THE PLOT THUS FAR
‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are reinvented in SCAVENGER KILLERS, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal, random killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, FBI agents on the hunt, the deranged duo amp up their rampage, never murdering with the same method but always with same untamed ferocity.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Scavenger Killers” is crass. But, it’s crass in a way that all great B-Cinema aspires to be. Whether it’s Robert Loggia getting carved up or Dustin Diamond playing a federal agent with Tourette’s, I appreciate it when a creative team plays for real with their crazy setups. The cast is full of character actors and related oddities. I was really surprised to see that this was one of the last movies that Charles Durning ever did. Not that it’s a bad thing. I could have listened to Durning read the phone book.
Misguided love by way of horrific crime should appeal to me. However, I find that the dialogue gets in the way of my enjoying the film. The main characters have issues, but I don’t feel like wallowing through their bullshit to get to the next bit of gore. I demand satisfaction when it comes to my psychos onscreen! If I have an issue with the film, it’s the fact that it always seemed to be fighting itself in regards to direction. Never quite knowing what turn to take, the end result is a jumbled mess. But, it’s a mess that I can appreciate for evoking the schlock cinema of my youth.
The DVD comes with featurettes and trailers as the special features. The A/V Quality is typical for standard definition. The transfer is flat. But, the Dolby tracks kicks in the scares when needed. In the end, I’d recommend renting or streaming it to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 07/01/2014