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The Swollen Savior

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Lights in the Emperor

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The River of the Night

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The Birth’s Academy

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The Sacred Window

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IN THE KNOW: TURKISH STAR WARS

Turkish Star Wars (actual title of the 1982 picture: Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam or The Man Who Saves the World) is a mind-boggling film. No one does it like the Turks: This will give all those fanboys quibbling about the proper dialects of Wookie something to think about. These Wookies only speak Turkish, and they don’t even have time to do that because they are constantly getting slaughtered or running around with their arms hanging off the sides of their bloodied torsos.

1980: in the chaotic aftermath of Turkey’s coup d’état. Western films disappeared from Turkish cinemas, leaving theatre marquees empty across the country…

1981: Audacious filmmakers went out to the deserts of Cappadocia with a truck full of costumes and a few cameras to re-create for Turkish audiences the most ambitious sci-fi film ever conceived. It’s really something.

2012: With the help of translators, musicians and sound designers, Filmusik brings the most intrepid remake ever filmed back to the screen, in English with an original soundtrack.

Here are the top five differences between Turkish Star Wars and Star Wars:

1. Decapitations. By my count, Turkish Star Wars has 1,200 percent more decapitations than the entire American Star Wars canon. That’s a per-capita decapitation rate greater than Highlander, and that’s not even counting arms and legs.

2. Far more Quran references than the original trilogy, and a mosque fight scene with two golden ninjas.

3. The entire cantina band is replaced by what appears to be a fat man in a green wig and two fuzzy red space-bears.

4. The Death Star is explained as a “shield of compressed brain molecules surrounding the Earth.” It makes several appearances, but due to an improper understanding of aspect ratios, it seems to be more like a Death Egg.

5. According to our Foley artists (the live sound-effects performers), there are 336 punches, 119 kicks, 52 body falls, 31 saber strikes, 12 eye gouges, three bisections, four spanks, nine amputations and what appears to be labeled on the scripts as a “flying double amputation.”

The Turk who saved the world (and other stories) By Nathan Williams BBC News

From The Dark Knight Rises to The Amazing Spider-Man, superheroes dominate the box office at this time of year. But a long way from the million-dollar Hollywood films, there is another group of caped crusaders who have caught the imagination of film fans the world over.

The film opens with an image of space decked in twinkling Christmas decorations.

The Superman theme kicks in and the familiar S-logo floats over the top, looking rather hand-drawn.

Soon we are following Clark Kent set out on his adventures. Only the bespectacled man is not Kent at all, it is someone called Tayfun and he is living in rural Turkey.

He is the star of Supermen Donuyor, meaning The Return of Superman – a 1979 Turkish remake of Richard Donner’s 1978 classic.

That is just the beginning. From the 1960s to 1980s Turkish popular cinema – dubbed Yesilcam (Green Pine) – produced a large number of films that borrowed storylines and ideas from American blockbusters and pop culture. Some even lifted entire sequences and scores from Hollywood.

Many had a superhero or fantastic theme but the range is vast, from James Bond adaptation Altin Cocuk (Golden Boy), to a Turkish exorcist called Seytan (Satan).

There is also Badi (Buddy), which is a Turkish ET, and the film that has been dubbed the Turkish Star Wars, Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saves The World).

Watching these films is like entering a parallel universe – everything is familiar and yet totally different.

At times the film-makers appear to revel in the freedom of being able to take elements, ideas and characters from Western popular culture, add a pinch of Turkishness and then put them into a giant movie blender.

Take the 1973 movie Uc Dev Adam (Three Giant Men), in which Captain America and Santo the Mexican wrestler have to save the day from a sadistic Spider-Man.

Still from Uc Dev Adam (Three Giant Men)Captain America and Santo – go get the evil Spider-Man

They often sparkle with energy and creativity, though the directors lacked the budgets of their Hollywood counterparts.

We see the protagonist fly in Supermen Donuyor but it is done rather crudely over footage of Istanbul.

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There are Turkish versions of…

From lobby card for Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam
  • James Bond – Altin Cocuk (Golden Boy), director Memduh Un, 1966
  • Star Trek – Turist Omer Uzay Yolunda (Omer the Tourist on Star Trek), Hulki Saner, 1973
  • Batman – Yarasa Adam – Bedmen (Batmen – Bedmen), Gunay Kosova, 1973
  • Exorcist – Seytan (Satan), Metin Erksan, 1974
  • Superman – Supermen Donuyor (The Return of Superman), Kunt Tulgar, 1979
  • ET – Badi (Buddy), Zafer Par, 1983
  • Rambo – Korkusuz (Fearless), Cetin Inanc, 1986

The Man Who Saves The World opens with images of spacecraft lifted directly from Star Wars. Much of the music is from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

These low-budget movies are winning over 21st Century fans in Turkey and beyond. In the US, production company Dark Maze Studios has even put out an English-language version of the “Turkish Rambo” – which they have named Rampage.

Studio head Ed Glaser recalls the moment he first saw a clip of “Korkusuz”. Watching Stallone look-alike Serdar Kebapcilar rampaging through an enemy camp with an outrageous wooden rocket launcher left him “in awe”.

“I had to see the entire film. The problem was that there was no English version available,” says Glaser. “So after months of fruitless searching, I had the preposterous notion to release one myself.” Which he did in 2009, re-dubbing the film into English

Glaser explains that thanks to the net there is a fan-base for this genre in the US – where the films have been dubbed remakesploitation movies. Sites such as YouTube mean people are suddenly watching films that would never have been seen outside their home country.

“There’s nothing quite like them, and they’re often so bizarre and outrageous that you can’t help but be fascinated by them,” he says.

In Turkey these once-obscure movies have been rediscovered over the last 10-15 years and are today treated with “curiosity and amazement”, says Professor Kaya Ozkaracalar, an Istanbul-based film lecturer.

He recently hosted some of the broadcasts of the films during a season being run on Turkish network Star TV. Following the screening of Uc Supermen Olimpiyatlarda (Three Supermen at the Olympic Games), the title was trending on Twitter.

Editor of Turkish cinema culture website Sinematic Utku UluerUtku Uluer says directors borrowed from US movies as they lacked the cash to realise their vision

“Tweets from the viewers were along the lines of ‘Have I had too much alcohol?’,” he says.

The films should be seen as more than just bizarre B-movie schlock, according to Utku Uluer, editor of Sinematik Yesilcam – a website dedicated to Turkish cinema culture. We should look at them as mainstream adventure movies that were created by ambitious directors facing massive budget limitations.

The motivation behind copying American output was partly due to distribution, or rather the lack of it, he says.

There was a hunger for films across Turkey but it was simply too expensive to get the American blockbusters to small cinemas across the Anatolian countryside. It was cheaper for directors to simply make their own versions of films.

Some were not remakes at all – they simply used special effects and soundtracks from American movies because they lacked the time and the money to realise their creative vision.

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The copyright issue

Kaya Ozkaracalar

By Professor Kaya Ozkaracalar, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul

There is a technical breach of copyright laws in some of these films.

However, most of these movies were very low-profile productions. Simply put, they largely went unnoticed at the time of their original release.

Many played in a handful of remote cinemas and have become well-known only retrospectively.

But in one case at least they did not get away with it. The producers of Badi – the “Turkish ET” – were sued by the Turkish distributor of the American film.

The production of Badi had gathered some publicity in mainstream press and and its distributor had set up 
a modest but relatively wide release.

“For example, the ‘Turkish Star Wars’ is not Star Wars at all,” Uluer says. “The film-makers used some scenes from George Lucas’s epic but the story is totally different.”

Indeed it is. After the images of the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon, a voiceover relates the story of “two Turkish warriors” who have to save the world from evil.

We follow two excellently-coiffured Turkish gentlemen – it is 1982 – run around the moon-like landscape of Cappadocia in central Anatolia, kung-fu-fighting their way through a series of inventive creations – blue-headed robots, giant red-bear-like things, skeletons and zombies. It is rather fun.

Many of the films could have been lost forever, says Uluer, as they were not looked after at the time, with some reels even being melted down for their constituent parts.

In the 1990s small cinema clubs in Istanbul began to show interest in these gems and started hunting down the original films.

Interest broadened with the publication of 1999’s Turkish Fantastic Cinema, by film historian Giovanni Scognamillo and Metin Demirhan, a comic artist and collector.

Today, Uluer’s own site Sinematik Yesilcam continues to widen interest in the genre.

Uluer sees himself as an “archaeologist” of film and material from Turkish cinema’s fantastic history, uncovering relics to put on display for today’s viewer.

I leave him sifting through brightly-coloured, dusty posters of the Yesilcam period in a collector’s shop hidden in a dark nook of Istanbul.

And I wonder what treasures he will uncover, and what movie gems the internet will continue to unearth.

Turkish Titles

Turkish Tarzan

Tarzan Istanbul’da/Tarzan In Istanbul (Orhan Atadeniz, 1952)

 

Turkish Laurel and Hardy

Tosun ile Yosun (Nuri Ergün, 1963)

 

Turkish Some Like It Hot

Fistik Gibi Masallah (Hulki Saner, 1964)

 

Turkish Spiderman

Örümcek Adam (Cevat Okçugil, 1966)

 

Turkish James Bond

Altin Çocuk/Golden Boy (Memduh Ün, 1966), Altin Çocuk Beyrut’ta/The Golden Boy In Beirut (Ertem Göreç, 1967), Mehmetçik Altin Çocuk (Yavuz Yalinkiliç, 1971)

 

Turkish Snow White

Pamuk Prenses Ve 7 Cuceler (Ertem Görec, 1970)

 

Turkish Magnificent Seven

Yedi Belalilar (Irfan Atasoy, 1970)

 

Turkish Wizard of Oz

Aysecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde (Tunç Basaran, 1971)

 

Turkish Lassie

Mavi Boncuk Lassi (Nuri Akinci, 1971)

 

Turkish Bonnie & Clyde

Cemo ile Cemile (Çetin Inanç, 1971)

 

Turkish Superman

Süper Adam Istanbul’da/Superman in Istanbul (Yavuz Yalinkiliç, 1972)

 

Turkish Batman

Yarasa Adam – Bedmen/Betmen Yarasa Adam (Günay Kosova, 1973)

 

Turkish Star Trek

Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda (Hulki Saner, 1973)

 

Turkish Spiderman/Captain America/Turkish Santo

3 Dev Adam/Three Mighty Men (T Fikret Uçak, 1973)

 

Turkish Exorcist

Seytan (Merin Erksan, 1974)

 

Turkish Straw Dogs

Kartal Yuvasi (Natuk Baytan, 1974)

 

Turkish Death Wish

Cellat/The Executioner (Memduh Ün, 1975)

 

Turkish Young Frankenstein

Sevimli Frankestayn/My Friend Frankenstein (Nejat Saydam, 1975)

 

Turkish Hamlet

Intikam Melegi – Kadin Hamlet (Metin Erksan, 1977)

 

Turkish Superman

Süpermen Dönüyor/The Return of Superman (Kunt Tulgar, 1979)

 

Turkish I Spit On Your Grave

Intikam Kadini (Naki Yurter, 1979)

 

Turkish Star Wars

Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam/The Man Who Saves The World (Çetin Inanç, 1982)

 

Turkish Dirty Harry

Kelepçe (Çetin Inanç, 1982)

 

Turkish ET

Badi (Zafer Par, 1983)

 

Turkish Mad Max

Ölüme son Adim/Last Stop To Death (Çetin Inanç, 1983), Intikamci (Çetin Inanç, 1986)

 

Turkish Jaws

Çöl/The Desert (Çetin Inanç, 1983)

 

Turkish First Blood

Vahsi Kan (Çetin Inanç, 1983)

 

Turkish Woman In Red

Asik Oldum (Ertem Egilmez, 1985)

 

Turkish A Candle For The Devil

Vahset Kasirgasi (Kadir Akgün, 1985)

 

Turkish Rocky

Kara Simsek/Black Thunder (Çetin Inanç, 1985)

 

Turkish Rambo II

Korkusuz /Fearless (Çetin Inanç, 1986)