Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MANKILLERS (Slasher//Video Blu-ray) - Beta Tape on Rampage

Mankillers is one funny flick. We're talking about a war movie featuring an all female fighting squad on a rampage a la Dirty Dozen that takes on the drug cartels (who are all men of course). It has all of the 80's action accouterments including a scantily clad guerilla fighting force, plenty of large guns, explosions, comedic performances due to exceptionally poorly written dialogue and a plot that solely exists to allow the demolitions team the opportunity to show off though in this instance, using as low a budget as possible. Obviously, Mankillers is built for fun and to inspire the pants of your inner teenage boy.

As with many of the Slasher//Video releases distributed by Olive it's important to remember that their releases are taken from the best possible sources available. While many distro companies set a standard that would prevent this from happenin, you'll actually be getting an HD transfer from beta tape, upconverted. I realize that sounds like a complete laugh, but there are reasons for which this type of release is important. Digitizing a release of this type is necessary to make sure the movie is archived and available. The overall product does look good... for tape. Do not expect a superior, uncompressed black, gently grainy release. Expect... exactly what you would think a tape transfer would look like... but better.

Still this is a David A. Prior movie. Make sure to enjoy it to its fullest and let it take you back.

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From Olive:

Disclaimer: Mankillers is presented using the best available elements provided by Slasher // Video. Not sourced from an HD Master; remastered from PAL Beta SP and upconverted to BluRay and DVD specifications. A female homage to The Dirty Dozen, Mankillers features a rag tag group of bottom feeders —murderers, thieves and other assorted miscreants — who, unless they coalesce into a lean, mean fighting machine to stop a rogue agent and the drug cartel that employs him, have the option of a prison cell or the electric chair. It’s wall-to-wall action and adventure in Mankillers. Directed and written by David A. Prior (Deadly Prey, Killer Workout), Mankillers stars Edd Byrnes (TV’s 77 Sunset Strip), Gail Fisher (TV’s Mannix), Edy Williams (The Naked Kiss), Lynda Aldon (Doctor Detroit), William Zipp (Deadly Prey), Christine Lunde (The Masque of the Red Death) and Suzanne Tegmann (Death Chase).

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