(Dutch video cover for ‘Robowar’)
Directed by Vincent Dawn (aka the late Bruno Mattei), this 1988 actioner is a film with a close proximity to the 1987 ‘Predator‘. Whereas the John McTiernan directed, Arnold Schwarzenegger starring jungle romp pitted an alien warrior on Earth against a team of elite Commandos, ‘Robowar’ had an elite military unit pitted against….an experimental military robotic soldier that has gone renegade. Trailer follows;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096000/ IMDB entry for ‘Robowar’
http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com/Robowar.html Monster Hunter reviews ‘Robowar’
http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com/Bruno_Mattei_Guide.html Monster Hunter guide to the films of Bruno Mattei
These are all on youtube – the first is a spoof ‘theatrical trailer’ for a ‘long lost’ Italian version of Spiderman from the 1960’s. All very tongue-in-cheek, but with a lot of humour and knowledge of the respective Countries film output and cinematic conventions.
Here is the blurb from the youtube entry;
Unearthed for the first time in 43 years and lovingly restored at Maxischermo Studios Milan, this rare theatrical trailer for the 1964 Italian classic ‘Italian Spiderman’ is a real treat. Featuring Franco Franchetti of ‘Mondo Sexo’ fame in his last ever role before being killed in a spear fishing accident in 1965. Director, Gianfranco Gatti, reminisces on ‘Italian Spiderman’; “I have made some mistakes in my
life…bad, bad mistakes”.
Wiki entry for Japanese Spiderman TV Show
Wiki entry for ‘3 Dev Adam’
Review (with clips) of ‘3 Dev Adam’