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Kanunsuz Kahraman - Ringo Kid Video review; Turkish Western Collection
Topic Started: Nov 24 2013, 02:14 PM (1,130 Views)
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the movie I review today is Kanunsuz kahraman - Ringo Kid (1967)
directed by Zafer Davutoglu

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disk info:
Direct transfer from my video tape....so decent video quality
black and white .... turned into brown and yellow
turkish audio
runtime 83min

A movie with turkish super star Cüneyt Arkin. Cüneyt Arkin plays Ringo, ringo is a clint eastwood character. Cüneyt Arkin can play anybody he's asked too, he can be luke skywalker, conan the barbarian, mad max, james bond you name it, he can do it. ofcours it has to be a nobel hero.

unlike most other turkish westerns, this movie has an intro. most of the olther pre 1968 spaghetti westerns, had this kind of graphik animation as an intro. this movie has it aswell. but it is not really animation, just black prints on paper that are added after each other. when scene's chanse their is some special eddeting, what I more know from old american movies. The movie has elements from a spaghetti western as from old american western. the soundtrack isnt spaghetti at all, but very classic us like. for some strange reason, the actors all wear very small hats .... you also see this in old us westerns. the master film is very strong damaged. in 1 or 2 scene the audio completely drops, and in some scene's it looks like the film is half dissolved. the sky has turned into a strange surrealistic landscape that is moving very organicly. first this looks kind off weird/cool .... but after 10 seconds it is really starting to hurt your eyes.
In general the movie leaves a good impression. say above avarage as most other turkish westerns. the charaters have individuall costums, their are some nice locations, the landscape works very well, camera work is also fine. but as I say in every review. dont expect too much .... these are zero budget movies, made by people with not many years of experience. so apriciate the films for what they are instad of giving them negative feedback like some people tend to do.

I never seen an other version of the movie as the video release. I wouldnt be surprised if the master film doesnt excists anymore .... that the complete film dissolved in a slimy soup.

for introduction:
Good = :)
Bad = :angry:

Posted Image :) Ringo = Cüneyt Arkin

Posted Image :) Ringos Wife = Peri Han

Posted Image :) Ringo's Son = ?

Posted Image :) Marie = Sevda Ferdağ

Posted Image :( Jimmy = Muzaffer Tema

Posted Image :angry: Tom = Oktar Durukan

Posted Image :angry: Ramon = Altan Guuminbay

Posted Image :angry: Çarli = Hüseyin Zan

Posted Image :angry: Sam = Necati Er

The Movie:

A goldtransport arrives in slvler city. the gards of the transport escort the gold to the bank, as soon as they entered the bank a group of bandits enters aswell. a big shoot-out takes place , and the bandits take of with the gold. one of the bandits is wounded and needs to be taken care off. the bandits look for a remote house were they forse a young woman to take care af the wounded bandit - ramon. when the bullet is taken out of ramon, the bandits want to rape the woman, a small child wants to protect his mom .... but ramon shoots the child without any discission in the head. the bandits rape the woman and klll her aswell.

Sheriff ringo rides in silver city, he sees dead bodies lying in the street. he goes to the bank, and ask the banker what has happend. the banker tells ringo that ramon and his man robbed the bank and went of direction california. ringo immediately jumps on his horse. his wife and son also life in that direction just out of town .... and yes ... the young woman and her son were ringos wife and son! ringo sweares revenge! he burries his wife and son and takes of direction california.

the first 2 bandits ringo finds in a barn. ringo pretends he is looking for a place to spend the night. than he confronts the bandits, that he is hunting down the man who rob the bank and murdered his famely. the 2 bandits want to grab their guns, but ringo is faster. he shoots both man between the eyes. very cool ringo drinks the cup of coffee of the man, lights up a sigar and goes to sleep lying next to the corpses.

the next day ringo comes across a farmers couple (marie and jimmy) that have some trouble with their wagon. the couple is also on their way to california. ringo helps the couple and escorts them on their way, since it is far to dangerous in this area to travel alone.
the trio arrives at a trading post. ringo has a conversation with some old drunk guy that has a very close releationship with his donky. short after 2 other bandits arrive carli and sam. ringo has a very long talk with sam and carly. sam is checking out marie. ringo doent like their behaviour and starts a fight .... this wouldnt be a turkish movie if the fight wasnt complete over the top. cüneyt arkin shows all his acrobat skills, jumps all over the screen. than ringo pulls his gun, out of the bleu the whole trade post is surrounded by indians. ringo gives the chief one of their horses and the indians are gone again. the fight also seems to be over, cause everybody is setting around the same table having dinner? the raveling trio is now a traveling quintet (5). the indians keep following our group, it doesnt takes long before a shoot out apears. carli and sam seemed to have sneaked out ..... the trio is shooting indians everywere, but the indians just keep coming.ringo is motivating mari and jimmy by teling them what good job they are doing by shooting these indians. ringo does some of his famous acrobat moves, kills indians with his bare hands, untill all indians are killed. carli and sam join the trio again just when the action is over. they found another lost cowboy (tom). ringo recognises a little decorative bell that is hanging from toms cloths, the same little bell he found next to his dead wife. without hasitating ringo shoots tom in the face. so quintet is back together again riding towards california. they make a stop to make camp for the night, ringo is going to check out the surrounding, marie is going to take a bath in the river. carli and sam want to take advantige of the situation and the try to rape marie, good luck for marie ringo just arrives back in time to stop them. at night ringo has a deep long conservation with marie, the 2 are really bonding. than 3 indians jump out of the bushess, start screaming and pulling faces like mad zombies, ringo shoots the 3 - end of the romantic scene?!?

the quintet arrives in california, and they splitt up, marie & jimmy, ringo , carli and sam all go their own way. it turns out carli and sam work for ramon, they inform him that ringo is in california and looking for him. ramon sends out all his man with the order to kill ringo. the man allmost capture ringo, but he can escape, he is slightly wounded and needs to take a rest. marie and jimmy find the ringo. marie want to take care of ringo, but jimmy has a different plan. he wants to handover ringo to ramon. he heared ramon putted bounty on ringo's head! marie is very disapointed to hear this from jimmy. ringo overheared the whole conversation. he tells marie and jimmy that he is going into town the kill ramon.
dressed as a poor mexican on a mule, ringo enters the town. ringo shoots, jumps, makes sallto's jumps, flies all over the place killing ramons man. ringo enters the bar were ramons headquaters is. but before ringo's knows, he is serounded by a whole bunch of ramons man. jimmy told ramon what ringo's plan was. ringo tries to escape, kicks, punches, flying kicks, uppercuts, but ringo has no chanse. ramons man kick the living day light out of ringo. jimmy ask ramon for the bounty cause he delivered him ringo, for thanks ramon shoots jimmy in the head. ramons man keep hitting ringo, they hang him by his feed leaving him for dead ..... but ringo can find the power to pull him selve up, and escapes. kills some bandits an jumps on a horse to chase ramon, who took marie as a hostage. ringo shoots jumps makes saltos etc untill he his out of bullets. ramon and marie are the only survivers. ramon is laughing cause ringo doesnt has any bullets anymore. what ramon doesnt know is that ringo has a hidding pistol in the back of his jeans! ringo stands eye in eye with ramon, the big showdown. ringo pulls his gun, shoots ramon between his eyes, saves marie, and rides of alone in the sun set ........ The End

I didnt make a dvdr sleeve for the movie...cause I have it on tape.....
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Thanks for the review Gringo, that was a great read. :)

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