DISK JOCKEYBalistic Entertainment
2005
NR

Usually, whenever I delve into these no-budget films that I usually get with those multi-movie packs for $20 from Mill Creek, I brace myself for a certain level of pain. Really, these things can run the gamut between mildly painful to make-the-hurting-STOP levels of excruciating pain. I try to get some kind of research behind the movie I’m about to watch, but more often than not, because of the independent nature of the flicks, there’s not much to go on outside of the websites dedicated to trash like these.

With a movie like Disk Jockey, which is part of the 50 movie Tomb Of Terrors pack I got not too long ago (it’s a tradition; every October around Halloween, I pick up some kind of cheep multi-movie horror pack to indulge my masochistic tendencies for bad genre movies), I must say it wasn’t really that bad. The story revolves around a couple of hitmen trying to get a disc with incriminating evidence, which has been surgically hidden inside the torso of the sister of the guy who has this information on them. And apparently they aren’t the only ones after the disc, as the wackiness ensues.

Disk Jockey is only an hour long, so the pace is rather brisk and gets to the point quickly. The film tries for that post-modern action technique that has been used by the likes of Guy Ritchie’s films, like breaking the fourth wall, characters understanding that they’re in a film (once it’s actually mentioned that there’s only an hour to the movie, so they’ve got to hurry up), freeze-framing for a bit of narrative dialogue between a main character and those watching the movie, that kind of thing. Problem is, mixed with the laughable acting and lame attempts at interjecting slapstick comedy in with the goings on, it fails rather miserably. One thing’s for certain, though, it’s short in the viewing, and doesn’t lag as badly as it could have. In the end, Disk Jockey is forgettable. Good for maybe one viewing, just for kicks and giggles. That’s it.