About three years ago Scream Factory released Robot Jox on Blu-ray and Mr. Disgusting lost his mind. Robot Jox was directed by Stuart Gordon and came from the wonderful world of Charles Band and Empire Pictures. Four years after their first robot fighting extravaganza, Empire would return with not a sequel, but a sister movie in Robot Wars. This time Albert Band moved to the director’s chair but we still got plenty of robot-on-robot action. Well good news, everyone, Robot Wars is coming to Blu-ray as well!
Robot Wars will be released on December 15th courtesy of Full Moon and has been digitally re-mastered in HD from the original 35mm camera negative. This is indeed good news!
If you haven’t seen this movie you should because robots fighting robots is awesome but this also features one of the greatest lines in the history of cinema — “I’m talking about human beings man, life.”
Robot Wars stars Barbara Crampton, Don Michal Paul and James Staley.
In a gas-ravaged future Hell, the United States is divided into two opposing blocs, the North Hemi and the Eastern Alliance and targeting them both are roving bands of pirates known as the Centros. While “mega robots” were once employed for war, peace between the blocs has dictated that the mechanized monsters are no more, save for the lone remaining functioning specimen the MRAS-2, now utilized as a tourist attraction and piloted by the rough and tumble Drake (Don Michael Paul). But when a war-mongering dignitary steals the MRAS-2 and threatens to wage a new apocalyptic battle, Drake revives another dormant “mega robot”, the MEGA-1, and drags it out into the desert to take down the deadly, scorpion-like MRAS-2 with the fate of what’s left of the world hanging in the balance!
Special features include:
*The Wizard of Wars: Remembering David Allen (NEW feature)
*Vintage 1997 Full Moon Promo
*Original Videozone program