Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Man with 100 Swords - Trailer

Here's the official trailer for the rare Finnish Swashbuckler called THE MAN WITH 100 SWORDS. The trailer is in colour but the film is in B&W. I didn't upload this. Thanks to Boris.


Richard Svensson said...

I have to say, this looks terrific! I'm afraid our Swedish attempts at swashbuckling have been awkward to say the least. I don't know why, but fencing scenes is something Swedish films could never get right. The results are always painfully amateurish, and sometimes even improvised in a hopelessly bungling way!

PEPLUM TV said...

I have it and the sword fights are impressive. I can't recall seeing a Swedish swashbuckler aside from ARN which was a coproduction with Finland and other countries.

Richard Svensson said...

The two Arn films have very decent medieval sword action scenes; pretty realistic swordplay from what I can tell. But the Swedish films that are contemporary to "The Man With 100 Swords" (actually "Man of 100 Rapiers" if you go by the Swedish title) have no really good or even convincing sword fights. The very early films have obvious improvised fights where the actors just bang their swords together. Later films have staged fights that are so stagy the actors seem to lack any talent of making their way through a choreographed fight.
On a different note; you may know that the Swedish film industry made their own version of "Barabbas" in 1952 (released 1953), shot in Sweden, Italy and Israel. I haven't been able to find it though. Lots of good Swedish actors in it.