Friday 25 March 2011

TO BURN THE SUN (Indonesia, 1981)

Feeble Troma re-title: Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters 2

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The zombies at Troma released TO BURN THE SUN as a sequel to their Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters (aka THE FIGHTERS) VHS and used the same retitle with a "2" at the end but needless to say this is not a sequel at all. The film was directed by Arizal (STABILIZER, LETHAL HUNTER, and many more) and it was actually made the year before THE FIGHTERS. It does however star Eva Arnaz and Barry Prima who were also in THE FIGHTERS (and it's a highly entertaining film too).

Fortunately, Troma left the original English dubbing as it were in the original export version. The Troma release is out on a fullscreen video tape in the UK and US but there's no DVD. I also have the Malay VCD in my collection and from memory I'm pretty sure the Troma tape is uncut (only the title card is different). However, the version to watch comes yet again from our friends in Greece where it's out on a letterboxed VHS (and yes I'm the happy owner of that tape!).

TO BURN THE SUN review from Trash-online:
More Indonesian insanity in this ultra-rare film by Arizal. Indan (Eva Arnaz) is captured by the killers of her father and is forced in a life of decadence and prostitution. Her fiancé manages to track her down and takes her with him. Her grandfather teaches her martial arts. The time comes when she is capable enough to face her tormentors... This is a truly bizarre creation which has a little bit of everything: over the top action, martial arts, melodrama, rape & killings, snake attacks, atrocious Indonesian disco, synthesizer and even country (!) music numbers and even a couple of gory bits. Plus the disastrous dubbing work that is expected from these films! It just has to be seen to be believed! From the maker of FINAL SCORE and LETHAL HUNTER! We carry a nice & clear, uncut and widescreen print. Probably the most bizarre female revenge movie ever made.

VHS / France / fullscreen / French dub / no subs
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