Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ...
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Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious.Written by
Jill Gatsby, who plays Dawn, one of the Blackhearts' gang members, is the daughter of acclaimed writer/director Larry Cohen in real life. See more »
When the axe goes into Ms. Connors' (Pam Grier) opened chest, the shot is flipped as the writing on the tanks inside her chest are backwards. See more »
How are us Latins gonna learn English if the teachers don't show up?
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The R rated U.S. version features some cuts to violent moments. The cuts are largely small, but do pack a punch in uncut form. However viewing either version shouldn't be an issue since the cuts are barely obvious unless comparing them side by side.
A few obvious cut moments include: (note-some frames may be missing in other scenes, but it's tough to tell without doing a frame by frame comparison which is time consuming)
:Cody' beat down by the gym teacher is longer featuring Cody' head being smashed against the floor more times. The R version features about two head smashes.
:The drugged out student that confronts the gym teacher during Cody's beat down has his neck broken by the teacher. The actual neck snap is cut in the R version and cuts quickly to Cody' reaction. The neck snap with loud sound effect is on-screen in the unrated version.
:The principal's death scene is slightly more graphic in the unrated version. The principals body after it's dropped to the ground with his bloody wound visible is shown fully for a couple seconds. The R version abruptly cuts to the next scene once his body hits the floor. It's still violent in either version, but just more explicit in the unrated version.
:The gang member that gets his head drilled by the history teacher is shown onscreen. The drill penetrates his skull and blood spews out, and then his body drops to the ground. The brief shot of the drill in his skull with blood spewing is cut, and also the aftermath appears like some frames may be missing. But the scene is so brief in explicitness, that it's effective in either version.
These were the main moments that obviously had some cuts/additions.
The case for the R and Unrated versions are practically identical besides these differences:
R version: catalog# 5453, small 'R' rating logo on lower left front cover, also R logo on back of the case. (Rated-R) notice on the tape label, and
-Rated listed after the title on the front of the tape. The box itself is a deeper blue color, with the title in a deep red font.
Unrated version: catalog # 5454, small 'unrated' notice on lower front cover, 'unrated' listed on back of box, and (unrated) listed on the tape label. The box itself is in a slightly lighter blue color, and title in a less vibrant red font. See more »
Implausible, laughable performances, but damn good fun.
You don't get any more hammy than this. Amongst all the trash of straight to video releases, you ocassionaly find a concept like this. A guy walks out of prison, and heads back to school to find that cyborg teachers are taking the code of the classroom a little to far. Schools in many American districts are regarded as "Free-fire zones" and the police won't even intervene in the deadly gang warfare that ensues whenever school is not on. No one ever asks "Why do these kids even bother going to school", but at this point, who cares? This is a gritty view of the future, with the kind of ironic humour that has made Verhoeven millions, if he had directed this it would have been the next Robocop. The cast shine with the likes of Malcolm MacDowell, Pam Grier and Stacey Keach and in the leading role is charasmatic Corey Feldman-clone, Bradley Gregg. Everyone is having fun with this movie and it is this attitude that makes it so watchable. A pumping rock soundtrack including Nine Inch Nails debut single pads this out even further. Great lines ooze from the script; I'll leave you with one of my favourites: "I'm going to go waste some teachers. Who's with me!"
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