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Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982)

Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.

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Aytekin Akkaya ...
Ali
Füsun Uçar ...
Bilgin'in Kizi (as Füsün Uçar)
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Necla Fide ...
Kraliçe
Mehmet Ugur ...
Yaratik
Kadir Kök ...
Yaratik
Aydin Haberdar ...
Yaratik
Yadigar Ejder ...
Yaratik
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Sihirbaz
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Celaleddin Enis Doruk ...
Tanri
Nihat Yigit ...
Earthling
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Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.

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The Wizard's wife's transformation into an old hag and a spider, the swirling yellow vortex that turns men into burnt, shambling zombies, and a character turninhlg into a hairy ogre are all taken from Bert I. Gordon's The Magic Sword (1962). See more »

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Bilgin: The Wizard touched the sword and the brain. At last what he wanted happened. Now he has the power to destroy the Earth. Save the world. Save the world! *Save the world!*
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Star Odyssey (2011) See more »

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Battlestar Galactica Theme
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Written by Stu Phillips
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...sheer genius...
7 July 2002 | by (Joliet, IL) – See all my reviews

To say that "Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam" is the greatest movie of all time, is to imply that other movies can reach the sheer genius of this film. You probably understand all the surface quirks of the film. It is a Turkish film. (Being that I have never had the opportunity to enjoy Turkish cinema before, I can only conclude that Turkey is the uncrowned motion picture capital of the world.) It is a sci-fi movie that is filmed on a budget which is so low, that one may consider the term shoe-string budget an insult to the tangible value of shoe-strings. In order to duplicate the visual quality offered in American cinema, the director (Celtin Inanc) literally uses (read: steals) film footage from Star Wars and runs it during the film. Unfortunately, sometimes this effect is mildly confusing (the movie begins with the tie fighter sequence but you cannot really tell if the heroes are supposed to be piloting the X-wing fighters OR the tie fighters) to frighteningly moronic (during the final battle, the visuals of the tie fighter sequence flash, almost subliminally across the screen with no rational reason for its use) You should also keep an open ear of the great bootlegged music (only 17 years before the invention of the MP3) that makes up the films brilliant soundtrack. Music from Star Wars, Flash Gordon, and Indiana Jones are used in this film. The highlights of the movie include the final battle that looks like a "Power Rangers" outtakes reel and fantastic martial arts training sequences that make the lead actors look like a couple of out of shape, drunk children.

Ed Wood would be proud.


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