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DVD Review: MOONWALKERS
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MOONWALKERS

DVD review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  96 minutes, featurette, interviews, deleted scenes, previews

VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Surround

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 

STUDIO: Alchemy/ Partizan Films/ Nexus Factory/ Kinology/ Jouror Cinema

RELEASE DATE: 2-23-2016

Unstable CIA Agent Kidman( Ron Perlman), who suffers from PTSD, must team up with seedy rock manager Jonny (Rupert Grint) after Kidman fails to find and hire Stanley Kubrick to film a fake Apollo 11 moon landing in case the real mission fails.  Kidman and Jonny work on a big con with crazy hippy avant garde director Renatus (whose latest film is a fat man jumping on a trampoline).  Along for the ride is Jonny’s druggie friend Leon (Robert Sheehan) and the rock band that Jonny is managing.

 

MOONWALKERS is a funny and surreal action comedy that place in 1969 that mixes conspiracy theory and counterculture at the height of the Vietnam War and the 1960s revolution of free love, drugs, and hippies.  The title sequence animation deserves its own feature film while I wish they used the Salamander of Love deleted scene during the end credits (instead of the fat man on the trampoline).  MOONWALKERS has a great cast with a funny script and fantastic art direction under the direction of director Antonie Bardou Jacquet.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

THE MAKING OF MOONWALKERS featurette is a combination of interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and film clips, but I do think they could have edited some of the interviews with Perlman and Grint into it.

 

Interviews with Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, and the director as they talk about the movie, favorite scenes, and the time the movie takes place in.

 

Three deleted scenes (Explosion, Hammer, and Salamander of Love) with the Salamander of Love music video being worth a few viewings.

 

Previews for other releases from Alchemy (WELCOME TO ME, FADING GIGOLO, ZIPPER, and KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN) and a trailer for MOONWALKERS

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: MOONWALKERS is an insane action comedy that has its own charms and destined for a cult following.  Please watch the deleted scenes.

 

This review is 2-27-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com