If Plan 9 from Outer Space is the worst movie of all time, The Man Who Saved the World (Turkish Star Wars) takes its place next to other horrible classics like Troll 2. The Turkish Star Wars made the news this week when the only remaining 35mm known to exist was found Now it is going to be restored.
The Turkish film industry often remakes Turkish versions of western films, such as The Exorcist or Three Men and a Baby. But, The Man Who Saved the World isn’t a remake. It has an original story, albeit rather hard to follow. It is known as the Turkish Star Wars because it “borrows” clips from the real Star Wars. It also includes music from Indiana Jones and Disney’s The Black Hole.
The film had its theatrical release in 1982 and was directed by Çetin Inanç. There are plans to release the restored version in the US on Blue Ray. As of today, it can be seen on You Tube or at the bottom of this page. A sequel was made in 2006 called Son of the Man who Saved the World, nicknamed Turks in Space by fans of bad movies. Like the original, the film steals clips from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and the Star Trek series.