Sunday, July 21, 2013

DVD Review: RACE WAR: THE REMAKE (2012)

RACE WAR: THE REMAKE (2012)

Label: Wild Eye Releasing

Release Date: August 20th 2013
Region Code: 0 NTSC
Rating: Unrated
Duration: 95 Minutes
Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0 
Video: 16:9 Widescreen 
Director: Tom Martino 
Cast: Howard Calvert, Jamelle Kent, Danny McCarty, Matt Rogers, Corey Fuller, Joe Grisaffi
Tagline: Surprise, Surprise White Guys!

Wild Eye Releasing have been putting some fun sub-Troma atrocities for a few year's now, if you're familiar with their output you've got a leg up on the newbies which means you've either chosen to skip it or just embrace the no-budget schlock. In Tom Martino's Race War: The Remake (2012) Baking Soda (Howard Calvert) is a PCP-swilling drug dealer from the ghetto and when intergalactic drug dealers start turning his customers into zombies with their otherworldly space crack he and his pals G.E.D. (Jamelle Kent) and Da Black Kreacha arm up and fuck shit up!

What a strange movie, an offensive and splatteriffic slice of no-budget schlock filled to the brim with toilet humor, racism and insensitivity. It's not particularly clever in any sorta way, it's just crude in-your-face vulgarity with some gory practical effects, it's quite a bloody affair. The comedy is sophomoric, just a never-ending barrage of toilet humor and crude sexual behavior which wouldn't be so bad if the writing was a bit better, but it's pretty miserable.  

There's a nutty cast of ghetto-character that include about every awful racial stereotype you could imagine, the best part of the film by far was Baking Soda and the bizarre Da Black Kreacha whom make quite a duo, did I mention the cum-guzzling weirdo with a gallon of milk for a face?  

There's no shortage of grisly no-budget head trauma onscreen with gallons of blood spraying from gaping wounds and decapitations but to sit through this 95 minute feature will undoubtedly be a chore, even for the most hardened of schlock enthusiasts. 

The disc from Wild Eye includes a few special features including a rambling group commentary that was a bit to chaotic too enjoy, a gag reel, a fun gore reel and a selection of trailers from Wild Eye. 

A bizarre entry even by Wild Eye standards, if you're in the mood for an offensive slice of trash cinema with no little to redeeming value this gets a weak recommend otherwise I say skip it. There's some camp and cult value here, a group viewing of this with a few friends and a lot of beer would not be entirely devoid of fun. I appreciate Wild Eye's commitment to releasing these micro-budget weirdies that not even Troma would pick-up but it doesn't mean I have to enjoy 'em all. 1.5 Outta 5 

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