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Lady Terminator (1989)

Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan (original title)
The spirit of an ancient evil queen posesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage.

Director:

H. Tjut Djalil (as Jalil Jackson)

Writer:

Karr Kruinowz
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barbara Anne Constable Barbara Anne Constable ... Tania
Christopher J. Hart Christopher J. Hart ... Max
Claudia Angelique Rademaker Claudia Angelique Rademaker ... Erica
Joseph P. McGlynn Joseph P. McGlynn
Adam Stardust Adam Stardust ... Snake
Ikang Fawzi Ikang Fawzi ... Tom
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A sexy anthropologist is on holiday, goes for a swim in the sea and when she gets back to dry land she has become 'Lady Terminator', possessed by the spirit of an ancient and evil South Seas Queen (who is invincible to gunfire), whom is just waiting to go on a murderous rampage. She is soon armed with an AK-47 and isn't afraid to use it as she now takes to the streets of Indonesia to get revenge on those who have wronged her and get a bit of erm, male company that she hasn't had the pleasure of for rather a long time. Sit back and enjoy this Indonesian cheesy horror with more than the occasional nod to 'The Terminator'. Written by pHam

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She had one purpose in life - GET EVEN. She had all the equipment necessary! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Indonesia

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

7 October 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shooting Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Indonesia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not in anyway related the James Cameron films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. However promotional material such as the front cover of the VHS played on it being a female version of The Terminator (1984) to boost sales. See more »

Goofs

Tania is clearly wearing white underwear in her nude scenes. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Tub. My buddy.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release from Mondo Macabro contains alternate versions of three scenes from the film's Indonesian release:
  • In the prelude scene at the beginning of the film, the South Seas Queen's one-hundredth husband is portrayed in the US version by a blonde American man dressed in white, whereas in the Indonesian version, he is portrayed by an Asian man dressed in pink.
  • When Tania is possessed by having a snake invade her, in the US version the snake enters her vagina. In the Indonesian version the snake enters her navel.
  • After becoming possessed, Tania emerges from the ocean nude in the US version. In the Indonesian version, she emerges from the ocean wearing a white chiffon gown.
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A Completely Gonzo Asian Schlock Flick!
15 March 2005 | by britishdominionSee all my reviews

Perhaps it's best to describe "LADY TERMINATOR" as one of the whacked-out weirdest, most inept and certainly howl-worthy junk creations to come along since, well, since as long as one can remember.

What starts as a plodding and confusing back story of the curse of a South Seas dragon lady quickly machine-guns, backflips and explodes into a slapdash riff/ripoff/homage on 1984's "THE TERMINATOR" with a dash of voodoo black magic for good measure.

The story? A sultry vacationing anthropologist (actress AND the film's makeup artist Barbara Ann Constable) takes a dip in the sea and comes up for air both possessed AND nude - and ready to blow the hell out of Indonesia. Rendered invulnerable by the said watery witch, our new Lady Terminator is determined to avenge the ages-old curse by gun or by sex, and rack up an impressive (and awfully bloody) body count that puts Arnie's sci-fi original to absolute shame.

The paint-by-number script is lousy in a so-bad-it's-awful way in its collision of actual Indonesian legend and slavish mimicry of James Cameron's breakout action hit. The film's direction is chaotically messy and disjointed, and the performances are awe-inspiringly amateur. To make matters worse (or better) everyone in the film - even the Caucasian actors sprinkled in for a "international" flare - are all dubbed incredibly badly, making it one of the best "Mystery Science Theater 3000" episodes never made.

I'll give the film this - it clicks right along. There's not a lot of time for character development because there's gratuitous nudity and so many more explosions to squeeze in. For that you get your Rupiah's worth.

Completely bizarre and laughably incompetent, this is the stuff cult films are made of. It will make any pasty-skinned midnight movie lover very, very happy.

If you loved "OUT OF Africa", see "LADY TERMINATOR".


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