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Watch This- 'Chuck Steel: Raging Balls of Steel Justice'

"It's not 1985 anymore... It's 1986". Chuck Steel is your classic 80's movie hero- a no-nonsense, doesn't-play-by-the-rules loose cannon of a cop, with a jaw that could have your eye out and a potty mouth.  Raging Balls of Steel Justice is a pitch-perfect parody of 1980's action cinema created in stop-motion. Despite its perfect recreation of a particular era in American cinema this short film actually comes from the unlikely source of Wales.

Written, directed by and starring Mike Mort, the film is a co-production between Immortal Pictures, Blue Dolphin and Animatrix. It packs in virtually every cliché of 80's movies from the mismatched partners- Steel is teamed up with a randy robot- to the corny one-liners. It's even got a spot-on soundtrack.


The animation is very impressive, but brings us a rarely seen side of stop-motion. This particular animation technique is not normally the medium of choice for action, but the majority of this short's running time is devoted to just that. With ultra-violence and enough cuss words to make Malcolm Tucker blush, Wallace and Gromit this ain't (although there's a hilarious nod to Nick Park's creations in there too).

The film screened at several festivals around the world and has even been shown on the UK movie channel Film 4. Following the success of the original, Mort and crew are currently working on a full-length feature sequel Chuck Steel: Night of The Trampires for release in 2017. We can't wait to see the return of Chuck! Check out the production Blog to keep up with the latest updates, or download the original film here.

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