Tag Archives: Cüneyt Arkin

Natuk Baytan – Kiliç Aslan AKA Lion Man AKA The Sword and the Claw (1975)

When the king is murdered, his baby son and heir is hidden in the forest where he is abducted and raised by a pride of lions. As an adult he uses his beastly strength and claw-like hands to take revenge against the new king and his armies. Read More »

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 »

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

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 »

Mehmet Kilic – Gunes ne zaman dogacak AKA When the Sun Rises (1978)


Yavuz Mehmedov Crimean Turks (cüneyt arkin) against the religious activities that are prohibited by the regime for years because of the village mosque minaret had been shot out of the door lock reads the morning prayer call to prayer.

Because of this movement were arrested and tortured by soldiers and a secret headquarters in order to brain wash yavuz imprisoned, for years, hoping to escape to Turkey one day self-identity by hiding in the elevated Alpgiray Nuriyev kgb (baki tamer) in the support cells are removed. asylum in Angola, the two friends are moving to Turkey on a ship. Read More »