Writer/director Christian Grillo’s wickedly twisted sci-fi thriller, Apocalypse Kiss, will be getting its DVD debut from Midnight Releasing on Apr. 8.
If Blade Runner had a sequel this would be it. The futuristic city of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) has continued on in Apocalypse Kiss … only it has gotten seedier and more dangerous (if that is possible).
His “successor” in law enforcement is Jerry Hipple (Tom Detrik — Angel’s Blade), who spends his days trying to track down The Red Harvest Killer, but the why of it seems pointless.
Hipple, it would seem, is simply going through the motions as it is clear from what we can see of this futuristic city that it is on the verge of devolving into a Felliniesque state of the absurd. Rumor is the world is ending. Could be.
Entering this realm are Katia (Carmela Hayslett) and Gladys (Tammy Jean), lesbian lovers who have gone on a killing spree of their own, which the media is attributing to The Red Harvest Killer. In this dysfunctional near-future world that sort of reporting would go unnoticed — what’s another a body, give or take.
But when Adrian (D.C. Douglas), the real serial killer, hears of these copycats poaching on his turf he does the only sensible thing … he turns to Hipple for help!!! He reasons that he is an artist and each one of his victims is a work of art and having rank amateurs getting credit for his work simply cannot stand!
Apocalypse Kiss is a nicely done — the f/x and CGI are studio-level — and the storyline is downright bizarre. And Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman playing the president only makes it more so.
Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, fake television commercials from the future and cast and crew commentary.
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