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Wes Lee
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2009, 01:00:13 PM »

 I also learned from this film that most, if not all, inhabitants of middle eastern nations are Caucasian, speak fluent English and have little to no accents.
 Long live bad cinema :)
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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2010, 01:45:30 AM »

Why not helicopters? Is the country also home to huge leaping frogs that are a hazard to aircraft?

 BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle

Again I have to say that I think I'm the only person brave enough to admit I saw this in a cinema wayyy back in 1985 or 1986. Buggedout Buggedout

Still my favourite bad movie of all time and Alfi Kabiljo's score is great.  Thumbup

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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2010, 10:01:07 PM »

Excellent Site! One of the best.

Gymkata is a classic! Why is there a metal gymnastics bar in the middle of a forest?

Also, (shill alert!) check out my site for more direct to video madness!
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2010, 12:09:34 PM »


I actually saw this in the theater when it came out.  I saw it opening night, which was a Friday.  There were seven people in the audience, five of which were my family.  The other two left during the movie.  I have been a fan ever since.

I own this film on VHS and DVD.  I strongly recommend you watch both versions back to back.  You will hear that the "remastered" DVD has a, how shall I say, "improved" soundtrack.  Not the music, not the dialog, but the ambient sounds. 

Be sure to watch for the crowd scene where a hapless bystander gets run over by a horse ridden by one of the Khan's guards.

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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2013, 04:09:01 PM »

Love this movie.  Nowadays they wouldn't even dare make it.  Someone with $150.000 would try probably in Romania where it's cheaper and you can get more for your buck.  Good to see Tadashi  in this as well.  Love those old sound effects and the last part in the film with all the crazies, smoke and farm tools is wild.  Think I'll watch this tomorrow.
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