Mask of Death

release year: 1996 (direct to video)
genre: action
viewing setting: home laserdisc, 7/27/97
what I expected: total cheese
what I got: minimally entertaining action movie

synopsis: After a cop's girlfriend and best friend are killed by a vicious criminal, the cop takes the (dead) criminal's face and identity, in order to stop his operation.

impressions: Despite ripping off about half the plot of Face/Off, this was actually a watchable movie.
acting: Lorenzo Lamas is...well, Lorenzo Lamas. He's got enough karate power to do convincing fight scenes, and enough presence to avoid being wooden.

final word: Worth watching a single time - the very definition of a C movie for me.

rating: C

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