Starring: Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek
Warner Home Video
RRP: 15.99
Certificate: 12
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South Dakota, 1959. Kit, who has killed several people, and his new girlfriend Holly, who watched him do it, are adrift in a double fantasy of crime and punishment across South Dakota and Montana. They're playing make-believe but the bullets and bloodshed are very real...

Badlands was inspired by true events, the plot and lead characters of Kit and Holly are based on Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate, who in 1958 embarked on a murder spree that horrified the country.

Probably more a "chick flick" than a movie for the guys, this illustrates wonderfully why we should, as our mother's warn us, "Stay away from that sort".

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek are wonderful as the two lovers for whom nothing else matter but their happiness - which as you can imagine is not destined to last forever.

Extras include a very dated trailer and a documentary which interviews some of the cast and crew. Although I thought a documentary on Starkweather and Fugate would have been an interesting addition, sadly there isn't one.

A great release, but with few extras.

Amber Leigh

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