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Following the suspicious death of his wife, Adam investigates her murder and discovers mafia boss Denny, is involved. Unable to trust the corrupt police, Adam summons a demon who offers him superhuman strength, dark powers, and promises to lead him to the murderer if he does everything the demon asks. Written by
Adam Chaplin, the demonic ex-Chippendale fist of the north star.
Adam Chaplin is the story of a man who wants revenge for the murder of his wife. This desire for vengeance has seen him strike a deal with a nameless demon who has made his home just behind Adams' right shoulder. The outcome of this deal has given Adam some insane fighting powers which will be giving the local deformed gang boss and all his unlucky stooges a real headache.
Anyone familiar with the Manga or anime "The fist of the North star" will love this movie. It's like they've brought the crazy violence from this story to life only with a guy who looks like a male stripper as the lead. The gore is just outrageous heads are smashed arms are pulled off, people explode. The movie is obviously a small production so the effects are on a budget but that just means that these guys have had to be creative. There are some pretty neat little touches in this movie that I hadn't seen before, I especially like the effects for the demon when he appears although it's very basic I think it was very effective. The gore effects in this movie are mostly practical there's a tiny bit of CG in there but overall it's got that old school feel. It really is a triumph in these respects. The final rooftop battle is really impressive and worth the price of admission alone.
The only thing I found lacking was the story. A lot of what is said in the synopsis is not actually said in the film. Also the ending seemed a little rushed which was a real shame as the film has a great look and feel with some quite fitting music too.
The lo-fi production may put a lot of people off but if your gore hound or you enjoyed the "The story of Ricky" you should definitely check this one out.
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