Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) (35th Anniversary) (Blu-ray Review)

Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) (35th Anniversary) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Antonio Margheriti
Starring: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner
Rated: PG/Region O/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Mill Creek Entertainent

Yor, an extremely blond prehistoric warrior, comes to question his origins, particularly with regard to a mysterious medallion he wears. When he learns of a desert goddess who supposedly wears the same medallion, Yor decides that he must find her and learn his true identity. Along the way, he encounters ape-men, dinosaurs, and a strange futuristic society.

Yor, the Hunter from the Future was released to the world in 1983. The very same year as yours truly was born and the very same year that McDonald’s gave the world the Chicken McNuggets. This year all three of these things are celebrating the 35th anniversary but Yor at least get a nifty Blu-ray from Mill Creek who has released it with an audio commentary and a trailer as an extra, but the package gets a nice slipcase. I like Yor because the movie is insane. I mean totally insane. I’ve come to expect as much from sword and sorcery films, but this one seems to cram about two films worth of plot into one movie. A method DC Comics likes to use these days with their films. We first find Yor finding some people and catching the eye of a female with the group. Then they are attacked by a group of cavemen and the girl is taken. You’d think that would be enough to carry this one but things happen and the next part of the film has that very same girl getting jealous of another girl and a whole other group of evil robots lead by a wizard out to get Yor. Keep in mind that all of this happens in only 89 minutes.

By all traditional means, this movie is bad. But still it remains a fun watch and since you literally have no idea what this movie will toss at you next you just can’t get bored. We go from evil cavemen to a giant beast, to evil robots lead by a wizard in a matter of 89 minutes. That’s so crazy you just can’t help but be interested. Now I know some of you might say that the extras on this release are a bit limited but at least get something here. We also have a pretty good looking transfer for the film as well. I think anyone who digs these types of movies or has been waiting for this movie to get a Blu-ray release will be more than happy with what they get out of Mill Creek with this. Yor, the Hunter from the Future ends up being pretty impressive in more ways than one with this release.

Extras

– Audio Commentary with Reb Brown
– Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 88%