Malibu Express (1985) (Blu-ray Review)

Malibu Express (1985) (Blu-ray Review)

Malibu Express (1985) (Blu-ray Review)

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Malibu Express (1985) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Andy Sidaris
Starring: Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano
Rated: R/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Mill Creek Entertainment

Smooth-talking Texan sexy cowboy and ambitious private investigator Cody Abilene is assigned by the cryptic Contessa Luciana with the task of watching over the eccentric and well-off Lady Lillian Chamberlain after following up on a lead. In the meantime, an elusive traitor and a serious threat to National security is acting as a courier stealing state-of-the-art computer technology right under the government’s nose and selling it back to the Russians. Inevitably, the bodies will soon start piling up as the inconspicuous Cody who infiltrates the luxurious Chamberlain’s villa in Bel-Air will unearth a family member’s involvement with a project led by the nefarious computer magnate Jonathan Harper. Without a doubt, someone wants desperately Cody dead, however, between murder, blackmail, and espionage, good old Cody will always help any woman in distress because after all, there will always be knights in the world.

Malibu Express seems to be the go-to movie for fans of director Andy Sidaris and I can see why. If you want the usual that you get from Andy Sidaris in his movies, it would seem that Malibu Express gives you that in steady waves. You have a nude woman on the screen almost as soon as this one starts. From there the story gets rolling, but the movie never does skip a good chance to put another topless babe on the screen. It might be a little bit more sizzle of steak when it comes to Malibu Express, but just like about any other Andy Sidaris movie you will see, it still remains entertaining from start to finish none the less. My only real complaint here is that I find our leading man, Cody, to be highly annoying and about as irritating as the guys trying to kill him in the movie does. If you can deal with a lead that looks like he just walked off a porn set (and the actor probably did) you’ll find a lot of other fun things to like about Malibu Express. Even if that does turn out to mostly be the naked women.

This one really does feel like a sleazy version of James Bond from time to time, but it comes with enough of a good pace and lots of bells and whistles that it delivers in one way or another. This is one of two Andy Sidaris movies hitting the HD world from Mill Creek Entertainment, but I have to admit this one doesn’t pop as well as the other and does come across rather soft in areas. It still blows the old DVD out of the water, but you might want to know it isn’t perfect heading into it. It does, however, come with some extras that I will list below and that is always a plus, as Mill Creek seems to really be bringing their A-Game with recent Blu-ray releases and that is still the case here with this one. Extras are always nice. All in all, this is a fun one. An over the top one, but fun none the less.

Extras

– BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
– Presentation of the film in the proper widescreen ratio
– Fully loaded with special features including Behind-the-Scenes featurettes and intro with director Andy Sidaris

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 82%

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