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The Return of James Battle (2004)
"Atomik Circus - Le retour de James Bataille" (original title)

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James Bataille escapes from prison to find his fiancée Concia. But on his return, octopussy like aliens come to play bloody spoilsport. After lucky battle James and Concia escape to parallel world.

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Concia
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James Bataille
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Allan Chiasse
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Bosco
Venantino Venantini ...
Matt Kelso
Vincent Tavier ...
Chef Brody
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Chip
Jacky Lambert ...
Dips
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Peter Cheval
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Kitty
Vincent Belorgey ...
Boon / Ricardo Bello-Radio Skotlett
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Peintre
Gaëtan Chataigner ...
Un membre des Perros Negros
Federico Pellegrini ...
Un membre des Perros Negros / Le narrateur
Stéphane Louvain ...
Un membre des Perros Negros
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James Bataille escapes from prison to find his fiancée Concia. But on his return, octopussy like aliens come to play bloody spoilsport. After lucky battle James and Concia escape to parallel world.

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21 July 2004 (France)  »

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€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$263,261 (France) (30 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,328,321 (Europe) (30 July 2004)
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Initially, the role of Bosco should have been played by Jean Yanne who began to work on the movie. But when he died in May 2003, the directors asked Jean-Pierre Marielle to take the role, and he accepted, partly because Jean Yanne was one of his friends. See more »

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*Not* the new family oriented comedy with B. Poelvoorde
11 August 2004 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Well the only problem of this movie is the marketing campaign, it has been sold as the latest comedy in town, and it is one of the first gore Z-rated movie in a very long time.

Compare it to Bad Taste, any horror flick from the 50's, or eventually to a Troma movie (there is nothing like lesbian-vampire-sex scene in this one). If you like those things, you'll agree that while this movie does not renew the genre and is only a sort of modern version of those oldies, we haven't seen this kind of things since the mid-eighties.

Amazing that someone financed this stuff in 2004 (but rumors say that producers signed the contract based on the actors and did not read the first drafts...)

10/10 !


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