CURRENT OBSESSION: CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT'S '90S FILMOGRAPHY
An appreciation of those looks and THAT LAUGH in a decade of under-the-radar genre work. Just check out that dirty little chuckle for yourself: http://youtu.be/1FswhQmILLU
- •Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)Widely considered one of the worst sequels ever made, The Quickening is too weird, too unruly and too fucking insane to easily dismiss. Still, I have no clue what the fuck is going on in a film that completely rewrites the mythology of the franchise. There's aliens, religious allegories and a bunch of other junk crammed into 90 wild minutes.
- •Knight Moves (1992)A slick, stylish and convoluted erotic thriller meets modern giallo. Lambert is a chess grandmaster that may or may not also be a brutal serial killer.
- •Fortress (1992)This sci-fi beast is one of the best from always reliable low budget director Stuart Gordon. An action packed & inventive entertainment beast with Lambert trying to escape a dangerous futuristic prison.
- •Gunmen (1993)A buddy action comedy set in South America with an insane cast: Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Denis Leary, Kadeem Hardison, Sally Kirkland, Brenda Bakke and Patrick Stewart!
- •Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)The third Highlander film gets things back on track by completely ignoring the second film and reunites Lambert with his Gunmen co-star Mario Van Peebles.
- •The Hunted (1995)Lambert plays a New York businessman on a trip to Japan who runs afoul of a deadly Ninja cult after witnessing a murder. Swordplay and martial arts ensue. Written & directed by the screenwriter behind Pretty Woman & Under Siege.
- •Mortal Kombat (1995)Lambert is Rayden in the first big screen adaptation of the classic video game. FIGHT!
- •Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)Lambert's first partnership with Cyborg director Albert Pyun is this action thriller shot in Eastern Europe very poorly pretending to be Boston. A murderer infected with a vicious virus is loose and only Lambert and partner Natasha Henstridge can stop him.
- •Nirvana (1997)Lambert goes CYBERPUNK as a video game designer whose newest creation has gained a dangerous mind of its own.
- •Mean Guns (1997)Lambert reteams with Adrenalin director Albert Pyun for a high stakes shoot-em-up fight to the death in a prison run by gang boss Ice-T. Featuring a totally bizarre mambo soundtrack that completely clashes with everything on screen.
- •Resurrection (1999)Highlander I & II director Russell Mulcahy helms this excellent Se7en knockoff that ups the religious angle as Chicago detective Lambert tracks down a killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.
- •Beowulf (1999)A post-apocalyptic sci-fi swordplay update of the famous story with Lambert in the title role.