Saturday, January 10, 2009

Death Dimension (1981, Jim Kelly)



You may have noticed that it's been a while with no posts. Well I'm back and in full effect (what ever that means). My movie watching has definitely not decreased and (assuming I don't get fired from my job) it doesn't look like it is going to let up anytime soon. I am so backlogged with movies it's not even funny (whatever that means). I'll start with a movie that I had never heard of until recently. Honestly I don't think anyone's heard of this movie.

Death Dimension follows Kung Fu Detective J. Ash (Jim Kelly) on the search of a woman kidnapped by an evil villain named "The Pig" (Harold "Oddjob" Sakata from Goldfinger). She is the only one who knows the secret location of the plans for a freeze bomb (they were surgically implanted as a microdot in her forehead), which apparently several different countries are willing to pay lots of money for. As far as I could tell the only thing it does is freeze people to death which seems kind of lame considering all the other types of bombs out there. But I digress. Also helping Ash kick butt and search for the woman is Police Capt. Gallagher (one time James Bond George Lazenby).

Death Dimension was fairly silly and very low budget. Other than that though it was a fun movie. Lots of Jim Kelly kicking ass in his white jumpsuit, some nudity and silly plot devices (freeze bomb, surgically implanted microdots, some crazy prehistoric looking snapping turtle creature), but it was actually just what I was expecting. I guess most importantly the movie was watchable and actually quite entertaining.

RATING: 3/5




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