Simply said, if you're a fan of crazed action movies without a lick of political correctness, then you MUST make your way to the Anthology Film Archivesto catch the last screening of The Mercenaries (which is the British title of the incredible mercenary movie DARK OF THE SUN, which I've ranted about HERE) on Saturday, August 21, at 4pm. That's THIS Saturday, New Yorkers (and folks nearby)!
William Lustigand the good folks at the Anthology have gone through a LOT of trouble to bring you this flick, which, according to the good Mr. Lustig, will probably never be on DVD (unless you are part of the Cinemageddon world and can download it).
The print had to be cajoled out of the British Film Institute, and while I wish it was pristine, it's still good enough to impart the maniacal intensity of this flick.
That was my original idea for the title of this blog, a sort of summation of nearly everything I'd ever wanted cinematically: regularly playing on the ABC Channel 7 4:30 movie--or on WOR-TV Channel 9's 4 O'Clock Movie--the greatest monster movie in the universe, and incredible combo of miniatures, men in suits and stop motion, with entire continents destroyed!
But then there was a coup d'etat, and Tzar Ivan I of Ivanlandia took charge.