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Rio 70 (1969)

Die sieben Männer der Sumuru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 20 March 1972 (Spain)
Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world.

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Jeff Sutton arrives in Rio de Janeiro with a suitcase with 10 million dollars, and the powerful mobster Sir Masius sends his henchman Carl with his gangsters to follow Jeff and get the money. Jeff has one affair with the manicure Leslye and succeeds to escape from Sir Masius' mobsters. Meanwhile, Sumuru, the leader of the women of the City of Femina that wants to defeat the men and take over the world, captures Jeff and brings him to Femina expecting to get the money. Sumuru has several prisoners locked in glass cages, including Ulla Rossini, who knows Jeff Sutton. Jeff discloses to Ulla that his arrival is part of a plan to save her from Sumuru. Jeff Sutton becomes a pawn in the middle of the war between Masius and Sumuru. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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As of 2013, last acting role to date for Shirley Eaton. See more »

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During the main battle, as the invading helicopters are shooting at the female army from the sky, you can see several instances of the same, exact scenes of some women dropping dead multiple times, only from different angles throughout the entire battle. See more »

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Sumuru: [after the execution of one of her soldiers] My army is trained to kill efficiently.
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Sumuru: If one of my girls isn't perfect, she must die.
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Jess Franco, the Genuine Successor of Ed Wood
29 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Jeff Sutton (Richard Wyler) arrives in Rio de Janeiro with a suitcase with 10 million dollars, and the powerful mobster Sir Masius (George Sanders) sends his henchman Carl (Herbert Fleischmann) with his gangsters to follow Jeff and get the money. Jeff has one affair with the manicure Leslye (Maria Rohm) and succeeds to escape from Sir Masius' mobsters.

Meanwhile, Sumuru (Shirley Eaton), the leader of the women of the City of Femina that wants to defeat the men and take over the world, captures Jeff and brings him to Femina expecting to get the money. Sumuru has several prisoners locked in glass cages, including Ulla Rossini (Martha Reves), who knows Jeff Sutton. Jeff discloses to Ulla that his arrival is part of a plan to save her from Sumuru. Jeff Sutton becomes a pawn in the middle of the war between Masius and Sumuru.

"Die Sieben Männer der Sumuru" is another crazy exploitation with free nudity of beautiful women by Jess Franco, the true successor of Ed Wood regarding bad movies, including his muse Maria Rohm. The acting, plot, fight choreography and dialogs are ridiculous, mixing a senseless spy movie with a sort of low-budget sci-fi from the 50's.

Most of the situations are laughable and ridiculous, but a criminal driving a "discreet" hearse is something that even Ed Wood had never imagined. It is sad only to see George Sanders, from "All about Eve", working in a film like that.

For a "carioca" (native of Rio de Janeiro), it is hilarious to see our Modern Art Museum transformed in the Femina; or Sumuru a.k.a. Sumitra, called Samantha in the Brazilian version released by Continental Distributor in the Trash Collection. The good points are the footages of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro and the external takes of the Wonderful City in the late 60's. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "A Garota do Rio" ("The Girl from Rio")


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