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BORDERLINE CULT
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Reviewed by: Ammon Gilbert

Directed by: Ulli Lommel

Starring:
Elissa Dowling
Christian Behm
Patrick Faucette

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Extras:  
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What's it about
A trio of outlaws kill (then torture) a handful of women near the Mexican border for an hour and twenty minutes.
Is it good movie?
I don't know if this flick actually falls into the category of 'movie', or just the category of 'trash'. I'm thinking more of the later, but you be the judge. Check out this scenario: One psycho chick lures a tank-top skirt wearing hottie to a remote piece of property 2 miles out of Juarez, the Mexican border town. Once there one bald-headed psycho with glasses strangles hottie, then 'tortures' her dead body creating lots of blood (but surprisingly, no wounds). After the torture ends, one top-hat wearing bizarre-o buries the dead hottie, and places a personal item from the deceased on the grave.

How's that sound? Sound like a movie? How about repeating the same scenario about 6 or 7 times? The exact same scenario.... over and over again. Is that a movie? Not in my book. It's not even entertaining, as the trio of killers aren't likable, there's actually very little gore (though the whole 'movie' centers on it) and there's no gratuitous nudity. It almost plays like soft-core porn, where the money shot is alluded to, but it doesn't really show you anything at all. There's nothing noteworthy to see here whatsoever. There's not even a real story, or a plot, or development of characters, or anything remotely resembling a script.

There's a few video diary segments thrown in throughout, with each killer telling the 'whys' for what they're doing, but it doesn't add anything to the flick as a whole, and doesn't really explain why they're doing what they're doing. Throw in a caged chick they decided not to kill, plus a few visits to a local palm reader, and what you have is trash, trash, trash. It's not even entertaining trash, it's just straight up boring and pointless trash.

This leads to my conclusion that writer/director Ulli Lommel hates women. I can't think of any other reason why this 'movie' even exists other than he really hates women. So much so that he feels the need to let everyone know it by throwing together a compilation of murders without any real direction or story to move the events along. I get it- you hate women! Good job, you're point came across loud and clear!

Video / Audio
Video: 16x9 Widescreen - adequate.

Audio: 2.0 Stereo Surround - it didn't really need anything more than this, but 5.1 is always better in my book, regardless.

The Extras
Commentary with director Ulli Lommel, Producer Nola Roeper and Actor Christian Behm: The audio was difficult to hear at times, and Lommel's accent was a bit too thick to catch it all... but I didn't really feel like I was missing anything special. Not even if commentaries are your favorite part of a DVD would I recommend trying to get through this.

Bonus Footage: These 'deleted' scenes feature more torture (like sticking a woman's boobs with needles through her shirt), and an alternate opening sequence that shows more stock footage of Juarez. Pointless, but at least it only lasts for about 5 minutes.

Still Gallery: About 10 images from the film that you'd expect to find on it's official website or something.

Trailers: The Condemned, Richard Speck: Chicago Massacre, Brutal, Mummy Maniac, Haunted Boat, Fear.Net, Borderline Cult

Last Call
With no story, no character development and no plot, I don't know if you could really call this a movie. All BORDERLINE CULT features is a threesome of psycho's getting their kicks off of killing women. Without any redeeming qualities (like exceptional gore effects or nudity), this drivel isn't worth a second of your time.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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