Hell Ride oozes out of the same vein as Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse feature Death Proof with a twisted plot, with a gratuitous assortment of scantily clad biker babes all hell bent on riding bikes, drinking beer and kicking each others asses.
Larry Bishop brings a combination of old-school cinema and bad-ass bikers looking for revenge that is Hell Ride to a DVD player near you. Hell Ride oozes out of the same vein as Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse feature Death Proof with a twisted plot, seriously twisted performances along with a gratuitous assortment of scantily clad biker babes all hell bent on riding bikes, drinking beer and kicking each others asses.
Is it going to win an Emmy? No. But who the f@#$ cares? This is Hell Ride and if you don’t like what you’re reading so far, then you won’t dig this flick. But we did. It’s fairly fast-paced and the plot is not so complicated that it’s unrealistic or difficult to follow. It’s simple enough that the really hammered viewers out there won’t lose track of what’s going on and there’s enough violence and smut that the viewers with ADD won’t be able, or willing, to turn away.
We can’t go into too much detail about the plot or it ruins the fun, but basically the story centers around the exploits of members of the Victors motorcycle gang as they go about exacting revenge on members of their rival clan, the 666ers, for murdering two of their group. An all-star cast includes some of Tarantino’s regulars like Michael Madsen and David Carradine of Kill Bill fame, plus new recruit Eric Balfour (24) as the mystery man, Vinnie Jones (The Condemned) as the antagonist, Dennis Hopper along with biker babes Julia Jones and Leonor Varela. Director Larry Bishop stars as the leader of the Victors – a bad mo-fo who goes by the name Pistolero.
On a scale of 10, Hell Ride gets a solid seven with props to Writer/Director/Producer and star, Bishop, for sticking by his
Hopper vs Balfour
guns when creating his new and improved old-school chopper flick. Staying true to the B-movie style has worked well for Tarantino and his clan of young in-your-face producers. For the followers of Grindhouse this flick gives us hope that maybe the preview/shorts Matchette or Zombie Women of the SS will someday make it to DVD as well.
Do you like motorcycles? What about fistfights, shootouts and naked babes? Do you like movies where lots of the main characters get F-ed up? If you answered no to all of these questions, you need to get your testosterone levels checked out, Nancy Boy. For those of you that answered yes to at least one, then you’re in luck. Your mom said she gives it two thumbs up, and we do the same. Now go get me a beer before I slap that grin off your face.