Lazer Us

DVD Release: September 9, 2014
Lazer Us
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Synopsis

Jimi Lazer is famous: to a few people. His plans to become famous to a lot of people, however, include sacrificing the ones who need him most. Now it’s a race against the devil to possess the guitar that’s causing all the trouble. Little does he realize that breaking his curse is as easy as raising the dead.

Dove Review

This is a very unique and original movie filmed in a style that could only be called a “moving graphic novel.” It stars Robbie Beniuk as Jimi Lazer, the Jimi Hendrix of his day, who makes a deal with the devil to become famous. And what is the price? His firstborn child must die and be claimed by the devil. We hear Satan’s voice as a low sounding and malevolent one. The movie points out that Hendrix and Kurt Cobain died at age 27 and the question soon begs to be asked: will Jimi’s daughter, now an adult, die by age 27? Jimi has refused to play his guitar because of his love for his daughter. He wants to make sure he can’t become famous. He even dismantles it and places the separate pieces in various locations. When Zmoothie, his daughter (Amy Landon) approaches her birthday the devil demands his due. But a man named Freedom, wants to offer himself as a sacrifice for her. Will it be possible? Does it happen?

You will have to watch the movie to find out. “Lazer Us: The Legend of Jimi Lazer” is an off-beat movie, with some unusual symbolism at times including falling pebbles and an hourglass tipping sideways. We also hear a baby crying but learn it is from a tape and is not really a baby. A man also talks and sings and sounds like Johnny Cash. The theme is that Jesus was and is the sacrifice for man’s sins. We are awarding our Dove Seal to the film for ages twelve plus, due to the brief use of language and the darker theme of the spiritual battle for Zmoothie’s soul.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Fool-1; H-1; H (word seen on paper)-1
Violence: A man is electrocuted and dies although the electrocution is not seen; a comment about killing someone on sight; a man puts a drill close to a man's wrist and a man counters with a chainsaw; man held against wall.
Drugs: A man places a cigarette in his mouth several times and has it in his ear and almost lights it once but doesn't; cigarette butts are seen in a container; a woman at a meeting says she's been clean from drugs for seven weeks.
Nudity: None
Other: A man makes a deal with the devil; a man mentions he got into trouble for trying to raise the dead; a serpent ear ring is seen; the devil's voice is heard; it's said that 5% of a man's guitar talent is demonic; a skull is seen at what looks like a funhouse; someone comments that it was "a witch or something"; a talk about back-masking in music; a comment about people losing their religion; the no symbol (a round circle with a line through it) is placed over the words "gospel music"; on a piece of paper it says, "Remove all religious tattoos...or else"; a man with a weapon threatens, "I'll send us all to Hell" but he doesn't use it; a man spits.

Info

Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: R. M. M Munoz
Director: Mann Munoz
Producer: Roberto Munoz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter