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This movie has enough to merit at least 4 stars
on January 16, 2012
There are a couple of movies by this name made about the same time. The one you want is this one, directed by Alejandro Sessa, starring Penelope Reed, Danitza Kindgsley, Maria Fournery, Esther Velazquez, Anita Larronde, Noelle Balfour, Ty Randolph, Joseph Whipp, and a few others you might recognize by face. This was filmed in Argentina by Aries International and New Horizon Pictures, running about an hour and 26 minutes. There is Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action and Adventure qualifying parts of this feature, and it is rated R for suggestive scenes depicting sex, and women without their chest covered. There is some guerilla warfare, sword play, lances, slingshots, bow and arrows, daggers, a lioness that transforms back and forth between lion and woman, and there are scary parts for young impressionable minds. It is a B-movie cult classic, not just because of the Danitza Kingsley scenes and the other women who share their assets, but also because of the dabbling in the occult, the mythical figures, the underworld creatures, the forest creatures, the legendary connection between the female warriors and the forest, the other worldly magick, the guilty pleasures of how hokey the special effects are, and some of the components of the story - all of which make this film enjoyable in spite of poor writing, directing, editing, or acting. If you saw this film in 1986, be aware that there are other films out there with the same name that don't have the fleshfest included. This DVD is the one you want, it contains the original theater version with everything intact. The treachery and betrayal in this film was not yet as much everyday life normal in the U.S.A. when this film came out as it seems to be so common today while so many people have fallen under the spell of extreme avarice and self-centeredness. I found it interesting to watch it from a new perspective this year, as compared to how I didn't relate to it as well in 1986. For those who would be watching this for the very first time, you'll miss out on that surreal aspect of this DVD, but you'll still be glad you bought it - even if it is so hokey. Enjoy.