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Dünyayi kurtaran adam (Turkish Star Wars)
Topic by: isnoop
Posted: May 10, 2004 - 11:18 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 24, 2004 - 7:34 AM PDT

author topic: Dünyayi kurtaran adam (Turkish Star Wars)
isnoop
post #1  on May 10, 2004 - 11:18 AM PDT  
Dünyayi kurtaran adam -AKA- Turkish Star Wars -AKA- The Man Who Saves the World.

Has anyone else heard of this movie? It was, apparently, a Turkish knock off of Star Wars and quite a gem to boot.

No sign of it in the GC library... I wonder if enough people show interest in it, they might consider locating a copy.
NicePants
post #2  on May 12, 2004 - 4:51 PM PDT  
i *highly* doubt there is a dvd of this anywhere in the world, other than a personal tape transfer someone made out of sheer boredom. the only reason i've seen it is because my friend bought an nth-gen copy off ebay... and let me tell you, being a longtime bad movie lover, this one is pretty up there. seeing a bunch of turkish guys on badly made greenscreen sets with stretched, filtered backrounds ripped directly from star wars is a treat. crazy powerful cardboard lightning-bolt swords, and golden gauntlets of power that can literally rip monsters (who look strikingly like that big red guy that always used to chase bugs bunny around) in half were never better. i don't wanna ruin any more of it for you, so yeah. i'm sure you could grab a copy for like ten bucks off ebay, but don't hold your breath for a dvd.

-harley
underdog
post #3  on May 13, 2004 - 4:26 PM PDT  
Heard about this one, sounds hysterical (although I'm not sure it's intentionally so...) Would love to see it, but as NicePants points out, there's no DVD to be found, unless you locate a bootleg copy and smuggle it out of Turkey.

At least at the moment. Someday, though! We can dream...


May the fez be with you...

C
IWhitney
post #4  on May 13, 2004 - 5:01 PM PDT  
> On May 13, 2004 - 4:26 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Heard about this one, sounds hysterical (although I'm not sure it's intentionally so...) Would love to see it, but as NicePants points out, there's no DVD to be found, unless you locate a bootleg copy and smuggle it out of Turkey.
>
> At least at the moment. Someday, though! We can dream...
>
>
> May the fez be with you...
>
> C
> ---------------------------------


http://revengeismydestiny.com/

This is where I got my DVD from. He sells a bunch of other Turkish stuff too.
kamapuaa
post #5  on May 13, 2004 - 5:51 PM PDT  
The R0 DVD & VCD can be found off EBay under "Turkish star wars", but it's without subtitles...don't know if that would hurt the movie or help it.

dh22
post #6  on May 13, 2004 - 8:19 PM PDT  
I haven't seen this, but I do have the 1978 Star Wars TV special/musical. Its simultaneously scary and funny.
ColonelKong
post #7  on May 13, 2004 - 8:39 PM PDT  
I acquired a pretty bad VHS copy via tape trading a few years ago, and it is indeed pretty hilarious. (I think Hong Kong's Super Inframan is still my favorite unintentionally hilarious foreign sci-fi movie though) In addition to clips from Star Wars, it also pilfers music from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Flash Gordon.

I've seen one other Turkish movie, a nearly frame-for-frame, much lower-budgeted remake of The Exorcist called Seytan. I wasn't so crazy about that one, somehow the novelty wore off fairly quickly, and I felt like I'd rather just be watching the real version of The Exorcist (not unlike Gus Van Sant's Psycho). I'm not sure if I still have a copy of it or not, I might have lost it, but I think I still have a copy of The Man Who Saves The World around somewhere.
IWhitney
post #8  on May 14, 2004 - 6:16 AM PDT  
> On May 13, 2004 - 8:39 PM PDT ColonelKong wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> I've seen one other Turkish movie, a nearly frame-for-frame, much lower-budgeted remake of The Exorcist called Seytan. I wasn't so crazy about that one, somehow the novelty wore off fairly quickly, and I felt like I'd rather just be watching the real version of The Exorcist (not unlike Gus Van Sant's Psycho). I'm not sure if I still have a copy of it or not, I might have lost it, but I think I still have a copy of The Man Who Saves The World around somewhere.
> ---------------------------------

About a month ago I was in training with a guy from Turkey. He asked if I'd seen any Turkish films. "Well," I said, "the only one I've seen was called 'The Man Who Saves The World."

He was thrilled & said that if I were to only see one Turkish movie, that was the one. But, if I wanted to see a second one, he strongly suggested 3 Dev Adam, or 3 Supermen. Apparently Turkey felt that one Superman was not enough, so they added a couple more. Here's the description from Shocking Videos:

3 DEV ADAM (73) aka Uc Dev Adam; 3 Supermen; 3 Mighty Men. In cse you hadn't noticed, we LOVE Turkish movies. The picture quality may not be the greatest, they haven't got any subtitles, and the production values stink, but talk about imagination! Like this one for example: 20 years before NAFTA Captain America and Santo team up to fight Spiderman and his army of carbon copy karate killers! Spidey looks just like he does in the comics except his costume's green and HE'S EVIL! In the opening scene he and his henchmen bury a woman up to her neck in sand and back an outboard motor up to her face! Later he stabs men, strangles women, gets laid, skewers two people who are making love in a shower together with a long poker, and, in the funniest scene, kills a man by putting a long tube up to a his face and forcing hungry "killer" gerbils down it! Stan Lee, eat your heart out! Turkish language.

Now that's a movie I need to see!
sinisterguffaw
post #9  on May 14, 2004 - 10:00 AM PDT  
I think I just had one of those "born again" experiences...

O Great and Powerful Turkish Cinema, thou art my GOD!
Sisyphus
post #10  on May 14, 2004 - 2:32 PM PDT  
There are several wild Turkish take-offs of Hollywood big-budget hits available (mostly on DVD-R format), but I haven't been able to find any that are either subtitled or dubbed into English. All the ones I've seen have been bad dupes as well. We already get complaints about the non-translated films that we do carry (even though they are clearly marked that way on the site), so I've been holding off on adding anymore. If we were a walk-in video store, I would definitely carry them, but when you wait 2-3 days to get your movie in the mail and it ends up looking like a 3rd or 4th generation dupe with no subtitles then it just pisses too many people off. Still, I understand the desire to see them, so I'll see about getting some added as "Request" titles in the near future. I wonder if there's a Turkish Lord of the Rings yet?

Patrick
GC Inventory Guru
DLeonard
post #11  on May 14, 2004 - 4:45 PM PDT  
> On May 13, 2004 - 5:01 PM PDT IWhitney wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> http://revengeismydestiny.com/
>
> This is where I got my DVD from. He sells a bunch of other Turkish stuff too.
> ---------------------------------

5 Minutes To Live.com has got the Region 0 no sub-titles version. GreenCine had ordered from them before.
kamapuaa
post #12  on May 14, 2004 - 5:23 PM PDT  
There's a humorous review of a Turkish Star Trek movie on Something Awful.
maigochan
post #13  on May 14, 2004 - 7:38 PM PDT  
We just added a bunch of the 5 Minutes to Live titles for request:
Turkish Star Wars
Turkish Superman
Turkish Exorcist
Badi: The Turkish ET
Turkish Star Trek
Turkish Wizard of Oz

Request in good health!

maigochan, faithful catalog monkey
IWhitney
post #14  on May 14, 2004 - 8:45 PM PDT  
> On May 14, 2004 - 7:38 PM PDT maigochan wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> We just added a bunch of the 5 Minutes to Live titles for request:
> Turkish Star Wars
> Turkish Superman
> Turkish Exorcist
> Badi: The Turkish ET
> Turkish Star Trek
> Turkish Wizard of Oz
>
> Request in good health!
>
> maigochan, faithful catalog monkey
> ---------------------------------

Done and done. Thanks!
isnoop
post #15  on May 19, 2004 - 4:59 PM PDT  
> On May 14, 2004 - 7:38 PM PDT maigochan wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> We just added a bunch of the 5 Minutes to Live titles for request: ...

I've got nothing but love for you.
RHorsman
post #16  on May 24, 2004 - 7:34 AM PDT  
> On May 14, 2004 - 2:32 PM PDT Sisyphus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
We already get complaints about the non-translated films that we do carry (even though they are clearly marked that way on the site), so I've been holding off on adding anymore.

I would do this:

Movie From A Dirty Foreign Country
Stars:a bunch of foreigners
Directed by: a foreigner
Running time: 39.5 metric minutes

THIS MOVIE IS NOT IN ENGLISH AND HAS NO SUBTITLES
(maybe bright red too)

[Description of Movie From A Dirty Foreign Country]

THIS MOVIE IS NOT IN ENGLISH AND HAS NO SUBTITLES

When the rent button is clicked on this item have an additional dialogue box:

Movie From A Dirty Foreign Country IS NOT IN ENGLISH AND HAS NO SUBTITLES. Also it is a DVD-R which may not play in your machine. ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE? (Y/N)

You definitely need the extra dialogue when Rent is clicked because someone may be adding this title without looking at the catalogue listing (maybe off a member list or a front page top 5).




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