Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Metalstorm was a courageous if unsuccessful attempt to renew the 3-D craze of the 1950s. Jeffrey Byron heads the cast as space ranger Dogen, who is bound and determined to stem the activities of integallactic looney-tune Jared-Syn (Mike Preston). We then segue into a plotline that is more Western than Science-Fiction in nature. The special effects aren't going to give the producers of Star Wars any sleepless nights, though there is some ingenuity in the variety of asteroids, spaceships and stuff that are thrust stereoptically at the audience. The supporting cast of Metalstorm boasts some interesting names, including Tim Thomerson, Richard Moll and Larry Pennell. The film was produced by Albert Band and directed by Albert's son Charles.

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battle [war], future, hunting, intergalactic, maniac, mission [quest], planet, post-Holocaust, post-nuclear-holocaust, space, sword-and-sorcery, tyrant, world-domination