PG | | Action, War, Drama
THEY FOUGHT SAVAGELY - for love of their country "A TASTE OF HELL" An explosive war epic depicting the heroic stand for patriotism from the hills down to the devastated countryside.
A clip of this movie (the decapitation scene) was showed in the Norwegian TV-debate program "På Sparket" on 11 December 1980. This program was the start of the long and heated debate about so called video-nasties (videovold) in Norway. The movie was almost labeled as a video-nasty among with movies like "Texas chainsaw massacre", "The Exterminator", "Cannibal holocaust" etc.
In the climactic battle scene, Japanese soldiers are shown firing the infamously misnamed Japanese "knee mortar" with the buttplate placed against their knee. This would've resulted in a broken leg. Allied soldiers mistakenly believed that this mortar was fired from the knee because of the curvature of the buttplate.