Posts by Ed Glaser

Turkish Rocky

Eye of the Tiger? More like Eye of the Tigris. Yep, geography joke. ...

The Turkish Film Disguised as a Chop Socky Flick

The usual modus operandi of ’80s Hong Kong producers IFD and Filmark was to take an old Chinese film, add ...

Korea’s Most Insane Anime Rip-Offs

In 1945, after 35 years of Japanese occupation, South Korea enacted a 50-year ban on Japanese pop culture. No books. ...

The Best Action Movies Made Out of Other Action Movies

The 1980s equivalent of a Kindle gold-rusher, Hong Kong mountebank Joseph Lai churned out so many cut-and-paste action movies through ...

Ninja Operation: Knight and Warrior Commentary

Hong Kong filmmakers Joseph Lai and Godfrey Ho gained notoriety in the ’80s by crowbarring stray ninja scenes into unrelated ...

20 Slides x 20 Seconds: The Colorized Godzilla

The story behind Luigi Cozzi’s crazy colorized “Godzilla,” told by yours truly ...

Essential Reading: Funky Bollywood

I’ve always considered the kinds of zany foreign remakes covered on Deja View to be sort of gateway drugs to ...

Turkish Rambo Speaks: An Interview with Rampage’s Star

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to make those crazy Turkish remakes we showcase on Deja View, wonder ...

Turkish Dracula

Would you be surprised that a contemporary adaptation with belly dancers is actually one of the most faithful? ...

Chinese Ms .45

Revenge is a dish best served… twice? Further Reading: Brorsson, Kenneth, and John Charles. ...