We saw Drafthouse Films' batshit bananas latest release Dangerous Men at a Fantastic Fest secret screening, and the entire BMD crew walked out of that theater buzzing. It's just a movie you want to talk about, at length, because no matter how long you talk about it, you're not going to get to the root of what this movie is strictly about.
I think this ridiculously fun trailer does as effective a job at that insurmountable task as possible:
John Rad's masterpiece, 26 years in the making, deserves an audience. It's the singular vision of a dogged outsider artist, and also a glimpse into the mind of someone who has a truly, deeply bizarre view of humanity. Beyond that, it's an action-stuffed blast and a half, and you'll have a hell of a lot of fun with it.
Here's a synopsis, if you need more info for some incomprehensible reason:
In 1979, Iranian filmmaker John Rad moved to the U.S. to shoot his dream project, a rampaging gutter epic of crime, revenge, cop sex and raw power. Just 26 years later, he completed an American action film masterpiece that the world is still barely ready for today:
Dangerous Men. After Mina witnesses her fiancé's brutal murder by beach thugs, she sets out on a venomous spree to eradicate all human trash from Los Angeles. Armed with a knife, a gun, and an undying rage, she murders her way through the masculine half of the city's populace. A renegade cop is hot on her heels, a trail that also leads him to the subhuman criminal overlord known as Black Pepper. It's a pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, brain-devouring onslaught of '80s thunder, '90s lightning, and pure filmmaking daredevilry from another time and/or dimension. Blades flash, blood flows, bullets fly and synthesizers blare as the morgue overflows with the corpses of Dangerous Men.
I can't wait for you guys to meet Black Pepper.