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directed by Geoff Klein
Canada 2009

 

Sorority sisters decide to hold a bikini car-fundraiser in the middle of nowhere. Their bus breaks down near a spooky-looking gas station; so naturally, the girls, the sensitive hunk, and the annoying, virginal horndog decide to throw the carwash there and are soon falling prey to a hulking maniac dressed as a mechanic. Shot in Canada with relative slickness, BIKINI GIRLS ON ICE despite its title plays like one of the more polished late eighties/early nineties cash-ins on the dead genre (sort of like RUSH WEEK). There's some humor but refreshingly it's not a parody. The acting varies from competent to annoying (Canadian accents are apparent although it does not seem to be set in Canada since the one bilingual character is called a show-off for communicating with a French motorist couple who stop by the gas station to get killed. There's somewhat of a TEXAS CHAINSAW influence with the gas station and nearby creepy house setting with lots of running in between. The suspense is non-existent as is the gore for the most part (rather than an unseen presence, we see the killer swinging his tools at offscreen victims) and there never is any explanation as to why he packs his victims (female and male) in ice. There is little nudity although the killer does collect the female victims' bikinis after killing them. The biggest problem with the film isn't the approach really, its just nothing special in a "going through the motions" sort of way.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 6 July 2010 (UK)

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DVD Review: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (screener) - Region 0 - PAL

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Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1:21:36
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.53 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:

DVD Release Date: 5 July 2010
Amaray

Chapters 13

 

Comments

Kaleidocope's screener is a DVDR and features none of the extras that will appear on the finished disc (streeting in July) which are quoted as consisting of an audio commentary, behind the scenes, bloopers, deleted scenes, and auditions.

 

The screener is also NTSC with a nice progressive and anamorphic image (it remains to be seen whether the final encode will be an NTSC-PAL conversion) with Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-flagged audio. A brief French language exchange is subtitled.

  - Eric Cotenas


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