Turkish Fantastik Cinema

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A list of Turkish “Fantastik” Genre, Cult, and B-grade films, spanning from the 1950’s to the late 1980’s. According to Fantastik Turk Sinemasi by Metin Demirhan, the genres that comprise TFC are: Horror / Superhero / Sci-Fi / Western / Fairy-Tale / Karate / Historical / Fantasy Mubi is sadly lacking the glut of these (albeit) rare Turkish films, most of which I haven’t seen, and I’m sure few outside of Turkey at the time have. This list is deeply indebted to Bill Barounis, who runs Onar Films, a small and independent DVD label running out of Greece, and his Turkish Fantastic Cinema Guide.For the last decade or so, Bill seems to have… Read more

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A list of Turkish “Fantastik” Genre, Cult, and B-grade films, spanning from the 1950’s to the late 1980’s.

According to Fantastik Turk Sinemasi by Metin Demirhan, the genres that comprise TFC are:

Horror / Superhero / Sci-Fi / Western / Fairy-Tale / Karate / Historical / Fantasy

Mubi is sadly lacking the glut of these (albeit) rare Turkish films, most of which I haven’t seen, and I’m sure few outside of Turkey at the time have. This list is deeply indebted to Bill Barounis, who runs Onar Films, a small and independent DVD label running out of Greece, and his Turkish Fantastic Cinema Guide.For the last decade or so, Bill seems to have been scouring both the farthest-reaches and the smallest crevasses of Turkey and its obscure cinema, reanimating prints that have perhaps not been seen since their initial release, and providing the platform for a wider, international audience to discover these Cult gems.

Horror
Woman Despisert
Replete with a Dracula rip-off, sleezy slashers, Turkish giallos, gore, and three Straw Dogs remakes.

Ciglik (The Scream) / 1949
Director: Aydin Arakon
Drakula Istanbul’da (Dracula in Istanbul) / 1953
Director: Mehmet Muhtar
Bes Hasta Var (Five Patients) / 1956
Director: Atif Yilmaz
Kable Vuran Dusman (Enemy Who Hits the Heart) / 1964
Director: Atif Yilmaz
Manyaklar Kosku (Mansion of Maniacs) / 1965
Director: Aram Gulyuz
Kadin Dusmani (The Woman Killer) / 1967
Director: Ilhan Engin
Bes Atesli Kadin (Five Hot Women) / 1968
Director: Seyfettin Tiryaki
Oluler Konuzmaz Ki (The Dead Don’t Talk) / 1970
Director: Yavuz Yalinkilic
Aska Susayanlar Seks Ve Cinayet (Thirsty for Love, Sex and Murder) / 1972
Director: Mehmet Aslan
Korkunc Tecavuz (Rape of Horror) / 1972
Seytan (Satan) / 1974
Director: Metin Erksan
Cirkin Dunya (Ugly World) / 1974
Director: Osman F. Sedan
Kartal Yuvasi / 1974
Director: Natuk Batyan
Sevimli Frankenstayn / 1975
Director: Nejat Saydam
Sut Kardesler / 1976
Director: Ertem Egilmez
Nehir / 1977
Director: Serif Goren
Saldiranlar /1979
Director: Engin Temizer
Uyle Bir Kadin Ki (A Woman Like That)/ 1979
Director: Naki Yurter
Can Korkusu / 1980
Director: Hidayet Pelit
Cirpinis (Spasms) / 1980
Director: Samim Utku
Topragin Teri (Bloody Earth)/ 1981
Director: Natuk Baytan
Kadinca / 1984
Director: Temel Gursu
Sapik Kadin (Psycho Woman) / 1988
Director: Orhan Elmas
Vahset Kasirgasi / 198?
Director: Kadir Akgun
Lanetli Kadinlar (Cursed Women) / 198?
Director: Kadir Akgun

Superheros
Killink
Orumcek Adam (Spider Man) / 1966
Director: Cevat Okcugil
Disi Killink (She-Killink) / 1967
Director: Aram Gulyuz
Fantoma Istanbul’da Bulusalim (The Phantom: Istanbul Appointment) / 1967
Director: Natuk Baytan
Kara Atmaca (Black Hawk) / 1967
Director: Nisan Hancer
Killink Istanbul’da (Kilink in Istanbul) / 1967
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Kilink Ucan Adam’a Karsi (Kilink vs The Flying Man) / 1967
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Kilink Soy Ve Oldur (Kilink Strip and Kill) / 1967
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Kilink Canilere Karsi (Kilink vs The Murderers) / 1967
Director: Cetin Inanc
Kilink Frankenstayn’a Karsi (Kilink vs Frankenstein) / 1967
Director: Nuri Akinci
Kilink Oluler Konusmaz (Kilink: The Dead Don’t Talk) / 1967
Director: Yavuz Figenli
Mandrake Kilinke’e Karsi (Mandrake vs. Kilink)/ 1967
Director: Oksal Pekmezoglu
Saskin Hafiye Kilinge Karsi (The Confused Detective vs Kilink) / 1967
Director: Natuk Baytan
Binbasi Tayfun (Captain Cyclone) / 1968
Director: Tolgay Ziyal
Casus Kiran (Spy Smasher) / 1968
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Kara Atmaca’nin Intikami (Black Hawk’s Revenge) / 1968
Director: Nisan Hancer
Kizil Maske (The Phantom) / 1968
Director: Tolgay Ziyal
Kizil Maske (The Phantom) / 1968
Director: Cetin Inanc
Demir Pence Korsam Adam (Iron Claw the Pirate) / 1969
Director: Cetin Inanc
Demir Pence Casuslar Savasi / 1969
Director: Cetin Inanc
Ruzgar Hafiye (The Wind Detective) / 1969
Director: Cevat Okcugil
Supermen Fantoma’ya Karsi (Super-man vs. Fantomas) / 1969
Director: Kayhan Arikan
Casus Kiran Yedi Canli Adam (Casus Kiran: Man of 7 Lives) / 1970
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Maskeli Seytan (Masked Devil) / 1970
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Simsek Hafiye (The Thunder Detective) / 1970
Director: Savas Esici
Belanin Krali / 1971
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Kilink Olum Saciyor (Kilink Spreads Death) / 1971
Director: Birsen Kaya
Kinova Demir Yumruk (Kinova: Iron Fist) / 1971
Director: Cetin Inanc
Maskeli Ucler (The Masked Trio) / 1971
Director: Melih Gulgen
Kizil Maske’nin Intikami (Revenge of the Phantom) / 1971
Director: Cavit Yoruklu
Super Adam (Superman) / 1971
Director: Cahit Yoruklu
Bombala Oski Bombala (Bomb Them Oski, Bomb Them!) / 1972
Director: Cetin Inanc
Disi Akrep (Scorpion Woman) / 1972
Director: Feridun Kete
Kaplan Kadin Dehset Adasi (Tiger Woman Terror Island) / 1972
Director: Tancan Akin
Kinova 2- Kara Seytan (Kinova 2 – Black Devil) / 1972
Director: Cetin Inanc
Kinova 3- Kamcili Kadin (Kinova 3- Woman with the Whip) / 1972
Director: Cetin Inanc
Orumcek (The Spider) / 1972
Director: Taner Oguz
Super Adam Istanbul’da (Superman in Istanbul) / 1972
Director: Yavuz Yalinkilic
Super Adam Kadinlar Arasinda (Superman Amongst the Women) / 1972
Director: Cavit Yoruklu
Super Kadin Dehset Saciyor (Super Woman Spreads Terror) / 1972
Director: Feridun Kete
Ucan Kiz (The Flying Girl) / 1972
Director: Semih Evin
Bedmen Yarasa Adam (Batman) / 1973
Director: Savas Esici
Cilgin Kiz Ve Uc Super Adam (3 Supermen and Mad Girl) / 1973
Director: Cavit Yoruklu
Demir Yumruk Devler Geliyor (Iron Fist: The Giants are Coming) / 1973
Director: Tunc Basaran
Kara Maske (The Black Mask) / 1973
Director: Nuri Akinci
3 Dev Adam (Captain America and Santo vs. Spider-man / 1973
Director: T. Fikret Uçak
Yilmayan Seytan (Deathless Devil) / 1973
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Yilmaz Kolusuz Kaharaman’a Karsi (Kilink vs The One Armed Warior)/ 1974
Director: Mujdat Saylav
Supermen Donuyor (The Return of Superman) / 1979
Director: Kunt Tulgar
Supermenler (3 Supermen Against Godfather) / 1979
Director: Italo Martinenghi
Uc Supermen Olympiatlarda (3 Supermen at the Olympic Games) / 1984
Director: Italo Martinenghi

Sci-Fi
Turist Omer Uzay Yolunda
Salgin (The Plague) / 1954
Director: Ali Ipar
Gorunmeyen Adam Istanbul’da (The Invisible Man In Istanbul) / 1955
Director: Lutfi O. Akat
Sihirli Boru (The Magic Tube) / 1955
Director: Orhan Murat Ariburnu
Ucan Daireler Istanbul’da (Unidentified Flying Objects in Istanbul) / 1955
Director: Orhan Ercin
Gunahkarlar Cenneti (Heaven of Sinners) / 1958
Director: Baha Gelenbevi
Baytekin Feza’da Carpisanlar (Flash Gordon’s Battle in Space) / 1967
Director: Sinasi Ozonuk
Turist Omer Uzay Yolunda / 1973
Director: Hulki Saner
Astronot Fehmi / 1978
Director: Naki Yurter
Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam (Man Who Saves the World) / 1982
Director: Cetin Inanc
Badi / 1983
Director: Zafer Par

Other Fantastik

Tarzan Istanbul’da (Tarzan in Istanbul) / 1952
Director: Orhan Atadeniz
Uc Baba Torik / 1953
Director: Arsavir Alyanak
Toros Canavari / 1961
Director: Burhan Bolan
Cici Can / 1963
Director: Ertem Gorec
Iki Sene Mektep Tatili (Two Year Vacation) / 1964
Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Altin Cocuk (The Golden Boy) / 1966
Director: Memduh Un
Part 1 of 4 in Turkish 007 series
Istanbul Dehset Icinde (Istanbul in Terror) / 1966
Director: Ilhan Engin
Altin Cocuk Beyrut’ta (Golden Boy in Beirut) / 1967
Director: Ertem Gorek
Part 2 of 4 in Turkish 007 series
Ortasark Yaniyor / 1967
Director: Zafer Davutoglu
Part 3 of 4 in Turkish 007 series
Altin Avcilari / 1968
Director: Zafer Davutoglu
Part 4 of 4 in Turkish 007 series
Disi Tarzan (She-Tarzan) / 1971
Director: Kayahan Arikan
Tarzan Korkusuz Adam (Tarzan the Fearless) / 1974
Director: Kunt Tulgar
Su (The Water) / 1981
Director: Cetin Inanc

Links

http://www.onarfilms.com/index.php
http://turkishposters.blogspot.com/
http://www.turkposter.com/

Thank you Clockworkdaisyblues for the Turkish Pop Cinema Doc link!

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