2019: After the Fall of New York / 2019 - Dopo la caduta di New York (1983)

3.0 out of 5

Just one of many post-nuke movies made in Italy in the early 80s capitalising on the success of films like Mad Max and Escape from New York.

Director Sergio Martino, who clearly realises the script is complete guff, bombards the viewer with as much as he can throw at the screen in 90 minutes. Cue lots of action, flame-thrower battles, laser battles, Fulci style gore, dwarfs, gladiatorial car combat and even spaceships!

Hell, it even has Romano Puppo as a bad-ass, eyepatch wearing, cyborg and George Eastman as a human/ape mutant! Even the dire Paris Hilton style acting of lead Michael Sopkiw can't derail the enjoyment of this movie.

More akin to something by Bruno Mattei, rather than by the great Sergio Martino, this is very entertaining post nuke romp which is well worth any Italian genre fan's time.

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