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The Mercenary (1983)
"Cannibal Mercenary" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Alan English
Paul John
C. Gargett
Nian Watts
Harry Myles
David Borg
John Brown
Nick Norman
Kent Tripos
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Sormud Charekchema
Sugud Namchan
Rom Rachan
Lek Songphon
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What if Herschell Gordon Lewis directed an Asian war film?
4 September 2002 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Was APOCALYPSE NOW or THE DEER HUNTER a big hit in Thailand? Add some really bad English dubbing and lots of kung-fu movie sound effects and you've got this adventure-horror hybrid. It's a horrors-of-war exploitation film that takes the violence inherent in warfare to absurd extremes. Besides the usual bullet hits and sharp-spiked jungle booby traps you get limb chopping, decapitation, penis stabbing, eye gouging and a spike to the head followed by brain eating (hence the title). One hungry guy even eats the maggots off of a decomposing corpse! Blood flows and spurts to such ridiculous lengths that it's hard not to laugh at the cartoonish brutality on view here. The video box says: SO REALISTIC -- THIS FILM MAKES "PLATOON" LOOK LIKE A FAMILY OUTING! I can't argue with hype like that!


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