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"webster film review" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies
"Put I welcome to Around the world in the eighties movies name is Vince. Leo I am the author of the Film Review Website quits dot net. You can find this and many other of my written reviews at my website podcast it's called the Webster Film Review Podcast is a link to it on that site you can also find links to my twitter feed facebook page instagram anyway you want to get in touch with me at.
"webster film review" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies
"The. Fifteen hundred. Hi and welcome to around the world in eighties movies. My name is Vince, Leo. I'm the author of the film review website, quips dot net. I invite you to check out over four thousand of my written reviews, you read their anytime quip stir dot net is where to go Q W. I S T E R dot net. I cover all areas of movies there. But here I'm covering films of the nineteen eighties today. We're going to be looking at a film that is the third part of a three part series looking at films featuring cyborgs covered rebel cop last week. I covered the film appropriately called cyborg this one. I'm going to be reviewing today's a little bit more obscure, it's kind of a deep dive. It's called hands of steel was originally called in Italy vendetta Dov who throw it also has been released in variety of other names on video streaming or in other parts of the world, atomic cyborg fists of steel and return of the Terminator are some of the more common ones. It's an R. Rated film does have strong violence some new. City and language. The run time is an hour and thirty four minutes. The main star is Daniel Green with supporting roles going to Janet Agra n-, John Saxon, Claudio Castellini, George Eastman, Roberto Bassac, oh, Amy where but in Donald O'Brien director is Sergio Martino who also contributes to the screenplay along with at least every Gandhi Sowell Sasha and John Crausser hands of steel the title that I'm going to be calling it for today's review. It's an Italian produced film. It's obviously influenced by James Cameron's, the Terminator which came out in nineteen Eighty-four if you combine that with the basic plot, I blood you really have hands of steel kind of in a nutshell set in the near future, the marketing of this film lists the year as nineteen Ninety-seven. So a little bit over a decade after the film's release into theaters. We find this very beefy thug. He's been brainwashed by this evil, head of pollution-spewing corporation called the Turner foundation. Which is led by Francis Turner played by John Saxon. We soon learned that this be. Doug has been brainwashed to assassinate a popular ecological guru, who's leading this environmental movement that set to make major radical changes to the drastically worsening country and world, really he's no ordinary beefy. His name is aquar- Wak. He's this war veteran that was left for dead before getting his body used for a radical cyborg assassin experiment that renders him with this electric mind and body of hardened steel underneath has very human-like skin and exterior, however at the last second his human side begins to question what he's doing leaves him on the run from this organization that made him in order to hide their tracks. Pock oh goes on the Lam to his old stomping grounds in Arizona, where he meets this lovely motel embar owner named Linda who offers him room and board in exchange for doing some chores around the property. Meanwhile, pocketing gauges the locals in arm wrestling contests that he can easily best them in. And while that's going on. He's also being pursued by a world class hitman. And also, the FBI this what more to this story than you would suspect at first glance the arm wrestling, I think is the most curious part of it Sergio Martino, he's an Italian director. He's really prolific made. A lot of movies is a maestro known for writing trends in Asia, lows style action science fiction western horror, flicks lot of John reflects under his belt. He spins them into these low budget knockoffs that capitalize on ravenous public's thirst for more when they see a very popular movie in these genres Martina would direct several such features every year throughout the seventies and into the early eighties. Sometimes he used a pseudonym he slowed down his output later to try to concentrate a little bit more on better quality as he would get into hands of steel pens of steel probably ranks among the most well known of the films that he's directed. Even though a lot of people would find it, very obscure on its own hands. Steal would star. The hunky muscle bound Daniel Green in the lead role. He's a former Florida state defensive back. He turned actor sometime later he'd been having some success on television. He was a recurring truck driving character named Wayne Cooley in the popular nighttime soap called falcon crest, hands of steel would give him one of the rare leading roles in his career with more people likely recognizing him for his small appearances in cult favorite comedies later from the fairly brothers and films like kingpin me myself. And Irene truth be told what green has physical presence? He does lack somewhat in charisma makes him kind of a perfect person to cast in this cybernetic entity who struggles with showing her perhaps having emotions to share. He does labor to state credible. When it's written for his character to have romantic feelings toward the motel owner who helps them out later, which in terms of Terminator comparisons. It's kind of like if Arnold Schwarzenegger were trying to take on playing the Kyle Reese role for awhile halfway through the move. Although this is an Italian film hands of steel does benefit from locale work that includes Arizona and some shots of the Grand Canyon tragedy. Unfortunately, would strike the production when the supporting actor Claudio Castellini would end up losing his life a helicopter that he was on ran a little too close to the Navajo bridge in northern Arizona. The rotor blades struck the underside in that resulted in helicopter crashing into the canyon below killing the pilot as well as Castellini John Sexton was written to have been on that helicopter. However, he was spared that ill-fate castellinis role was created because John Saxon is a sag member the Screen Actors Guild, he would not shoot in the United States for a non union film like hands of steel because he feared he would get kicked out of the guild. So all of his scenes were shot in Italy. And he was not able to assume that role while it was at tragedy for Castellini also left open, a logic loophole within the movie that this world class assassin could have been hired from the get go to take out this. Environmental leader. Instead of wasting a lot of time and money on this very risky. Brainwashed. Cyborg. Scheme would have had a movie though, that would have happened now on the downside for this film. The acting is very stiff no help really comes from the obvious overdubbed of nearly every character only, John Saxon. Appears to look like the words are actually coming out of his mouth at the time. He says them special effects here fare little better, including some sort of thermal computer device that looks like it was created for the Atari twenty six hundred and in one of the films more Dacia of surprises that will delight those who love this film for its weirdness. There's this bazooka caliber gun that shoots lasers with this ultra destructive power. We even learn that pocket was not the only cyborg in town. And that not all of them come as beefy as he's made up, including once who looked identical to Daryl Hannah's, Chris from Bladerunner with see through plastic skirts and metal claws under fingers the ending. Also leaves this film with a win. Instead of a bang with this freeze frame of the words. It was a day in our near future the era of the cyborg had begun. And if you get to this point, you're probably thinking what I'm thinking, which is and that might cause those who might be on the fence about how to feel overall about hands of steel like me left a little bit deflated that there wasn't much of a game plan for the film prior to the day that the actually started to roll film, all in all I think fans of action oriented b movies are going to get some mileage out of this gloriously odd premise, but it is slim pickings for mainstream audiences or those who don't regularly feast on drive in cinema. However for those who want to get some mileage describing to their coworkers about that crazy movie. I watched last night, I think there's more than enough insanity as well as its inanity within hands of steel to make for an amusing anecdotal film discussion for those who enjoy that sort of thing. I'm not gonna go so far as to say, this is a good film or even one I would recommend to most people, but it is an enjoyable in. Watchable one and the last four a movie and taken on those teams. I don't think it was actually striving to be a great movie. I think it was just trying to fill a niche, and it does it better than a lot of other knockoffs. I've seen the Terminator. And that's enough for me to give hands of steel two and a half stars out of four two and a half stars on. My scale means I do think it had the tools had the talent to be a film. I could recommend to most people, but it just falls short because it is very derivative. It is hokey it is corny and that would probably keep most people from thinking. It was a good movie. However, I do realize that it is those qualities that. I just mentioned that will also make people who like bad movies like hands of steel. It's silly. But in all the best ways, and that's enough for me to give it to and a half stars out of four. Thanks, everyone for listening. I hope that you enjoy this review as far as what I'm going to be covering next week. Well, we had three cyborg films. Why not continue this film with the film that actually inspired it to be made it is jeans Cameron's the Terminator from nineteen Eighty-four kicking off a neutral geo films for. Next week. If you haven't seen that film in a while doing courage to check that out and listen to my review on the next episode. The Terminator from nineteen Eighty-four just a little hint one of my top ten favorite films of all time. So I'm really looking forward to diving deep into that film on next week's episode. If you want to write to me, you can find my contact information, my website, that's quick stir dot net. Q W P S P E R dot net. While you're there. You can also find a link to my other podcast. It's called the Webster film review podcast cover films that are currently out in theaters as well as a back catalog of movies that have come out over the last three years or so so check that out at quits dot net. Until next time. Thank you, everyone for joining me on this trip around the world in these movies.