M.A.R.K. 13 aka Hardware German Big Box VHS Clamshell
First off, I really need to thank my good buddy Ingo over at Hellford 667 Movie Reviews for helping me get my hands on these beauties. I really couldn't have done it without him. Besides being a fellow filmgeek and collector, he's also become a really good friend. Thanks man!
Today we have a really rad German VHS release of Hardware (as it's known here in the states) aka M.A.R.K. 13 (as it's known Internationally with just as cool a sounding name) from writer/director Richard Stanely. I'd kill for an image of this on a poster print hanging on my wall!
M.A.R.K. 13, or Hardware as it is called here in the states, is one of my favorite low budget sci-fi flicks ever. While it has a few things stacked against it, like budget for one, it also has so much going for it that makes it stand far out from the crowd. If you take the time to revisit the uncut version of this, I guarantee you that you'll enjoy it a helluva lot more than when it was initially released. Director Richard Stanley, amazingly with a minimal budget, fashioned a cyber punk-post apocalyptic tale of a robot on a killing rampage with enough horror elements and plenty of gore in check to satisfy the casual film observer. For a recap of my review from way back in June of 2011, click here.