Gor is the 1987 movie based on the John Norman novel. Did you know he's still alive, he's 84, and the 34th Gor novel comes out this year. I don't think I read more than the first novel and I can't be sure I finished that. The movie is based on that book with a screenplay by Rick Marx and Harry Alan Towers. Rick has written over 50 screenplays and this is only the second film of his I've seen. The other title was Gor II. Most look like low level soft core sleaze. Why watch soft core when the real thing exists. Harry Allen produced over 100 films and I've actually seen quite a few of them. He wrote 59 films and I've seen a few of the ones he wrote under the Peter Welbeck name. He wrote the Christopher Lee Fu Manchu films and Psycho-Circus. His films aren't always great but they often entertain. It's directed by Fritz Kiersch. I didn't know the name but I see the only thing I have seen of his before is the 1984 Children Of The Corn with Linda Hamilton. I didn't much care for that.
I hadn't seen this picture before, though I had seen the sequel on Mystery Science Theater 3000 a few times. In this movie we meet Tarl Cabot, a professor of physics, giving the last class before break. He was expecting to go on vacation with his teaching assistant girlfriend but she decides he's not cool enough and runs off with Arnold Vosloo. Tarl leaves and crashes his car on route. Because he's wearing a special ring his father left him he's magically transported to Gor. He finds a village being sacked by Oliver Reed. Ollie takes the village's Home Stone and orders everyone killed or enslaved.
Cabot kills Oliver's son, by accident, he's not a swordsman. Tarl runs off and encounters the villagers who managed to escape. They're holed up in a cave. They train Tarl up and tell him the Home Stone could be used, along with his magic ring, to transport him back to his Earth. Tarl chases after Oliver, with 4 other villagers, and they spend the rest of the movie traveling to Oliver's castle and fighting him. There's plenty of action but not the best kind. Much of the sword fighting seems to be in slow motion. The fist fighting is a bit better. The costumes aren't too bad. The rest of the production values are pretty low and sadly there's no nudity. Either would have helped keep the interest up. You can see it on YouTube, in the link above. I wouldn't recommend to anyone really but it is better than Gor II. Watch Arnold's Conan instead. It may not be a great movie either but there's plenty more going on in that one to make it more fun to watch.
Keep Running. Zombie Soldier! is the world wide release title of what's running on Amazon Prime as Zombie Soldier. It's a 2015 Thai horror comedy set in an ROTC camp with a gaggle of flamboyant gay cadets who keep encountering a couple of ghosts. One of the ghosts is mad at three of the cadets because they ran off when they got caught doing something they shouldn't have been doing. The Lieutenant followed them, right into a mine field, where he got blowed up. Now he's back for some revenge. The other ghost is a guy the Lieutenant killed. Not physically, he just made the guy exercise until his heart gave out. The other ghost helps the cadets fight the Lieutenant. There are no zombies in the film, just ghosts. It's kind of funny and kind of stupid with plenty of shrieking and wrist flailing. If you closed your eyes you'd think the cast was a bunch of 9 year old girls. It sure wasn't what I expected but I still got a laugh or two. I can just see some folks tuning in and going "What The Fuck!!!" and turning it right off. It's not often we see Thai comedies so I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to see something unusual for a horror comedy.