Mediocre giallo featuring Klaus Kinski in search of his estranged wife's killer. Noteworthy moments: super fake model train vs. car collision and naked hippy motorcycle party.
After Interior Design, Sparks wisely took a six year break to go back to their rooms and think about what they had done. Gratuitous Sax was a refreshing return to the lyrical wit of their earlier records with a new found commitment to pure euro-style dance music. These tracks really feel like they're numbers from a forgotten Broadway musical. Not show tunes, but stories that are sung from a character's perspective.
I'm not a huge fan of 2-D platform games. Even modern ones tend to be rather shallow when it comes to story.
Aside from the incredible Hercules starring Lou Ferrigno, I have not seen many of these Italian swords and sandals epics. This one, however, was on my checklist of Mario Bava projects that I need to watch as I have been making my way through Tim Lucas's book, All the Colors of the Dark. Although only credited as the cinematographer, I think Bava actually directed much of this (haven't gotten that far in the book yet). Even if he didn't, his style is all over the place.
This not so much a movie as it is a seemingly endless collection of stylized hero shots. The dialogue is terrible, the story is terrible, the acting is bad (Milla Jovovich is only capable of a single facial expression) and the CGI effects are on par with those of an episode of Xena or Power Rangers.