Overlooked and Underrated Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Werner Herzog’s beautifully bizarre Nicolas Cage-starrer, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans.”
Herzog’s non-sequel to Abel Ferrera’s Bad
Lieutenant is one of the wildest flyers a director has taken with someone
else’s material, especially considering it’s completely divorced from the
original. It’s certainly weird, and not since star Nic Cage devoured a
cockroach in Vampire’s Kiss has he gone so far out on an acting limb–even
sawing it off as you watch. And has anyone noticed that Val Kilmer’s
co-starring role seems to have almost vanished in the editing room?