Monday, June 3, 2013

Stone (1974)

Director: Sandy Harbutt

Starring: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Deryck Barnes, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Vincent Gil, Dewey Hungerford

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Get with Stone.

Plot: Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why!

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

#39 on my on-going quest to watch every film from the amazing documentary, NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF OZPLOITATION! (2008)

The biker movie genre that lasted only a few short years beginning in the late 60s is a genre filled with mediocre films with very few exceptions that rise above.  STONE is certainly one of the better ones but not by an awful lot.  What sets it apart, though, is it's Australian and the plot.  It transcends the usual hell-raising and political statements and goes into crime drama territory.  STONE also has one of the all-time great motorcycle stunts with the guy riding his bike off a HUGE cliff and landing in the ocean below.  It's a great stunt and it's worth watching the picture just for it.  Fortunately we get some fun performances and fisticuffs to help us along the way.  I don't get its huge cult status but then I'm no biker which might have something to do with it.  There are lots of good extras with the two-disc DVD that will keep you busy long after the movie has ended.

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