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1 November 1971 (Turkey) See more »
TARKAN VERSUS THE VIKINGS features a mustached villain, who is the leader of a Viking clan that worships an octopus god-monster... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kartal Tibet ... Tarkan

Eva Bender ... Ursula

Seher Seniz ... Lotus

Bilal Inci ... Toro
Fatma Belgen ... Yonca, Daughter of Attila
Tarik Simsek

Atif Kaptan ... Gero, King of the Vikings
Yusuf Sezer
Refik Ansav (as Refik Kansav)
Deniz Çimenli (as Deniz Çimen)
Osman Han
Ahmet Sert
Hüseyin Alp ... Orso
Kurt ... Tarkan's Dog

Directed by
Mehmet Aslan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sezgin Burak  uncredited
Sadik Sendil  scenario

Produced by
Nahit Ataman .... producer
Ertem Egilmez .... producer
Cinematography by
Cahit Engin 
Art Direction by
Basri Büyükcan 
Production Management
Kadir Akgün .... production assistant
Yilmaz Kanat .... production manager
Camera and Electrical Department
Erdogan Engin .... cameraman

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Mondo Macabro (2005) (USA) (DVD) (subtitled) (as 'Tarkan versus the Vikings')

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Also Known As:
"Tarkan Viking kani" - Turkey (original title)
"Tarkan versus the Vikings" - USA (DVD title)
"Tarkan vs the Vikings" - USA (festival title)
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USA:86 min | Turkey:74 min (TV version)
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Crew or equipment visible: When Lotus falls back into the snake pit, we see a multitude of crew hands and arms catching her near the bottom of the screen.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Another entertaining piece of trash from Turkey - hopefully more stuff like this becomes widely available, 10 June 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Turkish cinema is often talked about by trash and psychotronic movie fanatics but often rarely seen. This is because these completely delirious films often flagrantly defied copyright laws, so many Turkish films are ripoffs of other country's films and featured stolen music cues and special effects. While they're popular on the bootleg circuit, there's little chance the best efforts will become widely available. Mondo Macabro released two Turkish pop films onto a double-feature DVD, and while these efforts don't fully represent the country's insane tendencies to steal from American films, they're still pretty mind boggling in their own right. I mean, how many other films have you seen recently about a heroic Turk fighting a man-eating octopus and the villainous army which worships it?

There's far too many hilarious aspects to the film which need to be mentioned. A standby of Turkish cinema is the poorly choreographed fights and battle sequences, and "Tarkan vs. the Vikings" has its fair share. These "epic" duels usually make Dolemite look like Bruce Lee! The opening massacre in particular is hilarious, with no women or child spared. Also, typically of these Turkish films, there's some hillariously inappropriate musical cues, with "Also Sprach Zarathustra" being used to great effect in this one. Thank God this is out on DVD. Hopefully Mondo Macabro will release a follow-up "Turkish Pop Cinema" disc, as I'd love to see more of this stuff coming to DVD, especially judging from the mouth-watering clips included on the bonus documentary. (6/10)

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