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This review is from: Steel Dawn  [DVD] (DVD)
I love post apocalyptic action movies. The market was flooded by them back in the 80's when VHS first appeared en masse here in the UK. Typically they feature cheesy dialogue, poor sets, Italian actors you've never heard of and a dodgy 70's style soundtrack. Happily I can say Steel Dawn manages to rise above all of the aforementioned shortcomings - well almost - the sets aren't exactly great but at least it has sets, unlike the fairly awful Hirokin : The Last Samurai [DVD] which is similar. There's also some effective cinematography such as the during obligatory desert walk, this time punctuated by a large, sand covered shipwreck and a disused railway line. This film conforms to the basic western concept of a good guy cleaning up a bad town. The martial arts scenes are plentiful and are crisply choreographed with Mr Swayze's physical prowess put to good use.