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movie directed by Larry Bishop

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QUENTIN TARANTINO, T&A, GUNS, AND BIKES - SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD TIME

  • Aug 14, 2011
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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 of. For those wondering how Tarantino is involved just has to watch the special features or listen to the commentary if they want full detail, turns out this film literally came about because of him. Larry got a call one day from a woman [who produces on this] who was standing right next to Quentin as he was speaking about Larry and his old films. Next thing you know Larry is at Quentin's house watching old movies and gets the news from Quentin that he apparently is destined to write and direct the greatest biker movie of all time.

So once he heard that he went work on the script and started filming this excellent movie with a brilliant cast. Larry himself stars in this as Pistolero the leader of a biker gang that seems to be going extinct. Larry does a great job with his character and is kind of an evil guy wrapped in a nice guy if that makes any sense at all. Along for the ride is one Michael Madsen as The Gent a smooth type of guy that is real laid back but very dangerous. This seems like a part Madsen was born to play and honestly I have not liked him this much since QT's "Reservoir Dogs", no lie. Eric Balfour is great as Comanche the young buck of the group who seems to have a bone to pick but all is not what it seems. And then there is Dennis Hopper who plays Eddie Zero the veteran of the group who apparently has died many a time and no body seems to know who he is or how he is alive. All of them along side a couple of other guys in the group do wonderful jobs in this film and seemed like they had a great time doing it.

On the opposite side of things is a rival gang that is out to kill every one headed by the great David Carradine as The Deuce. As one would expect he is great in the film but he meets a rather bad ending, but he has a crazy young guy out on the loose named Billy Wings played by Vinnie Jones. He is crazy in this movie and really a nasty guy, I loved his character. Every one in this film do a magnificent job especially all the women in the film, rally wonderful performances. Plus it does not hurt that they all look amazing and one in particular gets you all heated up with out taking any clothes off, what a good time.

The film follows a group of bikers trying to survive a little war with another group who keeps blowing every one away. Along the way we learn of a young Indian woman that had a child that literally is the key to what every one is looking for. That is literally the over all summary of the film, but trust me this movie is very entertaining. I had a great time watching this movie with my brother and girl back when this was first released. I have no doubts you will as well.

As for those who want cool bikes, T&A, and lots of guns this is the movie for you no doubt about it. All of those things listed above are all over this movie as well as some wonderful shots and locations out in the desert. Add in some really wonderful scenes and some fascinating characters and you have one fun movie. I recommend this to all out there looking for a good time, buy it don't rent it. The film was wonderfully shot and looks much like a Tarantino film and features characters you would find in his films as well. If you are a fan of biker flicks, QT's films, or just a film buff you will enjoy this.

There are some wonderful behind the scenes features on this excellent disc and it comes with one of the most informative commentaries ever.

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August 14, 2011
Nice review, Alex! I actually liked this a lot more than BITCH SLAP. That dance scene is awesome. I expected more of this but it certainly grew on me after awhile....
 
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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.
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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 …
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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.

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