Indican Pictures has scored a major indie sci-fi release for the domestic DVD market with the announcement that writer/director Kevin James Barry’s Serena and the Ratts will be heading to retail on Sept. 23.
Serena Donovan (Evalena Marie — Remains, Dark Feed, Visionary, etc.) is sort of “Le Femme Nakita,” a hired-gun; an assassin. From the looks of her these days she’s been a busy girl … “The Boss” (Jonathan Thomson) gives her assignments and she’s out there to get it done. He is a one-man crime wave, ruthless and with a couple of dozen professionals … and she counts as one of his best.
Here’s the twist, her latest target is a bunch of nerds headed by “The Professor” (Jeremy Bates) who have come up with a method for time travel and they have some very ambitious plans — at least on the surface. Go back and kill Hitler and change the world.
Things become something of a tangled blur as her assignments (kills) become undone and things don’t seem quite right. Which leads her to switch sides and join “The Ratts,” which have their own agenda and she, in many ways, is a useful tool. Since time is being messed with, “The Boss” hits upon the plan of sending out all of his assassins in a blitz attack … whip them all out in one bold move.
It falls to Serena to stop him! Serena and the Ratts is a bold, even original sci-fi outing, that also blends in plenty of action … and yes, there’s always the eye-candy of Serena, who even looks good covered in blood and bleary-eyed.
Also getting a Sept. 23 DVD debut date is documentary filmmakers Doug Hoffman and Seyi Sodimu’s 91 Bullets in a Minute.
With the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri dominating the headlines, the timing by Indican Pictures for this look at the police shooting cases revolving around Sean Bell (November 25, 2006) and Amadou Diallo (February 4, 1999).
Hoffman and Sodimu examine both cases and the aftermath of the two infamous shootings … 50 and 41 shots were fired at the two men. Two sides to the story and yet, despite it all (courts and more), there was no clear resolution in either case … some would say in response, “No Justice!” “No Peace!”
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