Demonic Toys ★½ 1990 (R)
The possessed play-things attack a bunch of unfortunates in a warehouse, and pumped-up lady cop Scoggins deserves an award for keeping a straight face. Skimpily scripted gore from the horror assembly-line at Full Moon Productions. Far more entertaining are the multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes on the tape. 86m/C VHS, DVD . Richard Speight Jr., Tracy Scoggins, Bentley Mitchum, Michael Russo, Jeff Weston, Daniel Cerny, PeteR Schrum; D: Peter Manoogian. Demonlover CC 2002 Big business meets the high-stakes game of high tech Internet pornography and results in a confusing, unnecessarily violent thriller. Nielsen plays Diane, a corporate spy acting as an assistant to Henri-Pierre Volf (Malar-tre), the head of multinational conglomerate VolfGroup. VolfGroup threatens to take over TokyoAnime, producers of revolutionary, animated 3-D smut, which sparks rival companies Mangatronics and Demonlover to get nasty. Nasty pretty much sums up just about all the characters and the rest of the action throughout, led by the particularly immoral Diane. Characters are totally devoid of sympathy while the plot begins to totally unravel halfway through. 120m/C VHS, DVD . FR Connie Nielsen, Charles Berling, Chloe Sevigny, Gina Gershon, Dominique Reymond, Jean-Baptiste Ma-lartre; D: Olivier Assayas; W: Olivier Assayas; C: Denis Lenoir; M: Sonic Youth.