Silk (1986) / Dune Warriors (1990)

Silk (1986) – Cec Verrell is Jenny Sleighton aka Silk, the smoothest cop in Honolulu,  she shoots, climbs, kills and loves. Unfortunately not so much stuff typical to a female characater.

‘ When the heat’s on no one’s smoother than ….’
The theme song is a typical ‘CH Santiago’ soundtrack ‘smash hit’
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Dune Warriors (1990) – a Mad Max 2  like post apocalyptic dessert adventure. Swords meet motorcycles and machine guns (the opening scene says it all), felt a bit like ‘7 samurai’ ; and David Carradine is in it.
Lets not forget Rick Hill, who was in ‘The Devastator’.

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R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

I needed 5 attempts over the last year  to make it through the first 10 minutes of ROTOR, but the worst was still ahead of me.

Crazy dialog with weird punchlines, illogical scene placement and length,  a funny tinfoil robot in a tiny police hat, sound great…

…unfortunately all that is painful to watch.

The digital remaster on BD does not make it better.

One of the movies that you have more fun talking about than actually watching it.

The guy who player ROTOR played also 3 more characters (according to IMDB).

RLM made an episode of BOTW about it.

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Viva (2007)

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Haven’t seen all these elements in such a combination. Well drawn characters, even Rick who is mostly on a ‘business- trip’ is quite important to the story.

Written, directed, edited, starred, scored, produced, costumes and music by Anna Biller.

This film has very intense moments, the ending is quite flat if you compare it to the roller coaster, the rest of the movie has been (70’s style ending ?)

Such a shame I missed the Anna Biller guest screenings at Cinenova.

‘Anna Biller collection bluray-set’ comming soon ?

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) / Too Late Blues (1961)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes – is just amazing despite being made almost 50 years ago. Robert Stephens is really the best Sherlock ever (this is what the new TV show tried to recreate, kinda made it, but not there yet). Christopher Lee as Mycroft 🙂

To late Blues – Great opening sequence,  nice camerawork in general. Not bad.

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Camino (2015/16), Daylight’s End (2016)

Camino – definitely the better one of these 2 flicks, I expected it to be a crappy B movie, but got disappointed, it was quite good. The main character has a decent back story, the stunts and fights are very well performed by Zoe Bell herself, few good action scene ideas [few stupid ones as well, but not so many]. Quite a positive surprise.

Daylight’s End – even having Johnny Strong doesn’t make this movies stronger.  Main plot-line: people are shooting vampire like zombies all the time;  and when you think it is getting better for a moment it all goes back into the ditch. Less cgi- blood and cgi headshots please.

 

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