1973 – A Taste Of Hell (company unknown, distributed by Boxoffice International Inc/Manson International)
[working title “The Beast”; released in Finland as "Luutnantti Mannin Sota"]
Directors Neil Yarema, Basil C. Bradbury Writer Neil Yarema Producer John Garwood Executive Producer Ben Balatbat Music Director Nestor Robles Director of Photography Fredy Conde Script Supervisor Allen Dailey Editor Edgardo J. Vinarao Makeup Antonio Artieda Associate Makeup Supervisor Rey Salamat Unit Manager Cenon Gozales Assistant Director Santiago Duenas Special Effects Santos Hilario Property Master David Delina Wardrobe Ponciano Escubar Sets Jose Cruz Recording Director Angel Avellana Production Sound Honorato Miguel Sound Effects Editor Tony Gosalves Sound Recording Facilities Filipino Film Industries Inc. Ordinance Lopezino Juban (Retired Major, AFP) Negative Supervising Engineer Johnny Fornoles First Assistant Director J.M. Dagumboy Production Manager Mario David Production Liason Lloyd Kino Color Movielab
Cast John Garwood (Lt Barry Mann), William Smith (Jack Lowell), Liza Lorena (Maria), Roderick Paulate (Pedro), Vic Diaz (Major Karamato), Ruben Rustia (Mario), “Angelo Ventura”/Angel Buenaventura (Tomas), Lloyd Kino (Captain Seikio), Nela Alvaraez (Pacing), Jose Dugamboy (Peping), Meding Manolo (Ditar), Max Rojo, Romeo Mabutol, Rex Romero, Eddie Hilario, Angel Goshi, Lazaro Galuag Women Hostages Margie Smith, Anghara Lanuza, Nelly Legaspi, Betty Tapar, Babeng Baldesamo, Sisa Lorenzo, Nanette Bandoquillo
Chris P: I get a kick out of that scene in The Losers where John Garwood is showing Houston Savage how to use a machine gun - and Savage was a Green Beret in real life!
Smith: Yes, he was. That was funny. Yeah, Garwood’s a nice guy. I did a movie for him called The Beast, over in the
In 1942, a sadistic fat japanese
Review from the Savage Cinema website:
Half Corpse... All Killer
The screen rolls in...a vibrant yellow font appears to you and reads:
After the towns people have faced the hardships of public executions and random slayings, their most beautiful women are held captive as prisoners on the Japanese base. The remainder of the original militia, now led by Barry's best friend Jack, played by William Smith of Run, Angel, Run and Any Which Way You Can fame, re-group and form a powerful squad that plan on attacking the heavily armed Japanese base.
The explosive story that couldn't be told until... Now!
In the meantime, Garwood who after several not-so- warm-welcomes with the towns people, is branded as a "Witch". While unsuccessfully revealing his identity to his former girlfriend, he is attacked by a townsmen who fathers a hideous hunchback who wants to be his new friend because his "...daddy made him ugly too." Rather then befriending the hunchback he slaughters his father right before him and escapes to the mountains.
The most powerful, action-packed battle... Ever filmed!!!
The finale of the film is the best. The militia led by Smith enters the army base leading to one of the cheesiest war scenes in all of film history. Garwood saves his former love from the Japanese base when he dresses up like one of the generals and sneaks into the camp. Smith, who secretly has feelings for Garwood's girlfriend, sees her walking away with one of the Japanese soldiers and shoots him on sight. As he runs over he sees that not only was the soldier, not one of the Japanese, but that it was his best friend Barry. Then to make matters even worse Maria, Garwood's girlfriend was shot in the midst of the gunfire. Leaving his secret lover and best friend dead at his knees, he looks up in agony only to be gunned down himself. Then after everyone is dead and the base is filled with the blood of many brave soldiers, the hunchback returns to see that his friend Jack is dead, the "Witch" is dead, and Maria...who he also had a crush on...is dead. Whoa! What an ending!