Saturday, March 3, 2012
Movie From the Vault: Conquest
I won't spend a lot of time on this one. Lucio Fulci didn't just throw his hat in the zombie ring back in the day. He apparently contributed this addition to the sword and sorcery subgenre made popular by the original Conan film.
This one doesn't offer much to the genre. For all the unrepentant gore and unnecessary nudity it's pretty boring and fairly incomprehensible. It plays out like one of those Turkish movies that just rips stuff off from American movies.
Fulci had a knack for underwater sequences. There's a fun bit where the good guy gets rescued by dolphins that reminds me of the shark scene in Zombie as far as the quality is concerned.
The rest is just a guy with the laser bow from the D&D cartoon teaming up with a guy with caveman numchuks to fight a bunch of guys in monkey suits who worship a naked chick in a papier mache helmet.
I'd link to the trailer, which is on YouTube, but there's too much nudity in it. Check that out on your own if you want to see what I'm talking about.