Oblivion 2: Backlash

Oblivion 2: Backlash is a 1996 American direct-to-video Space Western film directed by Sam Irvin, written by Peter David and starring Richard Joseph Paul, Jackie Swanson, Maxwell Caulfield and Musetta Vander. It was produced by Full Moon Entertainment and was shot in Romania. It is a sequel to the 1994 film Oblivion.

Oblivion 2: Backlash
Directed bySam Irvin
Produced byAlbert Band (co-producer)
Charles Band (executive producer)
Peter David (co-producer)
Debra Dion (co-producer)
Oana Paunescu
Vlad Paunescu
Written byPeter David
Charles Band (story)
Mark Goldstein (story)
John Rheaume (story)
Greg Suddeth (story)
StarringRichard Joseph Paul
Andrew Divoff
George Takei
Julie Newmar
Isaac Hayes
Musetta Vander
Meg Foster
Music byPino Donaggio
CinematographyAdolfo Bartoli
Edited byAndy Horvitch
Production
company
Distributed byFull Moon Entertainment
The Kushner-Locke Company
Release date
  • April 2, 1996 (1996-04-02)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States

The main cast of the original film reprise their roles in the sequel, with the addition of Maxwell Caulfield as a new antagonist.

SynopsisEdit

The film begins shortly after the events of the first film. The setting is the alien-western world of Oblivion.

A suave, yet lethal bounty hunter named Sweeney arrives to arrest the seductive outlaw Lash on multiple charges, including murder. Sweeney is the deadliest bounty hunter in the universe, and despite appearing as an English dandy, is something far more sinister.

Lash, who just "inherited" a mine of Derconium (the most valuable mineral in the universe) from Crowley in a game of cards, meets up with Redeye's brother, Jaggar.

Sherriff Zack had killed Redeye in a duel in the previous film. Jaggar wants the mine for himself and use its ore to rule the galaxy.

Miss Kitty, owner of the local bar/cathouse reveals to Zack that she is a wanted woman.

A fight develops over Lash between the sheriff of Oblivion (Zack), Jaggar and Sweeney. In the resulting battle, Miss Kitty is apparently killed. With Jaggar defeated, Sweeney departs.

Miss Kitty, alive, makes an appearance at her own funeral.

CastEdit


ProductionEdit

Filmed in Romania at the same time as the original Oblivion.

ReceptionEdit

TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars. liking the cast but finding they had little to work with.[1] Entertainment Weekly found the film "nerd-fun", but commented that the film was padded and that the sex scene was unnecessary.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Backlash: Oblivion 2 | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
  2. ^ "Backlash: Oblivion 2". EW.com.

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