“Omega Doom” is a post-apocalyptic version of “Fist Full of Dollars” (1964) (which in turn is a remake of “Yojimbo” from 1961) with an all-cyborg cast. Rutger Hauer plays a cyborg who pits a cyborg gang called “Droids” against another cyborg gang called “Roms.” Also the love interest is a cyborg. A severed robotic head provides comic relief.
Continuing the trend of stealing from Japan, “Blind Fury” enters in as an American remake of “Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman” a long running series about a blind Zen warrior. Updating the plot into the context of the 1980’s, director Phillip Noyce makes the protagonist a blind Vietnam vet (who still wields a sword, mind you) and gives the entire cast mullets.
Neither film can be judged in conventional terms of quality or taste, so I will have them compete in terms of screenshots and provide assistive comments.
In the distant future, a killer robot named Omega Doom (left) fights hand-to-hand with a human rebel (right) on a mountain of corpses.
Struck by a laser from a neaby foe, Omega Doom is dazed and suddenly benevolent. It is time for him to set out and play all the cyborg factions against each other in a massive civil war (actually there are only seven enemy robots ever shown but you get the idea).