- Aug 07
- BLOODSTORM: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 07/08/12 at 06:07 PM
Director: Joseph J. Lawson. Review: Adam Wing.
‘The Asylum presents’ is a headline that sends shivers down the spine of film fans the world over. Responsible for cinematic atrocities (or mockbusters as they’ve come to be known) like Paranormal Entity and Snakes on a Train, The Asylum has been churning out direct-to-video masterpieces for the past 15 years. It’s probably best known (in my world at least) for giving 80s pop stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany a new lease of life, and reminding me once and for all why nostalgia is best left in the past. But films like Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus are sure to stand the test of time – unless of course it’s quality entertainment you’re after. In which case, you might want to give War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave a wide berth.
Joseph J. Lawson leads the charge on this one, which makes no difference to the outcome quite frankly. Quite why they changed the name however remains unclear. Bloodstorm is known as ‘Nazis at the Centre of the Earth’ in the US, which is much funnier (and way more accurate) than the somewhat deceptive Bloodstorm. Deep in Antarctica, a team of ‘scientific researchers’ (and I type that loosely) are abducted by a platoon of masked troopers who, since the fall of Nazi Germany, have hidden away in a secret base underneath the icy wastes. What do you mean, we’ve already seen Iron Sky? Have you not been paying attention at all? Iron Sky saw Nazis hiding on the dark side of the moon, whereas Bloodstorm attacks from beneath the surface, even if the end result is very similar. This isn’t a lame attempt at cheap exploitation, ok?...Continue reading review.
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