7.8/10
320
5 user 30 critic

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema (2014)

Turkey in the 1960s and 70s was one of the biggest producers of film in the world even though its film industry did not have enough written material to start with. In order to keep up with ... See full summary »

Director:

Cem Kaya

Writers:

Cem Kaya, Cem Kaya
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cüneyt Arkin ... Himself
Yilmaz Atadeniz Yilmaz Atadeniz ... Himself
Çetin Inanç Çetin Inanç ... Himself
Canan Perver
Giovanni Scognamillo Giovanni Scognamillo ... Himself
Kunt Tulgar Kunt Tulgar ... Himself
Memduh Ün Memduh Ün ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Turkey in the 1960s and 70s was one of the biggest producers of film in the world even though its film industry did not have enough written material to start with. In order to keep up with the demand, screenwriters and directors were copying scripts and remaking movies from all over the world. Name any Western hit film, there is a Turkish version to it, be it Tarzan, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, Rambo, Superman or Star Trek. These quickly and low budget produced lookalike movies were adapted to the taste of local audiences with huge success in the Anatolian hinterland. What they lacked in equipment and budget they compensated through excessive use of manpower both behind and in front of the camera. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site

Country:

Turkey | Germany

Language:

Turkish | German

Release Date:

1 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Right(s)
22 January 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Throughout movie history there have been a lot of people stealing stuff from things that were successful, so what makes Turkish cinema (at a certain point of time) so much different than those other cases? Well you have to watch the documentary to fully get it, but let me tell you that they did insane things.

And this documentary delves into the whole thing. There is obviously much more background that could not be in the movie, even more outrageous stuff that would make you shake your head. Actually the director noted at a screening that he almost didn't get permission to have some of the footage in his movie, because the movie it represented had copyright infringement and other legal stuff. It sounds there is a whole different new story there. Anyway this is entertaining stuff if you like cinema and like to take a look behind the scenes ... of weird stuff


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed