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Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

Il mondo di Yor (original title)
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A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Juan Zanotto (graphic novel "Henga, el cazador"), Ray Collins (graphic novel "Henga, el cazador") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reb Brown ... Yor
Corinne Cléry ... Kalaa (as Corinne Clery)
John Steiner ... Overlord
Carole André ... Ena
Luciano Pigozzi ... Pag (as Alan Collins)
Ayshe Gul Ayshe Gul ... Roa of the Sand-People
Aytekin Akkaya Aytekin Akkaya ... Ukan
Claudia Rocchi Claudia Rocchi ... Tarita (as Marina Rocchi)
Sergio Nicolai Sergio Nicolai ... Kay
Ludovico Della Jojo Ludovico Della Jojo ... (as Ludovico Dello Jojo)
Adrian Akdemir Adrian Akdemir
Herent Akdemir Herent Akdemir
Ali Selgur Ali Selgur
Zeynep Selgur Zeynep Selgur
Henk Akin Henk Akin
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Storyline

Yor, an extremely blond prehistoric warrior, comes to question his origins, particularly with regard to a mysterious medallion he wears. When he learns of a desert goddess who supposedly wears the same medallion, Yor decides that he must find her and learn his true identity. Along the way, he encounters ape-men, dinosaurs, and a strange futuristic society. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He was a powerful warrior from the future, trapped in a prehistoric land, battling for the survival of his people. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | Turkey

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yor, the Hunter from the Future See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,810,199, 21 August 1983

Gross USA:

$2,810,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,810,199
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reb Brown lost 30 pounds due to the strenuous and lengthy shooting. See more »

Goofs

As Yor talks with Pag after climbing out of the canyon, Yor's body position changes with the camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Pag: We will need a lot more hemp before we're through.
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut for theatrical release is 98 minutes, from the original four-part Italian television series, running 200 minutes (50 minute episodes), currently rarely shown in late-night shows. VHS and DVD copies usually are cut to 88 minutes or less. See more »

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References The Humanoid (1979) See more »

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Kalaa Dance
Written and Arranged by John Scott
Performed by John Scott (as Johnny Scott And His Orchestra)
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Cheap But Entertaining
31 January 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

** (out of 4)

Our story is set during the prehistoric days when cavemen and dinosaurs are still running wild. A mysterious blonde man named Yor (Reb Brown) winds up in this era and soon falls in love with a woman (Corinne Clery) after protecting her father (Luciano Pigozzi) from a dinosaur attack. Soon Yor begins to question where he comes from.

YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE comes from director Antonio Margheriti who made numerous films that are still enjoyed today including CASTLE FO BLOOD, ALIEN FROM THE DEEP, CANNIBAL AOOCALYPSE and THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH among others. This film has gained the reputation of being one of the most entertaining bad movies ever made and I think it really lives up to its reputation.

There's no question that this is a bad movie because of some really embarrassing performances as well as some really bad special effects but at the same time you have to take your hat off towards its director because it seems he was smart enough to know they didn't have the money to pull this off so he made it as entertaining as he could. This means pretty much throw everything out there and hope something sticks and sure enough it does!

There are some really fun moments here and especially the various dinosaur attacks. The dinosaurs look incredibly fake but the film pushes its PG-rating with some gory death scenes and the opening fight between Yor and the dinosaur was classic. There are some more good battles throughout the film that are highly entertaining as well. Then you've got the cavemen and their apperances, which is another major plus.

One shouldn't go to YOR, THE HUNTER OF THE FUTURE and expect some Kubrick film. The film is a very low-budget action movie that works well because of how campy it is and it's certainly worth watching.


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