Lady Terminator

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Lady Terminator
Lady Terminator (1989) VHS cover.jpg
VHS cover
Directed byH. Tjut Djalil
(as Jalil Jackson)
Produced byRam Soraya
Written byKarr Kruinowz
StarringBarbara Anne Constable
Christopher J. Hart
Claudia A. Rademaker
Production
company
108 Sound Studio
Soraya Intercine Film PT
Release date
1988
Running time
  • 84 minutes
    (original cut)[1]
  • 80 or 82 minutes
    (edited cut)[1][2]
CountryIndonesia
LanguageEnglish

Lady Terminator (Indonesian: Pembalasan Ratu Pantai Selatan, lit. 'Revenge of the South Sea Queen') is a 1988 Indonesian horror-fantasy action film directed by H. Tjut Djalil,[3] also credited under the pseudonym of Jalil Jackson. The film stars Barbara Anne Constable, Christopher J. Hart, and Claudia Angelique Rademaker, and is considered to be a mockbuster of the 1984 American film The Terminator.[4][1]

Plot[edit]

The Queen of the South Sea, an ancient sex goddess, seduces men before using a serpent that resides in her vagina to devour their penises. One man manages to grab the serpent, which turns into a dagger. Enraged, the Queen curses the man's would-be great granddaughter. In 1989, an anthropologist named Tania is investigating the legend of the Queen of the South Sea, which results in her diving to the Queen's resting place, being bound to a bed and violated by a serpent, which allows the Queen to take control of her.

Tania goes on a rampage, massacring civilians in a nightclub and pursuing the descendant of the man—an aspiring pop star named Erica. A New York detective named Max McNeil investigates the murders and meets Erica. Tania then attacks the police headquarters, shooting and killing numerous officers and after escaping the grip of Tania, they have sex in a forest. Tania tracks them down and is eventually burned in a car explosion.

Cast[edit]

  • Barbara Anne Constable as Tania
  • Christopher J. Hart as Max McNeil
  • Claudia Angelique Rademaker as Erica

Release[edit]

The film was released in Indonesia in 1988. In recent years, the film was screened at the Toronto Underground Film Festival in 2010, the Belfast Film Festival in Ireland in 2014, and at the Offscreen Film Festival in Belgium in 2017.[5][6][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Cliff Doerksen of The Chicago Reader called the film "the kind of movie best randomly discovered on cable at 4 AM, but if you dig guys with mullets, director H. Tjut Djalil has some serious treats in store for you".[7] Kyle Anderson of Nerdist wrote that the "movie isn’t good, but it’s totally worth watching because of how baffling it is".[1]

Home media[edit]

The film was originally released on VHS. The film was released on DVD in 2004 by Mondo Macabro.[4][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kyle Anderson (1 July 2015). "Schlock & Awe: LADY TERMINATOR". Nerdist. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Lady Terminator". Offscreen Film Festival. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  3. ^ Landon Palmer (15 September 2013). "Movie Houses of Worship: The Indiana University Cinema". Film School Rejects. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Lady Terminator (Review)". HorrorSociety. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ ""Lady Terminator" Speaks! The First-Ever Interview with Barbara Anne Constable". Damn That Ojeda!. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Lady Terminator". Belfast Film Festival. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  7. ^ Cliff Doerksen. "Lady Terminator". Chicago Reader. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Mondo Macabro - Lady Terminator". Mondo Macabro. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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