After watching the outrageous and deliberately old school Rat Scratch Fever (2011), I’ll confess that I found myself wondering whether any of its director, Jeff Leroy’s other films had achieved that same blissful level of absurdity. I’d seen his later film, Giantess Attack (2017), which had much of the same goofy, old school, retro feel, as […]
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3-D. I don’t know why everyone keeps coming back to 3-D. It seems that there is a fairly regular cycle of 3-D movies: someone invents a new 3-D technology, or perhaps just puts out a few new 3-D movies, and the theaters are suddenly full of films with things coming at you. It happened in […]
Read more "V-World Matrix (1999)"
I’m never quite sure what to expect when I come across yet another elegant, beautifully made science fiction film, from Mainland China, loaded with action and special effects. After all, there have been so many of them lately. And quite a few of them have impressed me. I’ll admit that. You can even find some […]
Read more "Po meng youxi [Dream Breaker] (2018)"
I’ll admit it, I watch some pretty strange films. Take Computer of Death, for example. Here we have what amounts to an attempt at a Greek copy of Tron. Only it must have been made for less than you’d spend for a used car. You see, Paris Vellis is a genius computer expert. We know […]
Read more "Ta kompiouter tou thanatou [Computer of Death] (1987)"
Look, don’t try to figure this one out. I’m not sure you can. It has so many strange and inexplicable things going on, so many odd details, so much that is left either unexplained or over-explained. But then, you expect that when you watch one of Al Passeri’s films. I’ve now watched and reviewed all […]
Read more "Psychovision (2003)"
The Killer Robots are back! For those of you coming in late, they have been playing and recording music for a long time, wearing these impressive home-crafted robot suits in a style best described as “Retro-junk.” If you really aren’t sure what that means, look at the big wire shoulder ornaments on Strobo (Samuel Williams)’s […]
Read more "Robotica Destructiva (2023)"
It should be a big deal. After all, Warriors of Future was Hong Kong’s first attempt to go head-to-head with Hollywood, making its first big budget blockbuster movie. And while it doesn’t have quite as big a budget as the latest Marvel movie, it does have a lot of the things we expect from Hollywood: […]
Read more "Ming yat zin gei [Warriors of Future] (2022)"
Where to begin… I suppose it might help to note that this hugely ambitious Korean film, loaded with weird special effects and dizzying action sequences, failed to attract a huge audience at the time, and left viewers wildly divided between those who adored it and those who hated the very ground it treads upon. Yeah, […]
Read more "Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim [Resurrection of the Little Match Girl] (2002)"
It’s one of those things that happens far too often in our modern business world. That Laser Disk Game company just collapsed and you bought out the big game they were working on before they went under, along with a bunch of other bits and pieces of other games. So, what do you do with […]
Read more "Game Over [Maximum Surge] (2003)"
This is the fourth of Alvaro Passeri’s films I have seen. And so far it is the only one which disappointed me. Passeri was a veteran special effects expert from the Italian film industry who decided in the mid-Nineties to make his own movies. The five he created were all made on ridiculously small budgets, […]
Read more "Flight to Hell (2003)"