Monday, May 4, 2009

Conquest (1983) aka La Conquista De La Tierra Perdida aka Barbaro La Conquista De La Tierra Perdida

1.5 / 5
Tagline: He is the only hope for a dying race. He is beginning a journey which will destroy all but the boldest warrior.
Directed By: Lucio Fulci
Written By: Gino Capone, Giovanni Di Clemente, Carlos Vasallo
Actors Include: Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti, Conrado San Martin
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Length: 88 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/Spain/Mexico

There are worse things than this movie, I just struggle to think of them at the moment. For starters, he shot every scene as into the light as he could, so everything is washed out and impossible to see (well semi-impossibly anyhow). This is so distracting I actually had to keep looking away because the screen was too need sunglasses for this damned thing! Okay aside from the biggest obvious complaint there are the lousy effects (which are laughably terrible and really the only reason to watch the film) including a bow and arrow moved directly across the screen in slow motion. The actual story is about who knows what...there is a man with this "magical" bow and arrow and he's on some sort of quest. That's about all I can get out of it unfortunately. There are some weird people in bad costumes along the way and some duels. Don't get me wrong, it does have a few funny moments, but certainly not enough to make me ever hope to see this again. I usually like Fulci films as a rule but this is by far the worst I've ever seen from him...or any Italian director for that matter...beware! Bad film fans only and I do mean super bad.

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