Trancers II

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated -

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1991 | 15 | Blu- ray

Trancers was

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

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