The Vengeance Of She (1968) (Blu-ray Review)

The Vengeance Of She (1968) (Blu-ray Review)

The Vengeance Of She (1968) (Blu-ray Review)

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The Vengeance Of She (1968) (Blu-ray Review)
DIRECTED BY: Cliff Owen
STARRING: Olinka Berova, Noel Willman, Edward Judd
RATED: G/REGION A/1:66/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Scream Factory

A young beautiful woman named Carol (Olinka Berova) is plagued by hallucinatory voices calling her “Ayesha” and is drawn by a mysterious force toward the east. During her voyage, she meets Dr. Philip Smith (Edward Judd) who decides to accompany Carol to her unknown destination. Eventually, the two reach the lost city of Kuma where Carol is greeted as the reincarnation of Queen Ayesha, the beloved of King Killikrates (John Richardson). Philip is imprisoned and meets Za-Tor (Noel Willman) who tells him of the high priest’s deceitful plan to obtain the secret of immortality by bringing back Ayesha to King Killikrates. Will Philip escape in time to reveal the truth and save Carol from destruction?

From the ranks of Hammer Films comes The Vengeance Of She. A loosely based sequel to 1965 film She. This one deals with such things as mental telepathy and lost cities, but even with all of that, you could argue that it starts off rather slow before it finally finds its footing. The movie is really being held together by our leading lady played by Olinka Berova. While she is obviously easy on the eyes, one could question on if that would be enough to keep most people happy with the film. I tend to be hit and miss with Hammer and this feels like one of the deep cuts, but I could be wrong. Still, if you are a big fan of what Hammer Films have had to offer you, then you’ll be happy to note that this movie packs many of the same things and traits that made those movies what they are…For better or for worse that is.

One look around the internet and you’ll see that this movie hasn’t ever really been in strong favor with most people. Most seem to have an issue because they said it has little if any resemblance to the H. Rider Haggard stories on which it was supposedly based. I can just go by personal experience and I think it’s a little bit too dull for its own good and that is what holds it back the most. Scream Factory still didn’t hold back with this release, as they’ve given us a new scan, interview with a few people involved in the movie, and a new audio commentary The Monster Party Podcast Hosts Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, And James Gonis. If nothing else, you should at least be able to have some fun with that. It might be the best watch you watch this one if you give it a spin.

Extras

– NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
– NEW Interviews With Assistant Director Terence Clegg, Visual Effects Artist Joy Cuff, And Clapper/Loader Trevor Coop
– NEW Audio Commentary By The Monster Party Podcast Hosts Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, And James Gonis
– World Of Hammer – Lands Before Time
– Theatrical Trailer
– TV Spots
– Still Gallery

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 90%

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