Directed by Jalil Jackson (H. Tjut Djalil)
Cast: Barbara Anne Constable, Christopher J. Hart, Claudia A. Rademaker & Joseph P. McGlynn
1988/82 mins/Color/Dolby Digital Stereo
1.78:1 anamorphic/English/Indonesia/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Mondo Macabro DVD
The South Sea Queen is a sexual goddess who lures men into her castle to make love to her. If they fail to satisfy her, she kills them. One day, she meets her match, a young American male who survive the snake attack that she usually unleash from her tight. He ask her to be his wife but the furious South Sea Queen refuses and claims that she will have revenge on his grand grand daughter... yeah whatever!
Fast foward about one hundred years later, we meet Tanya (the lovely Barbara Anne Constable). “I am not a lady, I’m an anthropologist!” she says. The foreign anthropologist is researching the legend of the South Sea Queen. She rents a boat and goes diving near the place where the South Sea Queen supposedly used to live. She soon find herself in a giant sized bed, her legs spread and with a snake entering her vagina! How all that happened... I have no clue but it seems like Tanya is now possesed with the spirit of the South Sea Queen and she's pissed.
Tanya, now known as Lady Terminator, is trying to take revenge on Erica, a pop singer who happens to be the descendant of the American male mentioned above. From there the movie is more or less a direct rip-off of James Cameroun's TERMINATOR. Director Jalil Jackson took the key scenes from Cameroun's movie and recreated them in this ultra cheezy but damn hilarious Indonesian movie. The eye scene, the "endoskeleton", the chase at the mall, the club... everything is there. But wait there's more! LADY TERMINATOR has lots of nudity (Constable has a very hot body which is always a plus!), mullets, eyes shooting laser beams, awful post-synched dialogues and did I mentioned, mullets?! This is the kind of movie you have to see for yourself to believe that it actually exist.
Mondo Macabro did a very good job with this DVD. First of all the movie is presented uncut and in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio. It is also enhanced for 16x9 televisions. The image is rather soft and has scratches from time to time but its nothing alarming and surely the problem of the source. Still this is much better then the previously available pan&scan VHS. The remixed Dolby Digital Stereo track isn't spectacular or demo material but does a good job. You gotta remember that this was a very low budget flick and its even surprising to see it look and sound this good after all these years.
We get a very interesting 24 minutes documentary on Indonesian exploitation cinema. After seeing the very good documentary on giallo on their THE KILLER MUST KILL AGAIN disc, I wish Mondo Macabro would produce stand alone full length documentaries because i'm starving for more! They are interesting, well put together and enlightning. This is the way docs should be.... are you listening Media Blasters?! We also get productions notes on the movie and informations about the legend of the South Sea Queen. We also get two alternate scenes, one of which the American male who survive the attack of the South Sea Queen is actually an Indonesian. This was made for the national release of the movie and makes much more sense since Erica is actually Indonesian. There's also the trailer and the usual Mondo Macabro previews. The movie is separated in 12 chapters, comes in a keep case without a booklet or inlay card and features basic animated menus with music.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2005. ©
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