THE SWORD AND THE CLAW
Director: Natuk Baytan Run Time: 97 min min. Release Year: 1975 Language: Turkish
Starring: Bahar Erdeniz, Cemil Şahbaz, Cüneyt Arkın, Hasan Ceylan, Reha Yurdakul
“Dirtiest fighting ever!” — Kung Fu Express
“A triumph of Turkish cinema.” — Pete Tombs, Mondo Macabro
They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.
Preservation courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive