Saturday, September 21, 2013
Welcome to Blood City (1977)
Lewis wakes up in the middle of nowhere with people he doesn't know in a place that turns out to be a combination of West World and Planet of the Apes. No one can remember how they got their or where they came from, but each one finds a card in their pockets with a tally of the number of people they've killed. Since none of them think they've killers, they're confused.
The group start traveling hoping to find a town or some people. Unfortunately the first people they meet assault the lone female of the group and kill a man.
A sheriff, played by Jack Palance, finds them and brings them into a town which looks like the Old West. They're placed under his protection with the intention of selling them as slaves. If they do everything they're told in a year or so, they may be able to buy their freedom. What a great deal.
Lewis doesn't cotton to no slave stuff, breaks the rules of the town and gets in fights. There is a hierarchy, rules as to what people can do, and a control room watching the whole mess. The best thing about this movie is the title.