Yor, the Hunter from the Future! Garrett Gilchrist Aug 3, 2009 2:54:51 GMT -5
Post by tygerbug on Aug 3, 2009 2:54:51 GMT -5
Reb Brown (from MST3K's Space Mutiny) in one of the best bad movies of the 1980s!
It's Yor's world! He's the man!
Yor fights the deadly Tristegatops.
Yor meets villainous nerd, the Overlord.
The film itself is available on a pirate torrent site somewhere, and even at Youtube! (I riffed a widescreen version taped off of Turner Classic Movies.)
My commentary on Yor, the Hunter From the Future, a very funny 1983 film starring Reb Brown (of MST3K's Space Mutiny and the 70s Captain America) as a very blonde, very stupid caveman who fights both dinosaurs with an axe and robots with a laser gun.
He wanders around aimlessly and every single civilization he comes across, he destroys completely, with fire and with flooding. There's no thought process to this, or to this film. Yor destroys simply because he is.
He is accompanied by the jealous, spiteful Kallah, who has some crazy 80s hair going on, and attempts to kill anyone else who hits on Yor. There's also Pag, an old man who loves his hemp. There are evil blue cavemen, and evil grey cavemen. It's nice that evil is color coded.
It all ends up in a sci-fi city for some reason, with the ridiculous villain The Overlord, who probably likes to play Dungeons and Dragons, and some pretty pathetic future people.
By the end of it, our hero has killed everyone who isn't him and doomed the entire future of humanity, as his epic 80s Queen-like theme song plays! Yor! Hunter from the Future!
Commentary by Garrett Gilchrist.
The film has been released on DVD in Germany. You can still find it on VHS, and several places online - such as a pirate torrent site, and Youtube.
My cover for the film
Just click here for the big version:
That's definitely not Kallah in the poster, but it is Reb Brown (with his more usual short hair).
More images including pics from the Yor comic book:
If you've seen SpoonyOne's review of the film, you'll hear one or two jokes "borrowed" from that review ..... I had watched SpoonyOne's review before watching the film, and it just didn't feel right to not use a couple of his lines in there, as the sincerest form of flattery I suppose ...
David from Riff Raff Theater also contributed some Space Mutiny style nicknames for Yor.
Click on the image galleries here for some insane stuff used to promote Yor as a film .... including a lot of posters with puns on "Yor's" name.
Here's the original trailer to this cinematic masterpiece. There's some sort of intro, but then it goes right into it.
This blog's "Yor week" dug up more comic book images and images from the deleted "swamp monster" scene, only seen in the 3.5 hour TV version of the film ....
My previous commentary, Starcrash, is available at Youtube, and here at Rifftrax.com, and may be available elsewhere.
Starcrash! on Youtube: