Tuesday, 30 December 2008

SLASH (1984)

aka Slash Exterminator

VHS/Holland/probably fullscreen/English dub/Dutch subs
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VHS/UK/probably fullscreen/English dub/no subs
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VHS/Japan/fullscreen/English dub/Japanese subs.

VHS/Finland/fullscreen/English dub/Finnish subs


By Günter Müller
The huts are exploding again! Another Filipino actionfest starring Romano Kristoff, Mike Monty and Gwendolyn Hung. When Mike’s daughter is lost in the jungles of Vietnam, along with some important documents, he sends his friend Peter (known as Ranger, at least in the German version) on a rescue mission. First, all goes according to plan, but then… no, I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s all not very surprising if you’ve seen movies like RAMBO 2 and the likes. I can be wrong, but it seems to me as if about 75% of this flick is action. Cheap, cheerful, fun action! Machine gun fire here, exploding grenades there, and bazooka action over there. If you’re a fan of guys jumping around and doing somersaults when grenades explode near them, then you’re in heaven. It’s neither realistic nor gory, but it’s immensly enjoying action schlock, exactly the kind the Philippines are famous for. In the end Ranger goes into serious Rambo mode, complete with headband, pulls faces, screams maniacally, and shoots at all that moves (the cover artwork (minus the knife) should give you an idea). He even shoots down a helicopter… a rather ridiculous special effect I have to say. Directed by Jun "John Gale" Gallardo. To sum it up SLASH is a very entertaining slice of Filipino action, certainly not the best of its kind, but fans should have a great time with this one anyway. I am a fan and I sure did have a great time.
[first printed on Dvdmaniacs forum]

2 comments:

  1. Hey Jack, to your knowledge is the UK tape of Slash uncut? The BBFC site seems to indicate it is.

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  2. Sorry, I don't know. I checked the Melonfarmer site but they haven't listed it. I have the Japanese and Finnish tapes.

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Bikini girls with machine guns

Yep, this video is from the one they're watching in Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN. It's an awesome video; I mean all it is is a bunch of scantly clad sexy babes with automatic guns going: "This is an AK47" pow pow pow pow - Haha. Absolutely fantastic! xD.