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Wednesday, July 17

Blu-ray Review: Picasso Trigger


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
Probably almost every male teenager from the '80s and '90s remembers the Andy Sidaris' "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" (also known as the "Triple B" series) that began with 1985's Malibu Express and ended with 1998's Return to Savage Beach. The 12-film series were known as "so-bad-it's-good" to many fans, mostly thanks to the extremely low-budgets, over the top action scenes, tons of female nudity, outrageous characters, bad acting, and cheesy dialogue.

Mill Creek Entertainment started releasing the "Triple B" films on Blu-ray this year for the very first time with a 4K widescreen restoration. The first two films, Malibu Express (read my review) and Hard Ticket To Hawaii (read my review), were released back in April. And now the third and fourth films, Picasso Trigger and Savage Beach, were released last week.

Picasso Trigger (R; 99 minutes; $19.98) centers around the crime boss Salaza's quest to eliminate the L.E.T.H.A.L. agents, starting with the double-agent Picasso Trigger who was assassinated in Pairs. The ditzy heroines Donna and Taryn (played once again by Dona Peir and Hope Marie Carlton) are assigned to take out Salaza and they fail miserably. Along with agents Travis Abilene and L.G. Abilene (played by Steve Bond and Guich Koock), Donna and Taryn are determined to take out Salaza and all of his henchman no matter what it costs.

Bonus Features:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Trailers


Final Thoughts

Malibu Express and Hard Ticket To Hawaii were solid B-action flicks. Sure, they were horribly filmed but they're still fun to watch. Picasso Trigger tries to be more serious, which would have worked if it didn't recycle the plots from the previous films. The acting is just as bad, the dialogue is silly, and the revenge plot as simple as you can can get. Despite the film's many flaws, the cinematography is much better compared to the first two films.

For the most part, the picture and sound qualities are pretty decent; though there were a few grainy scenes. The special features are more in par with the Malibu Express and Hard Ticket To Hawaii Blu-rays. The Blu-ray does come with a Digital code that can redeemed though Mill Creek Entertainment's new streaming service movieSPREE.com.

Overall, Picasso Trigger is the lackluster entry in the "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" but there are plenty of dumb moments, topless women, and corny actions scenes to keep you entertained. 



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