Bounty Killer

Bounty Killer

Henry Saine (2013)

88min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

In the future, corporations seize control of all the world's governments, resulting in a series of devastating wars that destroy civilisation. In the aftermath, a ruling council offers a reward for killing the corporate executives who caused the apocalypse, and ruthless mercenaries compete to hunt them down. Action thriller, starring Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken and Gary Busey.

Cast & Crew

Drifter Matthew Marsden
Mary Death Christian Pitre
Catherine Kristanna Loken
Van Sterling Gary Busey
Mocha Sujata Eve
Jack LeMans Barak Hardley
Lucille Beverly D'Angelo
Jimbo Abraham Benrubi
Daft Willy Kevin McNally
Stewardess Alexa Vega
Director Henry Saine
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Content MediaGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 10 Jan 2014
Drama