Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Hopper, Vinnie Jones, David Carradine and Michael Madsen....need I say more?
Set for release August 8th, the Tarantino produced Hell Ride centers around the biker gang of Pistolero (Larry Bishop), Comanche (Eric Balfour), and The Gent (Madsen) who set out to avenge the murder of one of their members at the hands of the deadly 666ers. As expected, all hell breaks loose along the way. Bikes, beer, and booty!
Who said grindhouse cinema was dead! Despite the flop of Grindhouse, Tarantino clearly still has faith in those style films, and lets bow before him for that.
A short very positive review of the film is available on the site comingsoon.net :
"Although there is enough sex, violence, and all-out machismo to keep grind-house fans firmly plastered to their seats, Larry Bishop's take on the genre strays far from exploitation as he weaves a twisting, multilayered tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherhood that is brought to life by a superb ensemble cast, with memorable performances by Dennis Hopper, Vinnie Jones, and David Carradine. In the words of Comanche, "The road to hell is paved with anything but good intentions."
Bring it on. Although reviews pretty much everywhere else have been downright dreadful, I can't see how this film can possibly fail to at the very least entertain its target audience. But i've been wrong before.
Whether or not Hell Ride will go straight to dvd on August 8th or be release theatrically seems to still be up in the air. I think its safe to assume it will be straight to dvd however, where it will find its audience and make a lot more money then in the theatres.