Brian Trenchard-Smith on

Land Raiders

Released 1970
Distributor Columbia

Brian Trenchard-Smith is one of the LAND RAIDERS

Like some other gurus, Brian Trenchard-Smith got his start in the movie biz by cutting trailers. Here he wryly dissects his own work on the jazzed-up trailer for a middling Euro Western sporting arguably the greatest action score by Morricone collaborator Bruno Nicolai.

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.