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Death Machine (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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The film was banned in several countries, including Iraq, China, Malaysia and Australia among others. The Board of Film Censors accuse the film of excessive violence (perhaps the most famous scene from the film, the scene of the elevator, where they were censored 12 seconds), and screening for drug habits (in one of the scenes of the film, the cast of actors smoked several giants cannabis cigarettes). But undoubtedly the most censored of the film was the character played by Brad Dourif, Jack Dante. The character was accused of violent acute psychosis, profanity, lewd behavior, incitement to murder and incitement to rape. Some countries also censored a scene in which dead babies showed the arms of the company, and this scene reported on numerous occasions. See more »

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When the Warbeast attacks Raimi and Weyland in Vault 10, they defend themselves by firing their rifles at it. Why would they do that, when then know well that they have only blanks in their guns? 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 Alien (1979) See more »

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Cyberpunk + Brad Dourif = Great Result.
12 June 2002 | by (Austria/Belgium) – See all my reviews

I really didn't know what I was thinking when I picked up this undercover gem from ye olde rental shoppe, but I sure as hell didn't regret picking it up! Death Machine; even though the name sounds trashy, the movie itself is not.

It's about a company, named Chaank Armaments, which does all sorts of experiments, including testing 'techniques' on babies. Hayden Cale (Ely Pouget), the woman in charge of covering up for the companies tracks, is being left in the dark about the real things happening in Chaank Armaments, namely the afore mentioned experiments. Not only that, she's being targeted by the prodigy child of the company, who invents all of the flashy equipment they produce, only not really targeted for death, more targeted for 'mating' since she has a dark past of her own. Jack Dante (Brad Dourif), the prodigal child, then proceeds to take whatever steps necessary to get his 'prize'. And all of this, happens on the night some eco-terrorists (well, some low cookoff of them anyhow) decide to expose Chaank for what it really is. Add a mechanical monster, some comical scenes, and voila, you have Death Machine, a brilliant little.. well. SciFi Splatter movie. I have to admit, I only rented the movie because it starred Brad Dourif, which I think is a brilliant actor. He played in various movies (Alien : Resurrection, The Prophecy III), series (Star Trek : Voyager) and even a game (Myst III : Exile), all in which he put down a fantastic performance, even when the movie or series wasn't upto much good. (Voyager, Alien 4 and The Prophecy 3 for example) If I had ten thumbs, I'd put them all up!


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