I would have completely missed this DVD release were it not for a recent post on Borderline. Terminal City Ricochet is a cult film I'd heard about years ago, but had long since forgotten. It was made for Canadian TV (!) in the early '90s and then promptly disappeared after a few late night broadcasts. This is the film's first video release.
From what I can gather, TCR is a dystopian comedy/satire about government, television and rampant consumerism. It stars Peter Breck (best known from the '60s TV show The Big Valley with Babs Stanwyck) and Jello Biafra (the former lead singer from The Dead Kennedys), not a pair you'd expect to see in the same film. TCR was directed by Filipino-Canadian Zane Dalen, whose credits include episodes of The Beachcombers, 21 Jump Street and the wildly underrated Expect No Mercy (1995) starring Billy Blanks. Not convinced yet? Well, TCR also stars DOA, the famed Vancouver Punk band and several other BC Punk luminaries from the era. Sold!
Joe – this is listed on KRK and I ordered one for the FBW. You may want to do the same. I gotta say, I'm really looking forward to it. I'm hoping it's worthy of the cult status bestowed on it. Sure sounds like it.
Nice find Stoney.