|RAW FORCE (KUNG FU CANNIBALS) (director/writer: Edward Murphy; cinematographer: Frank Johnson; editor: Eric Lindemann ; music: Walter Murphy; cast: Cameron Mitchell (Capt. Harry Dodds), Camille Keaton (Girl In Toilet), Jillian Kesner (Cookie Winchell), Vic Diaz (Monk), Jennifer Holmes (Ann Davis), Jewel Shepard (Drunk Sexpot), Geoffrey Binney (Mike O'Malley), Hope Holiday (Hazel Buck), John Locke (Gary Schwartz), Ralph Lombardi (Thomas Speer), John Dresden (John Taylor); Runtime: 86; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Frank Johnson; Media; 1982-USA/Philippines)|
|"It deservedly received little
by Dennis Schwartz
undisciplined campy grindhouse horror comedy poorly
directed and written by Edward Murphy ("Heated Vengeance").
The weird pic defies making any sense, and it
deservedly received little recognition. To cheese this
dud up, there's mounds of gratuitous
nudity, relentless sex and excessive violence and,
of course, drugs, a piranha attack, a Filipino
Hitler impersonator, zombie martial arts masters,
hippie smugglers, decapitations, sinister monks,
cannibalism and white slavery.
from a karate-club in Burbank travel to the
Philippines for fun and games. When they end up on Warrior
Island, where unsavory martial arts fighters
go to die and their corpses are revived and made
zombies by sinister monks and cannibalizing women feed
off women tourists, their misadventures begin.
cruise-ship captain for the karate club is Captain
Harry Dodds (Cameron Mitchell), who might be
the only one who knows how to act in this film. But
his career is now reduced to making such trashy films
and going on drinking binges.
Binney, John Locke and John Dresden are the three
American martial-arts vacationers stuck on Warrior
It's lively, gross, insane and worthless crud, making no pretense to be something more than an exploitation movie.
REVIEWED ON 4/13/2015 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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