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Sore Losers (1997)

If you like sci-fi action, 50s pin-up girls and garage rock / rockabilly music, Sore Losers is the low budget movie for you!  Although the budget is truly low, it was large enough to shoot on film.  This fact helps the overall look and feel of the movie considerably since there are a lot of visual references to 50s pop culture.  There are ample 50s style pin-up girls who get topless at the drop of a hat, vintage cars and clothes and numerous references to old 50s horror comic books.  This all adds up to surround the characters in an aesthetic of cool.  If you are familiar with the Japanese band Guitar Wolf, then you will get some idea of the movie's style just knowing that all three members act in the movie. 

The acting is good, the costumes are great, the aesthetic was successfully achieved and girls got naked.  Even the idea for story was interesting and not terribly written, but it did become somewhat awkward at times. 

Sore Losers is about a human-looking alien who had come to earth in the 50s to kill twelve beatniks.  He was unable to complete his assignment before his time ran out, so he was taken away.  The movie starts with him coming back in present day to finish the job.  He finds his immortal friend and the two of them set off to check out the current state of the world and complete his mission.  Along the way, the two break out of a run down asylum, meet up with a psychotic hippy-killing ex-con and do battle with enemy agents (played by members of Guitar Wolf).  Overall, this was a very watchable low-budget film!

Gore-o-meter rating: 2 out of 5 (there's very little gore, but there are several killings)

Skin-o-meter: 4.5 out of 5 (lots of pin-up girls and boobs)