1990: The Bronx Warrior was never meant to be good and it certainly is not. It is also not a movie to watch alone as I suspect one would have a far better time mocking it, “MST3K” style. This release by Blue Underground is alright with so-so audio/video transfers and an OK selection of bonus features.
1990: The Bronx Warriors
Blue Underground | R – 92 min. – $29.98 | June 30, 2015
THE MOVIE – 1.5/5
It’s 1990 and the Bronx has officially been declared a “No Man’s Land.” The authorities have given up all attempts to restore law and order. When a beautiful young woman (STEFANIE GIROLAMI) runs away from Manhattan into this wasteland of motorcycle gangs and marauding warriors, her corrupt father sends a ruthless mercenary (VIC MORROW) to bring her back at all costs. But gang leader Trash (MARK GREGORY) has other plans, uniting the rival outlaws to wage an all-out guerilla war against their corporate oppressors.
Quick Hit Review:
Going in I knew 1990: The Bronx Warriors was going to be cheesy which is fine and while there’s some cheese, for the most part it’s just a plain, old fashioned bad movie with terrible acting and a patchwork plot which makes absolutely no sense, though one could argue it doesn’t matter. Problem is, I had a hard time even laughing at this though I suppose if one were to watch with friends, perhaps a better time was to be had.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5
Audio Commentary – Director Enzo G. Castellari, with David Gregory moderating, offers stories of making the movie and giving behind the scenes tid-bits.
Enzo G. Castellari and Fabrizio De Angelis In Conversation Part 1 (14:09; HD) is a new interview between the two chatting about their past and the specific project.
Sourcing the Weaponry (11:55; HD) finds Castellari visiting the Italian weapons rental house of Paolo Ricci.
Adventures in the Bronx (7:20; HD) is an interview with stuntman Massimo Yanni.
Theatrical Trailers, 2 for Bronx Warriors and 1 each for The New Barbarians and Escape from the Bronx and Poster and Stills Gallery round out the features.
VIDEO – 3.0/5
Blue Underground releases 1990: The Bronx Warriors onto Blu-ray presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture, I guess it shouldn’t come to any surprise, that this low budget affair doesn’t look great in HD. There’s a high amount of noise throughout and even a bit splotchy in spots. However, colors are relatively bright and all things considered it’s not terrible.
AUDIO – 3.0/5
The movie has been given an average sounding Mono DTS-HD Master Audio track. Again, as with the picture, there were built-in limitations and while dialogue levels are decent enough, the more action-oriented scenes are rather dull and even through one channel it doesn’t offer a whole lot of depth. As with the video, it’s adequate enough, just not overly impressive.
OVERALL – 2.5/5
Overall, 1990: The Bronx Warrior was never meant to be good and it certainly is not. It is also not a movie to watch alone as I suspect one would have a far better time mocking it, “MST3K” style. This release by Blue Underground is alright with so-so audio/video transfers and an OK selection of bonus features.
Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.