DEATHSTALKER (1983) over and over to give this a look. So a special thanks to our buddy Erok at Theater of Guts for getting in my ear and recommending this wild flick.
The film focuses on Belinda “Billie” Clark (Karin Mani), a karate hottie who lives with her grandparents. She earns that description quickly as the first three minutes shows her topless and then beating the crap out of some guys trying to steal the wheels off her car. Apparently this angers the guys she emasculated so much that they go to complain to their gang leader, William “Scarface” Krug (Michael Wayne). When underling Tom complains she was a karate “tiger,” Krug says, “When I get done with that tiger, she’ll be nothing more than an alley cat.” Hmmm, a film where a guy named Tom has a boss named William? I could get into this. Krug and his crew decide the best course of action for revenge is to beat up Billie’s grandparents. They do this in rather quick fashion, resulting in granddad and grandma being beaten and stabbed while walking home with groceries at night. Oh, by the way, this all takes place in the first ten minutes of the film.
upcoming court date. It is warranted as Judge Taylor (Jay Walker) gives her a $500 fine and one year probation for preventing that rape. He also warns her that if he ever sees her in his court again, she’ll be in big trouble. To blow off some steam, Billie and Johnny head to a local dojo to throw each other around. They then head back to his pad where he woos her with champagne served in regular old drinking glasses. What? The fancy McDonalds glasses were dirty? Meanwhile, Krug breaks into the apartment of the intended rape target and intimidates her into not testifying against his pals. With the star witness unavailable, the defense attorney asks for the rape charges to be dropped and his defendants will agree to lesser charges of public intoxication. They end up getting a $250 fine and thirty days in jail… suspended! This sends Billie, who has just decided to show up and watch the trail with Johnny, into a rage and Judge Taylor sentences her to thirty days in jail. Hey, he said don’t show up in her court again, right?