Directed By: Giulio de Santi
Cast: Monica Munoz, Riccardo Valentini, Wilmar Zimosa, Ortaez Santiago, Giulio de Santi
PURCHASE FROM NECROSTORM / PAL All Regions / Not Rated / 16:9 / Dolby Digital / 80 Minutes
DVD Extras: Taeter City soundtrack / Animated shorts / Behind the scenes look at some of the special effects / Official trailer
“Take a tour in the city of cannibal dictatorship.”
Set in the future, Taeter City is run by The Authority, a dictatorship that has restored order in the once crime rampant city. Using the Zeed System, control is maintained through the emission of radio waves which affect the brain of anyone prone to violence and in turn forces them to commit suicide instead. The Authority’s biker officers collect the bodies and finish off any suicide that isn’t going according to plan. After the bodies are collected, they are processed and re-used as mass-produced fast food through an Authority affiliated company called Taeter Burger. When the Zeed System doesn’t work against Trevor Covalksky, The Authority and its elite biker officers (Razor, Shock, and Wank) may be in for more than they bargained for.
The acting is nothing spectacular and the voice acting is simplistic and kind of goofy. The saturated colors create a dream-like atmosphere and the sci-fi technology is cheesy yet imaginative. Interspersed throughout the narrative are comical commercials for Taeter Burger and messages from Caronte, the head of The Authority, which is an interesting attempt at showing the omnipresence of the dictatorship. The one thing that this movie lacks is nudity. There are a lot of nice cleavage shots of Monica Munzo, but that’s it. I guess the filmmakers didn’t want to overload their viewers with too much awesome.
The true star of this film is the special effects. This movie is literally an Exxon-Valdez of crimson with just enough story to keep things moving forward until you get to the next massive gore set-piece. People dismembered, heads crushed, appendages removed, and bodies exploded. While the film does contain CG, it more than makes up for it with the use of practical effects—often at the same time. There is no use of CG for simple headshots here *cough*TheWalkingDead*cough*, but rather it’s used where practical effects would either be too difficult or not provide an adequate level of insane violence. As soon as you hit play, prepare yourself for a non-stop barrage of gore and violence on a level you’ve never seen before. This movie is a must see for any gorehound. Taeter City truly delivers on its promise of “’80s vibe, sci-fi, action, violence, blood and again blood.” Did I mention there was a lot of blood?