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Bounty Killer

  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Henry Saine
  • 88 mins
  • 18

Summary

Futuristic action thriller starring Matthew Marsden and Christian Pitre. In a post-apocalypse landscape, a bounty killer becomes a wanted man and is targeted by a rival.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Mad Max and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! are just a couple of the exploitation flicks that come to mind in this entertaining slice of low-budget mayhem. In a post-apocalypse wasteland caused by fallout from corporate wars (you can tell this was made after the 2008 financial meltdown), smart-suited city slickers are now the prey of rival bounty killers like Drifter (Matthew Marsden) and the suitably monikered Mary Death (Christian Pitre), who's dressed to kill like a Swinging Sixties go-go girl but with much deadlier intent. However, Drifter unexpectedly becomes a wanted man, leaving on/off lover Mary to go in hot pursuit. Director Henry Saine's second feature is lively comic-book stuff (no surprise it's based on a graphic novel) that packs in a frenetic mix of tongue-in-cheek humour, kick-ass action (including an outrageous nod to John Ford's Stagecoach) and juicy grindhouse-style splatter. The leads are appealing and eye-catching cameos from Gary Busey (as a trigger-happy henchman), Beverly D'Angelo (as a gone-to-seed madam) and Terminator 3's Kristanna Loken as an icy villainess are a welcome addition. It's hokum, of course, but it's the sort of stylish hokum that B-movie maestro Roger Corman would have loved to make.

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Credits

Cast

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DrifterMatthew Marsden
Mary DeathChristian Pitre
CatherineKristanna Loken
Van SterlingGary Busey
Mocha SujataEve
Jack LeMansBarak Hardley
LucilleBeverly D'Angelo
JimboAbraham Benrubi
Daft WillyKevin McNally
StewardessAlexa Vega

Crew

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DirectorHenry Saine

Details

Theatrical distributor
Content Media
Released on
2014-01-10
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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