Although its pace is somewhat lethargic at times, this amiable crime adventure has wisecracking, tongue-in-cheek dialogue and works as a simplistic parody of glam soaps like Dynasty and Dallas, and offers a vague impersonation of action shows like Miami Vice and Magnum. The Chamberlain family home is a hotbed of sexual intrigue (including a transvestite and a video-voyeur), and this movie also benefits from the usual Sidaris styled, topless distractions like racing driver June Khnockers (played enthusiastically by Lynda Wiesmeier) so, even if they really ought to have given Sybil Danning more to do in the film (bit of a missed opportunity, there!), Malibu Express is delightfully trashy and rather good fun, overall. I can assure you this will prove to be much more entertaining if you have killed at least 100 million brain-cells (with multiple double-vodkas, or whatever) before viewing.
The sideshow appearance of speed-freak hillbilly family the Buffingtons is, I think, a crude and unbearably dumb stereotyping joke that is repeated once too often, and yet a cameo by director Sidaris as a rubbernecking motor-home driver works better, surprisingly. Trivia note: Christian Drew Sidaris is assistant/ 2nd unit director on this film, and (as a racing driver himself) oversees all the driving stunts - which is a neat reversal of that old chestnut about borrowing dad's car!
One important thing about the DVD releases in this Sidaris range of "bullets, bombs and babes" flicks is that the producers make sure every disc is fully loaded with extras. For such low-budget offerings, these packages are setting a standard that very few DVD labels whether genre, classic or art-house can match. Here, we get video profiles of Suzi Simpson (co-star of Enemy Gold) and Cynthia Brimhall (from Guns), another featurette in the Andy Sidaris Film School series, gallery of stills, interviews, commentary track by the director with producer Arlene Sidaris, a dozen trailers, and printed booklet with some rare picture and poster artwork.