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      Trancers II

      R 1991 1h 25m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 25% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Future trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) returns again to save a Los Angeles commodities broker from zombies. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Michael Szymanski Zap2it.com Rated: 1/5 Sep 21, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Okay sci-fi time killer. Rated: 3/5 Nov 12, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Keven S You can't watch Trancers III without watching Trancers II, so it's a much watch! Cheesy, 1980's man movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review David W Following on from the excellent cult sci-fi classic this sequel sees the pairing of Thomerson and Hunt return for more low budget Trancer snuffing action. Its lacking a little something from the first film though. The noir attitude has been largely lost and its much more by the numbers. That said its still well worth a watch (it's a classic compared to the 4, 5 and 6th in the series) and the two leads are as good as ever, with the added dynamic that their characters are now married. Charles Band returns as the director and there's a good turn from the ever reliable Jeff 'Reanimator' Combs, the always watchable Richard Lynch as the villain Dr Wardo, Art LaFleur also returns as McNulty and Barbara Crampton has a blink and you'll miss it part. Plot wise Jack Deth is now a private eye and he's facing a new kind of 'zombie' Trancer, courtesy of Dr Wardo. It's all very watchable in a b-movie kind of way. Thomerson is again excellent and the standout actor though, really revelling in his part. The movie rattles along at a nice brisk pace. An undemanding, watch that relies heavily on the sterling work from the first movie to make you invest. A good way to kill some time on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I bought this movie for $1 at a 7-11 and in no way do I feel cheated or upset about my purchase. Over the last six years since Trancers — we can kind of, sort of ignore the Trancers: City of Lost Angels short that was supposed to be in Pulse Pounders — Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) has gotten used to being in the 20th century with his wife Lena (Helen Hunt) and friend Hap Ashby (Biff Manard), who has invested his money and now shares a mansion with our happy couple. However, Whistler has a brother who is played by Richard Lynch, which immediately makes this movie better than the first one, and he has an environmental company named GreenWorld that is really a Trancer farm. Barbara Crampton is also in this, so all of my checkboxes are nearly filled for the term "all-star cast." Making things even more difficult is that Jack's dead wife Alice Stillwell (Megan Ward, who is in Amityville: It's About Time and Arcade) has somehow made it to our time, but Jack knows that when she goes back, she's destined to die. There's also a sneaky ad for Crash and Burn in this. I appreciate that. This is also full of family members of the cast, with two of the derelicts being Helen Hunt and Charles Band's fathers, Lynch's cameraman being played by his son Christopher, Tim Thomerson's brother and father as two other homeless men and the two elderly ladies at the Landscape Company are Charles Band's mom and former mother-in-law. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent sequel to the original cult classic. It's not as good as the original, but it's solid. Charles Band returns as director and all the main players return as well, with Tim Thomerson as Jack Deth and Helen Hunt as his now wife Lena. The plot involves Deth now settled in with his life as an private detective in modern day LA the even Dr. Wardo, played by the always villainous Richard Lynch, introduces a new Trancer threat. Art LaFleur also returns as McNulty and Barbara Crampton has a small part. Nothing classic here, but entertaining if you liked the original. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Charles Band takes the reins again on this energetic and enjoyable follow-up to his original 1984 cult film. Just don't expect the same hard-boiled noir feel as the first or you'll be disappointed. "Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth" sees our heroic trooper (Tim Thomerson) returning again to save a Los Angeles commodities broker from zombies. Things get complicated when his wife (Megan Ward) from the future is sent back to help him. His wife in the present, Lena (Helen Hunt), is none too happy to see her. Jack is now stuck balancing two women and trying to destroy a sinister plot involving Trancers. It's amazing that Band could bring together most of the cast from the first "Trancers" to reprise their roles. A lot can happen in seven years and Helen Hunt was about to blow up big-time on TV and the big screen. On top of that, he added impressive newcomers Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Richard Lynch, and Bond girl Martine Beswick to the mix. "Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth" is rated R for adult situations, violence and gore, profanity, smoking and drinking, and frightening and intense scenes. If released today, the movie would be PG-13 at the most. There's some blood-splattering when the Trancers are shot, but nothing more since they then disintegrate in a flash of light. Adult situations are made up of some kissing and talk. Sci-Fi actioner "Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth" makes the most of a low budget through its setting in the past and minimal need for special effects. The look of the title beasties is accomplished through practical make-up and the only need for VFX comes when the monsters evaporate in a haze of laser lighting. Writers Jackson Barr and Charles Band build an engaging story through the use of a bizarre love triangle, humor, drama, and adventure. Although this sequel doesn't hold quite the same charm as the original, it stands on its own and successfully continues the saga of Jack Deth. www.ersink.com Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member En fruktansvärt trött uppföljare till den charmiga ettan. Inte en enda actionsekvens står att finna, birollsskådisarna måste vara släktingar till producenterna, all musik återanvänds från den första filmen och kulisserna och kameraföringen andas nästan C-film istället för B-film. Behållningen är Helen Hunt (som förstås utklassar alla andra rent talangmässigt) och att väldigt många skådisar återvänder från ettan. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Future trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) returns again to save a Los Angeles commodities broker from zombies.
      Director
      Charles Band
      Screenwriter
      Jackson Barr, Charles Band
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 11, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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