I watched this a few years ago from a VHS copy I cadged from eBay.
Since I've been watching a lot of Charles Band productions lately, I decided to revisit it. (A lot of them are now available on Netflix.)
This was really good! Seriously, I liked it a lot. I'd go out on a limb and say it is one of the best movies to come out of the Charles Band empire. It's a lot of fun, and really makes the most out of its low budget. This was still during Band's Empire period, but it is surprisingly well done. Of course it's silly fluff, but it's well done fluff.
Maybe not the best researched movie, one of the character's quotes the 1949 Geneva Convention in a movie that takes place in 1944.
I looked up the actor who played Joey, because he looked familiar to me. He hasn't acted much, but he has gone to direct and produce some very, very good television series; notably "The Wire."
You could do a lot worse than spending your time watching Zone Troopers
. A fun film. I'm a bit shocked it hasn't made its way to a full review on this site, especially with that classic VHS cover.
Edit: Are you really looking forward to a re-release of Terrorvision
? My love of Hamburger... The Motion Picture
has made me a slave to the eminently forgettable yet attractive persona of Randi Brooks, but that's really an awful movie. I know I made a big deal of giving an LP soundtrack to Circus Circus, but Terrorvision
really is awful.
Edit 2: I forgot to mention how the movie's score rips off "The Imperial March" for all it's worth.