Written and Directed by Kansas Bowling
Distributed by Troma
Following a short and rather hilarious opening narration by Kadeem Hardison the audience is promptly introduced to Neandra a leader of a small collective of women known as the clan. Apparently they are wholly self sufficient a notion that flips the well respected historic communities consensus of early mankind gender specific duties/responsibilities on it's backside.
Rex is Neandra's man a strict rule of the clan is that no one glances at him let alone roll upon a bed of twigs entangled in his arms. Dyna is on trial for allowing herself to fall for the irresistible charms of Rex, a true playa with over the top flamboyant grace portrayed by Kaito Kaolin (and there I was thinking he had disappeared from the Hollywood limelight never to be seen again). After being found guilty Dyna is summarily disemboweled (a nice in between meals snack for the entire clan) then left for the crows. But her body disappears and it only gets stranger still as in it's place a large footprint remains, stark as a neon sign yelling danger, danger!
But are they safe? From this moment forth will stuffed tigers henceforth avoid the area for fear of being attacked, will Bamba be able to ever fully realize the product of her whittling attempts, will Dyna be able to find love postmortem, will Ho and Po ever be featured on a Dr Suess 'rock'? And just what is Rex's part in all this, is there a similarity to his character and one from a famous trial many moons ago (if the glove doesn't fit we must acquit).
All these, well perhaps not all, questions come close to being answered as the movie progresses. Others may well be pondered on at length until well after the movie has come to its stunning finale.
The acting is gloriously over the top, the outfits are vividly outrageous and a fantastic sense of outlandish humor is ever present one that even includes simple yet very effective quirky soundbites in just the right moment. To say that the story within BC Butcher is historically accurate may leave you wanting to ask some very simple questions;
Did Cromagnons have the capacity and technological means to form water bottles or for that matter hipster shades, and were 'outhouses' that looked oddly like Tuffsheds a thing back then?
Regardless of the answers Kansas has cemented herself as a director with the insight, the right tools, a knack to employ a humorous soundtrack and a blindingly bright future ahead in the vast B movie landscape. An arena that Troma proudly calls home and continues to excel in aiding others to navigate.
Purchase a copious amount of adult beverages, invite over some open minded friends, devise a drinking game that may well leave everyone 'hammered' and pop The BC Butcher into the DVD player.
Prepare for the kind of entertainment and silliness that only Mr. Kaufman and the Troma team (you can now add Kansas to that list) can sufficiently provide.
BC Butcher can also be found on Troma Now
But wait, it gets better the first month is a free trial and only $4.99 thereafter. - Cult
Kansas Bowling by Lloyd Kaufman.