Pickings are slim April 21 for new DVDS.
In the 1981 film by John Carpenter, the island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners can go wherever they want. That’s not a good thing when the plane carrying the President (Donald Pleasence ) crashes there.
Snake is the only man who can brave the island and get the President back. The only problem is he’s been given only 24 hours to accomplish the mission. If he doesn’t, he’ll lose his head.
This is an action-packed adventure that works just as well today.
Lee Van Cleef , Ernest Borgnine , Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, and Adrienne Barbeau also star.
Long before current TV shows started using the idea major characters didn’t have to be protected, “Tour of Duty” took a very honest and often painful at the lives and deaths of those in service.
Set includes 58 episodes covering three seasons.
It’s one thing to put people in survival situations with limited resources, which can be educational. The addition of the naked element only fosters more potential for injury or illness.
There’s a dose of masochism in offering this show as entertainment. It’s only worth is showing just how miserable and sickening TV can get.
Also new on DVD April 21