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Jerkbeast - DVD review (1 star)



(E) 81min (Videosyncratic DVD retail)


The people at Videosyncratic are so painfully desperate to prove their really cool independent credentials that they remind us of them in this DVD’s accompanying brochure and at the beginning of this ‘film’. But the definition of ‘independent’ has surely never been ‘cack-handed and amateur.’ With the vague aesthetic sensibility of Russ Meyer (without the hyper pumped mammaries) and early John Waters (minus the excrement chomping), this portrays the rise, fall and re-rise of a rubbish punk band headed up by a vitriol-fuelled monster, a rabbit-murdering sociopath and a handsome paranoiac.

What follows over the longest 81 minutes of your life is a brain-dead stream of unfunny, scatological scenes and even worse ‘dialogue’ and ‘acting.’ The horrendous disc of extras includes an animated edition of Jerkbeast, which, amazingly, never aired, and a documentary explaining the utterly regrettable roots of the movie.


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