Monday, January 23, 2012
IMDB Rating: 4.4 out of 10
I cannot stress how much I miss the VHS Boom of the 80's and early 90's. It was a simpler time when I as a child could go around the corner and stumble upon endless straight to video trashy gem's much like this little flick here. Blood games is a cash in on the action/revenge film that was pretty popular during those times. It seemed as if every film released in the local shops those days were one of three genres, Horror, Sex-Romp Comedies and the ultra cheesy Vigilante action film. This one is of the latter variety. I don't tackle too many action films on this site and quite honestly I grabbed this film thinking it was gonna be a lesser known slasher, Although it was not I was kinda pleased with this find after all. Don't get me wrong , this film is by no means good but, It did seem to fly by and was pretty entertaining at times. Now on with the film in question.
The film starts with a local beer league softball game between the all girl team of "Babe and the Ballgirl's" versus a team of redneck men who are as sleazy as can be.As the game progresses we learn that the two coaches/owners of the teams have a bet riding on the game and as the girl's are starting to get a significant lead over the good ol' boys, things start getting hairy as the men begin to play rough and take their physicality to new levels. Even going as far as to assault some of the girls and throwing their weight around. The girls are game for the rough play and take home the win.After the game the men's team captain Roy's Father and team manager Mino Collin's is told to pay up. Before Babe's father collects we get the requisite shower scene which is a treat for the young pervert in me (That Sounded wrong) Also certainly one of the films highlights for sure. After the girls shower up and head to their bus to get on the road , The girl's coach Babe's Father goes to collect and notices his payoff is a little light. He then corner Mino in a pub bathroom and a fight ensues.The money is collected but meanwhile Roy and his buddy Ronnie decide to go out to look for some action, When they run into two of the girl's from the team including Babe's sister and Roy gets a bit aggressive. The girls coach catches Roy in the act of attempting to rape his daughter and yet another brawl breaks out which leads to the girl's coach getting stabbed.
Fun Factor: 5
Overall: 5 out of 10