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5 beers

Bad kung fu. Horrible acting. Bad bikers. And gratuitous nudity. Who knew life up and down the PCH 101 could be so damn wild?

The minute two bikers appear on the screen coasting down the Pacific Coast Highway, you know the shit is going to hit the fan. Leave it to the happy couple, Mina (Melody Wiggins) and her fiancé, Daniel (Coti Cook) to get the wrong end of their knives. But, immediately upon the stabbing of her fiancé, Mina decides the big biker is her type of guy. Hilarious.

And then, much later, she stabs him. Then she hugs her Dad goodbye, who is apparently the same age as her, and decides to become a lady of the night, killing men every which way she can.

"Watch (out) for Dangerous Men like Black Pepper. Because even gutterhouse trash flicks like this have their epics. No one knows schlock like Alamo Drafthouse."


And then the plot changes. The acting doesn’t improve, but the actual story in the movie changes. With an electronic score that sounds as if a child made it, this movie and all its bad actors delivers a highway-shot crime story wannabe.

Welcome to the celebrated shit storm that is Dangerous Men. Filmed for over two decades, this 80-minute b-movie was finally releases in 2005 and, as expected, it did not change the world. It did; however, leave an impression because it is that bad.

Dangerous Men is not a great movie. It is; however, a fantastically flipped flick that operates as if it has no idea what it or anyone involved in its production is doing. We’re talking total gonzo-like hilarity as one revenge-seeking woman goes on a crusade against all men. Well, at least for awhile, because half-way through this bizarre flick, the movie changes its mind and becomes something else instead. The point is, don’t even waste time on the storyline. This shit is bananas.

Written, directed, and produced by Jahangir Salehi Yeganehrad (but listed here as John Rad), this film is right up there with The Room and Samurai Cop. Seriously. Alamo Drafthouse, knowing the film’s appeal to B-movie and cult film enthusiasts, celebrates the film’s midnight madness charm with a solid 1080p transfer and deluxe packaging. It’s as if this mindless (and often unintentionally funny) flick was Citizen Kane.

Featuring really bad performances from James Brockman, Kelay Miller, John Clure, George Derby, and Honey Goldberg, this film is completely bonkers in all the right ways. For fucks’ sake, there’s a belly dancer in one sequence for no reason! In another, two idiots smack each other in the face repeatedly. All the scenes are too long and mostly one-take scenes. This makes them long and uncomfortable and completely frustrating.

Watch (out) for Dangerous Men like Black Pepper. Because even gutterhouse trash flicks like this have their epics. No one knows schlock like Alamo Drafthouse.

Dangerous Men (2015) - Blu-ray Review

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
80 mins
Director
: Jahangir Salehi
Writer:
Jahangir Salehi
Cast:
Michael Gradilone, Roya Saghafy, Melody Wiggins
Genre
: Action | Crime
Tagline:
An unforgettable suspense, mystery drama.
Memorable Movie Quote: "I must be out of my mind. You're crazy!"
Theatrical Distributor:
Drafthouse Films
Official Site: http://dangerousmenthemovie.com
Release Date:
September 23, 2005 (LA)
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
April 19, 2016
Synopsis: After Mina witnesses her fiancé's brutal murder by beach thugs, she sets out on a venomous spree to eradicate all human trash from Los Angeles. Armed with a knife, a gun, and an undying rage, she murders her way through the masculine half of the city's populace. A renegade cop is hot on her heels, a trail that also leads him to the subhuman criminal overlord known as Black Pepper.

Dangerous Men (2015) - Blu-ray Review

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Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Available on Blu-ray
- April 19, 2016
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: None
Audio:
Dolby Digital 2.0
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; Two-disc set (1 BD-25, 1 DVD); Digital copy; DVD copy
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

Alamo Drafthouse’s brand new 1:85 HD master is detailed and looks better than ever. Some shots, due to the era of the day, are fuzzier than others but the image is reasonably well defined with crisp contrasts and solid textures. Colors are solid. Blacks are, too. Surprisingly, there's enough fine detail on display to make this seem revelatory for those used to the previous DVD release. The era-ready color palette looks terrific, too. While there is not much difference between them, the disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo soundtrack.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  •  There is a feature length commentary with Bryan Connolly and Zack Carlson.

Special Features:

There’s a lot of good and groovy special features to choose from.

  • That's So John Rad
  • Interview with Peter Palian, Director of Cinematography
  • TV show featuring John S. Rad
  • Trailers
  • Booklet
  • Digital Copy
  • DVD

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