- Directed by Thomas Lawes, Adam Trotman
Demagogue (1998) -- A presumed humourous New Wave black comedy. The plot capitalises on the modern fears of genetic engineering and the modern obsession with alien happenings, with large doses of Tom Sharpe type attempts at farce thrown in. This is also mixed with references to modern cult gangster movies. This does not mean it succeeds at being a black comedy or farce, it should be said. Very broadly speaking, a secret organisation under cover of a cult religiousorganisation is breeding genetically altered humanoids in an attempt to produce a life form capable of communicating with aliens they believe will land on earth. They have fully guarded premises run by a dominatrix and supervised by a psychotic gardener. Intruders are routinely extinguished by spade, trowel, rocket powered forks and homing medallions. The plot continues with a mixture of attempts at farce and gun battles along the lines of Hong Kong gangster movies until an unexpected climax occurs. This film succeeds in the way the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes does. The set construction would seem to share a similar philosophy.
Demagogue DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 7/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.