The 1980s was one of the best decades for the Action genre. Sly and Arnie were at the top of their game and action films were being spewed out constantly throughout the years. RED SCORPION is quite easily one of the best examples of 80s war-action and remains a very fun and enjoyable watch today.
Dolph Lundgren stars as Lt. Nikolai Rachenko and does a fantastic job at it too. With huge muscles and a silly haircut, Dolphy is the quintessentional 80s action hero here. Perhaps best known for his roles in ROCKY IV, A VIEW TO A KILL, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, THE PUNISHER and THE EXPENDABLES, Lungren puts in a brilliant performance here that matches his best known work. Also staring in this explosive actioner are such great talent as M. Emmet Walsh (from BLADE RUNNER and THE WILD, WILD WEST), Al White from BACK TO THE FUTURE II and the AIRPLANE films and the incredible Carmen Argenziano (THE GODFATHER: PART II and SWORDFISH). All of whom are directed superbly by the director of FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (my personal favorite FRIDAY film) and Chuck Norris' greatest INVASION USA. With a cast and crew like that, you know this film is going to be good!
There's hand-to-hand-combat, gun-fire, huge explosions, crazy stunts, exploding trucks, a high body count and flame throwers. Any film with a flame-thrower in immedietly gets the stamp of 'awesomeness'!
This film has never looked better since it's original release than it does on this Arrow Blu-Ray. Included in this package are four very cool artwork panels, a poster, a booklet dedicated to the film, great interviews and plenty more!
If you're an action fan then this is a MUST HAVE!
All hail the Lungren!