Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Blu-ray Review: GUNS (1990)

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 Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
The fifth installment of Andy Sidaris's Triple B series (also known as either Bullets, Bombs, and Babes or Bullets, Bombs, and Boobs) GUNS (R; 95 mins; $19.98) was released to Blu-ray ( with a 4K Widescreen Restoration) for the first time last month from Mill Creek Entertainment. It also comes with a Digital Code that can be redeemed on movieSPREE.

Originally released direct-to-video in 1990, GUNS centers on two female L.E.T.H.A.L. agents, Donna Hamilton and Nicole Justin (played by Dona Speir and Roberta Vasquez), being targeted by an arms smuggler, Juan Degas "Jack of Diamonds" (played by Erik Estrada). He has hired two assassins to dress up like women and murder the agents of Molokai Cargo (The Agency).

What's the purpose of this plot?

Degas is planning on smuggling advanced weapons into the United States from Hawaii and the only the L.E.T.H.A.L. agents are standing in his way. Therefore, he hires the assassins to distract The Agency. However, things don't go his way as Donna and Nicole figure out his plan and seek out to stop him with a little help from a rocket launcher.

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

Final Thoughts

If you're looking for an intelligent action flick, well, then look elsewhere because GUNS is a "Triple B" movie and all logic has been tossed out the window in favor of pointless nudity and explosions. The late Andy Sidaris wrote and directed the fifth installment of the series that turns out to be a little bit better than the previous installments, Picasso Trigger and Savage Beach.

Yes, the plot is cliched (and ridiculous), the dialogue is cheesy, and the special effects are laughable at times but there's something about this low-budget B-movie that's entertaining. The acting isn't too bad compared to the past installments, many thanks to Erik Estrada as the villain.

FYI: Danny Trejo plays one of Estrada's henchmen and the late great voice-actor Chuck McCann plays an assassin.

The picture and sound qualities aren't exactly perfect, as there are a few grainy scenes but the new restoration looks much better than past DVD releases. The special features are in par with the four previous "Triple B" Blu-ray releases with a commentary by director Andy Sidaris and his wife Arlene and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Overall, GUNS is an entertaining oddball B-graded action-flick.

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