Sunday, March 21, 2010
YOR: THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE (1983)
Italian director Antonio Margheriti should have won some kind of an award for making the most wacky knockoff movies in history. From 1960's musclemen Hercules movies to cheap-ass sci-fi stuff to horror to cannibal movies the guy has done it all and usually in the most absurd way possible. In this tale we not only get a half-assed CONAN THE BARBARIAN takeoff but it also ends up being a spaghetti STAR WARS flick by the end credits. You get dinosaurs that look like they were made from paper mache, robots that look like Darth Vader, laser gun fights, purple people, retarded cavemen and Yor even gets his very own 80's theme song. It's all very silly but fun at the same time. There's supposed to be a 4 hour version of this out there that was shown on Italian TV as a miniseries. I'm not sure if I could stand that much wackiness.