Exterminators Of The Year 3000 [Blu-ray]
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In a post-apocalyptic future where the earth is a desert and water is the most precious substance of all, a band of survivors must turn to a mysterious stranger to battle a ruthless gang of motorcycle psychos for control of the wasteland and the water. A glorious crash of guns, nuclear fallout, and synthesizers make this a must-see for anyone whos been longing for the day in which they can finally get beyond Thunderdome.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : SFY15654BR
- Director : Giuliano Carnimeo
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 43 minutes
- Release date : March 3, 2015
- Actors : Robert Iannucci
- Studio : Shout Factory
- ASIN : B00QJN33OM
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #30,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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As for the bluray quality, the film is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen and the picture quality shows that the film didn't receive any kind of frame by frame restoration. Detail is moderate but the film doesn't feature any compression artifacts and this is the best by far the film has ever looked so fans should be happy. The sound only makes use of the front channels but is mixed well. Extras include any interview with the main star of the film along with an informative and fun commentary track featuring the same actor. Overall you could do worse than this film but it does what it sets out to do and is worth checking out overall.
The title places us in the year 3000, when the earth has become a barren wasteland frighteningly devoid of something we all need to live on, water. A colony of good, upright citizens, including a young boy named Tommy (Luca Venantini), know where an underground spring is located to supply the people and further civilization. A search party is sent out across the desert to intercept the water. Along the way, Tommy encounters a lone drifter named Alien (Robert Iannucci) with a nifty car (the Exterminator), and yet their progress is stunted by a gang of marauding bandits intent on hijacking the water for themselves and pretty much killing everyone they find in their path.
I remember seeing this one on TV as a kid at like three in the morning sometime in the mid-'80s. It has up until now been unavailable on DVD. I probably hadn't seen it in as long and I'm happy to report it holds up pretty well. There are car chases, explosions, and dead bodies galore, and yet it also has a "heart" rarely found in a film genre like this. The camaraderie that develops between Alien and Tommy is quite endearing. Also, they are aided by a maverick female renegade named Trash (played by Alicia Moro) who also happens to be a total babe beneath the tough exterior, if you ask me. Alicia's beauty keeps my eyes transfixed on the screen every time I watch this and is a definite plus. I also love the vintage cheesy synthesizer music that carries the picture and befits this period of low budget films. Finally, I'm so glad that Code Red decided to keep the original movie poster from the original Thorn-Emi VHS release for the DVD cover art. It looked cool to me as a kid in the '80s thumbing through the titles in our local mom and pop video store (remember those?) and still does today.
All in all, seeing this one again after all these years brought me back to childhood, when futuristic movies like this were all the rage. Recommended for fans of quality Italian post-nuke action flicks.
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After years of waiting and putting up with sub-par, slowly rotting vhs the sShrieksShow box arrived on the scene with the fantastic New Barbarians, Bronx Warriors and 2019 After the Fall of New York - my appetite was whetted once again...I was really only looking for Endgame, Rome 2033 Fighter Centurions and this!
Alas region locked so had to watch on friends computer which is no comparisonto a large screen viewing, iI was not disappointed mind you!
Many US co!panies are region free so why not these? Most our UK output are region free and if its exploitation should be area free (its not like the biggest sub genre in the world is it)
Oh well VIVA MAD MAX
Cyborgs, mutants and as much Mad Max 2 plagarism you can handle.
There is not one dull moment in this cheap, mad little film as our heroes of the apocalypse battle against the odds (and awful acting) to find water in a radioactve wasteland.
The special effects are awful too.
The full frame video image from Code Red looks like it was transferred directly from a worn out VHS copy complete with speckling, lines and debris. The colors are anything but vibrant as they seem really faded and the picture appears washed out throughout most of the film. The sound is English mono and it's really weak and inconsistent throughout the movie as well. The volume level is so low I had to play it on my home theater system so I could hear it. This DVD is definitely over priced and fans of this film will probably be disappointed in what they see and hear. I would suggest renting the DVD before buying if possible to see what you're getting in terms of picture and sound quality.
Survivors of a nuclear holocaust living in an underground cave are faced with certain death after their precious supply of water begins to run out. It's the year 3000 and water has become the new gold for those fortunate to have some. The survivors have sent out another search team to find an untapped well located on a map. The last person they sent out never came back and the remaining survivors are running out of time. The biggest problem for the search team is they'll have to pass through a dangerous desert wasteland controlled by 'Crazy Bull' and his band of barbaric motorcyclists and that won't be easy. Can the survivors find the well in time? Will they get help from an unlikely hero? You'll have to buy your own copy to find out.
- Audio Commentary with star Robert Iannucci
- On Camera Interview with Robert Iannucci
- TV Spots
- Code red trailers