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Bloodmoon

Ah yes... Yet another Gary Daniels movie. You may remember him from Fatal Blade and Black Friday.

Someone is killing former competitors from the "Challenge of Champions" - a mixed martial-arts event where boxers could fight kendo masters, judo experts could go against Kung Fu fighters and so on, and so forth. Chuck (Chuck Jeffreys) - an ex-stage magician turned police detective (and martial artist) - must find him. Unfortunately, his captain wants him to take a new partner: Ken (Gary Daniels) - a mentally traumatized, socially isolated ex-cop (and martial artist). Can he convince Daniels to come out of retirement, overcome his flashbacks, reconcile with his estranged family and still capture the bad guy?

Well.. Yeah. But it's gonna hurt.


Ten minutes or so in, we get to meet Detective Chuck when he shows up at the killer's first crime scene and does cheesy and inappropriate magic tricks with goofy sound effects right in front of the body of the victim. Way to be classy there, Chuck.

At the half hour mark, we have a lovely little bit of Overkill. The bad guy kills a sword master using an iron-finger chest strike that we've seen him use before. He then proceeds to slice the corpse up, kick the body through a paper screen, slam it into a wall, smash its face into a vase, flip it onto a desk and then he jumps up and down on on it. And since that wasn't enough, he then blows up the building when Chuck arrives. You know. Just to be sure.

And the end... Oh boy the end. I'm not sure if it works better as a Deus Ex or a Crummy End. We'll have to see which one we need more of when it gets closer to show time. Ken is running to save his family from a time bomb, but he'll never make it in time! His wife is screaming at him to run away, but instead he leaps toward them, all the better to die with them. The timer hits zero, and there's a loud "pop!" as the sticks of 'dynamite' burst into clouds of confetti. A tape recorder left behind by the villain plays his maniacal laugh... "Ha ha ha!! I'm not a child killer!"

Roll credits.

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