Friday, January 15, 2010

YILMAYAN SEYTAN - "Copperhead Vs. Dr. Satan" (1973)

We've been featuring a lot of rather esoteric films of late, and it seems to be alienating a lot of our readers, so I thought it was time to go more mainstream, and that's what brings us around to tonight's movie, "Yilmayan Seytan" or ""Deathless Devil"! Almost as good as Superman, this 1973 Turkish film is about the super-hero Copperhead and his ongoing battle with the supremely evil Dr. Satan, and what a film it is!!!

This is Kunt Tulgar as Tekin! With a name like Kunt, you might suspect he has a few fashion issues, and probably some collectible back issues too!!

Tekin learns the truth!! Who the Hell is Copperhead??

In this office, it's not just coffee, trouble is a brewing too!!

Tekin goes into action!!!

But even after he subdues the attacker, it does no good because Dr. Satan has rigged his stooge up with a remote controlled suicide device!!

Introducing Erol Tas as Dr. Satan!! Erol has like over 200 Turkish film credits from 1957 until his demise in 1998! Pretty cool bad guy!!

The guy on the screen is yet another Erol, this time it's Erol Günaydin as the extremely annoying Bitik! Just like in the "Milpitas Monster" and a score of other films, the character, drunk or otherwise that they use for comedy relief gets way too much obnoxious screen time, and should have been shelved! It would have been a much better film without him! You're going to really wish Dr. Satan had exploded Bitik before this film is over!!

So, where the Hell is this film going anyway? I'll tell you one thing, it's one long fight scene broke up with some occasional dialogue!!!

Oh, Yeah, you got a big, mean and strong robot, almost as high tech as the one of the ones in "Silver Angel Vs The Death Robots!"

Dr. Satan is totally in control and bent on destruction!! Is there no way to stop this mad man??

Copperhead drives a sweet '57 Chevy convertible!!

Not even God knows who composed the music for this flick, but there are snippets of everything from "The Pink Panther Theme" to what sounds like the drum schticks from "Bongo Rock," "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and Santana's "Soul Sacrifice!" What a pack of cards!!

Dr. Satan's girl Tijen Doray as Ayla seduces Tekin, not knowing he is really Copperhead!!

After they bang it out, Tekin gets in her trunk, so she will take him back to Dr. Satan's lair, with a conviently climbable wall!!

Copperhead has an extra special super power called a gun!!

But Dr. Satan is so evil, he's not even scared!!

Copperhead has amazing powers, and he can fly just as good as Buzz Lightyear!!

More Copperhead asswhipping! There must be around 57 fight scenes of Copperhead tangling with Dr. Satan's hench men over and over and over again!!

Bitik is almost attacked by the killer robot, but what's more important about this scene is, check out the scientific drawings on the wall of Doc Satan's joint that look like they were drawn by a pre-schooler!!

They call up a Dr. Faruk to come and help, but his plane is attacked by Dr. Satan, and so Dr. Faruk has his face bandaged up because of the accident, but it's really Dr. Satan in a tricky disguise come to get his robot back!! Oh, the irony!!!

So Satan's boys kidnap Mine Mutlu, the daughter of the profressor! Let's see, she's tied to a cross and has a crossbow pointed at her that is attached to a timing device!!! How much more evil can you get!! Must have been watching some of those '60's German films!!

After like another 49 fight scenes, finally it's time for the main event with Copperhead and Dr. Satan going at it toe to toe!!

Dr. Satan gets the early advantage!!!

But the robot gets the last fall in this match!!

Proving some kind of point at the end!!!

Believe it or don't, "Deathless Devil" is actually available on Netflix as a double feature with "Tarkan Vs The Vikings," another Turkish film that most people, except me, think is even better than this film! You be the judge!!!


RODAN! said...

Damn!.. Kunt's suit jacket in the top photo is even cooler than the one I got for winning the 'ugly art' contest in WEIRDO Magazine!!

buzz said...

Holy shamoley -- this is a remake of the Republic serial THE MYSTERIOUS DR. SATAN, directed by John English and William Whitney, the 2 best serial directors ever!

THE MYSTERIOUS DR. SATAN was originally supposed to be Republic's SUPERMAN serial, but for some reason DC comics withdrew permission at the last moment so the script was hastily re-written for the Copperhead, a non-super hero whose costume consisted of taking off his coat and slipping on a copper mesh mask! The robot was one of Republic's big tub guys, first seen in UNDERSEA KINGDOM then later in ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

If you had a blog I would give it that Lovely Award for sure! We sure do appreciate all the added tidbits of information!

Prof. Grewbeard said...

i concur, Deathless Devil(love that robot!)is better than Tarkan Vs. The Vikings, but they both have hottt Turkish wimmen!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Ya'll got that right!!! You can't lose!!!

Christopher said...

thats some High Tekin stuff!..Don't know why Mysterious Dr. Satan didn't register right off..its real chip off the old block! heh

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Glad to see everyone czechking in tonite! I'm also finding it difficult to think in 19different directions anymore!!

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Thank you for the lovely award! And great movie btw, I love this flick!

TABONGA! said...

Amazing Dungeon Fact! #61 - Eegah!! an' Tabonga! play the Robots in SILVER ANGEL vs THE DEATH ZOMBIES!

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Greg Goodsell said...

This film deserves kudos for the inclusion of the cinema's first blatantly gay robot. Check out pic #13: "Sheepherders pressed into the service of two-bit gangsters make my diodes HOT! C'mere handsome ...."

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