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A relentlessly gritty action film, Reckoning Day takes its inspiration from modern day low-budget classics such as Evil Dead (Sam Raimi), Bad Taste (Peter Jackson) and El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez), and gives it a uniquely British spin.



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A relentlessly gritty action film, Reckoning Day takes its inspiration from modern day low-budget classics such as Evil Dead (Sam Raimi), Bad Taste (Peter Jackson) and El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez), and gives it a uniquely British spin.

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Shot on a 16mm video camera. See more »


The blood on Ed's white shirt changes throughout the film and is very noticeable. See more »


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Whooooooo, this movie starts off like a chaotic hard-boiled adrenaline rush, which never seems to get an end!!!
7 August 2003 | by (Antwerp / Belgium) – See all my reviews

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"Hard boiled, adrenaline-pumping awesome low budget roughie"!

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-I bought and saw this amazing low budget movie, for the simple reason, it was a cheap buy for a DVD! Didn't know the movie at all, never heard or saw something about it, nevertheless it did look interesting when I saw the back of the cover. So I went for it.

F'-ing unbelievable movie! From the start on it is getting like, 'you're stuck on a rail-track, you see that train coming at you, but there's no chance to escape because there is a factor of paralyzing fascination', so you stay and see what is going to happen further on and you're willing to take any consequences! The film starts with a number of body counts that become at a certain point in the movie, "countless" and all driven on a Herculean-pumped-up adrenaline speeding sound-score. Blood, gore, body pieces, brains flying from left to right on screen. Actors are dropping like flies in utmost vicious scenes, one scene count so many deaths that 'Reaper' would have a lucky day. The story of the movie isn't that bad at all, it could even be true in these days. It's about an experimental drug to keep soldiers alive and out of pain after being seriously wounded. Now this drug is stolen from the army and ready for a more commercial market. Quite easy plot but as said in a famous statement, "less is more"! And that's what Gilbey delivers, simple scenario worked out in an impeccable way! I love this movie from start 'till the very last second of it. Simple! I love hard-boiled movies in a F1-speed edit! Some people refer to movies like 'Bad taste' and 'Evil dead', no way. This movie is a stand-alone and can't be by no means 'even' be compared to movies like that. It's not because we have some blood and gore in a low budget movie we have another example of 'Bad taste' or 'Evil dead'. No way Hosé! I just loved it and it was the best buy I did in months as a movie-collector. I would say if you're in search and interested in the better low budget movies with surprisingly good actors, good storyline, well acted, with every scene set-up, shot and directed in every possible little detail that your budget allows well then this is absolute without any doubt THE MOVIE to search for. I think must the crew had a bigger budget as publicity and a well set up marketing campaign, this could have easily been "THE" best movie of 2002. And would you like to compare it with a movie?! Go for 'Reservoir dogs' or 'Natural born killers'. That's the style to expect, only unshaven rough and low budget. I even dare to say that 'Julian Gilbey' is the English 'Quentin Tarantino' of the low budget movie.

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