Nope, haven't seen it yet but will see it soon, as must you as well.
No, I have yet to see this film, but I plan to soon as I can find a copy of it and I hope you do as well.
Why? I'll tell you why. Because great minds run in the same channels and here you have a brilliant collaboration of Phil Tucker, the gifted young, brash auteur who kicked the cinematic world off its axis with his breathtaking masterwork, "Robot Monster". That bit of celluloid inspiration, you may recall, featured the overweight extra who slogged around some desert canyons clad in a gorilla suit topped by a deep sea diver's helmet.
Auteur Tucker entered the world of motion pictures with his stupendously brilliant, "Pachuco" which according to "The Golden Turkey Awards", published in 1984 by the Medved brothers, opened at a Texas Drive-In Theatre.
Learned members of the cinematic 'family' will tell you that Mr. Tucker's "Pachuco", described by boorish know-nothing critics as 'violent and incoherent' made such an impression on the audience that they literally leaped from their cars and tore down the screen.
In "Bagdad', Mr. Tucker's gift for instigation is augmented magisterially by the great talent pool which produced "Women Untamed", the latter featuring much stock footage of spear-toting cannibalistic savages and dinosaurs.
As one reviewer astutely noted, these films prove that Ed Wood did not in fact direct all the lousy films of the era.
See it, please, for your own personal edification.
To miss this film is the artistic equivalent of walking past the Mona Lisa in manner that a pay car passes a bum.
Remember as well that by various accounts including Hermanos Medved, Ed Wood added his fine contributions to the '...After Midnite' smoke films charitably referred to as 'documentaries'.
And "Deep Throat" was a modern day reenactment of Spartacus.
Paul Vincent Zecchino
Critic with Critical Mass
Manasoviet Key, Florida
18 April, 2011
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