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The Dusty VHS Corner: Bloody Bloodfists Part 2

Tom Jolliffe delves into The Dusty VHS Corner for the second part of his Bloodfist marathon (read part 1 here)…

In many a film franchise there comes a point where the steam train is running out of steam. Generally the closer you get to hitting double figures, the closer you get to creative oblivion. Some film series might manage to re-ignite and hit new highs, such as the fifth and sixth Fast & Furious films, which were the best of the whole bunch upon finally realising that it didn’t pay to take them too seriously.

Still, the general rule of thumb is that there’s normally a gradual decline, be it Nightmares on Elm Street, Treks in the stars, or the jump the shark brilliance of putting Jason Vorhees in space.

The Bloodfist saga was no different. A first three with not particularly much to pick between them. Then the fourth
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Roger Corman's Sharktopus to Devour Audiences March 15th on DVD and Blu-Ray

Anchor Bay Entertainment seems to have the market on thrilling DVD and Blu-Ray releases, as they have announced that Sharktopus will debut March 15th, 2011. This film was produced by the notorious Roger Corman (Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill), who has been involved in over a hundred films. Sharktopus premiered on the SyFy channel and now a few more details are here.

The film involves a military experiment gone horribly wrong. Now an "an eight-tentacled nightmare" (Anchor Bay) is making lunch meat of sunbathers and holidayers. Have a look at the campy trailer below, along with the official artwork seen left.

The film's plotline:

"An eight-tentacled nightmare hybrid of shark and octopus, 'S-11' was created by genetic scientist Nathan Sands (Eric Roberts) as the U.S. Navy’s next super-weapon. But when its control implants are damaged during a training experiment off the Mexican coast, the beast escapes to Puerto
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