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Trevor
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« on: October 27, 2021, 04:27:29 PM »

There are a few too many  Wink

Space Mutiny
Nukie
The Demon
The Mangler
Prisoners of The Lost Universe
Laser Mission
American Ninja 2 The Confrontation
American Ninja 3 Bloodhunt
American Ninja 4 The Annihilation
American Ninja 5 The Constipation
Cyborg Soldier
Gor
Outlaw of Gor
King Solomon's Mines (1987)
Alan Quatermain and The Lost s**tty of Gold
Operation Delta Force
(and its' pee warm sequels)
Most of the dire "subsidy films" made here during the 1980s.
Country of My Skull  Buggedout
Invictus (not a bad movie at face value: just horribly inaccurate)
District 9 (I hated this movie and I wasn't the only one here who did)
The Color of Friendship (ghastly anti SA film made by Disney)


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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2021, 03:35:50 AM »

I was watching the commentary track to INVASION USA the other day and they mentioned that the AMERICAN NINJA movies were done in SA... I haven't seen them but they sound craptastic!

and they also said how Warner Bros pulled out of distributing another Joseph Zito film RED SCORPION because it was filmed there
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2021, 06:14:50 AM »

The first American Ninja movie was an enjoyable bad movie.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2021, 06:31:10 AM »

Not a bad movie but just yesterday I read the Last House on the Left (2009) remake was actually filmed in SA. I had no idea. I was also surprised to read the German film Friend Request (2016) was shot in SA as well.

I assume it is cheaper to film in SA? Charles Band made the majority of his 1980s and 1990s movies in Italy where he owned a film studio in Rome. Lots of US productions used to film in Bulgaria. Not sure if they still do.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2021, 06:55:46 AM »

I was watching the commentary track to INVASION USA the other day and they mentioned that the AMERICAN NINJA movies were done in SA... I haven't seen them but they sound craptastic!

and they also said how Warner Bros pulled out of distributing another Joseph Zito film RED SCORPION because it was filmed there

Here's American Ninja 3 and 4 for your viewing...... (I won't say pleasure  Wink)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxBnrJSam9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM498MA_EGQ

Red Scorpion: yikes. That was made by a pro-apartheid group headed by fraudster Jack Abramoff  Buggedout

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Scorpion
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2021, 06:56:32 AM »

The first American Ninja movie was an enjoyable bad movie.

That one was made in the Philippines (I think)
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2021, 07:47:23 AM »

Wasn’t Prisoners of the Lost Universe filmed in South Africa?
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2021, 09:33:24 AM »

I believe "Laser Mission" with Brandon Lee was a South African production (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, Trevor).
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2021, 10:54:19 AM »

Wasn’t Prisoners of the Lost Universe filmed in South Africa?

Yes it was: I was a bit confused about whether it was a TV movie or for theater release but it was.  TeddyR
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2021, 10:56:30 AM »

I believe "Laser Mission" with Brandon Lee was a South African production (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, Trevor).


My review here: http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,137884.0.html  Twirling TongueOut Buggedout

Indeed it was: a German / SA co-production (also partly filmed in Namibia) and one of the few good "subsidy films" of the 1980s. Brandon Lee (RIP) was great in it and funny too. I know one of the actors in that well and he said it was a lot of fun to make: he also spoke very well of Brandon Lee.  Smile

That theme song though  Buggedout Buggedout Buggedout

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2021, 11:26:55 AM »

Wasn’t Prisoners of the Lost Universe filmed in South Africa?

Yes it was: I was a bit confused about whether it was a TV movie or for theater release but it was.  TeddyR
TV Movie in the U.S.; Theatrical movie in Europe. (Going by memory.)
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2021, 12:38:15 PM »

 I seen one with Christopher Lee called DEATH MERCHANTS? Or MERCHANTS OF DEATH with my brother Glenn. Just because it had death and Merchant in the title.  Lookingup About 1994?
I cant't place the title!

EDIT: ALBINO (1976)!
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2021, 01:43:15 PM »

I seen one with Christopher Lee called DEATH MERCHANTS? Or MERCHANTS OF DEATH with my brother Glenn. Just because it had death and Merchant in the title.  Lookingup About 1994?
I cant't place the title!

EDIT: ALBINO (1976)!
I don't consider this a bad movie. It's actually very good. Thumbup


http://youtu.be/0RcAHPnSKU8


There was an SA movie called Merchant of Death with Michael Pare:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119661/

Albino (aka The Whispering Death, Death In The Sun, etc, etc) was made in my birth country then called Rhodesia: very uncomfortable film as the war I grew up in was going on at the time and my Dad was in the police.
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2021, 03:22:12 PM »



Here's American Ninja 3 and 4 for your viewing...... (I won't say pleasure  Wink)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxBnrJSam9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM498MA_EGQ


 Cheers
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Trevor
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2021, 11:51:43 PM »

I seen one with Christopher Lee called DEATH MERCHANTS? Or MERCHANTS OF DEATH with my brother Glenn. Just because it had death and Merchant in the title.  Lookingup About 1994?
I cant't place the title!

EDIT: ALBINO (1976)!
I don't consider this a bad movie. It's actually very good. Thumbup


http://youtu.be/0RcAHPnSKU8


The chump who wrote the blurb for this German DVD release obviously doesn't know that Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa were and remain two different countries.


Rhodesia at the time of apartheid. Policeman Terick's fiancée is raped and murdered by a terrorist gang and her leader, called "Whispering Death". Full of thoughts of revenge, Terick and a crowd of people follow the killer. When things get dangerously out of hand in the act of revenge, the government sets Terick's ex-boss Bill on Terick to pull him out of circulation. Ultimately, there is an all-important, merciless clash for everyone involved.
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