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The Death Lords Review


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The promotional material for The Death Lords promises "raunchy renegades" and lots of other neat stuff that's supposedly the make-up of biker films -- drugs, women, and debauchery... and with 1970s trimmings nonetheless. Sounds great.

Unfortunately, the movie works better as a study of kitsch than anything else. Culture Shock Productions, which released the DVD, is coy on whether the movie was actually filmed in the 1970s or filmed with cheap stock and eerily accurate production values. But a movie can't survive on camp appeal alone, which is all The Death Lords has. And there are only so many late 1970s fashions and so much weirdo lighting a viewer can take before he or she gets antsy.

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The Death Lords Review


Weak
The promotional material for The Death Lords promises "raunchy renegades" and lots of other neat stuff that's supposedly the make-up of biker films -- drugs, women, and debauchery... and with 1970s trimmings nonetheless. Sounds great.

Unfortunately, the movie works better as a study of kitsch than anything else. Culture Shock Productions, which released the DVD, is coy on whether the movie was actually filmed in the 1970s or filmed with cheap stock and eerily accurate production values. But a movie can't survive on camp appeal alone, which is all The Death Lords has. And there are only so many late 1970s fashions and so much weirdo lighting a viewer can take before he or she gets antsy.

Continue reading: The Death Lords Review

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