Do you know when you have a great producer on your hands? I think it’s when the wait between releases seems interminable. Well it’s feels like forever since we’ve seen a new Stormy Tempest film, and I’m pleased to announce that Cult Retro has finally released Stormy Tempest: Prisoner in the Present.
The last time we saw Stormy was in the film Stormy Tempest: Torment in Time. That episode had an injured Stormy Tempest being chased by the Gorla Monks and trapped in a drug induced peril nightmare.
After a tremendous opening credit sequence that looks like it could have been made by studio professionals, we get a little exposition from two Gorla monks who have had no success in tracking Stormy down. We are then introduced to a character by the name of Lacy Slater. The actress who plays her is a blonde bombshell and fills out what her character considers a Stormy Tempest costume quite nicely.
We finally catch up with Stormy who is still fading in and out of her peril filled consciousness. If you remember the last episode, Stormy’s outfit was slowly being stripped off of her. Thing are taken up a notch in this episode, because it all comes off and comes off quickly. Stormy is completely stripped of her outfit. Be advised that this scene is very much PG-13 and is shot tastefully—mostly from behind.
Stormy awakens, still under the protection of Edward Karbunkle at his home. She jumps in and out of her mind-controlled torment but eventually summons the willpower to escape. While the Gorla Monks continue their pursuit, we learn that Lacy Slater is crushing on Edward only to be put off time and again because of his fascination with Stormy.
That’s about it for this episode. You may notice that I didn’t write about any intense action scenes, and that’s because there weren’t any. This episode’s main thrust is story; it has interesting characters, good acting, and much more of the mental torment/peril that occurred in the last episode.
I wouldn’t let the lack of action put you off from checking this one out. The production values are first rate, and the sheer scope of this story has been fantastic to watch. There is an entertaining blooper reel and a trailer that indicates the next episode will be heavy on the action. A scene in the trailer shows that the character of Lacy will somehow be gaining superhuman powers, so that should be interesting.
I understand that great work takes time, but my only hope is that the next episode comes out much more quickly. It’s only been a few hours since I watched this film and the wait for the next episode is already killing me. Unless you go by the internet name of mauro, I highly recommend this episode.