15 August 2019 | luisitoluchador
I've seen this because my uncle is in this movie! My uncle is Miguel Velasquez aka Romano Kristoff and although he doesn't have many of his movies on VHS, this one was a present to him by his friend (the director) Ken Watanbe. He gave me this when I told him that my friendds and I love slashers and Z movies. I've lived in the UK for a while but I'm originally Spanish, as is Velasquez/Kristoff
The movie itself is a Philippines Vietnam war flick with bundles of action, explosions and a lot of pretty brutal gore. Prisoners are tortured, men are set on fire, whilst they scream in agony and one Viet Kong guy is skinned alive with uncomfortably realistic special FX. This doesn't look like a cheap movie and the director looks like something of a sadist that enjoys human suffering.
This is Romanoff's real accent, so it's thick and Spanish and he gives a fairly credible performance. My uncle worked in the Philippines after he was in French foreign legionnaires, but he thinks neither French or fluent Filipino. He mostly resided in Old Manila but returned to Spain about fifteen years ago. Kristoff is now in his early sixties.
The film all ends with a victory for the US troops, but it's quite a violent ride with a lot of gore and action. I'd say it's a 5/10 or a 10 if you like Z-grade war films. My uncle told me that he's favourite ever movie experience was Ninja Warrior, which was K.J Lim's most successful film that made him a lump sum from a huge deal with a UK company called Apex that paid thousands for the rights. Miguel or Romano now lives in Spain he was married to a Phillippino woman but now they're divorced! Peace