Arrow bring us the film inspired by ‘Indiana Jones’, only after ‘Romancing the Stone’ hit our screens. Jake Speed is a work of fiction, hes all in the imagination of a writer.. So Margaret (Karen Kopins) believes, when he appears in a bar and claims he can help her. Her sister has just been kidnapped from Paris and she is desperate to find her. He says to her, come to Africa and he will find her. Shes been captured by White Slavers and well it takes a fictional character like him, to substantiate a plot as empty as this.
Making the Arrow catalogue, this 80s slice of copy and paste has not only aged but very badly. Yes I appreciate it for all of those ego massaging things that validate your and my degree. It does alter genre convention, it plays on creation troupes and as some of the cult film lovers will scream, the irony of the film is heavy. The only problem is this. Its schlock and poorly crafted silliness at that. Not only did it not serve a purpose, better films are floating around and they deserve the Arrow treatment. We as the consumer deserve to not pay hard earned cash for mediocrity. Just saying people.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original lossless 2.0 stereo audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Paperback Wishes, Cinematic Dreams, a new interview with co-writer/producer/director Andrew Lane
- The Hard Way Reads Better, a new interview with producer William Fay
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Mark Cunliffe