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Chopping Mall

Chopping Mall

Kelli Maroney
Director: Jim Wynorski Cast: Kelli Maroney
Kelli Maroney
, Tony O'Dell
Tony O'Dell
, Russell Todd
Russell Todd
Jim Wynorski

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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This high-tech spin on the slasher genre pits a group of sex-obsessed teens spending the night in a shopping mall against the mall's marauding robotic security guards -- whose programming turns homicidal after a bolt of lightning scrambles their control circuits. Director Jim Wynorski cut his exploitation teeth working for Roger Corman's legendary "B"-movie factory New World Pictures in the '70s and '80s, and this film's comic early scenes contain homages to that outfit's heyday -- with humorous cameos from Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov (reprising their characters Paul and Mary Bland from Bartel's Eating Raoul) and the ubiquitous Dick Miller. The majority of the film, however, is essentially a teens-in-jeopardy story, with the lethal bots unleashing their amped-up arsenal and bringing the victims to nasty ends amid buckets of gore -- such as the unforgettable moment when one woman's head is targeted by one of the droids and blown up like an overripe melon. (The shot is repeated during the end credits.)

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2016
UPC: 0031398253228
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:16:00
Sales rank: 15,409

Special Features

Audio Commentaries:; Director/co-writer Jim Wynorski, actress Kelli Maroney, and co-writer/2nd unit director Steve Mitchell; Historians/authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop); Director/co-writer Jim Wynorski and co-writer/2nd unit director Steve Mitchell; Isolated score track; Trailer; Featurettes: ; "Back to the Mall"; "Chopping Chopping Mall"; "The Killbots"; "Scoring Chopping Mall"; "The Robot Speaks!"; "The Lost Scene"; "Army of One"; "Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kelli Maroney Allison Parks
Tony O'Dell Bernie
Russell Todd Rick Stanton
Karrie Emerson Linda Stanton
Barbara Crampton Suzie Lynn
Nick Segal Greg Williams
John Terlesky Mike Brennan
Suzee Slater Leslee Todd
Dick Miller Walter Paisley
Maurie Gallagher Girl in Restaurant
Larence Guy Dr. Carrington
Mel Welles Cook
Gerritt Graham Technician Nessler
Ernst R. von Theumer Cook
Angela Aames Miss Vanders
Paul Coufos Dr. Simon
Arthur Roberts Mr. Todd
Ace Mask Janitor
Will Gill Janitor
Lenny Juliano Burglar
Morgan Douglas Technician Marty
Toni Naples Bathing Beauty
Robert Greenberg Big Eater

Technical Credits
Jim Wynorski Director,Screenwriter
Chuck Cirino Score Composer
Carol Clements Art Director
Julie Corman Producer
Roger George Special Effects
Corey Kaplan Set Decoration/Design
Steven Long Mitchell Screenwriter
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Leslie Rosenthal Editor
Paul Shaver Stunts
Blake Shepard Makeup
Anthony Showe Special Effects

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