March 5, 2014

Awesome Fan Trailer for Contra Starring Arnold and Sly

Yes, we’re still lamenting that this movie never happened but happily someone on YouTube felt the same and created this rather awesome fan trailer for the movie that would ideally have starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Plot: In Contra, the player controls one of two armed military commandos named Bill “Mad Dog” Rizer and Lance “Scorpion” Bean, who are sent on a mission to neutralize a terrorist group called the Red Falcon Organization that is planning to take over the Earth. Details of the game’s setting varies between supplementary materials: the Japanese versions sets the game in the year 2633 on the fictional “Galuga archipelago” near New Zealand, whereas the manual for the American NES version sets the game during the present in an unnamed South American island. The American storyline also changes the identity of “Red Falcon” from being the name of a terrorist organization to the name of an alien entity.

According to Wikipedia the cover illustration by Bob Wakelin was inspired by different poses of actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger from the film Predator and Sylvester Stallone from the film Rambo. So from it’s very inception it was already based on the two action titans.

This trailer is really well put together and uses footage from Rambo, Commando, predator, Aliens, Starship Troopers and a few more classics.

Image by: Nether83 at Deviant Art.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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