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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It's 1999 - the future - in a violent metropolis where gangs rule the hallways and 'education' and 'schooling' are merely memories. Young, sweet Jenna McKensie is a high school teacher who ... See full summary »
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
This is an official sequel to Class of 1984 (1982) which was confirmed by Director Mark L. Lester but instead of the punks lead by Timothy Van Patten going after the teacher played by Perry King in that film, it is the gangs (Blackhearts and Razorheadz) that join forces to go after the android teachers. See more »
The position of the writing on the basketball changes between shots. See more »
[Cody, Christy, and Hector head into the Vocational Education classroom when Dr. Forrest come from behind and holds Christy hostage with a gun to her head]
What are you, a cop?
Dr. Bob Forrest:
Bob Forrest, Department of Educational Defense.
[a "Terminator"-like Mr. Bryles is seen walking down the corridor of the school]
So, you're the humanitarian who decided to bring these teachers here.
Dr. Bob Forrest:
That's right. A billion-dollar operation.
Well, tough shit, Bobby. You can use what left of it for garbage cans.
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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 »
If you've grown up with trashy no brainer films like this one and Lesters even poorer effort Commando, you'll love this. Its cheesy, over the top and light hearted enough to make for a great bored night in with illegal substances. The acting is hammy, the direction poor, but what saves this film is the exact things that make is a catastrophy. I mean, don't be expecting "Its a Wonderful Life" or "The Green Mile" when you watch this. Just expect a nice straight forward action flick about psychotic robot teachers. Everything about this film is great, its intense, dark and fun. Its not surprising to see people here have ripped it apart, but with a name like Class of 1999, what did you expect??
Summary: watch it for a giggle, its really not that bad.
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