Two years after a comet strikes the earth, the population has dwindled, and disease has run rampant in a darkened, lawless world of violence. A bounty hunter named Roland is out to avenge the death of his brother. With the... more » assistance of his sister-in-law, Christine, Roland must find one of the seven humans carrying the antibody to the deadly disease. Meanwhile, Little Ray is trying to kill off the seven in an attempt to rule the world. When Christine learns that she is pregnant and that the baby is likely to have the antibody gene, she becomes a target of Little Ray, who kidnaps her. Now, Roland must save her, the baby and perhaps the last hope for mankind. Gary Daniels, Bryan Genesse, Barbara Crampton.« less
Mike A. (DragonDeadite) from LUBBOCK, TX Reviewed on 12/28/2007...
Quite possible the worst movie ever, Cold Harvest involves unlikely plot twists, impossible story direction, and a cast that would be better suited for latin soap-operas. At points in the movie I and my family were able to quote what the characters were going to say without having ever seen the movie before, making it as mundane and boring as could possibly be. If you are incredibly bored and feel like wasting time and money, see this movie just for the pure fact that you will never see another movie that is worse. -DragonDeadite
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4 out of 5 for action only
Preston Downey | Torrance, CA USA | 04/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This has got to be one of Gary Daniels best movies. The story was okay, the acting average, but the action and martial arts was way above average! The only bad thing in this movie was Daniels western theme song which was so annoying. However the shootouts where great especially when Gary Daniels flipped off a wall shooting a guy behind him during the flip! So far I have never seen something like that even in Hong kong movies! So buy this movie for its great sound and great action. P.S. The end fight between Daniels and the villian is top notch!"
It's all about taste!
W.C. III | South Ozone | 09/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Due to the nature of low budget films, some film directors do not get the opportunity to bring more to the screen and show the true potential of a film project;...Such is the case of "Cold Harvest", a low budget martial arts action thriller which attempts to combine the post-apocalyptic feel of "The Road Warrior" with elements of the old-western frontier and stylized martal arts action.
Because of under-average production quality, an underdeveloped storyline and script, under-average music, and poor acting from the extras and a few of the lead actors, "Cold Harvest" ultimately suffers from a lot of mediocrity, which leaves much of the film's true potential to be desired. Fortunately however, what saves the film from being almost unenjoyable is the much improved fight choreography and stuntwork that is desperately needed for western action cinema, combined with the efforts of stuntman and co-founder of the extreme martial arts stunt team "Alpha Stunts" Akihiro "Yuji" Noguchi, along with slick editing and great foley mixing, and the athletic talents of Gary Daniels and Bryan Genese.
If you don't mind watching a film with great action sequences despite the flaws that result from a low budget, then Cold Harvest will make a great addition to add to your collection.
V. P Williams | Puyallup, WA USA | 08/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For you Gary Daniels fans this is a must see. This is probably the best movie he has in his filmology. You will not be disappointed with this one."
Weak weak, and more weak
SRFireside | Houston, TX United States | 09/15/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Gee... where do I begin? I suppose I can sum Cold Harvest in one word: Craptacular. It's a low budget movie, but that's not why it is bad. It's a clichéd action flick, but surprisingly enough that's not why Cold Harvest is bad either. It's bad because it performs so low on categorically every aspect of film making whatever decent stuff there is (and there are only a few) doesn't stand much of a chance to get around the lame script production values.
Isaac Florentine is known for using B-movie production values and over the top martial arts. This has brought him success with his work on the Power Rangers. This time it doesn't work. For one the script is awful. It's hardly more than just a series of action scenes hardly tied together with some sort of cookie cutter plot that seems to show up in lots of post apocalyptic movies. As a matter of fact this movie hardly qualifies as a science fiction aside from an intro talking about a comet and a plague. Half the scenes could be completely thrown away and you wouldn't miss it in the continuity. While it's a little interesting seeing an old west style angle in the plot it doesn't go anywhere aside from the props and spaghetti western stare down contests. The characters are one-dimensional and play out their roles with as much depth as wax paper. I am not talking about the acting, which is mostly canned but does have some pretty decent moments. I am talking about the script. Cold Harvest is written badly. It's a sad day when the only character development you see is from a side character talking about noses.
The sets are laughably cheap. You can see the bricks are painted on plaster walls. The sound effects are so bad they are laughable, especially the blatant abuse of using the 'whoosh' sound every time someone moves. Continuity? Don't look here for it. The old west guns they like so much in this movie seem to be able to load themselves magically. I counted at least 10 bullets coming out of a six round revolver more than once in this movie. And when they are actually fighting our hero, Roland (Gary Daniels), they forget to bring the guns and just go martial arts on each other. Real smart boys. The action is admittedly pretty cool even if it gets way over the top at times. The fighting parts look cool but the stunts coming from it like the flips and spins from getting hit can get pretty cheesy. Also there are scenes where stunts are done that really don't fit. I found myself scratching my head wondering what just happened. This movie seems more like a showcase for stunt men than anything else.
This movie pretty much sucks aside from the martial arts. If you are really into martial arts and can ignore EVERYTHING else then you just might like Cold Harvest. If you have any need for a decent script or production values you can forget it. Of course this movie would be great fodder for Mystery Science Theater 3000 so those of you who like making fun of cheesy movies can have something new on your list with this one.
So action-packed, it's a comedy...
John Ferri | Stevenson Ranch, California United States | 06/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're into action-packed movies that make you laugh at their lack of action and failed attempts to grip the audience, then you need Cold Harvest. Before one even watches this movie, a close reading of the synopsis on the back cover, reveals everything anyone would want to know about the movie, maybe too much. There are many serious, dramatic scenes in this movie, which bring the audience to laughter:The infamous 19-shot revolver, the innocent homeless man getting kicked over early in the movie, the mysterious man with a cord coming out of his back, the motorcycle rider that briefly forgets Roland's location after giving him the fiercest expression one could ever imagine, the magical moving mirror hanging on the wall in the highly emotional "beautiful back" scene, the highly skilled two-story-jumping ninjas, the painting-like acting of Gary Daniels, and the non-stop back-flipping action fed to us by the stunt men.This movie is entertaining and is a source for many inside jokes between the viewers. This movie gets three stars for being a comedy and one for an action movie."