Sunday, 29 August 2010

Fellow WORLD-WEIRD blogs that fly under the radar but that you OUGHT to know about!!!

On my other blog I sometimes advertise other blogs that I think my readers ought to know about. Obviously, not all of them are about world-weird cinema but I figured it would be a GRAND idea to introduce the same feature here, just only about cool blogs that deal with the topic of this blog: World-weird films.
And what better way to kick off than to begin with a (re-)post about Worldweird, the blog!


As mentioned in my previous post I've got zilch to say tonight but what I DO want is to recommend that you check out this fine gentleman's blog. There's far too few sites, blogs, and fanzines that write about world-weird cinema. Jared does exactly that on his Worldweird Cinema blog and YOU should read his stuff. And if you're curious about Turkish cinema it's the place to be tonight as his most recent entry is on the weird hybrid that is THREE SUPEMEN AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (aka Üc Süpermen Olimpiyatlarda) / THREE SUPERMEN AND A MAD GIRL (Çilgin Kiz Ve ÜÇ Süper Adam).

14 comments:

  1. Thanks again for the props, dude. My only complaint? I wish you'd use a more up to date photo! I do not look like that anymore! I have my international sex appeal to consider y'know!

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  2. Haha, actually I think you looked cool in one particular FB photo where you looked like you could've become a member of Tad or any other grunge group. LOL.

    And thanks. As mentioned in my first post this blog is where I collect my world-weird stuff so do expect old stuff from the Lejemorder blog whenever I pull it out. :D

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  3. I haven't seen those two turkish supermen flicks.They look like fun to watch. I'm having trouble posting on my blog.I've accidently deleted two threads when editing them.Haha. have youseen this film below starring cuneyt arkin ???

    http://img.sinemalar.com/images/afis_buyuk/t/Tokatcilar.jpg

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  4. On my "reading list" on my blog profile page I can see you tried to post a post called "Filiz Akin Dvds and Vcds reviewed"! I certainly hope you've kept the text and can post it again later!!!

    I haven't watched those two film either but today I... FINALLY... secured an English language print of the very first of the Three Fantastic Supermen films!!! YAY!!!

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  5. Yep that was the thread I stuffed up. I spent over an hour posting images of the covers and reviewing each dvd and vcd. I doubled up on the images, then when i went to delete them the whole thing disappeared.Lol.I'll have to start from scratch all over again.
    All i've got on the 3 fantastic supermen is a trailer for I think the first movie. This was on as an extra on one of the starman dvds from something wierd video.

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  6. That's too bad. :-(
    I hate when that happens!

    Your trailer for 3 FANTASTIC SUPERMEN, is it in English?? Cos I think the ones on YouTube are only Italian language ones. 3 FANTASTIC SUPERMEN is the very first film I remember watching in my life! I was seven yrs old and my mum had asked if I wanted to sign up for a film club at my school. Obviously, I said yes and it was the first film they showed. :D

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  7. Yes the 3 Fantastic Supermen trailer on that Starman Something Wierd video is in English. I'll find it & have another look at it.
    Would you believe that today, on the radio there was something about the 15th anniversary of the dvd. The commentator on the radio mentioned some odd stuff he had in his collection. He mentioned Turkish & Fillipino remakesploitation and Andrew Leovold. Also something about a midget who made one & half movies and a film that uses footage of real life deaths mixed in with fake deaths that was banned in Australia. He didn't mention any film titles,I guess the first might've been for your height only ?

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  8. Gee, what a coincidence that you turned on and heard that. And yeah that might be the film. I have no idea which film mixed footage of real life deaths into it (nor am I sure I want to find out). LOL.

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  9. Yep, I agree you have to be sick in the head to want to watch snuff movies.Haha
    I noticed you put up the Danish vhs cover for The River(Nehir) from 1977. I've never seen that film, is it any good ? Looks as though it's a Deliverence type flick but it could also be an earlier version of that Meryl Streep flick The River Wild. The actors have Anglo and French names on the cover. The same thing was done with other Turkish films like Pamuk Prenses,Cirkin Dunya, A Dry Summer etc

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  10. It's a Deliverance type movie! :D

    I have both the international English dubbed version (the Danish VHS) and the Turkish version (on a Greek tape). You can see that tape (and some more) here:

    http://enlejemordersertilbage.blogspot.com/2009/07/turkish-pop-cinema-nehir-aka-river.html

    The names, yeah well I think most countries that made export versions of their films changed the actors' names to sound "American" (or Anglo Saxon anyway). About everyone in Hong Kong were given English names, the same goes for Italian films (Terence Hill? Bud Spencer? LOL). And as you know Cuneyt Arkin sometimes became George Arkin. Haha.

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  11. Thanks again for the link and images for the film Nehir. I think he was called Lee Arkin too ! Cuneyt Arkin is his stage name, his real/birth name is Fahrettin Cüreklibatır.

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  12. No worries.

    About his name: interesting! So where did this "Cüneyt Arkin" come from, do you know? It is a particularly cool name in Turkish?

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  14. He must've changed it when he entered show biz.

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