A few weeks ago I managed to put my hands on some turkish westerns.
I was searching for these movies ….. without any luck.
I contacted some collecters asking if anybody had these movies and if they would like to trade them. Nobody had them but a lot of people were interested and also searching.
I contacted fat man dan, since he reviewed these movies on his website.
F-m-d was just planning his big sale and I made a deal with him to take over his turkish collection! Hip hip horay!
In the mean time I was looking for information about these movies, and I found out that they were like endangerd species. I founded a text on internet ( http://www.arte.tv/de/film/Der-Italowestern/1163934,CmC=1176576.html ) and somebody told me about a book witch untill now couldn’t find.
But what I did found out was that the movies have disappeard. Allmost all the orriginal films ar burned! And most of them were never released on video! So they were played a few times on turkish television and that was it!
They did put some of the movies on video tape for the turkish german market (end 80´s).
The movies ended up im small turkish videotheks, but the movies didn’t come throught he german sencure system. The movies were to agressive for the yought and were put in the “adult (no porn!) section. So the movies were hard to get and I think also not so popular any more. so the movies slowy died.
Many years later our friend f-m-d walks over a second hand market in germany and finds a big dusty box full of video tapes. He asks the turkish stand owner the price of the cassets and so the movies are rediscover!
And than I got them. I traded with an other collecter in new york who also has some turkish movies. And now Im the proud owner of 23 turkish westerns!
There should be around 30 titels around there. Even collectors who live in turky can find any titles, they contact me to get a copy.
Im still hunting down the missing titles but its very very hard to find them.
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