Lexx - Giga Shadow [VHS]

ISBN 13: 9780792147312

Lexx - Giga Shadow [VHS]

 
9780792147312: Lexx - Giga Shadow [VHS]
Review:

The original Lexx saga comes to an epic close as the fractious foursome (if you count churlish robot head 790) returns to the Shadow-ruled Cluster in a last-ditch effort to obtain the proto-blood that keeps the undead Kai animated. To their surprise they find a dead universe: every human has been sacrificed to His Shadow's rebirth as the Giga-Shadow, except a clerical conspiracy has put an end to that... maybe. With the help of a dead body (guest star Malcolm McDowell, who spends much of the film as a disembodied face) reanimated with a splatter of proto-blood, the rebirth is back on schedule and only the dying Kai, the desperate Zev, and a Cluster Lizard pup named Squish stand in its way. Meanwhile Stanley plots an elaborate and rather ingenious revenge on a pair of perverted mercenaries who once made him their unwilling sex toy, but did they get a jump on the bumbling schmuck?

A fitting climax, a schizophrenic mix of apocalyptic doom and black humor, is accomplished with epic ambition and bright, funky, fantastic alien designs and skyscapes. Some of the effects are decidedly on the cheap side, but the wildly imaginative visions more than make up for such shortcomings. As epic science fiction, Lexx is a little underdone, but the darkly ironic twists that bring the history and prophecies introduced in I Worship His Shadow full circle have a satisfying sense of absurd self-destruction. --Sean Axmaker

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