“Pickings” is a Spaghetti Western. But, it’s also a Neo-Noir. However, it handles both with kid gloves. The film is pretty standard, but the acting carried the film on its shoulders. Katie Vincent and Elyse Price are stellar in their roles. However, I’m enjoying what I see of Usher Morgan’s work. This seems to be a first feature, because I can’t find that much prior lengthy work. However, you couldn’t tell from the story at hand.
Girl gangs are old hand, but somehow I want to learn more about the Pickings gang. I also want to know why there ever was a group of wiseguys smacking around barkeeps. Protection rackets went out with Hypercolor t-shirts and telling people to talk to the hand. Is the film supposed to be a fantasy longing for an older time? No idea, but I guess it helps with the overall fantasy.
If that sounds like your sort of thing, then I recommend checking it out. The B-Movie action crew will probably eat this up. Rene, Moltisanti, Tall Guy, Kevin, others that I forget…this one is for you.
- Deleted Scenes
- Short Film
- Music Video
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 8/10/18
The Plot Thus Far
When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they’re soon confronted with the wrath of its owner – a mysterious southern mother with a dangerous past.