Warrior Queen Sybil Danning
Synopsys: Director Chuck Vincent's fantasy drama is an erotic retelling of the last days of Pompeii, Italy, an ancient city that was buried for centuries after a nearby volcano erupted. Berenice (Sybil Danning), the Roman Emperor's mistress, is visiting the home of Pompeii's corrupt ruler Clodius (Donald Pleasence). While he oversees violent contests between gladiators, Berenice meets a young girl at a brothel, where much of the film's action takes place. The girl wears a necklace just like that of Berenice's and, because of this, Berenice steals her away from the cruel place. The volcanic eruption interrupts the proceedings.
CAST AND CREW:
SYBIL DANNING (Princess Berenice)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Clodius Falucus)
RICHARD HILL (Marcus)
JOSEPHINE JACQUELINE JONES (Chloe)
TALLY CHANEL (Vespa)
STASIA MICULA (Philomena/Augusta)
SUZANNA SMITH (Veneria)
DAVID HAUGHTON (Victo)
MARIO CRUCIANI (Roberto)
MARCO TULIO CAU (Goliath)
Directed by CHUCK VINCENT
Written by RICK MARX
(Based on a story by PETER WELBECK)
Produced by HARRY ALAN TOWERS
Note: Stasia Micula is actually adult film star Samantha Fox. Peter Welbeck is the screenwriting pseudonym of producer Harry Alan Towers.
Austrian softcore queen Sybil Danning delivers another one of her amazingly bad performances in a very belated sword 'n' sandal cheapie. Set in Pompeii mere days before the lava, Warrior Queen deals with a bunch of slave girls and a pair of rival boneheaded gladiators. But do you care about plot (especially when there isn't one)? Of course not. You want to know about the juicy bits, like the climactic (ahem) eruption of Vesuvius, which consist mostly of stock footage and clips 'borrowed' from Mario Bonnard's The Last Days Of Pompeii (1960 - and it shows) or the laughably inept sex scenes, which only serve to pad out the non-existent storyline. Even then this movie only runs a scant 80 minutes. Still, it's executive produced by Joe D'Amato and there are some good shots of a guy covered in acid and of someone's intestines squirting out of their body.
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THIS FILM IS TRYING...LORD IS IT EVER TRYING
This film does have a plot, the trouble is, so much else about the film fails that its not worth watching.
The main plot is how a warrior queen (Sybil Danning) comes to Pompeii to free some slaves and is courted by the governor (Donald Pleasance). Other sub-plots involve what happens to those slaves. In the end the volcano erupts and buries everyone, taking them out of our misery. There is a slave auction where nude men and women are suspended by either their wrists or ankes, a gladiator combat that seems to avoid any real thrills, and the most fake looking head-on-a-stake in movie history. The most successful scene is where Pleasance attempts to entertain Danning at a court feast, but only succeeds in boring her. We actually feel the boredom deep in the pits of our soul.
For fans of Roman movies, this is only for the most desparate completist suffering from insomnia. For a movie with strong, scantily clad warrior women, gladiator combat, and swordfights, try something like the simillarly titled "Barbarian Queen" with Lana Clarkson.
| One of the Worst Movies of All Time.
This movie is about the worst! It is just terrible. The box features the Tantalizing picture of Former Playboy Cover Girl SYBIL DANNING as the warrior queen who is going to save innocent slaves from Roman oppression. Sybil is hardly seen in the movie and has very little dialogue. The scenes of destruction are all taken from an earlier movie. The acting is terrible and the plot is nonexistant.
Just an awful movie all the way around. Not recommended for anyone.
| excellent movie!!!!!!!
This is an Excellent movie,,, lots of great scenes, and LOTS of really great nudity. If you are looking for a Trashy movie with lots of gratuitous nudity, THIS IS IT!!!!