BRONX WARRIORS 2
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari
Written by Enzo G. Castellari, Tito Carpi & Dardano Sacchetti
Produced by Fabrio De Angelis
Music by Francesco De Masi
Cast: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valerie Dobson, Giancarlo Prete, Ennio Girolami, Antonio Sabato
1.85:1 anamorphic/English/Italy/PAL Region 2
Review from the Vipco DVD
The Bronx... New York City. Everyone's favorite neiborhood is about to get cleaned up. The CG Corporation lead by President Clark (Ennio Girolami who happens to be the director's brother) are trying to eliminate every residents of the Bronx to build a newer and high tech city over the most violent neiborhood. An armed Disinfestant Squad is going through the Bronx exterminating the gangs. But for local bad boy Trash (Mark Gregory who not surprisingly is just as bad as in the first film) doesn't want to leave his home turf. He his soon joined by an enraged news reporter called Moon (Valerie Dobson), the legendary Strike (Giancarlo Prete who played Scorpion in THE NEW BARBARIANS) and his bomb loving pyromaniac son. Their plan, kidnapping President Clark so that the whole "cleaning" operation might get cancelled. Unfortunately for them, there's more the just what they though it would be.
This sequel to Enzo G. Castellari's classic 1990 THE BRONX WARRIORS is simply just as good if not better! BRONX WARRIORS 2 (aka ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX) is 89 minutes of non-stop mayhem, exploisions, fights, bad dialogues and cool set pieces. This time Henry Silva is the bad guy and you sure don't wanna fuck with him... especially if you put sugar in his coffee. Ita also cool to note that in this movie, Trash's dad is none other then Ratchet from Sergio Martino's 2019 AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK. Maybe Trash is part human, part robot... now that would explain why he walks so funny!
Some elements of the movie are a little too similar from John Carpenter cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK but this doesn't take any of the fun away from it. Now if only a studio would make a Mark Gregory DVD Collection and I would live after forever after!
Vipco have released what is so far the only version available on DVD of this amazing sequel. Unlike what most claimed, this is actually a nice transfer. Sure it ain't perfect but it still does a very good job. This would be like a brand new first time watched VHS. The film is presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The image is a little soft and suffers from some graisn, scratches and dust but since this is the only edition out there let's not complain too much. The Mono audio track is surprisingly good and clear. Still a remastered 2.0 Dolby Surround track would have been welcomed.
There is a still gallery which consist of capture screens from the film, filmographies for Enzo G. Castellari and the lead actors. We also get trailers for PSYCHICH KILLER, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD and SHOGUN ASSASIN. The movie is separated in 16 chapters, features some very ugly static menus and comes without a booklet or an inlay card. Still a must for Post Nuke fans!
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©