Top positive review
33 people found this helpful
on 16 November 2004
Finally this movie was released the way it should have been all along, with wide-screen and proper footage. Sub-titles are still amiss, but who cares? Compared to the chopped up version that was released in the US a while ago, this version looks beautiful. 15 or so minutes of god knows why thrown out stuff are now back, adding a great deal to cohesiveness of the events and to the comedy aspect, not to mention that wide-screen actually allows to see what the hell is going on unlike the dreadfully cropped full-screan that was available before.
As for the movie itself, a lot of people complained that this movie is bad because its a terminator/alien/robocop/bladerunner/whatever ripoff. Others complained that the movie's attempt to be funny by making fun of the titles mentioned above were overly blatant. Sheesh. How about a happy medium? I personally think, that this movie, despite miniscule budget, barely known (besides Brad Dourif) actors, and it's "unoriginality" is amazingly well done and is right up there in my personal top list. It does a great job at making fun of genre cliches, itself, and everything in between, while remaining suprisingly smart from the technological standpoint, and entertaining throughout. The closest similar movie that I can think of is Evil Dead 2, except Death Machine is a sci-fi/horror. I hope that those of you who decide to buy it based on this review will not be dissapointed. It has it's share of great moments. Just don't take it too serioulsy, relax, and you'll surely enjoy it.