In the year 2525, humanity has been forced to seek refuge deep in the earth from robots known as “Baileys.” The title character is a stripper from our century, who went in for a breast enhancement and wound up cryogenically frozen until now. Thawed out, a stranger in a dangerously strange land, she winds up joining forces with two other female freedom fighters.
Though much is made of Sam Raimi’s involvement as exec-producer on this series, his direct role on the creative side is pr…tty minimal. Still, fans of other series he has backed (Hercules and Xena) will find themselves in familiar territory: lots of buff bodies, copious and enthusiastic, if a bit dodgy, special effects, a tongue-in-cheek attitude, and action, action and more action. With is post-apocalyptic setting and action femmes, this is basically the sort of thing that B-movie hack Albert Pyun (the Nemesis series) thinks he’s been making.
The 2.0 is very energetic, with lots of sound coming out of the rear speakers, but without drowning out the dialogue. The balance is fine, but the sound could be a bit richer: lots of the explosions are a bit reedy, and a lot of the sound FX sound like video game fare circa 1985. There is also a fair bit of buzz, especially in the rear speakers.
There is some grain, though it is very much under control, and there are plenty of TV transfers out there that look much worse. The colours are good, as are th blacks, but the image is a bit soft and sometimes quite murky.
Yet another TV release that’s very cheap on the extras. An episode of Earth 2 hardly counts. There is a montage of deleted scenes (which is in widescreen, for some reason), outtakes, and another montage of stunts and special effects – here you see the wires and the bluescreen work, but there is no explanatory voice over. The menu is basic.
Pretty unapologetically exactly what it is, but pretty damn entertaining for precisely that reason.
Special Features List
- Earth 2 Episode
- Deleted Scenes
- Special FX and Stunts Montage