It was Edwige Fenech’s birthday a few days ago, so I’ve decided to watch something from her filmography to celebrate with her! Seasoned movie lovers know many of the movies she’s been in, but as I am still catching up, I am looong way to finish it anytime soon. And that’s a good thing, I guess.
Ladies and gentlemen, please, welcome Jim Wynorski once again! And I do mean it in a positive way, because what we have here is one of the best fun movies you can watch. It’s time we talk about Deathstalker 2.
Adventure movies with strong heroes were nothing new even in the beginning of the 1980s, but the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan in Conan the Barbarian in 1982 has brought a fresh air for the exploitation genre worldwide – and for us, movie fans, a new genre: sword & sorcery.
Talk about being mistaken! Originally I’ve been loking for a movie starring Frederick Stafford (Agent 505: Todesfalle Beirut) as a preliminary viewing before I’d commence my macaroni combat movie reviews, but for some reason I’d ended up with The Spy Killers (also known as Secret Agent Fireball and Our Man in Beirut, a. k. a. Le spie uccidono a Beirut). Well, so much for choosing movies half-asleep.
When it comes to movies, many metal fans are – maybe naturally – gravitating towards horror genre (and gory ones in particular), but lately I’ve found the attempts to top a previous guy’s movie with just more outrageous gore simply boring. I like movies with funny stories, great camera and guys I can root for… and you might be surprised that I’d prefer a good adventure movie before horror or action ones. Of course, in my book this is not a rule set in stone ane exceptions exist.
Peplum, huh? I wouldn’t be surprised if people would think I am watching gore/horror movies almost exclusively. Well, I am listening and reviewing goregrind and gorenoise stuff, so it would go along with the rest of stuff, right?
Jim Wynorski is The Man and that’s the fact. Why? Because almost anybody can make a movie given enough money and time, but it takes a genius to do a likeable low-budget flick. And because there are still quite a few of his movies I haven’t watched yet, one nice rainy day I have decided to remedy that situation and sit down to enjoy his directorial debut The Lost Empire.