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Gunan, King of the Barbarians (1982)

Gunan il guerriero (original title)
The peaceful countryside village of Solmen is savagely assaulted by wild Ungats led by bloodthirsty Magen. In the midst of battle, two baby boys are miraculously saved by a tribe of Amazon ... See full summary »

Director:

Francesco Prosperi (as Frank Shannon)

Writers:

Piero Regnoli (story) (as Peter Lombard), Piero Regnoli (screenplay) (as Peter Lombard)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pietro Torrisi ... Zukahn / Gunan (as Peter Mc Coy)
Malisa Longo ... Marga (as Melisa Lang)
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Nameless (as John Richmond)
Emilio Messina ... Nuriak (as Emil Messina)
Rita Silva ... Queen of Kuniat
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Mevian (as Lucky Aras)
Franco Galizi Franco Galizi ... (as Frank Galici)
Philip Banks Philip Banks ... (as Philips Banks)
Alba Maiolini Alba Maiolini ... Midwife (as Alba Lines)
Sabrina Siani ... Lenni
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The peaceful countryside village of Solmen is savagely assaulted by wild Ungats led by bloodthirsty Magen. In the midst of battle, two baby boys are miraculously saved by a tribe of Amazon warriors known as the Kuniats. The warriors nurture and train the boys for future struggles. The stronger of the two is named , Gunan The Invincible. It is up to Gunan to avenge the annihilation of his people. Gunan stages a spectacular one man war of vengeance against his enemy the Ungats, but they prove to be a formidable enemy, and much bloodshed ensues. Written by Jonas Bandhagen

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 September 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunan, King of the Barbarians See more »

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Production Co:

Leader Films See more »
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(VHS)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)
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Priceless Junk
20 December 2002 | by Benjo221See all my reviews

While at the video store a while back, my friend and I stumbled across this gem. And man, is it terrible. This is probably the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's so darn funny.

As you can see from the other user comments posted, this movie is chock full of awful stuff. Obviously, the English dub is horrible, but it's to be expected from a film of this ilk. Even worse are the endless voice-overs at the beginning and ending of the movie. The action scene's are some of the funniest you'll ever see, given that they're all done entirely in slow motion (Watch for the crushing "death blow" Gunan gives at one point where he simply slaps his foe across the back with his sword).

My friend and I believe that the film had to have been directed by two different people, given the drastically different first and second halves of the movie. In the first half, we see the competition between Gunan and his brother to see who is the most "invincible" of the barbarians. Suddenly, the movie turns into Lenne running around topless for the rest of the film, with some strange subplot about a tribe of female warriors which turns into the main battle scene and climax and whatever other garbage the "second" director wanted to toss in. You be the judge.


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