Review: Blastfighter (1984)

I’ve seen so many movies and I’ll tell you; Do not get involved with hillbillies! I repeat; DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH HILLBILLIES!!

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1984
Action
Italy/USA

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte, George Eastman
Distributor: 88 Films
Runtime: 87 mins
BLU-RAY REGION B

” YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO I AM? I’M A SON OF A BITCH… who wants to be left alone.”

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The ex-cop, Jake ‘Tiger’ Sharp, has returned after nine years in jail for killing a guy (who probably deserved it…). He’s going for some quiet time in the wilderness. But after he’s interfering with the local hunting team, shit hits the fan. And when his daughter and friends come visit, and get killed, he declares war against the hillbilly-locals.


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This is a highly entertaining action flick from Lamberto Bava (son of Mario). A vendetta story with a pinch of “First Blood” and “Deliverance” (they even brought the banjo-player to star in a little role). It’s well crafted, and could easily go for one of the American movies of the period. Michael Sopkiw works great as a badass action-hero, Valentina Forte is super hot and George Eastman does a good job as the villain with a heart. Check it out!

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