The twenty-third episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 1983’s Hundra, directed by Thomas Vitale Ottaviano (using the pseudonym Matt Cimber) and written by Cimber and John Goff. Matt and Drew were a little put off by the film…and not just because of the incessant rape and attempted rape.
Hundra is a Spanish-Italian co-production that seems, at first glance, to be a gender-swapped Conan knock-off, but isn’t nearly coherent enough for that distinction. It stars Laurene Landon as Hundra. Before she entered acting, Laurene Landon began police academy training, but soon decided it wasn’t for her and went into acting. She was originally considered for the title role in Red Sonja, but when the producers learned of Hundra, they felt the role was too similar and offered the part to Brigitte Nielsen instead.
Of particular interest is that the film was scored by legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, winner of an Oscar, three Grammys, three Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello Awards, eleven Nastro d’Argento Awards, two European Film Awards, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, and the Polar Music Prize. Scoring Hundra. Huh.
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