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The Vengeance of She (1968)

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A beautiful young European girl, Carol, is taken over by the spirit of mysterious Ayesha, queen of the lost city of Kuma. Carol is taken to Kuma to succeed the almost-immortal Ayesha as ... See full summary »

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Cliff Owen

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Peter O'Donnell (screenplay), H. Rider Haggard (based on characters created by) (as Sir H. Rider Haggard)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Richardson ... Killikrates
Olga Schoberová ... Carol / Ayesha (as Olinka Berova)
Edward Judd ... Philip
Colin Blakely ... George
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Sheila
George Sewell ... Harry
André Morell ... Kassim
Noel Willman ... Za-Tor
Derek Godfrey Derek Godfrey ... Men-Hari
Danièle Noël Danièle Noël ... Sharna
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... The Seer
Derrick Sherwin Derrick Sherwin ... No. 1
William Lyon Brown William Lyon Brown ... Magus
Charles O'Rourke Charles O'Rourke ... Servant
Zohra Sehgal ... Putri (as Zohra Segal)
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A beautiful young European girl, Carol, is taken over by the spirit of mysterious Ayesha, queen of the lost city of Kuma. Carol is taken to Kuma to succeed the almost-immortal Ayesha as empress of Kuma. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Kneel Before "SHE" See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayesha, Daughter of She See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ursula Andress starred in She (1965/I) but turned down the chance to star in this sequel. See more »

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(At 0:37) When Kilikrates crosses to his throne and sits, his robe covers his left knee. When the point of view shifts, his knee is not covered. See more »

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Version of She (1911) See more »

Soundtracks

Kassim's Chant
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Written by Philip Martell
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She who must be drooled over.
24 May 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Three years after their reasonably entertaining version of H. Rider Haggard's classic adventure 'She', Hammer Studios produced a sequel, 'The Vengeance of She'. Lacking the star power of the original (Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing and Bernard Cribbens are noticeable by their absence), the film is a dreary retread of events from the earlier movie, albeit with the roles reversed: this time around, it is the immortal Killikrates (John Richardson) who is pining for his long-dead love Ayeesha.

Convincing Killikrates that his soul-mate has finally been reborn in the form of a stunning European blonde named Carol (Olinka Berova), power-hungry occultist Men-Hari (Derek Godfrey) strikes a deal with the lovelorn leader: if he can successfully lure Carol to the lost African city of Kuma (using his powerful black magic), then he must be granted permission to pass through the sacred blue flame that would bring him immortality (and give him a pop at taking over the world!).

Compelled to travel to Africa by the voices in her head, the confused Carol is joined on her journey by Philip (Edward Judd), a concerned psychiatrist who is determined to ensure the beautiful young woman's safety.

On arriving at Kuma, and discovering the real reasons behind Carol's mysterious calling, Philip sets out to stop the poor girl from being brainwashed into believing she is Ayeesha, and prevent Men-hari from achieving his nefarious goal.

'The Vengeance of She' starts promisingly enough, with the sex-kittenish, mini-skirted Berova (think along the lines of Bardot, and you won't be far wrong) making quite an impression as she walks through the French countryside (accompanied by a haunting theme song), but it soon descends into a messy mish-mash of boring mystical mumbo-jumbo, lacklustre adventure, and unconvincing melodrama.

Director Cliff Owen wisely makes the most of Berova's awesome physical attributes to try and distract his audience, having her slip into clingy white robes that give viewers a tantalising glimpse of her marvellous milky puddings (please note: my workmate Phil wanted me to use that phrase in one of my comments), but even with endless gratuitous lingering shots of her semi-clad form, the film still winds up as something of a snooze-fest.


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