Saturday, 20 February 2010

One of the weirdest!

VHS/Greece/fullscreen/English dub/Greek subs
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I watched NO BLOOD NO SURRENDER last night and what can I say!! Definitely one of the weirdest Filipino films I've watched. No, cross out that "one of..."!! Definitely thee weirdest!! Haha. It's like a remake of RAMBO but with a skinny, bony, crazy looking old dude (played by Filipino comedian Palito) who keeps getting his fingers stuck in windows, bottles, whathaveyou. And some of the jokes are so lame you just stare in disbelief and yet suddenly it changes over and becomes mega violent. And in one scene when all seems lost who else turns up to save the old dude's ass but Fernando Poe Jr (!!!) after which Fernando just gets into a car and drives off. Palito asks someone: "Who was that? He seems familiar" to which the other guy says "Didn't you recognise him! It was a movie star! Sylvester Stallone!!" There's just no end to the weirdness of this film. I should write a proper review. Or someone should. Haha.

EDIT: Uhh, actually SOMEONE already DID!! That "someone" being Andrew leavold (of course!) right here.

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2 comments:

  1. Well Jack, you have to be a filipino or completely understand filipino culture (which at the best of times is varied as how many islands and spoken dialects) LOL.

    In English, Palito means "matchstick" etc etc. Most of these films were made for the uneducated masses who lack sophistication of any kind.

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  2. Thanks, Nick. I guess some of the local references also disappear in the English dubbing.

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