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In the early 90s Full Moon dipped their toe into the giant-robot market with three films that, in the intervening years, have gained somewhat of a cult following – Robot Jox, Crash and Burn and this latest DVD release from 88 Films, Robot Wars.
Toward the end of the 21st Century two great powers dominated the world, a division that resulted from a 30-year war known as the War of the Hemispheres. The war came to an end with the creation of giant, indestructible mega-robots designed for military missions and balance of power. Recently, the mega-robot has become a tourist attraction and is used for tours through the wasteland. While on one such tour, the Mras-2 is attacked by an extremely violent terrorist group known as the Murdaggians. »
- Phil Wheat
Director: Albert Band,
Running Time: 71 Minutes
Extras: Videozone Behind The Scenes,
Full Moon Entertainment were the masters in B-movie brilliance back in the day, with many of their franchises such as Puppet Master and Subspecies still holding up today in terms of cheap and cheerful thrills. However, some of their films have dated significantly, and even seemed dated at the time of release. One such film is Robot Wars, a film in which the misleading title and deceptive DVD artwork give the impression of multiple mechanical battles, when in actual fact there’s just one scuffle in the last ten minutes.
Set in the distant future of 2041, the world is still getting over the infamous 1993 gas attack. This has lead to much of the land being uninhabitable, and transportation to key areas done via big ol’ robots. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
2 items from 2014
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