Stormy Tempest – Women of Tomorrow from Cult Retro

by Sidekick

CR ST WOT 3 175x97 Stormy Tempest   Women of Tomorrow from Cult RetroThank God for quick turnarounds. Cult Retro is back with another entry in the Stormy Tempest series, and it’s a winner. Stormy Tempest: Women of Tomorrow is easily one of their best mixes of story, peril, great FX and girl power, and it’s sure to please fans of the series.

When the story resumes, Stormy is still hiding out from the Gorla Monks at the home of Edward Karbunkle. If you remember the last episode, Edward is being romantically pursued by the beautiful Lacey Slater. In an attempt to impress Edward, Lacey donned a knock off Stormy Tempest costume not knowing Edward had the real Stormy stowed away at his house. This kind of backfires on Lacey as the Gorla Monks mistake her for the real Stormy Tempest.

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Back at Edward’s, Stormy is still falling into those peril filled delusions that she was suffering through in previous episodes. It more mental peril as she struggles in vain to reach for her belt. In the delusion the belt is basically a symbol of her self confidence. It’s a simple yet well designed scene and the beautiful Nicola Rae plays it perfectly. The scene ends with Stormy breaking out of the delusion and her confidence is restored.

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Meanwhile, the Gorla Monks have a powerful weapon at their disposal. It’s a device that gives the user twenty minutes of Superman like powers. One of the monks puts it on and flies off to capture Stormy.

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Lacey shows up at Edward’s house and finds Stormy in a state on undress after taking a bath. A devastated Lacey runs away and she is confronted by the “super” monk. He lifts her by the throat, knocks her out, picks her up in a cradle and flies off.

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The Gorla army reconvenes and discovers that they have targeted the wrong woman. The real Stormy is still safe at Edward’s and learning about the pleasures of alcohol intoxication. Lacey is about to be killed when she grabs the device off the monks, granting her incredible powers.

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The next scene is the highlight of the film and quite frankly the best put together action sequence I’ve ever seen in the genre. Seriously, I would put it up against anything Zen Pictures has ever done. It’s a wonderful display of what a gifted internet producer is capable of as Lacey absolutely tears apart the Gorlar army. Pretty much every Superman like power is on display here. Super strength, super speed, super breath, flight, laser vision, x-ray vision, super hearing, invulnerability, you name it, it’s in the scene.

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The monks attempt multiple times to take Lacey down. Their lasers simply bounce off of her. The hit her with blunt weapons and punches, none of which have any effect. She just systematically takes them down with every power in her arsenal and it’s just magnificent. The actress that plays Lacey, Aliya Hayes, is ridiculously good looking and does incredible work here. I know Cult Retro already has a lot on their plate, but if they ever do foray into the superheroine genre, they have a perfect actress at their disposal.

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I was hoping that Lacey was going to fly off and lay the smack down on Stormy for messing with her man. Stormy versus a Supergirl type character would have been epic as I don’t think we have seen any F/F peril in the Stormy Tempest series. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. Oh, well. Maybe someday.

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The film ends with another display of Lacey’s super strength and a to be continued. The next episode is the finale of the second season and a trailer at the end shows that Stormy gets physically involved more than she has been lately. This was just another stellar piece of work by Cult Retro. Bravo. I swear, five years ago I would have never imagined we would have so many high end producers. I thought fans of this genre were doomed to a lifetime of no talent models fighting each other in a cheap motel rooms. Thank God for producers like Cult Retro.

Buy Stormy Tempest: Women of Tomorrow at Cult Retro

{ 15 comments }

1 Rye April 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

Bravo guys! This looks fucking tight!
Great looking superheroine, great costume, cool effects. Just wish I got to hear her voice in the trailer.

Rye

2 CultRetro April 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

Thanks Rye!
I wanted to mention that while the trailer features many effects shots, it actually shows less than 1/4 of the over 130 FX shots in the film itself. And there are indeed sound effects and more than a few words in the movie also. :) Lacey is a unique and fun character and Aliya Hayes is adorable. Her voice is as cute as the rest of her.

This was a MONUMENTAL amount of FX work and we are extremely proud of this film across the board. Whether or not we try to do something like this again will depend entirely upon the success of this clip. Our intention when we filmed this way back in 2010 was to spin Lacey (and other girls) and her WarMech device off into a new series. We have big plans if this is something people want to see. Let us know!

Thanks for the great review Sidekick!
The WarMech device is kind of like a Green Lantern ring. It creates weaponry based upon the user’s desires. Lacey had “supergirl” on the brain, so that’s how she uses it in this film, but it can do pretty much anything… for 20 minutes. Hopefully we can explore this more down the line.

Stormy F/F combat is coming! In Season 3 Stormy will encounter Velocity Blaze, another Space Patrol officer (remember Stormy herself is now an outlaw). Velocity is more powerful than Stormy and it’s a brutal fight. Season 3 has more peril than anything we’ve done before.

We are also gearing up to film Stormy’s Season FOUR at the end of April, which will pit Stormy against Astra (played by the brunette AngelAvenger Ashley Wilson) and also Stormy’s archenemey from the comics Leatheretta (played hopefully by new AngelAvenger MetalGypsy, if we can get the scheduling to work out). LOTS of catfights and chaos!

3 Mike April 9, 2012 at 10:13 am

Will this Lacey character be getting more ko’s in upcoming episodes?

4 Sidekick April 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

@Cult Retro

WarMech!! I wanted to use the name in the review but I couldn’t be 100% sure that was what the monks were saying. That’s why I kept on calling it a “device.” Sorry about that.

After I write a review and it gets posted I always find at least three things that I could have written better. Let me just say that Lacey not going to beat on Stormy didn’t hurt the film. It’s amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. I just like to see some f/f peril from time to time. It’s a nice change of pace.

Season 3 sounds amazing. I look forward to the Velocity Blaze vs. Stormy fight. Velocity Blaze is a great character name. I know you released some season 3 promotional materials. Has there been anything released on Velocity Blaze as of yet or is it too soon for that?

5 CultRetro April 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

@ Mike
Lacey appears briefly in the next episode to close out the season, but that’s all we’ve filmed with her for now. Whether or not we see her in her own episode/series later will depend upon fan feedback. I assume we can put you down as a vote for another Lacey ko scene… therefore a vote for a future Lacey episode?

@ Sidekick
We would have loved to have filmed Stormy interacting with Lacey, but the filming schedule for the two girls didn’t work out. i think you’ll like the Velocity Blaze episode though. I don’t want to promote that yet, since Blaze doesn’t show up for another 4 episodes. (Season 2 finale, then Clayton the Sleeper, then swamp monster, then Blaze).

6 Sidekick April 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

@Cult Retro

Understood. Can’t wait for it. And you have a vote from me for Lacey doing anything.

7 Mike April 9, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I’d absolutely love to see a future Lacey episode! Especially if there are ko’s with her in that outfit!

8 Lake April 10, 2012 at 3:44 am

Granted, this looks an amazing production, but from the reviews, trailer, and comments it does not contain enough of what I like in order to buy it. The sound of the F/F confrontations coming in season 3 and beyond, though, sounds more my kind of thing and so I hope to jump onto the bandwagon then.

9 Helstar April 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Instant buy for me ;) more girl powerrrrrr

10 Agent E-45 April 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

F/F fights? Lots of them? Then I will be buying lots of videos.

Lots of F/F fights involving lots of F/F lowblows?
Then I will be REALLY buying lots of the videos.

11 Whitman April 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

Agreed with Agent E-45!

12 CultRetro April 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

This release is now our bestseller by a HUGE margin. Thank you everyone for your support!

@Mike
We’ll see what we can do

@Lake
See you in Season 3

@Helstar
Thanks for your support and for posting here!

@Agent E-45 and Whitman
There actually is a low blow in the Velocity Blaze episode. I wouldn’t call it a lot, but there is one during the fight.

13 Whitman April 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

Thanks CultRetro! Can you post a link to the velocity blaze episode? I can’t seem to find it on your site.

14 CultRetro April 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

@Whitman
Sorry, I was not very clear in that post. The Velocity Blaze episode has not yet been released. It is the third episode of Season 3. We still have one left to go in Season 2 so you’ve got several months wait. Thanks for your interest!

15 Reacherfan April 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

Looks awesome! I love that there is a reaching scene as well.

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