Director: Christophe Gans
A beast is on the prowl in the countryside of 18th century France, and the king sends Fronsac and his Iroquois friend, Mani, to investigate and deal with the creature. Soon, both men are knee-deep in the machinations of the local gentry, as well as the local brothel. As the beast continues to kill, the plot also thickens. I’m an unabashed fan of this very French film, which is filled with gorgeous visuals and top-knotch fighting. Mani, played perfectly by Mark Dacascos (later the host of Iron Chef America), is a striking character, especially in period costuming. Treat yourself.