10 Most Ridiculous Turksploitation Movie Rip-offs Ever

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a very blatant knock-off!

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Once upon a time in the 1960s and 70s, there was a period when the film industry in many countries, and especially in Turkey, knew nothing about copyright infringement.

At that time, the Turkish film business was thriving because the local directors and screenwriters simply conveniently copied tons of the hits from their American and European models, even going as far as to steal the effects and the soundtracks directly from the originals shot for shot.

This period produced many kinds of genre films, from horror and science fiction to the hugely popular super hero films of the time.The films were wide-ranging, easy to comprehend and entertaining to a fault – so there wasn’t any Turkish One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest in production, but Turkish Dracula was a no-brainer. This is basically how absurd cinematic gems such as the Turkish "Star Wars", the Turkish "E.T." and many more came about.

It is worth adding that their charm doesn’t necessarily lie in their superficial comic value, or even in their odd, out-of-the-ordinary film logic but in the courage of the filmmakers to make films, despite the limitations of available resources.

Fundamentally, Turksploitation films are still popular till this day because these films do what they were made to do – entertain; even if it’s at the expense of snarky, criticism.

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