Have you ever wanted to see The Terminator battle the Xenomorph Aliens? Well you can in Shocking Dark aka Terminator 2. Yes that's right the was a movie actually called Terminator 2. Well at least it was in Italy.
Shocking Dark was directed by Bruno Mattei back in 1989. Set in the year 2000 Venice.is a wasteland due to a toxic cloud created by seeweed and low oxygen in water levels. Most everyone was evacuated but a small group is still there living underground studying what happened. When they get attacked by a mysterious creature they send out a distress call. The government gets it and sends in a team of colonial Marines to find out what happened.
When they arrive they see a scientist in an alien cocoon who has an alien burst from his chest. Acting quickly they save a little girl who has been hiding from the Aliens. Does this sound familiar? Don't worry though as a young woman named Sara finds a cyborg who begins hunting her down to terminate her and the little girl.
Sound good? Well it's not......it's awsome! This movie is a blast, sure it's a rip off of two other movies, but it's a great finished product. Combining the two together is genious. Sure the acting and effects are sub par, but that only adds to it's charm.
Due to the title it was never released proped in the USA. Bootleg copies have floated around for years, but Severin Films has finally put this out on an imaculate Blu-ray. The transfer is a thing of beauty. Everything looks crisp and clear. It's even got special features
A fun film from top to bottom finally gets a proper release. Do yourself a favor and go pick this one up.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars