|Directed by||Deran Sarafian|
|Produced by||Joe D'Amato|
|Written by||Rossella Drudi, James L. Edwards|
|Screenplay by||Claudio Fragasso, Deran Sarafian|
|Starring||Bruce Abbott, Beatrice Ring, Teagan Clive|
|Music by||Stefano Mainetti|
|Edited by||Kathleen Stratton|
|Distributed by||Star Classics Video, Trans World Entertainment|
|1987 (Bracciano, Rome, Italy)|
UK: 88 min|
USA: 97 min
Interzone is a 1987 Italian-American sci-fi/action film directed by Deran Sarafian, with original music composed by Stefano Mainetti, starring Bruce Abbott, Beatrice Ring, and Teagan Clive. It was produced by Filmirage in Bracciano, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Rome, and is set in a post-apocalyptic future.
The film is plagued by a shoe-string budget, amateurish filming, editing, audio dubbing, acting and dialog. The film was distributed worldwide in VHS format by Trans World Entertainment and Star Classics Video (USA only).
A supernaturally gifted monk, "Panasonic" (Kiro Wehara), is sent on a mission by his dying master, "General Electric," to protect the Interzone, the last fertile region left on a post-apocalyptic Earth, against an invading gang of wasteland raiders.
Along the way, Panasonic is helped by Swan (Bruce Abbott), a roguish road warrior who seeks a rumored treasure hidden within the Interzone, and Tera (Beatrice Ring), an attractive slave girl, who Swan falls in love with. The raiders meanwhile are led by Mantis (Teagan Clive), a female bodybuilder dominatrix and her sadistic partner Balzakan (John Armstead).
After the defeat of the raiders, Swan locates the treasure which is revealed to be a fallout shelter turned archive of some of mankind's greatest achievements. Within are various items such as books, sculptures and paintings, along with a Panasonic-brand videocassette recorder that plays a final message from those who preserved the artifacts before the apocalypse.
Cast (in credits order):
- Bruce Abbott as Swan
- Beatrice Ring as Tera
- Teagan Clive as Mantis
- John Armstead as Balzakan
- Kiro Wehara as Panasonic
- Alain Smith as Dwarf
- Franco Diogene as Rat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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