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Movie Details

Title:   The Barbarians
Director:   Ruggero Deodato
Year:   1987
Genre:   Fantasy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.25.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Cannibal Holocaust
- The House on the Edge of the Park

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.25.06Alamo Downtown had to break up the freddython to make this double feature with the Barbarian Twins live in person. Yes, those bodybuilding identical twins that were in a handful of goofball comedies in the 80s were in town and at the Alamo for two movies' worth of fun. They are not huge anymore though, and say that the bodybuilding and the steroids were a big mistake... they are like, vegetarians now... and all spiritual and stuff. More on that in a bit.

I vaguely remembered this movie from childhood. Pretty much all I remember was that there was a harem scene where all the women wanted them. Personally, my favorite movie these guys did is the one where they were big rig truckers (imdb tells me it's called Think Big) but this one was fun too. Watching it again I guess my biggest surprise is that it's directed by Ruggero Deodato... the man who did Cannibal Holocaust and The House on the Edge of the Park. I guess this is just a Conan rip-off instead of a horror movie rip-off but still... Kier-la said afterward that she saw it just because of the director and was surprised to say the least. This movie is about as goofy as it gets, with the brothers hamming it up in practically every scene. In the Q&A they said they hated the script so pretty much every line they say in the movie is ad-libbed. It kind of shows but on the other hand that's the funniest stuff and, like they say, at least it's bad and funny instead of bad and boring.

the Q&A was pretty interesting... they were kind of silent and rambling but one of them mentioned that he's working on a short film and the crowd wanted to see it. So after they went out to the lobby to take pictures and sign autographs they played it before the second feature. It's made up entirely of still photographs set to world music... that's about all I have to say for it because they seemed like nice guys and he mentioned that it's not done.
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