I'm going to be posting off and on all today and tomorrow -- bits and pieces, followups to prior posts, and some just plain weird shit.
Let's start with a Friday morning dose of weird shit, shall we?
I'm loving the Mondo Macabre DVD releases of Turkish flicks (particularly the double-features!), and here's hoping they soon get to Killink in Istanbul, which looks to put the rest of the pack to shame. (Special thanks to the ever-vigilant Jean-Marc for bringing this gem to my attention.)
Is it Killink or Klinik? I'm not sure, but I do know if Todd McFarlane is serious about mounting a proper rip-off of Marvelman/Miracleman in our lifetimes and getting his MM to the big screen, he'd best be talking Turkey right now and getting that Turkish co-production underway pronto. Forget Bryan Singer -- only filmmakers like Yilmaz Atadeniz could do Todd's MM justice.
Here's the scoop:
Killink Istanbulda (Killink in Istanbul)
1967/70'/Siyah Beyaz B&W
Yönetmen (Director): Yilmaz Atadeniz
Oyuncular (Cast): Irfan Atasoy, Pervin Par, Yildirim Gencer, Suzan
Avci, Muzaffer Tema
While trying to find the secret formula of a ray weapon, Klinik (sic) in skeleton costume-faces meets "A Flying Man" - a mixture of Captain Marvel and Superman. The movie is considered to be closer to the patterns of the European anti-hero trend than to the American super-hero due to the limited amount of sado-eroticism it includes.
Ya don't believe me? Well, quick, click over and scroll down to
(Man, I would love to see the rest of the films listed on that site -- Tarzan in Istanbul is an almost mythic 'lost treasure' in my addled cine-wish-list!)