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1991 | 15 | Blu- ray
journeyman director Charles Band’s finest moment; sadly this follow- up to his 1985 cult favourite isn’t quite as entrancing.
Once again, wisecracking future- cop Jack Deth ( Tim Thomerson) must protect the rulers of the future from erasure. This time he’s pitted against the brother of the previous villain ( Richard Lynch), and aided by his dead wife ( don’t ask).
There’s disappointingly little of the Tesco Value Blade Runner vibe that gave the first film an edge, and too much emphasis on comedy – much of it centring on the eye- rolling conceit that Deth’s now being fought over by two young women. But no movie where the hero foils an assassination attempt by throwing an exploding ham through a window can be all bad.
Commentary; Making Of; bloopers; gallery. Ian Berriman