Rats: Night of Terror
(1983) from Tuna
|Ratti: notte di terrore,
or Rats Night of Terror, has strong plusses and minuses.
see the main commentary
|The intro is a narrative
about the nuclear holocaust, and the fact that those who survived lived
underground, then a group split off and decided to live on the surface.
We are told that the underground people have little respect for the
above ground people. That intro puts us in a bombed out town with a gang
of bikers. It is not until the end of the film that we get a payoff to
the opening. Basically, the bikers feel like the town is infested with
rats, and the rats think bikers look a whole lot like dinner.
DVD info from Amazon.
Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1
Hell Rats of the Living Dead an
all new interview with director Bruno Mattei
Moune Duvivier gets naked in a sex
scene (that is a plus right there), and is killed in a very effective
way. She zips herself into a sleeping bag after sex. A rat sneaks in.
Cut to her friends finding her. They partially unzip the sleeping bag,
and see no marks. Then, a rat crawls out of her mouth.
Minuses mainly had to do with slow
pace, broad overacting, and awful dubbing into English. The transfer
was not bad for the age of the film. It scores only 2.9 of 10 at IMDB,
but I think it had moments. Not many, but some.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 2.7/10,
approaching the all-time worst list
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-. (Below average genre film
acceptable to genre enthusuiasts) Scoop's
notes: for balance, read the reviews at IMDB. The first one is
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