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Iron Claw the Pirate

Turkey 1969
produced by
Isik Toraman for Metin Film
directed by Cetin Inanc
starring Demir Karahan, Nebahat Cehre, Yildirim Gencer, Feri Cansel, Ahmet Danyal Topatan, Gulgun Erdem, Faruk Panter, Hüseyin Zan, Hakki Haktan, Muammer Gözalan, Cetin Dagdelen, Osman Karahan, Ahmet Senses, Hüseyin Güler, Güven Koyunlu, Behcet Nacar
written by Kamil Ersahin, Erdogan Sahin

Iron Claw

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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International supervillain Fantomas comes to Istanbul to get hold of a certain professor and some microfilms in his possession, to which end he even cooperates with the local Mafia, an organisation he secretly deplores and that tries to trick him. But Fantomas has one big enemy, Iron Claw (Demir Karahan), who together with his female sidekick Mine and interpol agent Yilmaz makes sure that the deal not only falls through but also manages to break the professor free - even if it costs Yilmaz' life.

Enter Yildirim (Yildirim Gencer), Yilmaz' brother, who is intent to avenge Yilmaz and who soon joins forces with Iron Claw to track down Fantomas. Fantomas in the meantime gets hold of the professor again as well as his daughter, and he now tortures the girl until the professor agrees to hand over the microfilms ... after which he is killed in cold blood. But Fantomas knows that Iron Claw will be a threat to his organisation, so he time and again tries to get rid of him, once even by having him seduced by a belly dancer - which falls through when instead of the belly dancer seducing Iron Claw, he seduces her.

Finally, Iron Claw, Mine, Yildirim and comedy relief uncle Malik close in on Fantomas and his gang, pretty much take apart the organisation and ultimately, Iron Claw manages to capture Fantomas, but doesn't kill him but hand him over to the authorities.


Of course, on one hand, Iron Claw the Pirate is a trashy, campy superhero-tale shot on the cheap and reminiscent of American serials of the 1930's and 40's - actually just like quite a few Turkish superhero films of the time. However, accepting that, Iron Claw the Pirate is also amazing fun, it's fast paced and full of well-staged action, full of scantily clad girls and full of (rather mild) torture scenes, it has a masked hero and his female sidekicks looking incredibly cool on motorbikes, and it features a swift direction and at times even inventive camerawork - in other words, if you're into slightly trashy and campy superhero films, this is one hell of a ride.



After having spent an eternity in lost movie-limbo, this film has been made available to the film-loving public (in a limited edition) by the good folks from Onar Films .

Besides the movie with English or Greek subtitles and the obligatory photo gallery and trailers, their DVD also includes biographies and filmographies of leads Demir Karahan and Yildirim Gencer as well as a documentary on (cult-)director Cetin Inanc. To put it short: This DVD's a must-have !

[Click here to buy it directly from Onar Films]


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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