Senin, 31 Januari 2011

Special Silencers / SERBUAN HALILINTAR / 1982

Special SilencersSERBUAN HALILINTAR


SPECIAL SILENCERSSepulang dari berguru di mana-mana, Ganda (WD Mochtar) kembali ke desanya dan menanyai anaknya Gumilar (Dicky Zulkarnaen) tentang usahanya untuk merebut kedudukan kepala desa. Kerusuhan sudah dibuat, dan Gumilar sudah bisa jadi juru tulis desa. Kini giliran kepala desa Hamid (Darussalam) yang harus disingkirkan, apalagi ada kabar bahwa Hamid memanggil adiknya yang polisi dan akan datang bersama Yulia (Eva Arnaz), anak Hamid yang belajar di kota. Hamid terpaksa memanggil adiknya karena kerusuhan itu. Penduduk desa bungkam, karena takut ancaman kelompok Gumilar. Hamid diracun dengan Bibit Pati yang berhasil direbut Ganda dari gurunya yang dibunuhnya. Hampir bersamaan, adik Hamid yang polisi dan Yulia yang dalam perjalanan ke desa berkenalan dengan Hendra (Barry Prima), yang juga akan mengunjungi sahabatnya waktu kecil, yang ternyata keponakan Hamid. Di perjalanan itu, sang polisi kena Bibit Pati juga hingga mati mengenaskan. Sampai di rumah Yulia menemui ayahnya mengalami nasib sama. Setelah itu, Hendra, Yulia dan keponakan Hamid selalu diganggu anak buah Gumilar. Mereka lalu berguru pada seorang kyai yang memberi resep untuk mengalahkan Ganda dkk. Maka perkelahian demi perkelahian berlangsung sampai akhir film, saat polisi datang tinggal menangkapi para penjahat yang sudah ditaklukkan Yulia dan Hendra.

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- Oh my God! This is one of the most outrageously insane action/fantasy films I have ever had the pleasure to view. This is one funny Indonesian film, thanks to whoever was responsible for the hilarious dubbing and the unusual screenplay (by Deddy Armand). The story is simple: Conniving crook Gundar (Dicky Zulkamaen, who gets to spout the best lines) wants to be mayor of the town. The only problem is that there already is a mayor and he is bringing a special cop into town to investigate some funny business that is going on. Luckily Gundar has these red pills he keeps in a small box around his neck. They are called "Special Silencers" and he stole them from his monk grandfather (but not before his grandfather cut off his right leg right below the knee!). When injested, the silencers grows plants in the person's stomach and branches burst out of the chest, mouth and eyes. Gundar (who has skin made of steel thanks to a practice he learned from his grandfather) takes a meeting with the mayor and puts one of the red pills into the mayor's coffee when he's not looking. A couple of minutes later, the mayor is lying on the floor screaming while plants shoot out of his stomach, mouth and eyes (I guarantee that you will be shocked as well as laugh). Gundar has his henchmen destroy the bridge leading into town to stop the special cop from making it into town. With the cop is the mayor's daughter Julia (Eva Arnez) and they both meet Hendra (Barry Prima), who stops on his motorcycle to help Julia and the cop (who is her Uncle) refill their car's radiator with water. All three stop at the bridge and Hendra goes on his motorcycle to bring back help to fix the bridge (He jumps the broken bridge with his motorcycle like Evel Knievel). While Hendra is away, Julia and her Uncle decide to have a picnic. Unfortunately, Gundar's right-hand man Gumilar (W.D. Mochtar) is waiting behind the bushes and puts a red pill in the food. While Julia is off taking a dip at the river, her Uncle starts eating the food on the bridge and he falls down and screams in pain as plantlife comes bursting out of every orifice. Julia comes running and passes out after seeing the condition her Uncle is in. The rest of the film finds Gundar trying to kill Julia and Hendra, as they are the only people standing in his way from becoming the mayor. A few more people will swallow the red pills and there are many martial arts fights between Julia, Hendra and Gundar's inept fighting force. Believe me when I say that once you watch this you will never ever forget it. Director Arizal (who also made the amazing THE STABILIZER - 1984 and the astounding FINAL SCORE - 1986), peppers the film with constant fighting, outlandish sound effects and a great amount of graphic gore and carnage. The red pill scenes are very well done and extremely bloody. I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions and I believe that a lot of it was intentional, although some of the dubbing was to blame, too. You know you're in for something special when right in the beginning Gundar says to Gumilar, "If you're going to be tenderhearted about it, then take your tender heart some place else!" He also says on one occasion to Hendra, "You'll never kill me, so let me go!" My favorite line comes after one of Gundar's henchmen, named Tonto, gets impaled on a tree branch after fighting with Hendra. Gundar later says to Gumilar, "Why didn't you bring Tonto's body back with you?" Gumilar replies back, "I didn't have a saw!" There are also some outlandish setpieces on view, too, such as when Hendra and Julia are at her father's grave when all of a sudden a dozen of Gundar's men come popping up out of the ground and out of coffins to fight the duo. Hendra also does a truck stunt that is very similar to the one Harrison Ford does in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, although this one was done three years earlier! There's also a scene where Hendra rolls down a room in a barrel while holding a sickle and slices off a fighters leg (and knocks off Gundar's fake leg), a shot of a snake eating a rat, a mouse attack on Julia while she is tied up (Gundar calls them his "black commandos") and plenty of the red stuff (some of it shoots right into the camera lens), including a fight in a lumber mill where Gumilar gets his head shoved into the spinning blade of a giant lumber saw! I'll leave the rest for you, the viewer to enjoy as there is so much more here to take in. This film officially makes it into my CritCon top 20 films of all time! The version I viewed was taken from a Dutch-subtitled VHS tape. Not available legally on home video in the U.S. in any form. That needs to change! Not Rated.

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