Killing Machines in the Jungle
September 22, 2011
Here’s two legendary pieces of garbage that have a few things in common. For starters, they were both filmed in the Philippines, of course.
Phantom Soldiers (1987). Directed by Teddy Page. Insane Namsploitation with excellent jungle. A couple elements similar to Predator, but this is a unique and special trasher. Best of genre?
Robowar (1989). Directed by Bruno Mattei (aka Vincent Dawn), previously mentioned here as director of the notorious Strike Commando. A hilarious mashup of Predator and Robocop, with decent jungle.
Ironically, despite the loads of blood and gore in Phantom Soldiers, the turning point in the plot is when the chef nicked his finger while cutting sausage.
Now, on to Robowar: