|DVD Race War: The Remake
Run time: 95 min
Genres: Comedy | Horror
Director: Tom Martino
Writers: Tom Martino
Stars: Coady Allen, Howard Calvert, Corey Fuller
What happens when the white man brings their smack into Soda’s hood?
|Plot Keywords: pcp addicts, crack cocaine, zombie spoof, slave, gore|
Release Date: 21 February 2012 (USA)
Brutish PCP addled crack dealer Baking Soda (essayed with ferocious gusto by burly behemoth Howard Calvert) joins forces with his goofy gay partner G.E.D. (a delightfully zany portrayal by Jamelle Kent) and fish-like extraterrestrial buddy Kreech (Danny McCarty, who speaks in gibberish and sports a hokey Creature from the Black Lagoon rubber mask) to declare war on evil alien white guys who are selling a lethal form of space rock that transforms addicts into zombies. Writer/director Tom Martino totally let's it all hang out something nutty with a blithely lowbrow sense of puerile humor that gleefully eschews subtlety, proper decorum, and political correctness in the best, most joyfully offensive, and hence often uproarious manner possible: Besides hysterically rude'n'crude jokes about such things as puking, pooping, and masturbation, we also get a delirious array of broadly drawn oddball racial stereotype characters that poke merry kooky fun at everything from Jews to Muslims to Mexicans. Granted, said humor tends to be extremely dumb, crass, and tasteless, but it's still incredibly sidesplitting just the same because of its giddy go-for-broke gonzo brashness and vulgarity. Moreover, Martino displays an inspired feel for the absurd and surreal throughout, with oodles of outrageously over-the-top cartoonish gore, ridiculous action set pieces, occasional use of puppets, a few cheesy video game-style visuals, and one doozy of a surprise twist ending. An absolute wacky hoot.