Tag Archives: Yilmaz Atadeniz

Cem Kaya – Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema (2014)

Turkey in the 1960s and 70s was one of the biggest producers of film in the world even though its film industry did not have enough written material to start with. In order to keep up with the demand, screenwriters and directors were copying scripts and remaking movies from all over the world. Name any Western hit film, there is a Turkish version to it, be it Tarzan, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, Rambo, Superman or Star Trek. These quickly and low budget produced lookalike movies were adapted to the taste of local audiences with huge success in the Anatolian hinterland. What they lacked in equipment and budget they compensated through excessive use of manpower both behind and in front of the camera. (IMDb) Read More »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink soy ve öldür aka Kilink: Strip And Kill (1967)

Kilink turns one gang against another rival gang in order to get a precious microfilm and a big foreign treasure. This Turkish super villain film is absolutely wonderful. Read More »

Pete Tombs & Andrew Starke – Mondo Macabro: Turkish Pop Cinema (2005)

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An informative 23-minute Mondo Macabro documentary on Turkish Pop Cinema, featuring interviews with living legend Cuneyt Arkin and director Yilmaz Atadeniz among others, along with plenty of footage to whet your appetite for more Turkish films. Read More »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink Istanbul’da AKA Killing in Istanbul (1967)

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This is a rare little gem from Turkey. The quality (and production values) leave a bit to be desired, but it more than makes up for it in entertainment! I have NEVER seen a movie quite like this, and in fact, at times I’m not quite sure if it’s meant to be taken serious or tongue in cheek.

Presumably, in a previous film/episode (that from what I’ve been able to determine, doesn’t even exist!), Kilink was killed by his former partner, a doctor, once they discovered some mysterious formula to make the most powerful bombs ever. Now Kilink wants revenge, and to then take over the world! Read More »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink uçan adama karsi aka Kilink Vs. Flying Man (1967)

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The first sequel to KILINK ISTANBUL’DA picks up right where the 1st installment left off. Superman manages to locate Kilink’s hideout on a remote island where his fiancé and her father are being held behind bars. Meanwhile, Kilink’s scientists finally manufacture a lethal destructive canon-like weapon that is able to blast away even portions of mountains. Superman arrives there not flying but as an ordinary man and after becoming a target for the weapon is captured and locked up with his woman and his future dad-in-law. Of course, Superman triumphs but, fortunately, Kilink gets away. The film ends with a separate episode that has nothing to do with the island and the weapon. This time Kilink murders a rich foreign woman and steals her jewels. But Superman is still around for the final conflict. Sadly, the part with this conflict was destroyed decades ago. At least, the producers saved many stills from this segment and incorporated them in the film together with a narration on the action so viewers can still capture those magic moments. Written by omayra73 Read More »