The Beyond is a masterpiece of surreal, nightmarish horror and cruelty.
Speed holds up really well, and it's right up there with Con-Air and The Rock as one of my favorite American action-thrillers of the 90s. The best thing this film has going for it is the breakneck pacing, and the great casting choices, including a star-making role for Sandra Bullock, and the inspired and insane casting of Dennis Hopper as the mad bomber.
It's almost hard for me to believe that the same man who directed The Italian Connection and Milano Calibro 9 directed this sleazy giallo. It has none of the energy or political subtext of Di Leo's poliziotteschi films. What it does have, is a sleepy Klaus Kinski acting creepy with a really bad haircut, and lots of naked Italian ladies voyeuristically oogled by Di Leo's camera to the point where you'll think you were watching a Jess Franco movie. Not that I'm complaining.