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Death Machine (1994)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  26 May 1995 (UK)
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John Carpenter
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Yutani
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Weyland
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Glitching Hardman
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Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the 'Warbeast' against Cale and those who would help her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Rated R for sci-fi terror and violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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"Scott Ridley" is named after Ridley Scott, and "John Carpenter" is named after John Carpenter. "Weyland" and "Yutani" are named after the company in Alien (1979), directed by Scott. See more »

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When Carpenter walks through the glass doors and looks back behind him, two cameramen in blue jeans are reflected in the glass. See more »

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John Carpenter: There he is, the ultimate soldier. No mercy, no pity, no fear.
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A short 'Death March' is played at the end, followed by a short electronic blip. See more »

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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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Good but missing at places
28 February 2003 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

I was bored at first, but stayed with it and the movie turned out to be better than I expected. However, no matter how hard it tried to be a great movie, it only succeeded in being ok. I gave it 7/10 b/c it has a real effort to it. So stay with it and you'll probably enjoy it.

The production was reasonable. The effects were fair to very good. The direction and editting were very good. The writing was weak at first, but improved in the middle to the end. The acting, especially toward the end, was believable. The sound track was well done.

So overall I think this movie is lacking something - it's look is "cheap." E.g. it's name "DeathMachine" is a poor attempt at being scary. (Maybe "War Beast" would have been better?) And so I think it's the cheapness of the cinematography - it didn't look professionally made - that weakened this otherwise good movie.

Kudos to the writer/director: Stephen Norrington

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