Reading the synopsis & watching the trailer for this movie, I had to stop and think for a while as to whether or not I should post this here or at Brutal As Hell. It certainly looks more than a little dark and weird, as befits the horror sensibilities of that site. But hey, it may be a bit premature of me to assume that Ka-Boomski has so clearly defined a personality just yet. The Perfect Sleep has all the film noir staples of classic cars, glamourous dames and hard-boiled tough guys, and from the look of things also has its fair share of cans of whoop-ass being opened. I'd say that works for Ka-Boomski.
It's the directorial debut of Jeremy Alter, written by Anton Pardoe who also plays the lead, and co-starring Roslyn Sanchez, Partick Bachau, Peter J Lucas and Michael Pare. No, I'm not familiar with any of them either. But for the many of us who are long since sick of waiting for Sin City 2 to materialise (I for one am coming around to thinking it never will), could The Perfect Sleep be the next best thing? Judging by the cover art, somebody certainly wants us to think so; though the image is a little more reminiscent of The Spirit. I couldn't really pass comment as I've still yet to brave The Sprirt, but I'm given to understand that holding your movie up to it as an indication of quality might not be the best marketing move...
The Perfect Sleep (tbc) is released on DVD (£15.99) by Icon Home Entertainment on 26th July