Stunt Rock Reviews
A rental at best (for me anyway), but give it a peep, see if it grabs you.
(L.A. California) to work on a TV series called "Undercover Girl".
The film stars Grant Page, Monique Van De Vin and the L.A. based band Sorcery.
The film was made in 1978 and directed by Brian Trenchard Smith(Aussie). Grant Page,plays the lead and as a real stuntman has many credits to his career. It's a fun film, and simply a early look at stunt work in film, as well as a music video of sorts (Long before MTV) of the great band Sorcery.
Sorcery was a theatrical music act that had a live stage show. The battle between the Merlin & Satan charactors, described as "The King of the Wizards against the prince of Darkness" was Sorcery. Their live on stage show was awesome, and like nothing else of it's kind. Even today no other stage shows were anything like this.
It features some of the best movie music of it's time.
The band "Sorcery" also have starring roles. They headlined over bands like Van Halen back then,and did many Movie & TV soundtracks back in the 70's and 80's. Also doing a number of Dick Clark TV specials. This is a unique film and band, and well worth seeing. Now available on DVD.
The genuine, fun commentary track features director Trenchard-Smith, star turned teacher Margaret Gerard and legendary stuntman Grant Page, (Mad Max, Roadgames). Trenchard-Smith is self-deprecating as always, explaining his filmmaking policy as, "When in doubt, blow it up or at least set it on fire." There is also the fun of seeing `70s Los Angeles, with Grant Page dangling over La Brea Avenue, swinging from the Hollywood sign, and generally jackassing around town.
Hilarious `70s stage Magic/Metal act Sorcery, a bunch of fully committed loons in wizard/demon costumes throwing fire and performing prop magic in a display that no club today would ever allow. Sorcery is too prominently featured for my taste, but the commentary eliminates the drag in the longer of their musical numbers.
The disc also features an understandably worn print of the excellent documentary The Stunt Men. A very fun stunt primer with plenty of behind-the-scenes content and real danger. This dvd isn't quite the value that the R4 2-disc versions of Deathcheaters and Man From Hong Kong are, but it is perhaps a more amusing intro for American fans.
Guy in Hood: "Why does anyone where a hood?"
Reporter: "Well how does it feel?"
Guy in Hood: "Uncomfortable"