Tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha, an ex-policewoman who was a victim of gang violence, cable repairman Bruce channels his feelings of injustice into a dark and violent path of vigilantism. Donning riot gear and taking to the streets to right the seemingly infinite number of wrongs committed every day, Bruce becomes The Demolisher, a one-man wrecking ball tearing through a city blighted by crime and hatred. As his tenuous grasp on reality weakens with each foray into the urban decay that surrounds him, Bruce begins to find twisted refuge in his world of extreme violence. But his dangerously escalating anger may ultimately ...

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The Demolisher
The Movie Man
Vigilante film in the style of "Death Wish"...

“The Demolisher” is a vigilante film in the style of “Death Wish.” The title character is an ordinary cable repairman, Bruce (Ry Barrett), who is tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his wife, Samantha (Tianna Nori), an ex-policewoman who was attacked by a vicious gang and left disabled physically and emotionally. Bruce takes care of her dutifully but at night, while she’s asleep, he channels his sense of injustice into vigilantism, donning riot gear and taking to the streets to right the seemingly infinite number of wrongs committed each day. Bruce becomes The Demolisher, a one-man destructive force tearing through a city blighted by crime.

The film is strong on violence and visually striking. Director Gabriel Carrer portrays the late-night streets as the province of those who take advantage of the innocent. With deep shadows, rain-soaked sidewalks and strange noises, this is a frightening environment. The dialogue is spare; Bruce isn’t a man of many words. Beyond the reason for his vigilante obsession, we learn little about Bruce or his wife. A subplot dominating the second half of the movie involves a young woman (Jessica Vano) who might lead to his wife’s attackers.

Bonus extras on the unrated widescreen Blu-ray release include deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes making-of featurette, filmmakers Q & A at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and theatrical trailer.

The Demolisher
SDX
"..STYLISH OLD-SCHOOL REVENGE THRILLER.."

PLOT...
Bruce (Ry Barrett) is an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha, an ex-policewoman (Tianna Nori), the survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce's increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steer him down a dark path of vigilantism, and with his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of doom, Bruce channels his inner rage towards a young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano) and finds refuge in a world of extreme violence. Both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, The Demolisher is an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far.

This is a very stylish and cool looking movie from beginning to end, a very retro 80's vibe with the incredible synth like score and the typical revenge theme that was popular all the time in the 80's, the killers outfit and even the way he's portrayed walking about the streets unseen is such a great 80's throw back, for a low budget effort its a little gem that's sure to be cult classic, the cast is good, there is plenty of violence, not really graphically bloody but all good old-school looking, the whole movie is stylishly shot and lit and really sets such a refreshing mood compared to your usual cinematic big movies, not everyone will dig this movie but fans of old school 80's should find it a treat at least.

Running time 86-mins UNCUT, 2015.

My review is based on the German Steelbook version, Region code free, comes with CD soundtrack, postcards, poster.
English language, features include behind the scenes 9-mins, Q&A, music video. Also in English, removable subtitles.

The Demolisher
The Movie Guy
YOUR SERVICE IS AS USELESS AS YOUR WI-FI,

Bruce (Ry Barrett) is a cable guy and vigilante. His wife (Tianna Nori) was a victim of violence and he spends his spare time caring for her when he is not in riot gear knocking in the heads of a gang called the "Mandrills." We see him a beat up a few of them, some victim group therapy and then we see Bruce go off a cliff as he goes after people that don't quite come up to the bad guy level.

The film was rather pointless as was Ry Barrett's character.

Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity. 1 1/2 STARS

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