Tuesday, May 17, 2005

DANGEROUS SEDUCTRESS

Mondo Macabro also offers the similar DANGEROUS SEDUCTRESS (1992), from the director of LADY TERMINATOR, H. Tjut Djalil (here going by the alias of "John Miller.").

Like LADY TERMINATOR, SEDUCTRESS was shot in English with a predominantly Caucasian cast, with the clear intention of coming up with something that would play well internationally. Also like LADY TERMINATOR, the flick features hot babes (Tonya Offer, Amy Weber) dealing death and destruction all over Southeast Asia.

The plot is something about an evil witch who returns from the dead and possesses an American blonde, who she then sends on a murder spree to sate her unexplained blood lust. The action scenes are way over the top, the special effects are an odd mix of highly effective and completely laughable, the theme song is hilarious, and the nudity is copious. It's not quite as much fun as LADY TERMINATOR, but it's got its own charm.

The anamorphic widescreen transfer is clean, if ever-so-slightly soft, and the sound is clear and sharp. As usual, the disc has some great extras: a special effects featurette and commentary focusing on L.A. effects artist Steve Prouty, who tells some interesting stories about working with the Indonesian filmmakers; an interview with director Djalil; on screen liner notes and filmographies; and a documentary on Indonesian horror and genre films. It's a fine package, and a perfect companion to the earlier film.

BUY: Dangerous Seductress