Heroine Legends has released the third and final installment in its Cast of Shadows: Ground Zero series (review below) and has announced a new feature called Cast of Shadows: The Demon Within, which features a Supergirl-type of character (and two new actresses).
Cast of Shadows: The Demon Within (Preview)
Cast of Shadows: The Demon Within – Story Description
Vega, who has escaped Allura’s grasp and returned to Earth, is drawn by Allura’s plan to kidnap her friend Charlene. After being captured and tortured, an evil version is created through a radioactive transmission of Hyperyite– fragmented from her home planet. Vega’s new goal is to stop the completely evil polar-opposite version of herself before Dark Vega can unleash chaos on Earth.
Cast of Shadows: Ground Zero 3 (Review by Sidekick)
Heroine Legends is back with the third episode of their Ground Zero series. There’s more fighting, more babes, and another visit to that park where I don’t think anyone should ever go under any circumstances. Just a dangerous place to be.
Instead of a normal review, I’m going to break down the multitude of fights in this episode. There is a lot of story mixed in with the fighting but I don’t want to spoil what I thought were some neat twists so we’ll just stick to covering what we cover best. Violence.
Fight #1 – M/F – Jade, an absolute stunning woman takes on a mercenary/soldier type. They exchange some punches and kicks until the mercenary locks Jade in a bearhug. The mercenary follows up with some kicks to the stomach but Jade is able to retaliate with a low blow. Please note, this is a low blow delivered by the female to a male and not the other way around. After a short break in the action the mercenary strangles Jade for a bit, but using her sex appeal, she is able to turn the tables and punches him unconscious.
Fight #2 – F/F Jade takes on Iris, who’s mother obviously didn’t teach her to daughter how to dress appropriately. Thank you Iris’s mom. There’s a lot of punching, kicking, and girl tennis match type grunting in this fight. The girls do have an exchange of low blows, an exchange that Iris gets the better of. Iris stays mostly in control of things until the arrival of Petunia.
Using her formidable telekinetic powers, Petunia traps Jade against a big rock and delivers multiple low blows to the heroine. It’s only with the fortunate arrival of Nightshadow that Jade is able to break free and that leads us to…
Fight#3 – F/F vs. F Kicks, punches, dodges, and blocks galore. Plus a little strangulation scene. Petunia dominates a good deal of this fight and in a fun little moment uses her powers to ram the heroines heads together.
I think this is an entertaining entry in the Ground Zero mythology. All of the girls are beautiful, talented actresses, and each can hold her own in a fight scene. I think this will be a seminal film for low blow enthusiasts who enjoy Heroine Legends films, because there are plenty to see. I have no real negatives to bring up with one exception. The Heroine Legends universe is huge. There is a mind-numbingly large roster of characters, and even someone like me who has gotten a look at every episode is having a hard time remembering ever character’s motivation. Just something I thought I would point out as a fan.