B Sound: B Extras: B Film: C
Bowling's micro-budgeted attempt at prehistoric exploitation, B.C.
(2016) is a good idea in theory and isn't without a few funny
moments, but is ultimately a missed opportunity. Immediately,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intro by Lloyd Kaufman (president of Troma Entertainment and creator
Commentary (with director Kansas Bowling and Lloyd Kaufman)
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
Troma Now! Xtreme Edition
short (52 minute) feature film, B.C.
is a fun concept but ultimately a mediocre product.