Posts Tagged ‘Eric Balfour’

This week’s releases include: an alien invasion; a gambling drama; an anniversary release; a supernatural series; a risky relationship test; a real life invincible man; a tale of grief and love; a fairy tale with an edge; and a scary desert story. (more…)

This week’s release include: a rom-com about finding Mr. Right; the real-life tale of a drug dealer; a sequel to a bizarre, almost all-girl adventure; a wrong place, wrong time spy flick; and the quarter-century anniversary release of a film about growing up. (more…)

It would seem Quentin Tarantino is making it his personal mission to revive the exploitation picture for the 21st century.

Pistolero (Larry Bishop) is the leader of the Victors biker gang. His right hand is The Gent (Michael Madsen) and the newly initiated Comanche (Eric Balfour) is quickly rising through the ranks. Meanwhile, absent rival gang the Six Six Sixes have returned and are causing dissent in the Victors’ ranks. But Pistolero has been awaiting this reemergence to exact revenge on Sixers leaders The Deuce (David Carradine) and Billy Wings (Vinnie Jones).

All players are loyal to the three Bs: bikers, beer and booty – especially the latter two. That said, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many naked breasts in a non-erotic film. Bishop, who also wrote and directed, says he wanted the scenes to appear ”sensual” but he seems to have only used pornography as a reference point to achieve his goal. Furthermore, if Pistolero had spent less time getting laid and more time managing, he may have had better control of his crew.

It’s easy to see Tarantino had some say in the casting as several of his regulars have a role in this production and each of them brings what you would expect to these archetypes they’ve previously portrayed. Newcomer to the scene, Balfour, once again demonstrates his ability to adapt and appear natural in any role. On the other hand, Bishop should have put more consideration into staying behind the camera because amongst such talented actors, his lack of ability is plain. He also should have thought about bringing in a co-writer to resolve the confusion that surrounds the back-story – or maybe that’s an editing problem.

The special features include commentary that goes over the details of shooting; individual short featurettes about the guys, babes and choppers, of which the bikes are most interesting; and a video diary by Madsen.