Today starts with a real mixed bag of movies.
First up is the engaging Eurocrime! documentary which charts the rise and demise of the 'poliziotteschi' movies the Italian Film Industry churned out during the 1970s. These used to be 'homages' to the Dirty Harry movies but soon evolved into something else and this looks at the crazy methods these movies were shot and interviews many of the brave cast and crew who made them.
Then things take a more serious turn as we witness the European Premiere of Outpost II: Black Sun. During the 1945 endgame of World War II, German scientist Klausener worked on frightening new technology with the power to create an immortal Nazi army. Now a NATO task force is hurriedly deployed to Eastern Europe to uncover what sinister enemy exactly appears to be mercilessly killing everything in its path. It soon becomes clear that what they are facing is no ordinary foe. Only Lena, a gutsy investigator on the trail of notorious war criminal Klausener, can accept the reality of what they are up against - a battalion of living dead Nazi Storm Troopers. With the help of Wallace, an adventurer who has been chasing Gestapo secrets for years, the duo team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep behind enemy lines. Their mission: to fight their way back to the source of this evil zombie platoon and prevent supernatural technology being used to create the Fourth Reich.
This smart and intelligent progression of a strong idea take the series into an even darker place and is filled with atmosphere and dread. Well worth catching.