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The Vengeance of She

G 1968 1h 41m Fantasy List
Reviews 11% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The immortal king (John Richardson) of Kuma thinks a beauty (Olinka Bérová) in the South of France is Ayesha, queen of his lost city. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Olinka Berova is so expressionless that she makes the original's Ursula Andress look like Meryl Streep, but she's hardly the only flaw in this lackluster fantasy flick. Rated: 2/4 Mar 2, 2019 Full Review Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat Let's just say that Olinka Berova was not hired for her acting ability. Rated: 1.5/4 Feb 26, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's the kind of nonsensical film that gives the occult a black mark. Rated: C- Dec 14, 2014 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Rated: 1/5 Jun 22, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Watching this film is AGONY. I attempted to get through the film because it directly followed "SHE" on Turner Classic Movies. Do not waste your time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member just ok sequel as far as sequels go. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member After the success of She (1965), Hammer immediately ordered a sequel to be made, unfortunately Hammer couldn't coax Ursula Andress to return. So the script was reworked to make it more of a loose sequel than a direct sequel. Big mistake, as that took it further away from the H. Rider Haggard's source than the makers would have liked. The plug could have been pulled, but it was too late. It begins in remote Spain with Carol (Olga Berova), who through telepathy, finds herself being drawn to the lost city of Kuma in North East Africa. Her determination to get there catches the attention of Dr. Phillip Smith (Edward Judd), who falls in love with Carol, but Magi member Men-Hari (Derek Godfrey) has Carol under his spell. But Men-Hari's father Za-Tor (Noel Willman), objects to this abuse of power. Men-Hari is doing this on the behalf of Kuma leader Kallikrates (John Richardson). Meanwhile, Phillip has been taken prisoner, but he breaks free in order to try and snap Carol out of her trance before she becomes the new incarnation of Ayesha. It could have been a good film, but Hammer's greed for cashing in severely back-fired on them with this film. It feels like a poor man's She rather than a direct sequel to She, which is a shame, but it's let down by over complicated plotting and hammy acting. Hammer should have stuck to Gothic Horror instead. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Weak Hammer Films produced sequel to their silly but entertaining Ursula Andress vehicle "She." This sequel is minus Andress and has Olga Schoberová as a young woman who by telepathy drawn to a mysterious island because she may or may not be the reincarnation of Andress. The first part of the film is awfully dull but the second half gets a little better once they reach the mysterious island. Still, it's not really enough to recommend watching the film, even for Hammer Fans. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member (28%) A poor but not terrible sequel to the much better "She". They clearly had a reduced budget with this one so there is no Cushing, Lee or Andress they've also set it in modern times to save on costumes and the like. The last quarter of the film just about saves it from sheer pointlessness, but not by much. One for die hard fans of the original only. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member It's odd that this has no critic or audience reviews whatsoever. Even on imdb it has little more than 300 votes. So, I, a relative Hammer novice will get things underway. In truth there really isn't a great deal to say, I certainly cant hurl superlatives at this film. The Vengeance of She is a sequel to the relatively popular She, also of Hammer studios. This film concerns the reincarnation of Ayesha, this time played by Olinka Berova, evidently this production was beneath Ursula Andress, who starred in the original film but decided not to return. Carol, or Ayesha depending on the perspective, is lured back to the kingdom by Killikrates to take her rightful place and become immortal by his side. The Vengeance of She is among the more daft films that Hammer produced and in truth it's easy to see why this has become as obscure as it is. I wasn't a huge fan of the original, which despite an interesting start, soon fell away. The sequel begins silly and only ever goes in one direction. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The immortal king (John Richardson) of Kuma thinks a beauty (Olinka Bérová) in the South of France is Ayesha, queen of his lost city.
Cliff Owen
Aida Young
Peter O'Donnell
Production Co
Seven Arts Pictures
Original Language
1h 41m