Deja View

The Amazing True Story of “Turkish Star Wars”

The episode of “Deja View” that’s been years in the making. This video is based in part on interviews I conducted ...

3 Wild Turkish Movies Based on “The Phantom”

There’s probably no word for “canon” in Turkish. Further Reading: Öğünç, Pınar. Jet Rejisör Çetin İnanç. Beyoğlu, İstanbul: Roll, 2006. 34-35. Print. Özkaracalar, ...

South Korea’s Godzilla

Tokyo finally gets a day off. Further Reading: Aiken, Keith. “Yongary, Monster from the Deep on MGM DVD.” SciFi Japan. N.p., 27 ...

The Secret of the Turkish Superman

Turns out this Superman has an even secreter identity… Further Reading: Tombs, Pete. “Dracula in Istanbul.” Mondo Macabro: Weird & Wonderful Cinema ...

Egypt’s Remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Formerly “The Rocky Horus Pictograph Show.” Further Reading: Al-Saadi, Yazan. “No Zombies in Gaza: Horror in Arabic Cinema.” Al-Akhbar English. Akhbar Beirut, ...

Mexican Batwoman

She’s a rich vigilante who fights sea monsters and still has time for a wrestling career. What’s Bruce Wayne’s excuse? Further ...

The Turkish Magnificent Seven

Outlaws of the Wild East. Further Reading: Broughton, Lee. “Captain Swing the Fearless: A Turkish Film Adaptation of an Italian Western Comic ...

The Turkish Tarzan

There was no way Sabahattin & Kunt Tulgar could afford to make Tarzan movies. Here’s how they did it anyway. Further ...

Turkish James Bond

Global competition, cultural imperialism, and sexy panties. Further Reading: Allison, Keith. “Golden Boy.” Teleport City. N.p., 08 May 2013. Web. 18 Apr. ...

Russia’s Identical Remake of Commando

Is Communism responsible? Or am I Putin you on? Further Reading: Barber, Tony. “But Movies Undermine Kremlin Control: Illicit Videos Entertain Moscow ...