Mine Mutlu ... Sevgi
Kunt Tulgar ... Tekin / Bakirbas
Erol Tas ... Dr. Seytan
Erol Günaydin ... Bitik
Country: Turkey Runtime: 84 min Original title:Yilmayan seytan AKA:Deathless Man
For my third turn in the kitchen, I thought I'd use turkey meat to help craft this installment of the meatloaf. Originally titled Yilmayan Seytan in its country of origin, Turkey, the following movie is a piece of garbage.
Tekin is a smooth and cool Turkish guy who happens to know a lot of famous scientists working on dangerous projects. He also just so happens to be the secret son of superhero Copperhead, a crime-fighting El Santo-type guy who wears a skin-tight suit and a mask that looks like it was made out of old lady purses, and who died years ago. Then Dr. Satan (and his ridiculous mustache) arrive and kill Tekin's adopted dad. Our hero finds the man he once called father dying and his last words are "do not stray from the path of justice". Now Tekin, as the acrobatic Copperhead, must fight the evil Dr. Satan (and his god-awful mustache). Dr. S is after some kind of lamp called the Tangait Mine (???) that I think is like some kind of powerful laser and as he puts it will allow him to "make 1000 robots and rule the world".
What follows is a series of kidnappings and lame fist fights that go on way too long and rescues and escapes and more kidnappings and fights and rescues and escapes. Tekin has a sidekick named Bitik, a silly idiot who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes, but acts more like a mentally handicapped Jack Black. Amidst this mess there is even a sex scene with actual nudity, which I was not expecting in such a lame movie...but in the end the scene was just as lame and awkward as the rest of the movie and consisted mostly of a topless make-out session by Tekin and some femme fatale who act as if they were aliens trying to figure out how kissing works. In the end it's typical "superhero" moviemaking on a Turkish shoe-string budget.
There really isn't much about this movie to recommend or to talk about. So I figured I'd point out my favorite stupid moments for your enjoyment, so here goes:
1.) The freaking bad guys stop for gas during a kidnapping/chase.
2.) When good guys meet bad guys, they usually say something witty like "We should stop meeting like this". In this movie, this is what one of our good guys says to the bad guys: "KIDNAPPING IS A SERIOUS CRIME!"
3.) Bitik, that genius of improvisational comedy and subtle nuance, pretends a small stool he is holding is a steering wheel and makes car noises as he runs with it and chases the bad guys.
Shot on ugly sound stages and choreographed as if the actors were in a play with wide shots that zoom in and out, this amateurishly-made movie is far from good and for that matter it is far from so-bad-it's-good. Indoor fights magically lead to rooftop battles. Bitik's clowning borders on the childishly retarded. Tekin's Copperhead powers and abilities are not explained. And Dr. Satan (and his stupid, damn mustache) is the ugliest fucking villain in the world. The first Turkish movie I saw was Korkusuz, their RAMBO rip-off and at least that was fun to watch. I should've tried to find a rip-off film, but went for the original material...Yikes! I think I'm good as far as Turkish cinema is concerned. Although, I heard the Turkish rip of E.T. is fantastic...so never say never...