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With hindsight,almost a classic.,
This review is from: Salute Of The Jugger [DVD] (DVD)
I came across this movie by coincidence.I had first seen it some 25 years ago,and I failed to appreciate it fully at the time.With hindsight I realised that I failed to see its true qualities.
This movie is a "classic".A "cult"one.Although the main theme has been used exhaustively by the movie industry,this is one for the records.A post-apocalyptic society ,with only two classes.The lords and the proles.The former live in luxury,the latter try to survive another day on a barren land.Their sole recreation is a bllody game where two teams of six try to win by maiming each other and slamming a dog's skull on a spike.Each poor village has one team.Our "heroes"are a "nomad" team who fight against village teams for the great prize of food and temporary shelter.There are no heroes,just people who just try to survive.There is,however,a "catharsis" ,at the end.
This is an excellent sociopolitical movie,masked as an action one.Everything is way above par.Script,direction,acting,sets,and,of course,the final message.
I rate it as one of the best of its genre.