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B.C. Butcher (2016/Troma Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: B Film: C

Kansas Bowling's micro-budgeted attempt at prehistoric exploitation, B.C. Butcher (2016) is a good idea in theory and isn't without a few funny moments, but is ultimately a missed opportunity. Immediately, Hammer's One Million Years B.C. comes to mind, a film with a barely clothed prehistoric supermodel who is dealing with the trials and tribulations of living in the times. Here we get a mix of that base idea with that of a Russ Meyer film and the result is some pretty terrible acting and a cinematic look that is a bit too clean to sell for what it's trying to be.

It's fine that they shot this digitally, but with some ''film look'' filters in post production, this could have been improved and the feel that it was going for better achieved. At any rate, the film stars Kadeem Hardison, Leilani Fideler, Kato Kaelin, Molly Elizabeth Ring, and a bizarre performance by Kato Kaelin, which is probably some of the worst forced acting I've seen in a while.

Using the slasher film formula only set in the time of the dinosaurs, a tribe of cave-women impart cruel justice on one of their own and their fate takes a turn for the worst. After discovering and falling in love with the corpse sacrificed by the cave girl-gang, a strange Man Monster starts killing them off one by one. Ignoring the cries of a prophetess who foretells their fates, they soon have to fend for themselves from this bloodthirsty savage who is out for revenge of his fallen corpse crush.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and an English LPCM 2.0 Stereo track, this low budget film looks and sounds about as good as it can on Blu-ray disc and probably anywhere else. Some of the shots are a bit too overexposed and lit weird, but some of the black and white segments stick out nice. As mentioned, this film was made on a shoestring so it's not fair to compare it to bigger studio releases.

Special Features:

- Intro by Lloyd Kaufman (president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger)

Cavegirl Commentary (with director Kansas Bowling and Lloyd Kaufman)

Lloyd Kaufman's tell-all interview with director Kansas Bowling

- Pre-historic first scene

- B.C. Butcher goes apesh*t in Hollywood

- Two music videos directed by Kansas Bowling

- Theatrical trailer

- Troma Now! Xtreme Edition

- Radiation March

- Tromatic trailers

A short (52 minute) feature film, B.C. Butcher is a fun concept but ultimately a mediocre product.

- James Lockhart



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