#53 – Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe
DIRECTOR: Damian Lee
CAST: Jesse Ventura, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Damian Lee, Marjorie Bransfield, Francis Mitchell & Jim Belushi
RUNTIME: 90 min
LASER BLAST FILM SOCIETY SCREENING:
DATE: December 13th, 2017
VENUE: The Royal Cinema
FORMAT: 35mm Courtesy of eOne
ORIGINAL POSTER ART BY: Benjamin Marra
The Laser Blast Film Society invites you to traverse time and space with the 38th Governor of Minnesota (Jesse Ventura) as he pursues Arnold Schwarzenegger's best bud (Sven-Ole Thorsen) across two galaxies to a sleepy wintery hamlet on Earth in order to prevent him from solving the "Anti-Life Equation."
Despite riffing largely on the structure of The Terminator, writer/director Damian Lee conjures an imaginative mythology anchored by a wonderful sc-fi vernacular that teeters between camp and cool as it coins badass names like Secundus, Tyrannus 7, and THE CULMATOR. That it also features a virgin birth, a child-god and intergalactic "wise-men" that travel afar during the holiday season, also make it a Canadian Christmas classic in our books!
Such eccentricity is further seasoned with a healthy helping of sparkling pyrotechnics and burly stunt work, not to mention a cameo from "The Belush" himself as a disgruntled school principal!