I think I actually get this film & I've really grown to like it quite a bit over the past month or so. I've reached the conclusion that Hell Ride is possibly one of the most fun flicks I've come across in some time as far as biker movies go. If you like exploitation films or biker films, this is your movie. Also, fans of yesteryear's Grindhouse will probably relish this work. People looking for a "tribute" to Tarantino or a re-make of "Easy Rider" are going to be sorely disappointed sad to say.
Hell Ride pays tribute to classic, sleazy biker films such as "Hells Angels on Wheels", "The Glory Stompers," and "The Wild Angels." If you have seen any of them or enjoy that style of film-making, you are in for one wild ride. Obviously the film does have it's Tarantino-esque moments with the flashbacks, witty one-liners, & the hipster soundtrack. Other than the fact Tarantino presents the film, Larry Bishop is the man responsbile for writing & directing this entertaining flick. You will absolutely love Hell Ride if you love motorbikes, gratuitous violence, & a great deal of potty mouth. If not, skip it altogether.
Larry Bishop has also cast himself as the lead character Pistolero who enjoys living dangerously & living on the edge is the only way to go. He has made a promise to a young Cherokee woman to protect her son & he vows to fulfill that. He also vows to avenge the death of a fellow biker who was recently murdered by perhaps the same biker thugs that killed the cherokee woman nearly 32 years ago. As one can guess, all bets are off & the sh*t is about to hit the fan.
Due to other reviews I'd read before its release to DVD, I initially believed this movie was going to be a terrible waste of my time & money... BUT I was determined to see it once anyway which I'm glad that I did. I have enjoyed it immensely & even bought a copy. This film grows on you.
Note of trivia: As for comparisons to Easy Rider, it must be stated that the 1969 classic was NOT A BIKER MOVIE. Instead, go watch Peter Fonda in "The Wild Angels" followed by "Hell Ride" and you'll realize that they come from the same, wild train of cinematic thought.
HELL RIDE Quentin Tarantino once again provides us with one of the most entertaining films to come out in a long while [Exec. Producer], of course most credit should go to writer/director/producer/star Larry Bishop. I found this film to be one of the most enjoyable films I have watched in a while mainly due to the characters, T&A, and over all feel of the film. This is a throwback to the old biker flicks in which Larry Bishop was once apart … more
Quentin Tarantino once again provides us with one of the most entertaining films to come out in a long while [Exec. Producer], of course most credit should go to writer/director/producer/star Larry Bishop. I found this film to be one of the most enjoyable films I have watched in a while mainly due to the characters, T&A, and over all feel of the film. This is a throwback to the old biker flicks in which Larry Bishop was once apart of.
Larry Bishop will play bad-ass biker Pistolero, (named after the original title for Robert Rodriguez's Desperado) who along with his brother The Gent and Comanche, hit the road to avenge the death of Pistolero's old lady Cherokee Kisum, by the 666ers, a rival motorcycle gang. The blood and sex-soaked tale of motorcycle revenge and retribution will be presented under the "Quentin Tarantino Presents" banner.