As you can see this was left out in the sun for a bit, and I’m sure if the exposure wrecked the cassette or it was just worn to shit before I purchased it. Regardless, the by the time it my CRT I had to perform surgery on the color response to get something watchable.
Once I did, what I got was fairly decent 80s post-apocalyptic movie (as far as Mad Max rip-offs go, I’d say it was as enjoyable as the lesser Enzo G. Castellari flicks) with a oddly Andrea Dworkin-esque feminist perspective. Don’t get me wrong, its trash first, but the world in which the narrative exists is straight out of Intercourse. With the exception of two men (one of which appears to be in love with a dog?), every man in the film tries to rape Harmony, a crossbow-wielding woman who doesn’t even like being touched by men. There’s a great scene where Anderson asks why and she something along the lines of “why the fuck do you think I don’t like being touched?! Everyone who touches me tries to rape me”.
I don’t mean to dwell on the rape aspect, but honest to abraxas the only driving force in the plot is Harmony wanting to find a place where she won’t be raped. They fight raiders and cannibals and ride motorcycles, and eventually the film just kind of ends. Something similar to a final confrontation happens with the raiders, but then they come back, our heroes book it, and it just fucking ends. Really weird.
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