SAM: I WANT YOUÖ DEAD (Blue
Underground) 1997. Horror.
90 minutes. Rated R. After
missing for three years, the corpse of Sgt. Sam Harper is discovered in
and shipped back to the States. Itís
not long before Sam Harper rises from the dead and wreaks havoc on the
unpatriotic, cheating citizens of
. The only two people that
stand in Samís way are an old Vietnam Vet, (Soul icon and
ís Isaac Hayes) and Samís nephew, Jody.
The only complaint I have about this movie
is the first half-hour; the movie is very slow to start, and nothing of
importance happens. However,
after the first 30 minutes has passed, interesting things start to happen.
The one thing that gets me going is creative kills, and let me
write, this movie has a few good ones.
I found myself rooting for Sam Harper to kill those flag-burning,
ungrateful bastards. Isaac
Hayesí character is also fun to watch, as he provides some hysterical
exchanges with fellow cast members. The
end of the movie is by far one of the more humorous moments I have ever
seen in a horror film (When you see it, youíll know what Iím writing
about). The effects are decent and not over the top.
Extras include: commentary by Director William Lustig, writer Larry
Cohen, star Isaac Hayes, etc, trailer, poster/still gallery. Timothy
Bottoms, William Smith, PJ Soles, and Robert Forster also star. Iíd
recommend Uncle Sam if you have some time to kill, but do yourself a favor
and fast forward to the second half.- C Clark