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Beyond Max: MegaForce & The New Barbarians

  • Freddy's Bar 627 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

It’s August – time to get out that bad-ass headband, kick out the jams, and rev up your dystopian hogs! There’s no better way to escape the dog daze in the city then to lose yourself in these two ludicrous Mad Max-‘inspired’ rip-roaring rip-offs. Trust us – stuff will blow up real good.

First up – it’s the one-of-kind MEGAFORCE (1982). From Hal Needham, the stuntman-turned-director and best pal of Burt Reynolds, this film exploits more genres than you can count, blowing them all sky-high in its inept ‘80s action fever dream. Our hero Barry Bostwick is the strapping super-soldier from a secret army sent to rescue a kidnapped space princess from the dastardly Gamibian villain Henry Silva, using state-of-the-art cardboard ‘super-vehicles.’ His crack team includes Michael ‘XANADU’ Beck, and of course, KNIGHT RIDER’s Devon (Edward Mulhare.) The film’s tagline says it all – ‘Deeds Not Words.’

Then we head back to the desert for the infamous THE NEW BARBARIANS (1983) (aka WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND) In the year 2019 (!) a nuclear war has left humanity reduced a few savage, struggling tribes – sound familiar? – who must defend themselves against the deadly, marauding Templars. Italian-made and starring Blaxploitation hero Fred Williamson, it features guys shooting flaming arrows from motorcycles that impale other shirtless dudes so they can steal their women, while speaking badly-dubbed English. In short – a classic.

Want to see Freddy’s Back Room turn into Thunderdome? Then join us for these two brawny, brainless blow-ups! Elixirs will be served at Happy Hour rates, and delicious fare carved fresh from the kitchen. Trivia and exciting prizes will award the triumphant. Deeds Not Words!

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