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You can get a feel for the story from the Amazon blurb above. My testimony is for the fun of the film. It's not gory, or even necesarrily bone-chillingly scary. It's just extremely entertaining and really well done (it's cousin in this genre is TREMORS, for the fun and campiness of it all).
But what makes this DVD worth BUYING is its extras, especially the commentary by director Jack Sholder. This guy is a B-movie director if ever there was one, and his resume isn't all that impressive: Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Renegades, some other forgettable 80's films, and the recently abysmal Supernova. But gosh darnit if he didn't make a good enough film to warrant some director's audio commentary, and boy does he go to town. You can tell he's probably a real jerk to work with, and quite impressed with himself. And his cranky disposition makes for some great dirt on the making of this film. He disses the star, Michael Nouri, and even blasts the poor acting of some of his bit players. This is a guy who likely makes few friends with his commentary, and it's VERY entertaining, especially after having enjoyed the film for your first time. On top of that, he's a pretty practical low-budget director who shares the tricks of what he did and adds depth to one's appreciation for the film.
So to sum up - a great little movie on its own merits, with great director's commentary to warrant purchasing the DVD.
How can I describe this movie without spoiling it for anyone?... I'd say watch it without knowing much of the plot. Just the basics, that it's a cop thriller with a sci-fi twist. It's fast paced, well scripted and, most of all, very well acted. MacLachlan is particularly good as the mysterious, sorrowful Lloyd Gallagher. The special features are a few but okay, with the Director's Commentary a real flood of behind-the-scenes information and plot explainations (it even explains the called-by-some strange connection between Lloyd and Beck's little girl).
A few warnings: The film is rated R for a reason, it shoots up a lot of people and it's not at all shy at showing exactly how a bullet hits and creates a bloody mess. It also has some bad language that childern should better not hear. It's not a big budget movie, it doesn't have the super duper special effects, but it makes the best of what it has with realism and style.
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Michael Nouri-a tragically underused actor, and Kyle Mc Lauchlin are the cop from here and the cop from elsewhere and they both provide solid performances. Indeed, without their excellence this could easily be a semi-solid B movie seen only on late night upper level cable channels. It deserves far more than a casual look; It's great to find this genre film and actually cheer for the good guys and hiss the villains. And villainess. Good solid direction and a compact well considered script raise this far above the ordinary.
I would offer this as a starkly correct evaluation of the gee whizz school of sci fi.Read more ›
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I have wanted this movie for years, but life has other priorities on our plates. I was happy when I found this used copy for a great price and grabbed it the playback is flawless... Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. L. BIRDER
Classic older Sci Fi. Don't expect a bunch of glitzy FX and you won't be disappointed.Published 3 months ago by Roger
A film that is both sci-fi and thrilling police manhunt. Absolutely fabulous. Edge of the seat stuff. Hasn't dated at all. Read morePublished 8 months ago by VW
Not your typical alien movie. Instead, a clever and unique little film that has a lot of action, a little humor and just the right amount of pathos. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Crazy Feline
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