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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)
"Gwendoline" (original title)

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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »

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Zabou Breitman ...
Beth (as Zabou)
Bernadette Lafont ...
The Queen
Jean Rougerie ...
D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz
Jean Stanislas Capoul
Chen Chang Ching
André Julien ...
Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas
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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Outrageous adventures in the Kingdom of Women

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Adventure | Fantasy

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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

According to director Just Jaeckin the final temple location of the film was actually shot on one stage with "roll-away" walls that were dressed and rearranged before each scene to give the appearance of many different rooms. See more »

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Many of the closing-trap walls in the end sequence can be seen to stop just shy of the lens while the grinding-stone sound effects continue. See more »

Quotes

Willard: And you'll get nothing from me, you overdressed gargoyle!
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suspend belief in reality for a while
29 June 2003 | by (farside of reality) – See all my reviews

Actually based on characters created by John Willie. In the 1940s, John Willie, (aka John Coutts), created an obscure fetish magazine called Bizarre and produced four cartoon serials, of which "The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline" was best known. It is silly, dirivetive, and totally camp. If you llike the "old style D.I.D. (damsel in distress) films, this takes it to Hef's corner, with enough fetish material to please those who liek it, and enough to startle those who have never...... Can't wait for the DVD! (this is based on the cable version)


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