I guess this forces me to start by asking the question: If B-Movies are suddenly mainstream, are they still B-Movies?
Josh Rad’s Dangerous Men tells the tale of a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her Fiance. The film hopes that you’ll take the film at it’s face value and see the hidden awesomeness that is held within. I’m not sure if I can see it.
The movie, which is being released by Draft House films, was actually finished back in 2005, but as you can see from this press release snippet, finding distribution was no cake walk.
“Festival bookings and traditional distribution were a dead end, so (Rad) brashly chose the route of “four-walling,” an industry term for a theater rental, simply to allow the film an exhibition at any possible public venue. Rad coordinated screening times with a half dozen independent cinema owners, placed miniscule, affordable ads in neighborhood newspapers, and even took to the airwaves on local access television and radio then waited for the people of Los Angeles to discover his masterwork.
Sadly, Rad passed away in 2007, so he won’t even get a chance to see his film get the release he felt it deserved. Still, whether with genuine love or hipsterish irony, many others will.
“After Mina witnesses her fiancé’s brutal murder by beach thugs, she sets out on a venomous spree to eradicate all human trash from Los Angeles. Armed with a knife, a gun, and an undying rage, she murders her way through the masculine half of the city’s populace. A renegade cop is hot on her heels, a trail that also leads him to the subhuman criminal overlord known as Black Pepper. It’s a pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, brain-devouring onslaught of ’80s thunder, ’90s lightning, and pure filmmaking daredevilry from another time and/or dimension. Blades flash, blood flows, bullets fly and synthesizers blare as the morgue overflows with the corpses of Dangerous Men.”
Dangerous Men opens in select theaters November 13. Check out a series of character posters below.