Halloween Disc-A-Day: Day 4 Rottweiler

This project is an attempt to help me get dvds that for one reason or another I’ve never seen off of my shelf and give them a watch.  Today’s pick is Rottweiler.

IMDb: Rottweiler (10 June 2005 (Spain))
Dante travels across a desolate, futuristic Spain in search of his girlfriend, Ula. He is pursued by a bloodthirsty, cybernetic Rottweiler.

From the title, you would think that you know the movie but it’s not really that at all.  There is an element of the animal attack films that were so popular after Jaws, but this is much closer related to the Terminator.  My pet terminator, K900, living fur over metal endoskeleton.  The dog’s owner is Paul Naschy, Spain’s equivalent of Boris Karloff or Lon Chaney.  He, of course, is the villain but is barely in the movie.  Most of the film’s time is spent with our hero in various stages of undress and the dog effects of the following kinds: real dog with or without prostethics glued to it’s face, hand puppet dog head, and digital dog.  None of these effects are pulled off well and overall nothing else is able to save the movie.  However, I can’t hate a movie that is this unabashedly weird.  That will always win me over to an extent.  I’m glad I have this, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else.

The movie was directed by Brian Yuzna.  We talked about some other films he directed or produced like Re-Animator, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, and Society on Motion Picture Meltdown.  Check them out.

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