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A Taste of Hell (1973)

PG | | Action, War, Drama | December 1973 (USA)
THEY FOUGHT SAVAGELY - for love of their country "A TASTE OF HELL" An explosive war epic depicting the heroic stand for patriotism from the hills down to the devastated countryside.


Neil Yarema (scenario)


Cast overview, first billed only:
John Garwood ... Lt. Barry Mann
William Smith ... Jack Lowell
Liza Lorena ... Maria
Roderick Paulate ... Pedro
Vic Diaz ... Maj. Kuramoto
Ruben Rustia Ruben Rustia ... Mario
Angelo Ventura Angelo Ventura ... Tomas
Lloyd Kino ... Capt. Seiko
Nela Alvarez Nela Alvarez ... Pacing
Jose Dagumboy Jose Dagumboy ... Peping
Meding Manalo Meding Manalo ... Ditas
Angel Buenaventura Angel Buenaventura ... Tomas
Max Rojo Max Rojo
Romeo Mabutol Romeo Mabutol
Rex Romero Rex Romero
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THEY FOUGHT SAVAGELY - for love of their country "A TASTE OF HELL" An explosive war epic depicting the heroic stand for patriotism from the hills down to the devastated countryside.

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Did You Know?


A clip of this movie (the decapitation scene) was showed in the Norwegian TV-debate program "På Sparket" on 11 December 1980. This program was the start of the long and heated debate about so called video-nasties (videovold) in Norway. The movie was almost labeled as a video-nasty among with movies like "Texas chainsaw massacre", "The Exterminator", "Cannibal holocaust" etc. See more »


In the climactic battle scene, Japanese soldiers are shown firing the infamously misnamed Japanese "knee mortar" with the buttplate placed against their knee. This would've resulted in a broken leg. Allied soldiers mistakenly believed that this mortar was fired from the knee because of the curvature of the buttplate. See more »

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A Candidate for Mystery Science Theatre 3000
31 July 1999 | by warloverSee all my reviews

A taste of hell, indeed! If hell is half as bad as this movie was, then I pray for any poor soul heading for Dante's Inferno!

In a nutshell, the script was non-existent, the plot, well there was actually no plot, and the fighting, well, you could tell this was a pathetic "B" Movie. There was no character development, even the slashing of a knife looked fake. The only reason I didn't turn this movie off after the first three minutes was in respect for the $ 1.07 I shelled out for this flop! The costumes looked, surprise surprise, like the seventies and not like WWII 1942. The movie lacked any dénouement though I will give it the credit of having a climax. All in all, as I said in my title, this would truly be a knee slapper on Mystery Science Theatre 3000!

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