1993 90 mins
Subtitles : English
“A wild ride... packed with colorful chaos, razored satire and cool special effects” - Steven Puchalski, SHOCK CINEMAWorld Premiere of Severin Films’ New 4K Restoration!
In a futuristic Spain lorded over by the rich and good-looking (often thanks to cosmetic surgery), a group calling themselves Accion Mutante (Mutant Action) begin a violent uprising. Led by Ramon (Antonio Resines), bearing assorted disabilities, and united by their disgust with the status quo, they massacre everything from an aerobics class to the wedding of heiress Patricia (Frédérique Feder). Kidnapping the young woman, the gang go on the run with the authorities pursuing and distrust rearing its ugly head among them, while Patricia falls for Ramon (“Not the Stockholm Syndrome again!”). And things only get more brutal when the crew wind up on a desolate mining planet…
By the early 1990s, the Spanish horror cinema scene was also pretty barren, the glory days of Paul Naschy, Amando de Ossorio, and Narciso Ibañez Serrador decades in the past. Then along came upstart filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia to give the country’s film industry a rude jolt. Backed by none other than Pedro Almodóvar, and scripted by de la Iglesia and Jorge Guerricaechevarria, ACCION MUTANTE
makes mincemeat of any and all notions of good taste and political correctness, blasting multiple satiric targets with consistent abandon. The modestly budgeted film landed three Goya Awards (production design, special effects and makeup), and pointed the way for de la Iglesia to become a major genre force with EL DÍA DE LA BESTIA, PERDITA DURANGO, WITCHING & BITCHING
and many more. Witness the beginning of one of cinefantastique’s great careers via Severin Films’ explosively colourful new 4K restoration! – Michael Gingold