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Bad Cinema: Exterminators Of The Year 3000 (free)

  • Central Library 201 West Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The Italian exploitation film industry specialized in blatantly ripping off any and every popular genre available, almost exclusively for export to countries in need of drive-in fodder. In the 1980s, the industry hacks discovered perhaps their perfect muse, the Post-Apocalyptic Action Film. cranking out dozens of cheap action flicks that borrowed heavily from The Warriors, Escape From New York and The Road Warrior. Giuliano Carmineo's 1983 film Exterminators Of The Year 3000 plagiarizes mainly from The Road Warrior, casually lifting large chunks of the first two Mad Max films’ style and plot lines while adding a whole bunch of its own bonkers sci-fi elements. Though these films were made fast and cheap, there is a certain charm to them. The low-budget special effects, ludicrous dubbing, crude synthesizer soundtracks, and totally dangerous gonzo stunt work are all endearing and kind of impressive in their own way. —Ian Adcock

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