Under the Radar DVD of the Week: 'NYC: Tornado Terror'
This week, the most offbeat DVD to appear on release lists is:
“NYC: Tornado Terror”
Lifelong residents of Oklahoma’s tornado alley might find a chuckle or two in this 2008 made-for-TV disaster tale of New Yorkers bracing for the big one to descend on the Big Apple.
When little whirlwinds and dust devils start turning up around Times Square, the mayor and other officials dismiss them as harmless weather events. But sexy meteorologist Nicole de Boer (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “The Dead Zone”) knows that global warming presages something far worse for NYC.
Soon enough, a super cell of raging twisters descends on Manhattan, sending New Yorkers into a frenzy and threatening the city’s very existence – that is, unless this intrepid meteorologist and her deputy mayor husband can discover a way to calm Mother Nature’s fury.
Hungarian director Tibor Takacs appears to be a veritable prophet of doom and an old hand at these nature run-amok movies. His recent credits include titles such as “Meteor Storm,” “Mega Snake,” “Ice Spiders,” “The Black Hole,” “Nature Unleashed: Earthquake,” “Rats,” “Tornado Warning” and an apparent attempt to one-up “The Fly” titled “Mansquito.”
“NYC: Tornado Terror” is not rated and runs 90 minutes. It’s being released by Monarch Entertainment for a suggested retail price of $24.95.
- Dennis King
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