Friday, February 6, 2009


Think that GLADIATOR would have been a better movie if it had had a giant, one-eyed monster? Well, think again.

Exploitation film veteran Eric Roberts (THE DARK KNIGHT) stars in this Julie & Roger Corman-produced SciFi Channel Original, and while it’s not the worst of that breed, it’s pretty poor.

Still, it kept my attention for the entire running time and the design of the CGI Cyclops isn’t horrible; too bad the actual animation is entirely unconvincing and cut-rate.

Anchor Bay presents the made-for-cable telefilm in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, and Dolby 5.1 sound. It’s rated R for some additional bits of gore that were not shown on TV. There are no extra features included whatsoever.

BUY: Cyclops