Friday, July 18, 2014

Star Slammer (1986)

aka Prison Ship

How bad is it? It manages to fail both as science fiction and as a women-in-prison film.
Should you see it? If you're a fan of Fred Olen Ray, it's watchable.

Fred Olen Ray directs bad films in several genres, but science fiction requires better budgets than he ever has. This is better than his "Biohazard" or "Deep Space," but it's still substandard fare. Wrongly convicted, a woman is sentenced to a prison ship, where she organizes an overthrow of the evil warden and then an overthrow of the evil ruler in charge. Has Bobbi Bresee, John Carradine and Aldo Ray. There's surprisingly little nudity and no sex, there's a dull catfight, cheap special effects, unfunny jokes and Ray's typical pacing problems.

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