The Barbarians


It’s MONDO ITALIANO MONTH at Monday Mondays, featuring a hilarious heaping helping of bad movie pasta from Italy, served up with an extra sprinkling of cheese!

“Feel the power!” A pair of greased-up, wise-cracking twin lunkheads in loincloths seek revenge on the evil wizard who enslaved them as children, battling hordes of confused extras, giant rubber dragons and a script sent from bad movie heaven along the way in this hilariously awful sword & sorcery epic made in Italy, produced by Cannon Films and starring the “internationally renowned bad boys of bodybuilding,” The Barbarian Brothers (aka David and Peter Paul), two massively muscled human beefsteaks whose ridiculously casual “1980s Valley Dude” dialects never come within spitting distance of the Dark Ages.

“You’ll have a blast with The Barbarians! One of the most entertaining and spirited sword & sorcery efforts ever.” – Cult Reviews

Sort of like a comical, magical, extra-dumb Wrestlemania event filtered through the Italian Conan rip-off machine as driven by notorious exploitation filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), The Barbarians features what may be The Barbarian Brothers’ finest film performances (even topping their tour-de-force acting as bumbling truckers in Think Big), as well as juicy appearances by B-movie favorites like Richard Lynch (Invasion USA), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Big George Eastman (1990: The Bronx Warriors). And really, who can resist any movie that features a damsel in a cage commenting on the arrival of her two rescuers with “And look at the size of you two! This is Ismina’s lucky day!” (Dir. by Ruggero Deodato, 1987, Italy/USA, in English along with badly dubbed English, 87 mins., Rated R)

Mondo Mondays RAFFLE 2018

VH-YES! Each month at Mondo Mondays in 2018 we’ll be holding a free raffle for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind prize: an old-school VHS case with original Mondo Mondays cover art designed by Tucson artist Ben Mackey! There’ll be new cover art every month, and each case will include a fabulous mystery VHS tape! Collect ‘em all! You must attend EVERY Mondo movie of the month in order to enter, and only one lucky winner will be selected at the final screening of each month. A special punch card will be provided to keep track of your attendance. And remember … please be kind and rewind.