Sunday, 17 January 2010

BORN TO FIGHT (Philippines/Italy, 1989)

Original title: NATO PER COMBATTERE



Directed by Bruno Mattei. Starring Brent Huff.

13 comments:

  1. Brent Huff's Greatest Moment & a Bruno Mattei BLAST - right at the end of the Eighties Action Explosion BUT what a way to go out. The closing part of the movie is like Bruno said use everything we have to blow things up as it may be the last time we get to do this !. Everything is then blown up three times bigger than pretty much anything else that went before. A Big Favourite. Enjoy

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  2. Couldn't agree with Mr. Cooke more, this film is fantastically entertaining.

    If the films of Bruno Mattei taught me anything it's that, if you shoot a building made entirely out of straw enough times, it WILL explode.

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  3. Wauw, that sounds awesome!! I've just won it on eBay so it'll take a while before it gets here but I'm def. looking forward to it even more now.

    Mr. Annonymous; Haha, yeah them straw huts!!! LOL.

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  4. I've just watched BORN TO FIGHT and I'll have to agree with the both of you. Just awesome!!! I find it odd that Italian cinema is so popular when we talk about zombie, giallo, horror, and cannibal flicks. These films are being released and re-released all the time. I love them too but how many versions of Zombie Flesh Eaters are there now. I'm at a loss as to why these highly entertaining war movies don't create any interest amongst fans of Italo cinema. :/

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  5. if you like Born to fight, check COP GAME also directed by Bruno...I think these two movies makes a very nice couple examples of good italian movies made in the philippines!

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  6. Thanks for that suggestion. I'll be sure to look out for COP GAME. Thanks. I don't suppose it's on DVD?

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  7. Sorry,I don't know. I just know that this title is a favourite one in the Spanisj cable TVs...it has been showed thousands times but always dubbed into Spanish lang.
    But I think it must not be very difficult to track down any VHS edition.

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  8. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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  9. I won COP GAME last night. Woo-hoo!

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  10. So so so happy to have won Born to Fight JPN VHS recently! If I can just find Robowar I'll have all the best Mattei!

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  11. BORN TO FIGHT is highly enjoyable!!! :D

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Bikini girls with machine guns

Yep, this video is from the one they're watching in Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN. It's an awesome video; I mean all it is is a bunch of scantly clad sexy babes with automatic guns going: "This is an AK47" pow pow pow pow - Haha. Absolutely fantastic! xD.