happens when you have too much time on your hands, drugs and find
yourself in the middle of an intergalactic war with aliens who are
turning people into zombies? You go a huntn’ in this feature
comedy movie by Director Tom Martino called “Race War: The
and produced by Mr. Martino, “Race War: The Remake” a
“blaxploitation” movie tells the story of Baking Soda (played by
Howard Calvert), G.E.D. (played by Jamelle Kent) (two crack dealers)
and their “Creature of the Black Lagoon” looking friend Kreech
(played by Danny McCarty). When Baking Soda and G.E.D. relax at home
they take a little too much crack and PCP. This is when things get a
little strange for the pair of gangsters and one level headed
friend. Having trouble trying to sell their “diamond” crack to
their regular customers they start defending themselves from hungry
zombies. Only concerned about losing their business to “whitie”
they are not going to allow competition in their area. On the
opposite end, when the owner of a meat packing plant on Uranus, Tex
(played by Matt Rogers) needs slaves, he establishes his base at a
haunted house called Darke Institute on Earth and starts giving out
drugs to Baking Soda’s customers turning them into zombies.
Baking Soda and Tex clash, Tex sends his zombie “henchmen” to
kidnap G.E.D. and Baking Soda to and transport them to Uranus;
Baking Soda was not there.
Soda and Kreech later learn that G.E.D. has been kidnapped, they are
not happy and declare war and journey to find G.E.D. and kill as
many zombies as possible including the “whitie” overlord, Tex,
taking his business.
their quest to find G.E.D., Baking Soda and Kreech learn the REAL
reason why Tex is turning people into zombies and NOW it’s time
for some payback to save the world.
this is exploitation and a grindhouse type movie. Director Tom
Martino did an excellent job in telling a very funny
story and being able to offend sensitive viewer at the same time. As
a Cinematographer, Mr. Martino’s use of camera angles, following
the characters, composition of frame, movement of camera, lighting
and sound was pretty much as expected in this type of movie and this
type of story. There were several outstanding scenes that give Mr.
Martino imagination behind the camera and as a director trying to
screen his vision of a complicated story.
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Tom Martino along with visual effects artist and editor Danny
McCarty did an outstanding job with makeup, zombies, the killing of
zombies, blood and all that goes with zombie movies – a fun time.
for “Race War: The Remake” was definitely an ensemble of
well-matched talent. Howard Calvert, Jamelle Kent and Danny McCarty
did a fantastic job in complimenting each other with stares, looks
and humor. They, indeed, stole the show.
the downside, this is not a movie for everyone. And, to be truthful,
I was apprehensive, based on my personal values, to “get into”
this movie that was racists, glorifying drugs, containing sexual
innuendos, murder and just a bloody time, but I let myself go, and,
when taken as a comedy, found the movie extremely hilarious. The
comedic writing of Mr. Tom Martino was definitely something that
took some time to create and to make it work. The comedic timing was
outstanding and along with his use of camera, this movie was just
funny to see.
War: The Remake" was Premiered and screened to a packed theater
at the Alamo Drafthouse-West Oaks Mall, Houston Texas, March 31,
2011. A DWN Production the film is a weird mix of vulgar humor,
notions of racism, violence, drugs, obscenities, a black lagoon
creature, sound effects, visual effects, emotional effects and a
down right jaw dropping, gory film. Mr. Martino's vision was to emotionally attack the audience.
If you know Mr. Martino you know that he makes no excuses and plays
by his own reality. Keep an open mind if you get a chance to see
this movie. It will shock you, it will disgust you and it will make
Rating: C47Houston gives “Race War: The Remake” a strong 4.4 out
of 5 on the TSIRS scale.
News & Entertainment Magazine was at the Premiere. We took some
pictures. You can see them at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1986458940640.2121457.1218281768&type=1&l=763e86769a
was able to catch the director of “Race War” Mr. Tom Martino
during the screening. We grabbed a few minutes with him and he
talked about his movie. You can see that video on our YouTube
Channel at: http://youtu.be/sUp2OabcBQw
War: The Remake
Company: DWN Productions, Uncle Tom Productions
Produced by: Tom Martino, Linda Clark and John Clark
Produced by: Katie Martio, David Clark and Doug Taylor
March 31, 2011 at the Alamo Drafthouse-West Oaks Mall, Houston
Tom Martino and Danny McCarty
Effects: Tom Martino and DWN Productions
Effects: Danny McCarty
Drivers: Skids Akimbo
and Sound by: Tom Martino, Danny McCarty, Keo-d Allen, Mat Jolly
Design by: Danny McCarty
Subliminal Payback and Dirty Wormz
Howard Calvert, Jamelle Kent, Danny McCarty, Coady “Keo-d”
Allen, Corey Fuller, Joe Grisaffi, Kerryn Ledet, Tom Martino, Sam
Rivas, Matt Rogers, Eve Blaak.