Posted in: Disc Reviews by David Annandale on November 23rd, 2003
In a lush Hawaiian resort, someone is killing off strippers and nude models. Security officerTraci Bingham investigates. You don’t really care about the plot, do you? Because no oneinvolved with this film did. The lackluster investigation fills in time between numbingly dullsoftcore couplings. Bad Bizness even has the nerve to recycle at least one sex scene fromFinal Examination, never mind that it has nothing to do with anything. Fred Olen Raydirected …he earlier film, and hack though he is, he seems to genuinely love movies, and has putout the odd entertaining piece (see Venomous). Jim Wynorski, on the other hand, whohides behind the name “Bob E. Brown”, is a director who has been quoted as stating that hisambition is to make money and get laid. Those goals are painfully evident in this bit ofdrivel.
I can’t help but think of sow’s ears and silk purses, because the sound on this disc isn’t badat all. Crisp and clear, it has excellent base on the score. The dialogue does sound a bit hollow,but this is compensated for by the solid use of surround for the sound effects. There is anoticeable attempt an creating a full sound environment.
Now why would Artisan give this dreck a 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, when so many moredeserving films get stuck with fullscreen? Still, life isn’t perfect, because the picture isn’tanamorphic. There is a bit of grain visible when the picture is blown up to fit a 16×9 screen,but not much. The colours are decent, though they tend sometimes toward the murky.The picture is a touch on the soft side as well. The flesh tones, skin fans will be happy to note,are good.
Nothing much here: a short photo gallery, and trailers for Bad Bizness, FinalExamination, Sucker Punch, Legion of the Dead and Wendigo (whichdeserves more distinguished company). The menu has an animated and scored main page.
Don’t. Just don’t. Please trust me. And in case you were wondering, Master P’s role consistsof a couple of phone conversations.
Special Features List
- Photo Gallery