YOR, HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE

Yor, The Hunter From The Future, is a 1983 Italian-French-Turkish co-production starring Reb Brown, directed by Antonio “Anthony Dawson” Margheriti, and based on an Argentinian comic book. It was conceived as 4 part mini-series for television (which, even though Reb Brown seems to think exists, I’m not sure ever aired) but was edited for theatrical release. The Italian version of the film runs about 10 minutes longer, but only the shorter American version has been released in the states.

The twist in the movie is blown by the tagline, but if you’re not sure what it’s about, it’s a barbarian movie that turns into Star Wars. Margheriti has a ton of great, weirdo films under his belt, and Yor is another one that’s a lot of fun. I really admire that they had almost no budget and yet they were, like, “Hell yeah we’re going to build giant dinosaur puppets.”

Also, the soundtrack totally rules. Perfect 80s synth score with a killer theme song, composed by John Scott and the Oliver Onions dudes, Guido & Maurizio De Angelis.

  • REVIEW BY MICHAEL CANICH

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