Outpost III - Rise of the Spetsnaz 2013

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1944 - Deep behind the German Eastern Front. After a successful raid on a Nazi convoy, Sergeant Dolokhov and his Russian Commandos uncover shocking research that could change the tide of the war, but before they can get to safety, they are captured by the Nazi s. Inside the Nazi facility the Russians discover that the crazed Colonel Strasser is developing an invincible fighting force: an unstoppable army of undead Nazi soldiers. The two Russian warriors must battle their way through a horde of aborted experiments to escape the brutal facility -before the Nazis can perfect their research and unleash their zombie army across Europe.

Starring:
Michael Mckell, Bryan Larkin
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Outpost III - Rise Of The Spetznas

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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 24 minutes
Starring Michael Mckell, Bryan Larkin, IváN KamaráS
Director Kieran Parker
Genres Horror
Studio E1 Entertainment
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Milton on 26 April 2014
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Perhaps the most reviled villain in modern history and cinema’s go-to bad guys, the Nazis, have enjoyed something of a renaissance in the horror genre recently. Hitler’s henchmen and their forays into horror don’t always yield the greatest of results, varying from the fantastic Dead Snow to The Asylum’s frustratingly comedic Bloodstorm. Naturally, this review is concerned with the third entry in the Outpost series, Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz.

Given that the first film and its follow up (Black Sun) were wildly different, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from OP3. What I got was effectively an action horror film that acts as a prequel to the events of the preceding movies. From the outset, the film doesn’t skimp on explosions, gore, death and horror, both of the war/action type and the zombie variety. Thankfully, the majority, if not all of the effects here are practical in nature, adding to the overall feel of the film and leading me to wince at some moments (I never have been able to sit passively during a throat-cutting scene!)

As can be seen from the front cover, Kieran Parker and his Outpost crew brought in a mountain of a man to assist with this film: the 6’5”, 300+lb MMA fighter James Thompson. Given the man’s pedigree, the fight scenes in OP3 are particularly well done and expertly choreographed by Carter Ferguson and at no point felt contrived or overly theatrical; lending a brutal and realistic aspect to the combat absent from many movies.

Ultimately, Rise of the Spetsnaz focuses on Dolokhov: a Russian special forces commander played by Bryan Larkin.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elle48 on 20 Mar 2014
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Fans of horror and gore won't be disappointed with this.

I saw this film at Frightfest last year and as a big fan of the first two, I thought it might be hard to top them. I was delighted to be proved wrong! I love my zombie films, and horror in general, so anyone with a like mind, I would strongly recommend to.

Be prepared for a lot of blood and gore!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Smashin' Pumpkin on 1 April 2014
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I awaited this release having been a huge fan of the original. Part 2 was less my thing but Rise of the Spetsnaz is the best in the series if for no other reason than the all out action. It's the kind of movie that knows exactly what it is and delivers on the guts, gore and guns. Very atmospheric and it never lags. The Russian lead character, Dolokhov, Bryan Larkin was a tank of a soldier and you get behind his fight till the end. It also fills in some gaps in the trilogy as this is a sequel. Mostly like a war movie with a few Zombies and twisted bad guy. Highly recommend .
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THE MOVIE

1944 - the Eastern front: A Russian commando has just launched a successful raid on a Nazi convoy as they discover the Nazi's research project in an underground bunker: the Germans are creating an army of immortal zombie soldiers.
The Russian team is captured by Germans and taken inside the bunker where the Nazis also attempt some experiments on them. They manage to escape from holding, but must fight their way through German Wehrmacht soldiers AND zombies.

The third movie in the Outpost series is a prequel rather than a sequel, this time centering on Soviet soldiers.
The story was written by Rae Brunton who also wrote the stories to OUTPOST and OUTPOST 2 : BLACK SUN, which basically is only one story told three times with a different cast - kind of like the FRIDAY THE 13TH series - instead of an international group of mercenaries or a NATO taskforce it's a team of Russian Spetsnaz and instead of playing in the present, the story takes place in the past, but it remains exactly the same, which was a major disappointment to me, especially since he had nearly 7 years between the original and this 2 sequel. Brunton should have realized that he needed to come up with something new for part III.
The cover reads "sensationally gory", which I can't verify at all. While OUTPOST III: RISE OF THE SEPETSNAZ is a rather violent film, I cannot say it is as violent as most zombie movies out there. Hardcore gorehounds will be very disappointed.
The colors are incredibly washed out, especially inside the bunker the picture almost appears to be balck and white. This is no faulty disc, this is the way the movie was meant to be. As a result you are pretty much left in the dark and some of the gore effects are somewhat "dimmed".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Nov 2013
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In this episode the Red Guard encounter the remote location for the Nazi "Lazarus Project" where they create Nazi zombie soldiers. I have seen so many Nazi Zombie films, at one point I started to pull for them. The first half of the film is the capture and experimentation with the Russian (and one American) soldiers as victims for the Nazi body building zombies. The second half consists of the formulaic escape attempt.

The Nazi commander smokes his cigarette in a annoying cliche manner.

There are "humor" attempts. "Some call it a blasphemous type of alchemy. I call it messy work with lots of mistakes." The color during the prison segment was pretty well washed out apparently by design to give the film a dark and gloomy feel. I felt it just looked cheap.

While there are worse Nazi zombie films out there, this one didn't make the grade. Will work as a rental if you are a fan of the series.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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