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Vahsi Kan, aka Turkish First Blood (1983, Turkey)

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

8 p.m. showtime, with $7 admission (and discounts on organic wine and craft beer during the film).

The PFS’ ongoing Wednesday night series of marginalized features continues with a special screening of the insanely rare 1983 Turkish film “Vahsi Kan,” better known to underground film fans as “Turkish First Blood,” as this violent, low-budget action flick brazenly copies significant portions of the plot of 1982’s “First Blood” — better known as the initial entry in Sylvester Stallone’s four-part series of “Rambo” movies. In fact, “Vahsi Kan” actually uses parts of that Stallone film’s original soundtrack without permission or credit.

Turkish superstar Cüneyt Arkın (the most popular male actor in Turkish history) does his best Stallone impersonation in what is easily one of the most ridiculous and shamelessly exploitative rip-off flicks the PFS has ever unearthed. They will screen a fully uncut version directly from a rare Turkish VHS tape from the 1980s (with English subtitles, of course).

If you are unfamiliar with the genre of low-budget Turkish knock-off pictures, come prepared to laugh — and gasp — at the misogynistic sleaziness that apparently passed for mainstream cinema in that Eurasian country some 30 years ago.

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