Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1982)

Yor, the Hunter from the Future




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This Italian-Turkish co-production helmed by genre veteran Antonio Margheriti (using the pseudonym "Anthony M. Dawson") was cobbled together from a four-part science-fiction miniseries shown on Italian television. In prehistoric times, the muscular Yor (Reb Brown in a loincloth) saves his cave-babe (Corinne Clery) from a dinosaur just before they get zapped into the future to battle bad guys in the familiar desolate wasteland. Genre stalwart John Steiner (Caligole) and the ubiquitous Luciano … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Bailey, Antonio Margheriti
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Entertainment


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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 6, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

If you hear the phrase "Italian caveman epic" and your heart doesn't sing at least a little bit, then I pity your sad and joyless existence.

Full Review… | August 30, 2013

Unintentionally hilarious. This thing is funnier than most of the comedies I have seen.

May 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

When a comrade warns Yor about the approaching 'creature of the night,' he should have added, 'You might get tangled up in his wires!'

Full Review… | May 11, 2004
James Sanford on Film

Oh my lord. Can we say Derivative Crapfest? Horrible acting, and a script that takes sci-fi/fantasy elements and tosses them in a blender"

March 19, 2003

August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Yor, the Hunter from the Future


One of the worst movies imaginable. I watched this in the theater as a kid. Why you ask? I was fantasy crazy and this was one of the best examples out there. Not to sound like an old fogey (though I am) but I don't think the kids know how lucky they are in terms of genre films and TV being made. I also in retrospect feel very sorry for my parents whom I dragged to things like this.
Sure it is lame acting, lame dialogue(though that could just be the transition from Itallian) , lame action, lame special effects, heckit doesn't even rate fun for camp value (that's lame lameness people) but it is a slice of '80's B- movie history. One day in the far future I picture a bespectacled professor teaching a University course using this movie pointing out to the variously stunned and bored kids what used to pass for entertainment in the elder days. Oh the Humanities!

Sean Scobie

Super Reviewer


This movie has Reb Brown, dinosaurs, laser guns, time travel... It's so bat-shit crazy, what's not to love?

James Dubs

Yor is one of those movies that reminds you why you watch these movies in the first place. It's b grade 80 foreign sci-fi fantasy at its best. From the very beginning it's clear that this is no typical Italian schlock-fest but something much more.

Yor is funny in and of himself. He's a mega blond bad-ass barbarian with a heart and a brain. His desire to help people out is constantly getting him into trouble but it also makes him fast friends with would be victims. His friends question his strange medallion and thus begins his quest to find out who the real Yor is. Along the way he fights beasts, purple faced gorilla people, a tribe of diseased desert people, technology, a woman's envy, and the OVERLORD himself. But do I even really need to tell you who comes out on top?

The best parts of this movie by far are the sky bird becomes hang glider scene and the infamous Pag hanging upside down trapeze act over the atomic pile miracle of dexterity. Which leaves you asking if this the same aging man with moobs that you've seen during the first 80 minutes of this movie?

I bought this movie from the Amazon Video On Demand marketplace because it is the only non-region 2 digital copy available. The quality is VASTLY superior to the VHS copy that I also own. The audio track was completely remastered and I picked up all sorts of lines that I never made out before. Plus you get to see it in all of its cleaned up wide screen glory. All that quality is not kind to some of the effects which already looked pretty shaky but it does add a wealth of dimension to some of the island shots.

Overall I love this movie. I'd rate it higher except that I think 3.5 is as high as I can go on joy alone.

Definitely pick this up used or off of Amazon. It's well worth your time.

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