Day of the Cobra / Il giorno del Cobra (1980)

0.5 out of 5

For those who thought Laser Blast was bad, here director Enzo G. Castellari remakes High Crime but decides to trash everything from that classic by replacing it with horrendous, boring punch-ups, uninteresting narrative, no suspense, ridiculous slow-motion montages lifted from a soap commercial, and the WORST theme to ever grace a 1980s, mushy poliziottescho. Composer Paolo Vasile contributes a song so wretched, and Castellari repeats it so often, that were the viewer a 3rd world dictator they would have to condemn the two of them to death. Even the San Francisco/Genoa locations lack atmosphere due to Castellari’s sloppy presentation of them. Castellari, himself, makes a cameo as a thug.

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