Not so long ago I treated myself to a cute Girls-With-Guns-Actioner. Like Albert Pyun, director Cirio H. Santiago is also a constant film maker who, from time to time, delivers good B-Actioners with his limited resources just to sweeten the nights of all long term video rental users. Same her with SILK which even implied a sequel…
Silk is a tough Cop – strong backcombed gelled hair, tight top, fluffy jacket – and always ready to blow bad Hawaiians crooks brain out. So right from the beginning directly in the pre-title sequence the ordinary clichés are borrowed when a heavily armed gang keeps a bunch of cops covered way before the heroine takes care of the situation. In the further progress of events there are no more surprises, what is not so bad for the moment. There is a conspiracy as well as two murderous killers, to be investigated respectively to be finished off. All in all a cute B-Actioner with some bloody incidents, nice car stunts and some banging. It is entertaining and with leading actress Cec Verrell alone worth a view.
Compared with the US-Tape (New Horizon, rated-R) I can state that the German Version (Starlight, German rating age 18) isn't cut at all and represents so the unrated version!
As the guy gets stabbed to death in his bed, a close-up view of the insertion site is missing in the US version where blood bubbles out the wound on to the wallpaper.
( 1,5 sec. )
Only the German Version shows the slash wound in the head when the dead body is turned around.
( 5 sec. )
The slaying at the restroom - the US version terminates right at the moment when the two killer grab their victims hairs to bash his head against the lavatory. Only in the original version they smash the skull against the lavatory and the victim obviously sinks dead to the floor. A momentary glimpse from both killers, they wash their hands and leave. Finally a close-up view of the dead body’s skull before the US version continues.
( 20,5 sec. )
Once again there is the dead killer in a pool of blood.
( 2,5 sec. )
The second killer rushes up to Silk who then shoots (slow motion). The beginning of the scene when the guy gets hit in his shoulder and blood spatters is missing.
( 1 sec. )