more out of this series. Nice executed and technically well done.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- BiggsTrek

At the risk of saying "wow"... um, WOW! I think I said in my first review that I thought I knew where this was going. While I was not overly surprised at the conclusion (and no, it wasn't exactly what I thought... but then again, I can't remember exactly what I thought!), I certainly enjoyed it!

Sisch makes a wonderful w.h.o.r.e... and I mean that in the nicest way. The rest of the cast was equally convincing. Jase, AND, Sparky, Norrie (and the rest) shined as well.

I also enjoyed your nice special effects at the end, too.

This was a terrific "little" story, told exceptionally well by a master story teller. And if you ever decide to make another four part movie in 4 weeks, check yourself into the nearsest mental facility!!!

(Now... how much for sisch?)

:)

Posted on January 14, 2008
- sparky1512

Wow, that was indeed a journey and one that i am very proud to be a part of. A fantastic conclusion to what has to be the best TMO series in recent history (and how the hell did you do those awesome transition shots - i'll be grilling you later). Each episod of Last Rights had is own unique quirks, problems (that not every known about) hilights, story and glory that i personally have never witnessed before on TMO. The cast (other than me) did an exceptional job with again special mention to Jase who really came into his own in this series. Beautifully written and brilliantly concieved, this is one 'hell' of a series.

cheers

Posted on January 14, 2008
- Howitzer

Mind Blowing, Jaw dropping and Astounding are all terms that could be offered to this 4 part masterpiece of a movie, and yet none of them quite do justice.
This incredibly detailed and realistic story is the one of, if not the, best offered by any TMO director to date.

I found the direction incredible. Seemless editing brought the spectacular camerawork and technical brilliance (with the use of mods and overlays) together for a visual feast that was natural in progression and extremely impressive to view.

The music fit perfectly, bringing the scenes to life and adding the perfect undertones to the actions going on and really emphasizing the atmosphere to a truly top notch level.

I have to hand it to the cast, they have done a truly wonderful and impressive job in bringing to life the deep and real characters you have created. I tip my hat to these stunning performances.

What else can I say but Congratulations on a triumph of a project. You have successfully created a full feature length film that I could happily watch again and again with all four movies in succession. This really is a masterwork of not only The Moves, but Machinema altogether! It will stand as a level by which all future movies will be rated and will become a founded memory for all who see it.

Well Done and Thankyou, Ken White!

Howie.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- themonkthemonk

Its a shame that this great movie was Marred by the lack of a simple Thumbnail... None of the great directors I have known would have just over-looked this simple, yet vitally important part of a TMO movie.... With all the great acting performances...with all of the wonderfully impressive mods that the modding community slaved hours over... and the music that was ripped from the very souls of the composers, You, Mr.'I dont have time to fool with a thumbnail', you have brought all these contributions to your movie down to the common everyday movie that instead of Flying with the Eagles, struts with the rest of the Turkeys...with your lack of a Thumbnail.

For the want of a Horse shoe, a War is lost....

But I digress.... An Exeptionally Great Project comes to an end... And Ken has proven himself to be one of the best moviemakers on TMO.
You get 5 stars...

themonk

Posted on January 14, 2008
- Active_Studios

And that brings the conclusion to Father Thomas Hooker (sparky1512) and Detective Ritchie Falcone (jase180). All the 4 episodes were truly outstanding; In Nomine Patris, Et Fille, Et Spiritus Sancti and now Amen.
I have to say some other things as well; I have to say that the cast with this series is amazing.
Good music.
Good overlays.
Good everything.
Sparky, Jase and A_N_D had done very well in this movie.
Same for K4 and Sisch.

All of it, 99 out of 100 stars.
By now 5 stars.

Active_Studios

Posted on January 14, 2008
- sgporsche48

A fantastic job. Characters that talk and act like real people. Once again great direction, editing, script, performances (especially), and music. A great film all around, and this definitely one of my favorite series.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- stvndysn

its dark, its eerie, its a 5 star winner

Posted on January 14, 2008
- rjb2112

A masterpiece!

Posted on January 14, 2008
- BasilFawltY

Wow. Wow. Wow. WOW.

This is why I wanted you to direct my movie. Watching the story's deepenning and progression from In Nomine Patris to Et Fille to Et Spiritus to....well, here, Amen. It's like watching a proffesional film. In In Nomine PAtris, the story is clear cut and simple. We ahve the good guys, Falcone and Dunkel against the bad guy, Hooker. Nothing complicated there. I mean yeah, it was a nicely made film and all, but that's it. That last scene, with A_N_D Dunkel and RauschK4 showed me that this was something else. No other way to put it.

In Et Fille (my favorite) we got to see the deepening of the plot and further development. Who is the "good guy" is it the calm realist Falcone, skeptical of the whole thing? Hooker, dedicated to stopping Satan? But for Hooker, his tactics are somewhat overdone. Jesus didn't kill those whom he expelled demons from. Is it Shaw, with undying fait hin God's plan, and readiness for Satan? IS it somehow Dunkel and Rauch, evil men extrodinare? What is one to do, other than eliminate Dunkel and Rauch?

In Spiritus Sancti, we see that Hooker is actually on to something. We see Shaw's death, and Hooker's lack of any hesitance to help his friend, at least spiritually, and Falcone comign around to Hooker's point of view, if only slightly. We see Dunkel's definite spiral into insanity, and the beginnings of a more than a little uneasy partnership between Hooker and Falcone.

Onto Amen. In Amen we are held to our seats like glue, wanting to see what's going to happen. It becomes clear that Hooker is, in fact, in the right, at least about the demons and all. We witness Lucifer, Satan's greatest Demon, fighting the boys, and all isn't well. Hooker wins. (oh and, that really is right about Lucifer, Satan and all.) So, we proceed to have the final battle, rather anticlimactic, as I was expecting every Saint, Angel and other denizens of heaven waging war against satan, prince of insufficient light. Either way, it's cool seeing Sisch as the harlot, against Falcone, with Dunkel's body. When Hooker comes, well nothing more needs to be said. LEt's just say I was breathign rather heavily. The little epilouge and the end was nice, but I have one question. WHAT HAPPENED TO HOOKER? And I believe God won, as everythign seemed to be back to normal, but I also assume Hooker died with the harlot.

Now, the filmmaking was fantastic and I'm just going to steal trewill's comments.
I�??m not even going to mention the Writing; because that�??d be like going outside and pointing at the Sun, everyone already see�??s it.

The Cinematography was Astonishing, to say the least, and the Masterufl use of Free-cam was flowing and smooth as butter. A Gorgeous film to look at.

The Editing was as good as it�??s every going to get in a TMO film. Sharp cuts made for tight scenes, and tight scenes made for smooth pacing.

The Special Fx were Fantastic, and indeed one of a kind. They were very fitting, NOT over the top, and worked very well within the given situation. I won�??t say what they were, as not to spoil it for others.

The Last Rites series started off with In Nomine Patris as David Banner, Et Fille & Et Spiritus Sancti was his slow emergence and transformation, and Amen was him bursting out of his clothes as The Hulk! A great ride from beginning to end, and my only regret, is that it�??s over.

Ken, if you keep making films this good, I�??m going to blow up your computer. Definitely your Masterwork to date.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- frosty_frost09

to quote anothe TMOer's review "HOLY [play nice now!]" I thought the preview you sent the cast (minus music, and SFX) was kick-ass, this kicks even more than that. Great camera work. Great VO's By sisch, K4, Sparky, A_N_D, & Jase. The music fit very well. I loved the entire series, and was glad I could be a part of this production. The attention to detail was amazing, the last seen was amazing. Overall I loved this series and am sad to see that it has ended. Any plans to bring Falcone back in a "sequeal",lol :p

Posted on January 14, 2008
- trewill7

HOLY [shhhh!]! (no pun intended)

From beginning to end, The Last Rites Series has kept me coke-line Captivated. The story is very well thought out and pre-concieved; to a point were no small detail goes un-noticed. The Plot see�??s an ordinary guy and realist, Falcone, get pulled into a world of Religious Anarchy, full of body-jacking demons, renegade priest, pistol-toting kids, and a [bad-word!]; when the cow-nuggets hit the fan, Falcone remains grounded; and thus, gives us, the viewer, a character we can relate to throughout these bizarre and supernatural events.

The Characters in this series come in a varitey of flavors; (just ask the [bad-word!] of Babylon). It�??s easy to tell that Ken took his time developing each of these characters one by demonic one; giving them all unique individual traits and characteristics. This series contains THE BEST VA performances I have ever seen; and who would�??ve ever thought that Jase180 would be at it�??s center as the sarcastic and punch-line prone Ritchie Falcone. He gives one hell of a dynamite performance; as an emerging VA, he fires his lines off like sharp and decisive rounds, never shooting duds. (no pun intended). K4 and AND gave me chills so uncomfortable, that I had to pick up the bible and read a few passages; those 2 gave performances throughout this series that just radiated bad-ass-ness! VERY BIG KUDO�??s goes to Sisch; who just gives a Absolutely Terriffic performance, one of her best character portrayls to date. Even though she�??s the [bad-word!] of Babylon, I�??d still slip her my digits. Sparky as Hooker just oozed Boss-ness! Defintely his best VA performance EVER! I�??d nominate him for the COOL award, but I�??ve already won it.

I�??m not even going to mention the Writing; because that�??d be like going outside and pointing at the Sun, everyone already see�??s it.

The Cinematography was Astonishing, to say the least, and the Masterufl use of Free-cam was flowing and smooth as butter. A Gorgeous film to look at.

The Editing was as good as it�??s every going to get in a TMO film. Sharp cuts made for tight scenes, and tight scenes made for smooth pacing.

The Special Fx were Fantastic, and indeed one of a kind. They were very fitting, NOT over the top, and worked very well within the given situation. I won�??t say what they were, as not to spoil it for others.

The Last Rites series started off with In Nomine Patris as David Banner, Et Fille & Et Spiritus Sancti was his slow emergence and transformation, and Amen was him bursting out of his clothes as The Hulk! A great ride from beginning to end, and my only regret, is that it�??s over.

Ken, if you keep making films this good, I�??m going to blow up your computer. Definitely your Masterwork to date.

The Last Rites series is the 2nd Recipient of my very own Studio Award, TRE-RIFFIC!

Masterful Work!

-tre

Posted on January 14, 2008
- nukester

A thrilling end to one of the most captivating supernatural crime series!!

'Amen' faithfully delivers in all aspects managing to tie up all loose ends and fill out all characters true motives. The pace was incredible with 29mins feeling like 10 and the overall plot racing towards the finish line.

If 'Amen' could be summed up in one word, it truly would be 'Amen' because of it's revelations,closure and it's thrilling finale.

I have to applaud all VO's working so hard on this movie as all characters were distinctive! don't even get me started on the babylon chick! :-)

Ken, you have once again delivered an original and entertaining thriller that has just gone on from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing future projects. So until the next time...

Nuke Well in the Name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.....Amen

Posted on January 14, 2008
- Norriefpb

Well, it's been a long journey for everybody, but the last instalment really makes it worthwhile.
The 30 minutes felt like 5. A great denouement to an exceptional piece of cinema.
The script blew me away; and the direction, sound, modding, VOs. made this a joy to watch.
I, personally can't wait for the hi res version �?? I'm sure it will blow the roof off.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- RavensFan_09

One hell of a script, one hell of a VA cast, one hell of a musical score, one hell of a fine production, and overall, one hell of a series. (Pun Intended)

Freaking incredible.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- sisch

Ah Ken, I cannot tell you how proud I am to have been a part of this wonderful series!

What a great conclusion Amen is to the Last Rites series!
I have said it before, I'll say it again: ever since I got my hands on the script for this series, I knew this would be something special - I love the story, couldn't get my eyes off the script, and how you've brought all this to life in these movies in such a short time is nothing short of marvellous. From the superb title cards to the way you directed this, the use of sound and the music, the special effects and the actors you chose so perfectly for their roles this is just great!

Thank you, Ken!

Posted on January 14, 2008