Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Laurene Landon, Ramiro Oliveros, María Casal, Luis Lorenzo, Fernando Bilbao
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies
Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women Hundra (Laurene Landon; Airplane II Armed Response Maniac Cop Wicked Stepmother) has been raised to despise the influence of men. An archer fighter and sword fighter Hundra is superi... more »
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Fred Szebin | Altoona, PA | 08/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This feminist version of Conan the Barbarian from the 80s got lost in the shuffle when the director, who had a distribution agreement with Universal, went behind the studio's back to see if he could get a better deal. He should have just taken Big U's deal so people could get to see this cool movie. Laurene Landon is hot as the title character out to avenge the pillaging of her tribe. Does her own stunts and swordplay. Landon is a terribly overlooked action actress. Maybe this dvd release of one of her best films will give audiences a chance to see her shine. What we need now is a dvd release of her follow-up, the serial tribute Yellowhair and the Fortress of Gold. Here's to a Laurene Landon revival!"
Thunda in the Tundra with Hundra
Mike Boas | Rochester, NY | 07/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Hundra has great locations and production value (leftovers from the previous year's Conan the Barbarian), plus a score by Ennio Morricone. The story, the acting, and (most unfortunately) the action are less than stellar. It's essentially a women's lib Barbarian epic. Hundra is a woman without a people -- her Amazonian tribe gets wiped out in a scene swiped from Conan -- so she goes on a quest to find a man. That's right, she'll repopulate her people one female baby at a time. Along the way, she learns that most men are pigs, but occasionally they can be sensitive and good-hearted... how sweet. After picking up make-up tips from a slave/priestess, she returns the favor by passing on some fight moves. Really, though, Hundra's fight scenes lack punch. There's no technique to the brawling, and this lack of precision ultimately hurts the film. The new Subversive Cinema DVD has a documentary, "Hunting Hundra," a commentary, a new comic book (!), and a bonus soundtrack disc. The operatic music is Morricone's repurposing of works by Verde, and it suits the swordplay genre perfectly."
Hundra, the ancestor of "Red Sonia"
Uspud2 | Liège, Belgium EUR | 07/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film, with a slaugther of warrior women at the beginning and an other (smallest) at the end, can be comparate to the scenario of 1985 "red Sonia" with Birgit Nielssen in place of Laureen Landon. An other comparative point: the awfully hyper noisy music in "under-ride of the Walkyries" manner by Ennio Morricone !!!"
Deserves to be better known
E E Knight | Oak Park, IL United States | 01/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In a decade filled with forgettable sword and sorcery epics, Hundra ranks near the top, in my opinion. There's convincing action, especially from the beautiful and athletic Laurene Landon, decent widescreen cinematography, a serviceable score, and a story paced mostly at the gallop. It's appropriately bloody and there's an element of cheeze, yes, especially around the John Norman-inspired Bull Cult, but it's one of the few S&S epics to hold not only my own but my wife's interest. Even the dog "Beast" has a story arc. I'm taking one star away because the battle scene at the end, though satisfying, didn't quite live up to the spectacle and creativity of the raid at the beginning, but I understand from the commentary they were shooting in sequence and ran low on money.
Give this one a try. If you're open minded and like swordplay and Errol Flynn-style derring-do, I think you'll be pleased."