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Story

It's Christmas in the tech noir slum of the post-apocalyptic future, and scrap-metal sculptor Stacey Travis gets a present she'll never forget. Scavenger boyfriend Dylan McDermott returns from the wastelands with the insectoid robot head of a killing machine. In no time it whirs to life and builds itself a gizmo-laden body out of handy appliances to continue its single-minded destruction of the human race, one warm body at a time. Director Richard Stanley, something of a scavenger himself, plunders everything from The Terminator, Blade Runner, and The Road Warriorto Short Circuit (the spidery construct resembles a demonic Number 5) for his violent flesh-vs.-metal survival thriller. Shot in sun-blasted orange and sweltering red, it's a triumph of style, set design, and grunge aesthetics over story, driven by a pounding techno score by Simon Boswell and punctuated by splattering gore. --Sean Axmaker[i][/i]

Cast

Carl McCoyNomad
Iggy PopAngry Bob
Dylan McDermottMoses Baxter
John LynchShades
Stacey TravisJill
LemmyTaxi Driver
William HootkinsLincoln Wineberg Jr.

  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Richard Stanley
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 94 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 11, 1990
    EuropeOct 5, 1990
    AustraliaJul 25, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaOct 13, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 22, 2003
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