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VHS FINDS: Commando Games (Deadly Pursuit) 1985 Movie

Over the summer, I stumbled onto a VHS copy of Deadly Pursuit while helping my Dad clean out his garage. I was sifting through a box of video cassettes and found the tape, having no knowledge of movie. I glanced at the back cover which seemed to feature someone familiar.

"That looks like Doug Stone," I said to myself. Then audibly I said, "IT IS DOUG STONE!" To my surprise, the cover read that the beloved voice of Matt Trakker in the 1985 M.A.S.K. animated series
was the star of the movie. I did a quick Google search and come to find out, the tape was an import from a Canadian movie original titled Commando Games

Thanks to the fan site Agents of M.A.S.K. that I created with my pal Wyatt, I had met Doug Stone in 2015 at Retro Con and became friends with him on Facebook. I reached out to Doug to get his take on the film:

I did plays and on-camera work in Canada before voice-over became my mainstay. This was a, 'straight-to-video' film back in the day. It played on Canadian TV a few times and then went to video. It was done on a very low budget. I believe it was shot in 1983, although it may have been 1984. The woman who played my wife ended up as my girl friend after we met doing this movie.

I believe I did three films for that company. The other two I did with them were, Death In Hollywood and Shock Chamber. Both titles may have changed. Someone wrote a book about straight to video horror films and included Shock Chamber in it. I was interviewed for it. I did a 1/2 hr. privately funded film for the same director who did Shock Chamber, called, Transplant. I don't know where it might be available.

Doug went onto say about the films...

The budget was tiny. The sound is atrocious as is the makeup. But, it helped pay the bills, got me some credits and enabled some of my theater friends, who I introduced to the production company, to get work.

I was very grateful for him to give me some insight about the movie. What's even crazier is the tape I found in Central PA once belonged to a video rental store in Alpharetta, GA. I have no idea how it made its way to my Dad's collection but it was a fun discovery nonetheless.

I've uploaded Deadly Pursuit to the Rediscover the '80s channel on YouTube and you can also watch it below. I was able to find Shock Chamber aka Greedy Terror on YouTube as well. I'm on hunt for the others he mentioned in our conversation so let me know if you have any information about them. Enjoy the movie!

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