MVD Entertainment Group just announced it next Rewind Collection Blu-ray release and it will certainly be a keeper come Dec. 11.
Director Albert Pyun teams up with Olivier Gruner for the 1992 sci-fi thriller, Nemesis, which will be a double-disc presentation, featuring three different cuts of the film … the original theatrical cut, a director’s cut and the Japanese Extended cut of the film. Sweet!
Both filmmaker Albert Pyun and French kickboxer-turned-actor, Olivier Gruner have already been showcased by MVD Entertainment Group, with Pyun’s Crazy Six (starring the late Burt Reynolds) getting a Marquee Collection Blu-ray launch on Aug. 28 and Gruner’s all-action Angel Town going the Rewind Collection route on Sept. 25.
It’s 2027 in Los Angeles and Olivier Gruner is a cyborg/human police officer by the name of Alex Raine — actually more of a “hired gun” — who is ambushed by a radical group of cyborg-enhanced criminals who called themselves “The Red Army Hammerheads.”
As the film progresses and Alex gets repaired and repaired and repaired (like that bunny, he takes a licking and keeps on ticking) we come to learn that the “Hammerheads” are actually the good guys and that there is a sinister plot afoot to replace key humans with android lookalikes.
Nemesis clearly takes its cues from the Terminator franchise (Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released theatrical the previous year), but dials the action up several notches. Nemesis works and it is certainly an enjoyable thrill ride … especially trying to keep up with who is who … android replicant or human!
As to bonus goodies, the “Director’s Cut” of the film includes optional commentary by director Albert Pyun, there are separate introductions by both Pyun and Gruner, a pair of making-of featurettes, a short video session with Gruner and a pair of production featurettes — “The Saga” and “Killcount.”