Thursday, February 12, 2009

Slash (1984)

1984 - Slash (Silver Star Film Company)

[released on German VHS as "Ranger: Einer Gegen Alle"]

Director “John Gale”/Jun Gallardo Story Rod Davis Screenplay Rod Davis, Paul “Van”/Vance Producer [uncredited] K.Y. Lim Music Rey Urban Cinematography [1st Unit] “Vic”/Vittorio Anders [2nd Unit] Steve Anders Sound Effects Tom Miles Editor Renee Tate Assistant Director Ron Davis Sound Mixer Max Fleming Assistant Editors Willy Ashley, Bernard Brian Production Coordinator Dhel Mayers Opticals Harold Connery Production Design Vic Davis Property Master Quad Vincent Make-Up Rina Cabot Stunt Instructor Ben Rooney Special Effects Guy Nelson Setman Perry Carney

Cast “Ron”/Romano Kristoff (Peter Harris), “Michael”/Mike Monty (Major Andrew Scott), “Gwenn”/Gwendolyn Hung (Barbara), Patrick Lee, Paul “Van”/Vance, Nick “Nichols”/Nicholson, Ronnie Patterson, Jim Fisher, Peter Vernon, Roger Duff, Tony Loy, Richard Feist, Benny Randal, Bert Wilcox, Bill James, Joe Collins

Gunter Mueller’s review on the DVD Maniacs forum:

The huts are exploding again! Another Filipino actionfest starring Romano Kristoff, Mike Monty and Gwendolyn Hung. When Mike’s daughter is lost in the jungles of Vietnam, along with some important documents, he sends his friend Peter (known as Ranger, at least in the German version) on a rescue mission. First, all goes according to plan, but then - no, I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s all not very surprising if you’ve seen movies like RAMBO 2 and the likes. I can be wrong, but it seems to me as if about 75% of this flick is action. Cheap, cheerful, fun action! Machine gun fire here, exploding grenades there, and bazooka action over there. If you’re a fan of guys jumping around and doing somersaults when grenades explode near them, then you’re in heaven. It’s neither realistic nor gory, but it’s immensly enjoying action schlock, exactly the kind the Philippines are famous for. In the end Ranger goes into serious Rambo mode, complete with headband, pulls faces, screams maniacally, and shoots at all that moves (the cover artwork (minus the knife) should give you an idea). He even shoots down a helicopter - a rather ridiculous special effect I have to say. Directed by Jun "John Gale" Gallardo. To sum it up SLASH is a very entertaining slice of Filipino action, certainly not the best of its kind, but fans should have a great time with this one anyway. I am a fan and I sure did have a great time.


  1. Gwendolyn Hung is my cousin. She currently lives in the Phillipines and is a diver. I would like to find and buy this VHS movie, but can't seem to find it. Can anyone help? Plus the movie Slash(1984) and Warbus(1985). Thanks.

  2. Hi Patty,

    Great to hear from you!

    Please email me at and I'll let you know how to obtain copies of these films. Also, please say hi to your cousin form me!

    Warmest regards, Andrew