Jun 132020

The Dallas Connection is another Sidaris movie that doesn’t really stand out over the rest, though having recently also watched Enemy Gold, does have a more competent plot, take that for what it’s worth, and Julie Strain is beautiful as ever.



The Dallas Connection


Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Mill Creek Entertainment | R – 94 min. – $19.98 | May 12, 2020

Date Published: 06/13/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Drew Sidaris
Writer(s): Drew Sidaris (written by)
Cast: Bruce Penhall, Mark Barriere, Julie Strain, Rodrigo Obregon, Samantha Phillips, Julie K. Smith

Features: Commentary, Featurette, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.56 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.91 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Mill Creek Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 2.5/5

Plot Synopsis: The profusion of weapons of mass destruction by terrorists leads the United Nations to an in-depth strategy for eliminating contraband weapons. Using atomic-age technology, a group of scientists from around the world create a system to seek and destroy such weaponry. The scientists are to meet in Dallas to activate the system. Before the plan can be executed however, a deadly team of stunning beauties — Black Widow (JULIE STRAIN), Cobra (JULIE K. SMITH) and Scorpion (WENDY HAMILTON) — terminates the scientists one by one.

Using a cover as exotic dancers, they take on a crack team of federal agents — Chris Cannon (BRUCE PENHALL), Mark Austin (MARK BARRIERE) and Samantha Maxx (SAMANTHA PHILLIPS) — with the same fervor, seducing the men and stealing the invaluable chips to the top-secret system.

Quick Hit Review: The Dallas Connection is the tenth out of the 12 movies from Andy Sidaris (who produced, with son Drew writing and directing) and while it’s certainly not great even by the standards of the T&A formula, but I will say, at least in comparison to Enemy Gold, had a somewhat competent story and I suppose more scope filming in various worldwide locales including France, China and South Africa.

For sure, the film still has the fun silliness in the over-the-top action and kills, sex scenes and the absurdity of someone like Rodrigo Obregon (in typical Sidaris fashion, recycling actors in different roles as Obregon played the villain in Enemy Gold) portraying a scientist. Sure. But the film also features the lovely Julie Strain as the appropriately named Black Widow, tying up men, having glorious sex with them, and showing off both the ‘T’ and ‘A’, before dispatching them with a bullet to the head.

As with Enemy Gold and all the others before, you know what you’re getting with these but outside of hilarious outlandish scenes in Malibu Express and Hard Ticket to Hawaii, most of these just blend together, all with basic direction, poor acting and bad dialogue. That said, The Dallas Connection was kind of watchable I guess. So… win?



This release comes with a Digital Copy code only redeemable on “movieSPREE”. Features include an Introduction (2:03) by Andy Sidaris, Audio Commentary with Producers Andy and Arlene Sidaris, a Behind the Scenes (38:39) featurette and Malibu Bay Trailers including The Dallas Connection (1:22).


VIDEO – 4.25/5

The Dallas Connection comes to Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment presented in the original 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture here looks rather good and certainly better than its DVD counterpart that came before. Detail for the most part is sharp and while the colors aren’t always consistent from looking normal, then washed out and then over-saturated, still there is a boost to the colors. The natural film grain and noise is still present as well, sometimes a bit heavy.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

As with the other releases, this comes with an adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. As with the picture, it’s not perfect as there are limitations with the micro budget production, things like dialogue still comes across with good clarity as does ambient noises while the action elements don’t really pack a great punch. ** Copied from Enemy Gold review **


OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, The Dallas Connection is another Sidaris movie that doesn’t really stand out over the rest, though having recently also watched Enemy Gold, does have a more competent plot, take that for what it’s worth, and Julie Strain is beautiful as ever, otherwise it is what it is, a movie for fans of T&A.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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