in about 100 words or less
UK/US 94m, Colour
Director: Richard Stanley; Cast: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, William Hootkins, Iggy Pop
Hardware is a cheap and cheesy science-fiction horror film about a sexy sculptor who completes her latest piece of post-apocalyptic artwork with the head the “M.A.R.K. 13”, a self-repairing military robot which eventually re-boots and terrorizes her and her friends. A mildly exploitative film, Hardware is a poor-man’s Terminator (1984) that has achieved a cult following owing largely to its now dated punk-sensibilities and kitschy style (Klaus Ming September 2015).