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Blu-ray Review – Def-Con 4 (1985)

Def-Con 4, 1985.

Directed by Paul Donovan, Digby C. Cook & Tony Randel.

Starring Lenore Zann, Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch, Tim Choate, and Kevin King.


During World War III a satellite containing three astronauts crashes to Earth where they become the target of gangs of diseased humans.

The 1980s was a creative and productive decade for sci-fi, especially in the fallout from the tremendous success of Star Wars (and the fact that nuclear war was only the push of a button away), and when spliced with the popular dystopian settings of movies like Mad Max you had the makings of some pretty weird and wonderful action to go along with your space age ideas. And then New World Pictures got in on the act.

New World was, of course, started by Roger Corman, a notorious filmmaker with a reputation of making genre movies on the cheap with quality playing second fiddle to budget.

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