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Screaming Mad George,
Greg Joung Paik,
An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
In a post apocalyptic world where the mullet is the hairdo of choice, Kenshirô (Gary Daniels) of the North Star school of martial arts fights to free the people of Paradise Valley from the rule of the evil Lord Shin (Costas Mandylor), leader of the Southern Cross school.
Most films I finish in one sitting. Some take me two, if they're a bit slow or extremely long. Very rarely does a film take me three successive evenings to complete, and when they do, they're usually the worst kind of garbage. Fist of The North Star is one such film.
Directed (and I use that term loosely) by Tony Randel, who also helmed the disappointing sequel to Hellraiser, this live-action anime/manga is a terrible mess from start to finish, with a muddled narrative, a pitiful performance from lead Gary Daniels (who has just the one expression throughout: mildly miffed), hammy acting from the supporting cast (which includes Chris Penn, Malcolm McDowell and Clint Howard), irritating kids, and unexciting martial arts scenes.
About the only thing going for this crap is the occasional spot of graphic violence (both Kenshirô and Shin can cause their opponents' bodies to erupt in a spray of gore) and a bit of welcome eye candy for fans of Asian beauties in the form of Julia (Isako Washio), Kenshirô's love interest.
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