Sunday, 21 July 2019

Blu-ray Review: Savage Beach (1989)

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

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
There's nothing better to do on a rainy Sunday morning than watching a low-budget action flick!

To be more specific, I'm referring to 1989's Savage Beach or otherwise known as known as the fourth installment in the "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" series from the late (and great) director Andy Sidaris.

Savage Beach was released on July 9th on Blu-ray (R; 95 minutes; $19.98) for the very first time by Mill Creek Entertainment, featuring a 4K Widescreen Restoration. Additionally, Picasso Trigger was also released on Blu-ray. (Read my review for it here!)

Like the previous two films (A Hard Ticket To Hawaii and Picasso Trigger), Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton star as Donna and Taryn, two beautiful L.E.T.H.A.L. agents who are out to stop some really dumb villains. The plot centers around the search for a sunken WWII ship that was carrying gold. After Donna and Taryn crash their plane on a deserted South Seas island, the duo intertwines with a group of terrorists who are in searching for the long lost treasure.

Along with two Navy commandos and a really old WWII Japanese soldier, the L.E.T.H.A.L. agents are determined to stop the bad guys.

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

Final Thoughts

Savage Beach was the last L.E.T.H.A.L. outing for Hope Marie Carlton and it just happens to be one of my favorites from the "Triple B" series. This time around the plot isn't quite as campy. The over the top explosions and action scenes are downsized a bit, but there are plenty of nudity and pointless sex scenes to entertain us fans.

While the plot has a more serious tone, there are plenty of stupid moments, especially during the scene where Donna and Taryn are wearing camouflage makeup on their faces. They're both wearing white shirts, so there's no point of of the camouflage. Plus, the makeup is almost completely rubbed off by the next scene.

The picture and sound qualities are pretty good. The bonus features are in par with recent Blu-ray releases of Malibu Express, A Hard Ticket To Hawaii, and Picasso Trigger. The Blu-ray comes with a Digital code that can redeemed though Mill Creek Entertainment's new streaming service

Overall, I enjoyed watching Savage Beach on Blu-ray. Yes, I'm well aware it's not the most entertaining "Triple B" flick, but there's something about the it that I've always liked.

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