The moribund corpse of grindhouse cinema gets jolted back to life courtesy of the Weinstein brothers and Quentin Tarantino, but the biker movie "Hell Ride" doesn't appear any more theatrically viable than when "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof" were jointly released last year.
Executive producer Tarantino tapped former biker-flick bad boy Larry Bishop to write, direct, produce and star in this genre homage, scheduled to roar to life from Dimension Films sometime this year before undoubtedly sputtering out once its fanboy base is quickly exhausted.
The jumbled story line centers on Pistolero (Bishop), leader of the self-styled Victors biker gang that is bent on retaliation for the murder of a fellow member by the rival 666's, fronted by the notorious Billy Wings (Vinnie Jones). With his trusted lieutenant, the Gent (Michael Madsen), riding alongside and the addition of new recruit Comanche (Eric Balfour), the Victors rumble out to exact their revenge.
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