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She Devils in Chains (1976)

PG | | Action, Drama | June 1976 (USA)
An American track team has just arrived in The Philippines for an international competition. Among the competitors are Ginger and Pam, nicknamed "Ivory" and "Ebony", who meet up with ... See full summary »

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Pam Rogers
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Ginger Douglas
Sylvia Anderson ...
Jackie
Ken Washington
Jun Aristorenas
Butz Aquino
Christie Mayuga
Dick Piper
Dick Adair
Ken Metcalfe
Max Alvarado
Mike Murray
Rocco Montalban
Dan Francisco
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An American track team has just arrived in The Philippines for an international competition. Among the competitors are Ginger and Pam, nicknamed "Ivory" and "Ebony", who meet up with another friend, Jackie, nicknamed "Jade". After they arrive at their hotel, a gang of thugs kidnaps them, along with some other girls from the team. To get away, the trio are going to have to use all their fighting skills. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They Call 'Em Ebony, Ivory & Jade See more »

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Passable action adventure, Filipino style
6 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A middle-of-the-road entry into the '70s action adventure mould, mixing girls-with-guns shoot-outs, martial arts, blaxploitation and even a little women-in-prison peril into an action-fuelled, sometimes exciting odyssey. Cirio H. Santiago directs with his usual workmanlike abilities, avoiding style at every turn and instead offering up a bog standard and rather routine movie that never gets tiresome at a pacy eighty minutes. Shot in the Philippines with a bare minimum of expertise and money, the film chronicles the adventures of three ass-kicking femme fatales as they find themselves kidnapped for nefarious reasons by a gang of ugly Chinese and Filipino bad guys. As their relations (including a P.I. and a SHAFT wannabe detective) search desperately for the missing girls, they launch repeated escape attempts, which invariably result in some solid if not amazing kung-fu fight techniques.

The best thing the film has to offer is this action, which takes place in a nice range of varied locales - my favourite is the shoot-out in the graveyard. Santiago makes good use of the Filipino locations to provide an interesting visual backdrop to the story and maintains a sense of realism at all times. However, being a PG-rated movie, there is little of the explicit sex or violence which categorise '70s blaxploitation/women-in-peril drive-in movies, aside from a nice meaty moment where a bad guy is pushed into a mangler - hilariously entertaining! The acting is of an adequate standard, but there are no really outstanding performances or memorable turns from the cast here - many of the Filipino extras mingle together, Colleen Camp is a fairly annoying woman, and Katon and Anderson prove to be more adept at high-kicking than quality acting. Although the film does offer the basic minimum of entertainment, it still packs a punch in places and there isn't anything really to dislike about it. Personally I would have preferred something a bit more spectacular but hey, that's Cirio H. Santiago for you...


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