Remakesploitation Presents: Turkish Star Wars (2K Restoration)

What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than with Remakesploitation Film Club, for the world premiere of a new 2K digital scan of Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (1982), better known as The Turkish Star Wars.

Notorious for the ways in which director Çetin İnanç edited footage from Star Wars into his own film, along with music from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Flash Gordon, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam is the “holy grail” of remakesploitation cinema.

For many years, the film circulated only in low-resolution bootleg copies, but in 2016 a 35mm print of the film was discovered, and a digital scan has been made so that the world can finally see the film the way it was intended.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film historian Ed Glaser who is flying over from the US especially for this screening. Creator of the Deja View web series, Ed Glaser is the man responsible for discovering the 35mm print and bringing this digital scan to the world.

Ed will be joined by Pınar Öğünç, the niece of director Çetin İnanç and author of his biography.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.

The organisers wish to thank King’s College London and the Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London for their support in making this event happen.