Saturday, 10 January 2009

SUICIDE FORCE (1982)

aka DEADLY COMMANDO

VHS/Greece/fullscreen/English dub/Greek subs.

VHS/Germany





By Günter Müller
A pretty weak Filipino action flick starring Johnny Wilson, Vic Vargas, Rodolfo Garcia and George Estregan that tells the story of eight members of a special force who have to find and free an American ambassador whose plane has crashed and who is now in the hands of guerilla fighters. I’ve seen worse, but this one is hardly worth talking about. The extremely low budget shines through all the time (there are hardly any explosions, just a lot of (bloodless) shootouts), the movie is unexciting, even dull in some places, and the strange score doesn’t fit to the action at all. There are many dramatic moments (most of the team members bite the dust) but those scenes are rather pathetic and unintentionally funny. As laughable action trash it works to some extend. The best thing about this below average actioner is the hilarious twist in the movie’s last minute that comes totally out of the blue. It was probably intended to shock the viewer but I had to laugh out loud. According to the IMDB it was directed by Nick Cacas and Segundo Ramos.
[first posted on Dvdmaniacs]

VHS/Greece/fullscreen/English dub/Greek subs.

Betamax/Holland/probably fullscreen/English dub/NL subs.

2 comments:

  1. LOL, used to have the Dutch EMPIRE release, can you believe this was released as "Raiders Of Death" on VAN GILS and as "Death Commando" by VIDEO STAR as well? :-O

    That makes THREE Dutch rental-releases, makes me pull the hair from my head as there's so much good stuff that never had a Dutch release... ;-P

    Teade

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  2. Hey Teade!
    Thanks for the aka title info. Yeah, sometimes it's hard to quite comprehend the logic behind some of these old video companies, haha.

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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.