[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]
You wouldn't expect that an upstart production company based in Ireland would go the 300 route and make a sweeping samurai epic, but such is the magic of of the green screen. And judging from this trailer for Gary Shore's fantastic looking The Cup of Tears, it's amazing what a small-time, independent outfit can do with an imagination and the wherewithal to make it come to life.
Taken from Quiet Earth: "The narrative follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall under a stasis of permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a once gifted samurai, and his companion Jin set out to find the cup and the one who can break the spell before inner turmoil."
Check out the trailer below, you shan't be disappointed.