When terrorists strike New York City (blowing up a ferry, for instance), a courageous TVreporter winds up being the only one who can stop the terror. Extremely low-budget stuff, andthe subject just isn’t as much fun as it once was (though the campiness remains). Interesting,though, to see Adam West as a senator (not to mention all the other cameos).
The soundtrack is mono. It gets the job done, but there isn’t too much to say about it. Themusi… sounds perfectly decent, though.
The 2.35:1 widescreen image was originally shot in 3-D, and reproducing that effect wouldhave considerably upped the interest of the exercise. As it stands, the blacks are solid, as are thecontrasts, but the cheapness of the film is very evident. The colours sometimes have a brownishtinge.
As with Richard Haines other film out on Pathfinder (Unsavory Characters), the director’scommentary is a standout, and actually makes the movie quite a bit more interesting than it ison its own. Also available: a bio of Haines, the trailer, and a still gallery.
Strictly for hardcore students of the low-budget film. There is very little of interest here foranyone else.
Special Features List
- Director’s Commentary
- Director’s Bio
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery