The Last AV Club: RAW FORCE! Sat. Dec. 23 2006 Screenland
It's truly the end of an era; like Joni Mitchell once sung, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."
Thanks, Gary, for some great times - and good luck in your new endeavours.
Here's a decent obit in the local KC weekly, The Pitch.
(1982 - Edward Murphy - 86m - 35mm)
11PM Saturday, December 23
Screenland, 1656 Washington, KCMO
"You have NEVER seen such a brain-blasting bone-smasher as the epochal omegawave that is, was and always will be RAW fucking FORCE!!! If you think you've been entertained in the past, here is a white-hot scholarship to FUN SCHOOL!! Let's open this sucker up and see what's inside, goddammit. Blue-skinned undead samurai? Check! Cannibalistic rump-chasing monks? Yes sir!! Drunken kung-fu yacht party? To the max!!! Wall-eyed flesh-trading seaplane pilot with a Hitler moustache? Man ohhh MAN!!! All this is, in absolute honesty, just the tip of the trashberg! Blowtorches blaze, teeth fly, bullets zing, dialogue is botched and cages full of virgins are sent to their heartless demise! So packed with action, you'll have to blink every 3 seconds to keep your eyes from catching on fire! The legendary Cameron Mitchell (THE TOOLBOX MURDERS) semi-stars in this Filipino/American co-production that would have brought the world to its knees if it wasn't 200,000 YEARS AHEAD OF ITS TIME! If you see just one movie in your entire life, it better be here, now, tonight: RAW FORCE! If you're blind, deaf and comatose, only one film will STILL kick your ass through the wall: RAW FORCE !! Look, I don't care if you're reading this at a funeral...scream it out loud right now: RAAWWW FORRRCE!!! - Zack Carlson, Alamo Drafthouse
Tickets $6.50. For more information call 913.522-4515.
Thanks to current home Screenland and everyone who came.