Friday, March 12, 2010

Dangerous Seductress (1992)

Dir: H. Tjut Djalil
Mondo Macabro DVD

Well I had a little bit of hope for this one seeing as it was directed by the man who brought us such exploitation classics as Mystics in Bali and Lady Terminator (particularly Lady Terminator, a highpoint in eighties import cinema!) and the opening sequence(s) lived up to my expectations. Unfortunately, things turn south from there. After a car chase/shoot-out and the resurrection of an ancient evil female spirit in stop-motion gore, we shift gears to a woman with big-time problems at home, a REALLY abusive fiancee. She runs off to Jakarta to live with her model sister and becomes possessed by the evil spirit. It forces her to start killing men. Her fiancee tracks her down, you can figure it out. There are some fun practical splatter effects but the story drags, and drags, way too much in parts. Some highlights include animated lightning covering naughty bits and some d-bags that try to get lucky in a meat packing plant (symbolism?). I guess that at the age of 60, Djalil just lost his passion. The Mondo Macabro disc is excellent as always with tons of features and a great transfer.


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