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Writer:
Karr Kruinowz (writer)
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Release Date:
7 October 1989 (Japan) See more »
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She had one purpose in life - GET EVEN. She had all the equipment necessary! See more »
Plot:
The spirit of an ancient evil queen posesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage. | Add synopsis »
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The Terminator goes mystical... and female! See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Barbara Anne Constable ... Tania
Christopher J. Hart ... Max
Claudia Angelique Rademaker ... Erica
Joseph P. McGlynn
Adam Stardust
Ikang Fawzi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Axelrod ... Librarian (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Catherine Battistone ... Queen (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Richard Epcar ... Surveillance / Radio Cop / Joe (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Eddie Frierson ... Max (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ben Gibson ... Bar Thug 1 / Popeye (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Melora Harte ... Tania (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steve Kramer ... Tom (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Wendee Lee ... Jill (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Julie Maddalena ... Marianne (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Narrator / Beach Bum 2 / Bar Thug 2 / Pono (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dave Mallow ... Paystub Cop (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Michael McConnohie ... Beach Bum 1 / Tub / Hotel Waiter (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edie Mirman ... Erica (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Michael Sorich ... Snake (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Barry Stigler ... Jack (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Clifton Wells ... Uncle (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Jeff Winkless ... Captain (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dan Woren ... Ascendant / Mortician / Barkeep (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
H. Tjut Djalil  (as Jalil Jackson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karr Kruinowz  writer

Produced by
Mac Muller .... associate producer
Raam Soraya .... producer (as Ram Soraya)
 
Original Music by
Ricky Brothers 
 
Cinematography by
Chuchu Suteja 
 
Production Design by
J. Yansen 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Anne Constable .... makeup artist
Tetty Daldiri .... makeup artist (as Tetty)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Thimoty .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
David Albert .... special effects
Michael Hensley .... special effects
Wawan Nuryadi .... special effects
Gregory O'Neill .... special effects
 
Stunts
William Anderson .... stunts
Scott Graham .... stunts
Herman Permana .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karr Kruinowz .... assistant camera
J. Max .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Dave Mallow .... dialogue coach
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan" - Indonesia (original title)
"Nasty Hunter" - International (English title)
"Shooting Star" - USA (video title)
"The Revenge of the South Seas Queen" - Indonesia (English title)
"Snake Terminator: The Snake Wench Dies Twice" - Japan (English title) (video title)
"Terminator Woman" - Thailand (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
USA:82 min
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Certification:
USA:R | USA:Unrated (DVD rating) | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)
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Lady Terminator:I am not a lady. I am an anthropologist!See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Terminator goes mystical... and female!, 21 September 2009
Author: James Meeley from United States

This Indonesian cult film takes the over-the-top action, that is a staple of American action films of the 80's, adds in a dose of mysticism, lifts several key scenes from it's title namesake and blends it all up into a schlocky treat for the viewer. This isn't high art, nor does it pretend to be. It is a blatant riff on one of the most classic action films of the decade and never apologizes once for it.

Some of the scene are direct copies of James Cameron's classic original, such as the attack on the police headquarters, the removal of the eye, even the first kill being done to obtain clothing for her naked form. You will get a deja vu feeling more than once, while watching this film. The added angle of a mystical plot device, rather than a technological one, as well as making the lead antagonist female, made for some interesting changes in this film, which the original "Terminator" could never have had.

Still, despite copious amounts of violence, some very nice nudes scenes with our sexy lead, and some slightly interesting special effects, the film is far from what you would call "good." Some of the dubbed in voices are very poorly done. Plus, speaking as a guy, the way she kills men while mating with them is... well... let's just say it's probably every guy's worst nightmare and leave it at that. Plus, they never really gave much explanation on why the Queen of the South Seas revenge against the great-granddaughter of her betraying lover will give her what she wants. I guess giving emphasis to the plot had to take a back seat to the action and nudity. Not an uncommon thing in films of this nature.

Barbara Anne Constable, who plays the lead role of the anthropologist turned unstoppable tool of destruction, is really the linchpin of the film. None of the other actors turn in anything beyond competent performances, at best, but Barbara's deadpan expressions throughout the film, even as she uses sex to kill her victims, is just as fun to watch as that of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original "Terminator" film.

If you are looking for a seriously dramatic story, with stunning personal performances, well, you'll be sadly disappointed. But if it is wild bouts of action and violence, coupled with a sexual-themed tale of revenge you desire, this film gives you all you could ever want. It is easily one of the best selections from the Mondo Macabro catalog and would be a great party film. It's a watchable movie and entertaining in that "so bad it's good" way. Just don't give a lot of thought to what you are watching. You definitely need to check your brain at the door for this one.

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