January 13, 2004
Don't call me babe
This installment of the Flea Presents Great Canadians™ features the star of Baywatch, VIP and the auteur work of Tommy Lee. Pamela Anderson came to mind last night when I discovered an unrated copy of Cancon masterpiece Barb Wire on sale at Zellers for C$8.97. Reviews of the work tend to be harsh. All I can say is the critics should try escaping some future Casablanca with nothing but Canadian dollars and see how they like it.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 13, 2004 09:14 AM
I can't believe that Barb Wire is Canadian content. I thought that by law, the only types of films Canadian studios can make are:
1. Films about intelligent, introspective Maritime girls living in small towns full of parochial, uncurious, small-minded citizens.
2. Films about intelligent, introspective native girls living in remote towns full of parochial, uncurious, small-minded citizens.
3. Films directed by Atom Egoyan.
Posted by: Chris Taylor at January 13, 2004 11:17 AM
Oh and I should have added:
4. Films where people are full of angst over traumatic but ultimately trivial events in their personal lives.
Posted by: Chris Taylor at January 13, 2004 11:24 AM
Barbwire is the ultimate populist kitch cyberpunk. Of course, it is bloody funny as well. Not a movie to watch more than once, but amusing enough the first time.
Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at January 14, 2004 09:07 AM
Ahh... but the unrated version makes Barb Wire a new viewing experience!
Posted by: Ghost of a flea at January 14, 2004 11:26 AM