The story is set along the Mexico/California Border, principally in Imperial Beach, CA. It concerns a female DEA agent, Dara Maren, who, in protecting her petty criminal younger brother, gets herself arrested and imprisoned in a nightmarish penal colony outside Tijuana. You can guess how bad it gets in there -- prison officials even harvest organs from the inmates. While she's in prison, Dara's brother is murdered by a drug lord who's creating a new DNA-altering drug made from human spinal fluid tapped from the living. Hundreds of dead bodies are turning up along the Border, and the drug addicts become something less than human. The drug is so addictive that even law enforcement and government officials are on the stuff. A rogue FBI agent bribes the prison officials to let Dara out to avenge her brother's murder as well as bring down the drug lord in ways the Feds cannot. When Dara comes out of prison, she is not the same person who went in. The catch? She only gets a 60-hour get-out-of-jail card and must return to the prison to serve out her 20-year sentence, or the FBI agent, who got her out, must take her place.
While not necessarily a Horror film, it has some horror elements, and is just a freaking cool movie so I feel it definitely deserves some recognition on this site! The style of the film is excellent. I loved the way the characters are introduced, with the frame being paused as they come onscreen and their character name being printed on screen. There is also the used of some split screen shots that is very interesting. The music is also very good in the film and the look and sharpness of the film is very impressive. There is a lot of gun play and some pretty violent scenes of Dara getting raped and beaten in the Tijuana prison. The theme of revenge is strong and is reminiscent of the 70's grindhouse style of revenge flicks and reminds one of the lead character from I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. The character of Dara is out to seek revenge for her brothers death and she is not going to let anybody stand in her way. Dara is an beautiful but strong character who doesn't back down from anyone. As I said, the gun play is plentiful, so expect lots of great action from this film. As a Horror fan, I especially liked the plot line about the new drug the drug lord is making out of human spinal fluid. The method by which they extract it is very brutal and is the basis for some of my favorite scenes.
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-Bulletface: Feature Film in widescreen and 5.1 soundtrack DVD
-Bulletface: Special Director's Commentary Feature Film
-Bulletface Original Music Soundtrack + Songs by Elyzium CD
-Left for Dead: Inferno Version Feature Film DVD
-Left for Dead Original Music Soundtrack CD.
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Also, to read another opinion on the film, read my buddy Scott's review over at the Shattered Ravings blog by clicking here.