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Blu-ray Review - Hands of Steel


After "The Terminator" and before "Universal Soldier" and "Over the Top," there was 1986's "Hands of Steel," which dared to deliver a tortured screen hero incapable of being killed and in touch with his feelings, also showing skill with amateur arm wrestling. Of course this is an Italian production, with director Sergio Martino summoning all his Euro energy to create a sci-fi actioner meant to compete with Hollywood's loudest offerings. Bullets fly, hands are pinned, and a cyborg wrestles with existentialism is this dumb but appealing B-movie, which shows a little more pep than the average genre knockoff, working up the hustle to give viewers a smashmouth ride of near-misses and brawling. Read the rest at


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