Split Sec­ond

SFX - - Rated / Dvd & blu- ray - Will Salmon

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

1992 | 18 | Blu- ray/ DVD In the early ’ 90s, Rut­ger Hauer ap­peared to be op­er­at­ing a “say yes to any­thing ” pol­icy. The re­sult was a seem­ingly end­less stream of macho ac­tion­ers riff­ing on his Blade Run­ner fame. Split Sec­ond is a part of that, but does at least have a wry sense of hu­mour. Hauer plays Har­ley Stone, a hard- ass cop hunt­ing a mur­derer in a fu­ture Lon­don. It soon be­comes clear, how­ever, that this killer isn’t hu­man at all...

Split Sec­ond is dumb, loud and camp, but al­ways en­ter­tain­ing. There’s a glim­mer of a good idea in its wa­ter­logged post- cli­mate change set­ting, and it’s hard to re­strain a grin when, off his tits on stress and cof­fee, book­ish side­kick Dick Durkin tools up and goes on a rampage. Good B- movie fun.

Ex­tras: Four min­utes from an ex­tended Ja­panese cut.

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