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Subj: Future in the past #6: 2019, after the fall of New York
Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 at 06:00:01 am EDT (Viewed 80 times)
Its been awhile since I did one of these. this one won't really fit the mould (and I should have done it last year), but I watched it, so it'll be more of a review as it doesn't get anything "right" about 2019.
Made in 1983, it is a mad max/escape from NY rip off. According to the voice over, in 1999 there was a nuclear war between Eurac, a combined nation of Europe, Africa and Asia and the Pan-American Confederacy (interesting that the good guys are called the confederacy in this one.)
Eurac won and the planet is irradiated with most humans having bad make-up mutations. It starts with the fight between the Eurac hunters, who ride horses, wear knight-style helmets and carry futuristic looking crossbows. The confederates dress in colourful 80s sports team gear and carry mostly flame throwers. I've never seen a fight where the dominant group has worse weapons than the "rebels".
In Nevada, there is a combat car race, where the hero called Parsival, defeats a car of competitors to win a prize, a somewhat manly-looking woman, who doesnt have a mutated face. Parsival, clearly named after the Authrurian grail-questing knight, dresses in chain mail shirt and blue jeans.
In this world no new children can be born (in an early "children of men" concept), but there is one woman in NY who is fertile, so Pasival is sent on a quest to find her.
No parrallels to the real 2019 (they should have moved it one year later maybe) but a cheezy 80s apocalypse film.
its on youtube if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3u3mR7E12Y
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