Posts Tagged ‘obscure’

Burning Moon (1997)

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The latest release from US DVD company Intervision, due for release tomorrow, Burning Moon is a complete gore-fest from the German Underground that will appeal to all fans of the video nasty era.

Jungle Rats 2 – Black Warrior

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Marketed in Germany as the sequel to yesterday’s Teddy Page film, this Hong Kong production certainly seems to borrow a lot of ideas, or might well lend them as no production date or any other information at all seems to be available for this incredibly obscure production. Unfortunately obscurity does not a good film make and this is a poorly edited mess without even the action packed climax of Page’s film to make it worthwhile. Read the review of Black Warrior aka Super Platoon and then never bother to track down the limited edition German DVD.

Still two days of Forgotten ‘Nam to go, but this marks the end of the Filipino/HK productions, tomorrow I bring you a forgotten American film and on Sunday a production from Down Under, a reminder that many other countries were also involved in the conflict. If you want to learn more about the Far Eastern takes on the Vietnam war, check out this excellent blog – When the Vietnam War raged… in the Philippines.

Jungle Rats

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

And so onto Jungle Rats...

Commander Lawin (1986)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Time to get a little more obscure with a low budget Filipino Rambo rip-off Commander Lawin.

Riccardo Freda adventures

Monday, October 17th, 2011

A pair of Euro-adventure films from Riccardo Freda. The first and most interesting is Genoveffa di Brabante (1964), a medieval adventure film based on a classic tale – an incredibly obscure film that might never have been shown outside of Italy, it boasts a few good fighting scenes but a very tiresome second half. An interesting curio and the MYA DVD certainly looks good, even though the English subs are a little ropey.

Rather more conventional is White Warrior (1959) which would be an unremarkable Peplum, except that instead of rebels fighting Rome, Steve Reeves is fighting the Tsar’s forces in 19th Century Russia.