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Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | February 1985 (USA)
Seeking revenge, officer Angel Wolfe, her Native American friend Whitestar, and outlaw Heather infiltrate a fortified island where an undead wizard and his evil cult force captured women to take part in gladiatorial tournaments.

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Jim Wynorski

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Jim Wynorski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Vincz Melanie Vincz ... Angel Wolfe
Raven De La Croix ... Whitestar
Angela Aames ... Heather McClure
Paul Coufos ... Rick Stanton
Robert Tessier ... Koro (as Bob Tessier)
Angus Scrimm ... Dr. Sin Do / Lee Chuck
Blackie Dammett ... Prager
Linda Shayne ... Cindy Blake
Kenneth Tobey ... Capt. Hendry
Tom Rettig Tom Rettig ... Officer Robinson
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Whiplash
Art Hern Art Hern ... Charles Chang
Anne Gaybis ... Prison Referee (as Annie Gaybis)
Bill Thornbury ... Rob Wolfe
Gary Don Cox Gary Don Cox ... Horny Cowboy
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After officer Rob Wolfe is killed trying to stop a gang of ninjas from robbing a jewelery store, his sister, officer Angel Wolfe, vows to avenge his death. Her investigation leads her to the mysterious Dr. Sin Do, who is supposedly in league with an undead wizard named Lee Chuck. The doctor is holding a martial arts tournament on a secret island fortress, so Angel, after rounding up some of her martial-artist friends, enters the tournament in the hopes of finding Sin Do and Lee Chuck and bringing them to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Roaring Adventure With Blistering Action and Eye-Popping Women


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Language:

English

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February 1985 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Angus Scrimm's character, "Lee Chuck" , was so named in homage to Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. See more »

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Koro's eyebrows alternate between being bushy and shaved. See more »

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Angel Wolfe: Is that a fact?
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Edited from Our Man Flint (1966) See more »

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Jim Wynorski's masterpiece!
26 September 2011 | by udar55See all my reviews

Three bosomy babes go undercover to the island of Dr. Sin Do (Angus Scrimm) to find out why Angel's cop brother was murdered by some ninja looking dudes. The diabolical doctor holds a martial arts tournament, but it also using his conquests for slaves to be sold while staying young by drinking their blood. Oh, and he is also looking to gain world power by combining the ancient Eyes of the Avatar stones, one of which just happens to be in Angel's purse. This was director Jim Wynorski's directing debut and it is delight from start to finish. It is incredibly pulpy and definitely has its tongue-in-cheek. The most surprising thing here is all three female leads (Melanie Vincz as Angel, Raven De La Croix as Whitestar, Angela Aames as Heather) are actually really funny in their roles, showing they were on the same page as Wynorski. Of course, seeing as this is Wynorski, you know that the screen will be covered in busty babes who get topless. Hell, his opening shot is a James Bond-style scope that pans across some boobs! He doesn't disappoint and Russ Meyer would be proud. It is such a strong debut for Wynorski that it saddens me that he basically stopped giving a damn 10 years later and now just cranks out generic action and T&A messes. Co- starring Paul Coufos as love interest Rick, Robert Tessier as evil sidekick Koro, and Blackie Dammett (aka Anthony Keidis' pop) as a corrupt cop.


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