THE EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000
(Il Giustiziere Della Strada)
The Exterminators of the Year 3000 was one of these Italian copies. It copies Mad Max 2 with shameless regard a loner hero; a cute kid sidekick; a peaceful community besieged by punks of the wasteland; the fight for a precious resource oil in Mad Max 2, water here; a big action sequence where the crazies race to board a tanker. While it does little of interest or originality with its plot, The Exterminators of the Year 3000 at least delivers some vigorous action set-pieces. The opening scene where Robert Iannucci is pursued through the desert in a police car and the subsequent attack on the tanker are all well staged and exciting scenes.
One of the funniest aspects of The Exterminators of the Year 3000 is the English-language dubbing. It is as though the dialogue were voiced by people who had learned their English from watching R-rated films that had been cut for US television. There are lines that are positively side-splitting to any native English speakers: Into battle, my merry mother grabbers and die of unspeakable violence. The wasteland crazies are wont to come out with cod-Shakespearean exclamation like Once more into the breach, you mother grabbers or unleash the dogs of war.
Behind the Anglicised name of Jules Harrison is Giuliano Carnimeo, an Italian director who was a prolific maker of Spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and 70s. Carnimeo made only a few other films of genre note, including a venture into the giallo film with What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing on Jennifers Body? (1972), the horror film Ratman (1988) and the sf film Computron 22 (1988).
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