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Gunsmith Cats

(1996)


[Gunsmith Cats] In the 1980s, there was a brief fondness for 'nouvelle cuisine': teeny portions of superbly cooked but hideously overpriced cuisine. Gunsmith Cats reminds me of this. At 12.99 its scarcely cheap when you discount the ditch-water-dull "Making of" documentary tacked on afterwards as shameless filler.

It's a shame, as the actual episode is fast, furious and fun, starting off the adventures of an all-female team of bounty hunters, blackmailed into doing governmental dirty work. With great attention to detail on the hardware of guns and cars, it plays like a pink, frilly version of a John Woo film. Don't blink though, or it'll all be over. Good, just not good value. 6/10


Jim McLennan

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