Wednesday, February 15, 2006

"Yor, the Hunter from the Future" review

Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

Directed by Antonio Margheriti

Writing credits Robert Bailey Ray Collins

Reb Brown.... Yor
Corinne Clery.... Ka-Laa

My whole family went out with me to the movie theater to see this one. Younger readers may be shocked to hear that a movie this terrible could actually play in a movie theater. The early 80's was the dawning of the age of VCR's. Straight to video hadn't been invented yet. Ancient history right? Nowadays, I'd be surprised if a movie of Yor's caliber could make it to the video store. Well, not too surprised. I have suffered through "Terror Toons".

We knew we were in for pain in the first five seconds. The credits roll while an awful cheese rock song blasts in your ears: "YOR! He's the Hunter from the Future!" Guitar! There's just something about cavemen and hard rock music that signals disaster ahead. One of the first action scenes is Yor doing battle with the head of a dinosaur. No dino body. Just its head. My dad promptly fell asleep. We had to wake him up after twenty minutes of peaceful, non-Yor slumber. We weren't going to suffer alone.

SCORE: 1 out of 4 cheap dino attacks. GRRRRRRRR!!!

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