Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lady Terminator (1986)

Lady Terminator (1986)

October 7th, 7:00PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

It is true that you can learn a lot about a culture from its popular forms of entertainment, and without a doubt this applies as much to the absurd as to the series.
While other cinematic forms exist in Indonesia, the only area that has received any kind of world wide exposure are the Exploitation, Super Hero and Horror films produced primarily from the mid 1980's to mid 90's. The aforementioned films are legendary for their otherworldly strangeness, mixing the serious with the camp.
In Lady Terminator a long dead witch possesses the body of a young lady, who it seems is not a lady but an anthropologist. Now she hunts the descendant of the man who originally killed her, now the only person who has the power to stop her return. Instead of taking a few elements from The Terminator, the film brazenly copies entire sequences and frequently one-ups them. This can be said to be the spirit of this kind of remarkably unhinged romp, which for the right audience is a genuine treat.

Indonesia, Director Jalil Jackson, Cast Barbara Anne Constable, Claudia Rademaker and Christopher J. Hart, 82 minutes, in English

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Lady Terminator Speaks!