Thursday, 14 March 2013
THE SIEGE OF FIREBASE GLORIA - dvd
A little while ago someone left a message here on the blog saying I ought to get hold of a Filippino movie called THE SIEGE OF FIREBASE GLORIA (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1989) and that it was...
"It is the most insane, over the top, gory, kick ass, highest body count, sizable budget, made in the Phillipines Vietnam movie you will ever see."
The film is out on a dvd (dvd-r actually) from MGM in the US; I received my copy today and watched it right away and what can I say but HOLY FUCK!! The anon poster was definitely right! This is such an over-the-top wild, gory and insane film if I ever saw any!!! It's actually an Australian-Filipino co-production filmed in the Philippines. Big-ass American actors are in the lead but we also meet some well known faces from the regular Filipino war flicks; Nick Nicholson has a cool role as a war photographer, and Henry Strzalkowski is in there as well as a helicopter pilot. The two lead roles are played by Wings Hauser and R. Lee Ermey. The film is basically about this almost forgotten American outpost in the Viet Cong backland. They haven't got enough men and there's 2000 Viet Cong ready to run them over. This isn't a review but let me just say this: there isn't one boring moment in THE SIEGE OF FIREBASE GLORIA. You should watch it!
Fan made trailer (actually better than the original trailer, imo):
The original trailer: