Dir: Stephen Amis
Director in attendance
It’s 1943 and five tough American soldiers are sent into the outback searching for a pair of missing pumas in order to stave off an imminent PR disaster.
There’s more gritty voices and growling macho dialogue in the first ten-minutes of this action movie than in 99% of the war movies released, as the hard-assed soldiers set out on their journey. But what is the mysterious machine they are carrying? Is it really a puma attraction device? Something isn’t as it seems, and before you can say Nazi-killing-time-travelling-B-movie-excitement our heroes are facing giant marsupial lions, swarms of giant blood sucking insects and of course the evil of the Nazis.
The 25th Reich is a truly ambitious Australian picture and its impressive effects and thundering sound belie its budget constraints. Wearing its 1950s roots on its sleeve, The 25th Reich also harks back to the guts and glory days of high octane 70s and 80s Australian films. It’s a real surprise package and rollicking good fun.
Join Director Stepehn Amis for a Q&A after both sessions.
Screens with Hail Satan!