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'Hell Hunters'
(Stewart Granger, Maud Adams, Romulo Arantes, Candice Daly, et al / DVD / NR / (1986) 2016 / Film Chest)

Overview: Deep in the jungle of Paraguay, Nazi zealot Dr. Martin Hoffmann (Stewart Granger) has been hiding for forty years, searching for a powerful weapon of science that will restore his dream of Nazi domination. Working with the venom of a deadly jungle spider, Hoffmann believes he has discovered such a weapon and, with his cohort Heinrich (George Lazenby), forms a plan to test his evil new serum on the population of Los Angeles; meanwhile, a dedicated band of Nazi-hunters, led by the beautiful Amanda (Maud Adams), is rapidly closing in on them.

DVD Verdict: Maud Adams (of "Octopussy" fame) is a Nazi hunter who tries to get close to an infamous Nazi war criminal (Stewart Granger) by marrying his nephew. But the Nazi finds out her plans and has her killed. Now it's up to her daughter and a young soldier (who saves her life) to go to Paraguay, discover the Nazi's secret base and take him out.

Despite being shot on location in Brazil and Paraguay, and having some semi-big names in the cast (it must be noted that George Lazenby has a very small role), 'Hell Hunters' is a low-grade, fairly unbelievable action film that moves in fits and starts. Main point of interest, for me at least, was a strong action-girl supporting role for the beautiful Nelia J. Cozza, who helps the heroes in their mission. The female lead is not bad either, she looks a bit like Martha Plimpton.

In truth, 'Hell Hunters' is by far one of the truest examples of the genre. A perfect example of the cheap horror flick genre. This movie is hilarious, for having some really classic action scenes, and for having three well-known actors like Maud Adams, Stewart Granger and George Lazenby, and still being cheap! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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