H. Tjut Djalil
The evil Queen of the South Sea, goes through husband after husband thanks to an eel inside her that bites off their penises when they don’t satisfy her. Finally, one hunky stud manages to alleviate her of her eel. She vows to return and kill the man's great granddaughter. We jump to beautiful 1989, and an anthropologist named, Tania (Barbara Anne Constable), is studying the South Sea Queen when she finds herself possessed while scuba diving. The South Sea Queen comes ashore, tears a few dicks off, and grabs a gun. Her target, a woman named Erica (Claudia Angelique Rademaker), a famous pop-singer, and great granddaughter of the man who defeated her a hundred years ago.
|The original Terminator could have used more wizard battles.|
The opening act of Lady Terminator feels more like an erotic fantasy film, filled with lacy curtains and close-ups of sweaty actors rolling around on one another. There’s no nice way to transition to a killer cyborg/zombie/mermaid stalking a lone woman in the late 1980s. A film like Lady Terminator isn’t concerned with nice transitions and instead goes for batshit insane by having our errant anthropologist dive into the only ocean, only to find herself suddenly tied to a large bed by gauzy cloth. That scene highlights how strangely demure Lady Terminator can be at times. There are laws in in Indonesia about showing nudity, so much of what is on display was shot only for the overseas market. Still, the movie is often forced to hide boobs in shadows, and leave all the dick removal to the imagination. Much like the U.S., bullet wounds and gallons of blood from gun violence is just fine though.
|The real hero of this film, front and center.|
Lady Terminator is a rare combination of being both an absurd trainwreck of a film, and at the same time incredibly watchable and entertaining. There is no downtime, when the movie isn’t presenting something strange, it’s throwing together some legitimately good looking action on the screen. It’s great fun and comes with an enthusiastic recommendation.