Category Archives: Turkish Remakesploitation

INTERVIEW: Cem Kaya (Director of Remake, Remix, Rip-Off) pt II

This is part two of my exclusive interview with Cem Kaya, director of the documentary Remake, Remix, Rip-Off. Read part one here. In this final instalment, Cem explains why there’s so much more to Turkish Fantastic Cinema than we think, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Cem Kaya (Director of Remake, Remix, Rip-Off)

Cem Kaya’s fantastic documentary Remake, Remix, Rip-Off screens at FrightFest this weekend. It’s a long-awaited delve into the wild, wild world of the Turkish Fantastic Cinema (AKA Turkish Pop Cinema, AKA Turkish Remakesploitation) and it doesn’t disappoint – long-time fans, casual … Continue reading

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What does VHS mean to you?

What does VHS mean to you? Three quite different but uniformly excellent documentaries at Edinburgh International Film Festival – Remake, Remix, Rip-off (Cem Kaya, 2014), Chuck Norris Vs Communism (Ilinca Calugareanu, 2015) and Stand by for Tape Back-Up (Ross Sutherland, … Continue reading

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Matchbox Cineclub #5: Turkish Star Wars

Our May screening at The Old Hairdressers will be Çetin Inanç’s Turkish Star Wars (Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, 1982). The screening takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21/05, upstairs in the gallery area of the bar. Back in 1982, big western movies didn’t get screened in … Continue reading

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ZINE: Physical Impossibility #3: Copywrongs

The next issue of the Physical Impossibility zine is all about Copywrongs, and features writing and art inspired by films which have flaunted copyright in one way or another. Films like FW Murnau’s Nosferatu, which barely survived being wiped from history by … Continue reading

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Movie Rip-Offs : A User’s Guide – Turkish Remakesploitation

Many thanks once again to Gokay Gelgec of the Sinematik website and Bill Barounis of Onar Films for invaluable background information on these films and the culture they were made in. Wherever possible, I’ve referred to the best-presented and ‘official’ … Continue reading

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Movie Rip-Offs : A User’s Guide – Turkish Superman

Since my last post, I’ve become aware of a much better term for what I initially referred to as Unauthorised Foreign Versions – it’s ‘Remakesploitation’. With hindsight, International Remakesploitation would have been an even better term. Even though the majority … Continue reading

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