Cyborg – Il guerriero d’acciaio(1989)

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Cyborg – Il guerriero d’acciaio(1989)

directed by:Giannetto De Rossi

cast:Frank ZagarinoHenry SilvaSherrie Rose

Sci-Fi τεκές σκηνοθετημένος από το μαέστρο των ειδικών εφφέ Giannetto De Rossi. Ο προαναφερθείς μπορεί να κεντάει με τα άντερα και με τα κοκορέτσια(δικά του είναι τα εφφέ στα:Zombie Flesh Eaters,House by the Cemetery του Lucio Fulci),αλλά στο σκηνοθετικό κομμάτι δεν το έχει.Σκηνοθετεί στον αυτόματο ένα φίλμ της φτώχειας και προσπαθεί μαζί με τον γάτο παραγωγό Fabrizio De Angelis να τσιμπήσει οτι μπορεί από την επιτυχία ταινιών σαν το “Terminator”.Mάστορες στην αντιγραφή οι Ιταλοί,αλλά τούτο εδώ με τόσο χαμηλό budget,δεν μπορεί κανείς να το πάρει στα σοβαρά.

Δεν λέω την πλάκα του πάντως την έχει.Ειδικά ο Henry Silva παίζει λές και είναι υπό την επήρρεια μεθαμφεταμίνης και μας προσφέρει στιγμές αγνής over-acted κινηματογραφικής σκατοψυχίας.Ο Zagarino είναι “ξύλινος” όπως πάντα και η ώρα περνάει αρκετά ευχάριστα.Κάποια cyborg εφφέ είναι αρκετά πειστικά και η γενικότερη ελαφρότητα του concept διασκεδάζει αβασάνιστα.

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The android 3CB , the prototype of a cyborg known as Cy- Warrior is activated inadvertently during a transfer , and despite suffering from some damage ,it manages to escape on a Caribbean island .There it finds the young Brandon , who lives on the island with his sister Susan , where it finds relief; starts in front of them to repair its mechanical body , showing its android nature; The two children help 3CB hide in the community , teaching it to behave like a human being; Susan ends up falling in love with him. 3CB , however , is in fact , part of a top secret project of the U.S. government and is programmed to be a ruthless killing machine.A special team , led by the cruel Colonel Hammer,is sent on its trail, with the aim of bringing in home the android. The hunt soon turns into a bloodbath , leaving many victims among the population of the island and putting out of the generator at the local hospital . Brandon is also seriously wounded . 3CB will provide the energy needed to power the machinery of the operating room to allow surgeons to save the boy’s life .

Incredibly and hilariously inane sci-fi trashfest by the special FX artist/director Giannetto De Rossi.

Frank Zagarino delivers a  splendidly wooden performance as the Cy-warrior and Silva is the epitome of over-acted callousness.The more stupid moments of the film offer some great moments of trashy entertainment to the devoted Euro-trash fan.The cyborg effects by De Rossi are convincing but they are few and far between as the flick was obviously shot on poverty row budget.

Deservedly obscure,this one will be a pain to track down,but once seen cannot be unseen.

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