Friday, 28 May 2010

JUST A DAMNED SOLDIER (Philippines/Italy, 1988)

Reviewed on Kult Eye Bleeder



All credits lifted from Andrew's blog:

1988 - Un Maledetto Soldato (company unknown, incorrectly listed on IMDB as Regal Films)

[export title “Just A Damned Soldier”; released in Japan as “Violence Hunter” and in Germany as “Zum Sterben Verdammt”] [the VHS I'm getting (see scan) is definitely called JUST A DAMNED SOLDIER on the front cover but needless to say it may have been released more than once. Jack]

Director “Ted Kaplan”/Ferdinando Baldi Story/Screenplay Ferdinando Baldi Producers Scimo Glam, Massimo Vigliar Supervising Producer Tony Miland Music Elio Polizzi Cinematography Terence Zuker Editor Med Salkind Casting Rosy Stoller Production Design Sam Lorimar Art Direction Sam Lorimar Costume Design Henriette Bishop Hair Stylist Lyn Domingh Makeup Artist Paul Manson Production Supervisors Alex Coleman, Tony Miland Production Manager Anthony Kalvent Assistant Director “Kim Parker”/Tanya Foxx Draughtsman Tom Brooks Property Manager Farb Ungher Dubbing Editor Nick Alexander Boom Operator Frank Lautern Sound Mixer “Dick Tineber”/Alberto Tinebra Special Effects “Fredy”/Goffredo Unger First Assistant Camera Guy Clark Gaffer Ted Marins Stills Charlie Peralta Camera Operator “Tony Schiaving”/Antonio Schiavo Lena Grip Fred Targhet Seamstress Laura Albis Assistant Editor Mary Norman Assembly Cutter Lucy Nusch Production Accountant Alex Coleman Script Supervisor Jane Koster


Cast Peter Hooten, Mark Gregory, “Rom”/Romano Kristoff (Gus Johnson), “Steve Eliot”/Stelio Candelli, Christine Leigh, David Giberson, Roger Vivero, Elvie Hoagland, Ilonah Jean, Ernie Zarate, “Johan Dolaney”/John P. Dulaney, [uncredited] Mike Monty, Goffredo Unger

12 comments:

  1. Great cast, great film - love this one!

    Karlos

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  2. This movie was edited in Spain on tape under this title: SENDERO AL INFIERNO ( Way to Hell). I specially like this movie cos the main star, Peter Hooten starred the very best ( for me) Post apocalipto movie ever shot 2020 Texas rangers (aka New Gladiators) directed by Joe D'amato. Check him also in a supporting role in Orca the killer whale or James Glickenhaus's THE SOLDIER.

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  3. Thanks for the info, JM. :D

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  4. Karlos,
    I stumbled over this tape on eBay by chance! I placed a bid and no one else did. Fabulous!

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  5. Hi Jack

    If you've not seen it yet you're in for a real treat - think it was one of the last movies Mark Gregory made and he's actually pretty good in it.

    Oddly enough, all 3 leads (Hooten, Gregory & Kristoff) seem to have retired or simply vanished from the scene!

    Enjoy!

    Karlos

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  6. If I didn't already I certainly look forward to it now! xD (actually I haven't even received it yet). We need to find Ron Kristoff and get his story!!

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  7. Jack


    If only we could find Mark Gregory, too!

    Would LOVE to know where he is!!

    Karlos

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  8. Sure. It would be cool to find (and talk to) all these "lost" people who were in these films!

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  9. Somewhere I read Mark Gregory was working in Rome at a Pizza Restaurant. I am not sure if I read it at nanarland or somewherelse.

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  10. isn't Ron Kristoff supposed to own a restaurant too somewhere? Or I wonder if that is just speculations. :/

    Anyway, I finally got my tape TODAY so that's brilliant! :D

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  11. Rom Kristoff: in 2014 IN MANILA I was told by a mutual friend that Rom has been working in Thailand in a luxury hotel company.

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  12. Everything on this blog moves by a snail's pace. LOL. I've just now seen your comment and let it thru the spam filter. Thanks for your comment, John. In a luxury hotel! Hopefully someone will find him at some stage and do a proper interview.

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Yes, we have a comment filter now! It seems most comments these days come from shit spammers in India so there you go.

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