Nearly two decades after its release,
The twist: It all takes place in the South — or at least the South that still proudly flies the Confederate flag and worships at the altar of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Kramer, 10 years removed from his lone critical success, "The Cooler," and writer Adam Minarovich aren't exactly aping Tarantino, if only because they don't have the talent or inclination to aim that high. Their Southern-fried grindhouse movie intends to shock and, to its credit, does occasionally succeed, producing a number of surreal and perverse images that will have strong-stomached genre fans hootin' and hollerin' for many a late night to come.
The overlong "Pawn Shop Chronicles" features several well-known actors —
Vincent D'Onofrio, playing a hard-as-nails pawn shop philosopher, fares the best, bantering with
"Pawn Shop Chronicles"
Rating: Rated R for violence, sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use
Running time: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Playing at: AMC Media Center 8 in Burbank and VOD.