Undeniably one of the most badass trailers of all time. A total balls-to-the-labia depiction of an utterly black world. Reminds me of the fucking terrifying concept from Mass Effect, Berserk (a badass manga and anime) and Infinite Space (under-appreciated DS game): That behind the thin veil of reality, there are monstrous creatures of unimaginable power. They think of us as food and one day they will come to feed.
While such a thing is really too terrifying to consider, it makes sense if you’ve ever spent an afternoon burning ants with a magnifying glass. Also note that this trailer doesn’t follow the modern trailer format; if you’ve ever flown into a rage in a movie theater because you simply couldn’t sit through one more formulaic trailer and had to be escorted from the premises, then you know what I’m talking about. If not, then congratulations: You’re a part of the problem.
Also note how hilarious it is at the end when the VHS box for Twilight of the Dark Master flies out of an explosion, spins impressively, and then poses before the viewer.
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