Friday, May 18, 2018

Podcast: Blood Money (1991)

Direct download.

Your Stupid Minds delves into the depths of Amazon Prime to find a scratchy VHS transfer television edit (for a channel that doesn’t exist) of 1991’s Blood Money (a.k.a. The Killer’s Edge). Starring Wings Hauser (father of Cole), Academy Award nominee Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces, Nashville), and catcher’s mitt face himself, the late Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop 2, Soultaker).

Jack (Hauser) is a homicidal alcoholic with crippling PTSD, but he’s a cop so he’s the good guy. Miller (Z’Dar) is a wannabe mob boss who raids a counterfeit operation to nab millions in fake bills. Jack and his line-flubbing partner Burt (Joe Palese) must track down the perpetrators. It turns out Jack and Miller are old army buddies from ‘nam.

Can Jack catch him in time? Will he get over his overwhelming toxic masculinity, alcoholism, violent tendencies, probable body odor, and general insecurity? Was that siren in the soundtrack for a reason, or did they just film on the street?

Some Notes:

  • Watch Blood Money on Amazon Prime.
  • Robert Z'Dar laughs (jovially) in this film.
  • Even though she's second billed, Karen Black is in a sum total of about three minutes of screen time.
  • The version on Amazon has all the swears and (presumably) sex scenes removed for some reason.

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