Title: Das Komabrutale Duell

Also known as:
The Coma-Brutal Duel

Year: 1999

Genre: Gore / Splatter / Extreme

Language: German

Runtime: 90 min

Director: Heiko Fipper

Writer: Heiko Fipper

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907758/

The Eightlets Mafia and the Bandera Family wage war on one another, except neither one seems to be able to kill the other one. Guns, knives, chainsaws, dismemberment, decapitation...The streets will run red with blood as there doesn't seem to be anything that will bring this gory battle to an end.

Our Thoughts:
"The most violent movie ever made." Ya know, that could actual mean something and hold some sort of revelence if said movie also wasn't one of the dumbest movies ever made as well. Not to mention cheap.

"But that's the point! It's not suppose to be taken seriously, it's just a silly splatter movie!"

I'm well aware of that. When you have a movie where the characters never die, and constantely being mortally wounded with blood gushing out every where. It's more than clear that the movie isn't meant to be taken seriously. So thanks for pointing that out, Captain Obvious.

The problem with "Das Komabrutale Duell" is that it's to stupid for its own good. It's stupid for the sake of being stupid. There isn't any point or any reason for anything going on, it's just goes from one scene to the next with what looks to be like the same 5 people attacking each other. Something like that could be reasonably entertaining, just look at Alex Chandon's "Bad Karma", it's relatively the same except Alex knew when to end the movie and how to ad some variety to it to make it interesting. Instead "Das Komabrutale Duell" is like a joke, particularly a bad joke that goes on for far to long to deliever its terrible punchline. Had "Das Komabrutale Duell" been a short movie like "Bad Karma" it would have been more berable and a little more amusing. Instead it's just the same thing over and over again for 90 minutes...A person (or people) talk about revenge, then they go after the person that they want revenge on. They find said person then kick, punch, shoot, stab, and mutilate them with blood flying and gushing every where. Attackers walk away, you think the person is dead, but he's not and comes back and goes after the attackers to give them the same treatment. It's this "formula" that's repeated over the course of the entire runtime with no changes other than location.

There isn't much to comment on in the movie as there's no real point to anything that goes on in the movie, and it seems to be the same people (sometimes dressed as different characters) doing the same attacks to more of the same people. Ontop of that, it's these stupid attacks and horribly cheap "effects" that are suppose to be the comedic part of the movie.

Oh look, that guy's been shot several times and been sliced up with a chainsaw, but he's still alive...Funny!

Oh my god, that guy's head was blown off but he's still alive and fighting, oh and now he's getting shot some more...Hystarical!

Wow, these effects are so cheap look at how the fake heads don't resemble anything and just have a cheap wig on...Oh stop, my sides are splitting!

The problem is that it stops being funny early on and because it's just repeating itself, it becomes almost a chore to watch. Clearly "Das Komabrutale Duell" was made by friends who just wanted to do something silly, stupid, and gory to entertain themselves. Which is fine, but as far as being an entertaining watch for anybody else, well, you'll either have to be desperate for entertainment or be easily amused. Personaly, if I want amusing low-budget German splatter I'll watch Andreas Schnaas or Olaf Ittenbach movies. I'll use "Das Komabrutale Duell" as a dust collector for my shelf.

Positive things:
- Some of the random things said by the characters was amusing out of stupidity.
Negative things:
- It's 90 minutes of the same goddamn thing.
- Not funny. Just stupid.
- Not really gory like it's claimed to be. Plenty of blood but that's about it.
- Hey, who knew blood was brown.

Gore: 3/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 1/5

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