Cannon pictures, they turned out some "classics" did they not? Well thanks to MGM UA, a substantial back catalogue is now coming to light on DVD. "Invasion USA" is a bad film. But for some strange reason I like it. It followed hard on the heels of "Code Of Silence" which threatened to put Chuck Norris from the C list to the B list!. However, what you get this time is a poorly thought out, badly performed, unispiringly filmed and blandly editted mess. This is it's charm. A group of communist terrorists, land in Florida, trade drugs for guns, then cause mayhem and unrest through a series of terrorist attacks. These include blowing up suburbia with RPG's, diguising themseleves as cops then shooting up the latin quarter, bombing shopping malls and churches. Their leader is Richard Lynch, who harbour a grudge against ex-CIA agent Norris, as he once kicked him in the face. Yes, I can see that it would keep you awake at night. Any way terrorist decide that Chuck is a threat so decide to take him out. They kill his Indian chum and make Chuck and his pet Armidillo homeless (I ain't making this up). Basicly, you now just get a string of low budget set-pieces in which Chuck always turns up in time to save the day. Tom Savini did special make-up FX's for this picture but due to poor photography and editing, you really don't get to see a lot. Shame really. Still you still get Dick Lynch rolling his eyes and giving an insanely OTT performance. His burns apparrently were self inflicted. Allegedly he set himself alight in his youth as a protest. The Region 1 disk is anamorphicly presented and the picture is reasonably clear, with little print damage. The soundtrack is 2 channel only. Still it's better treatment than the material really deserves. A few points to consider: 1.) Why do kids on school buses always sing " Row Your Boat"? 2.) Since when do RPG's and other sholder launch weapons have automatic reloads? 3.) Why do these "elite forces" seem to be unaware of the concept of advancing under cover?