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Der Teufel kam aus Akasava (1971)

A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Frank)

Writers:

Paul André, Ladislas Fodor (as Ladislao Fodor) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Williams ... Rex Forrester
Soledad Miranda ... Jane Morgan (as Susann Korda)
Horst Tappert ... Dr. Andrew Thorrsen
Ewa Strömberg Ewa Strömberg ... Ingrid Thorrsen (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir Philip
Walter Rilla ... Lord Kingsley
Paul Muller ... Dr. Henry (as Paul Müller)
Blandine Ebinger Blandine Ebinger ... Lady Abigail Kingsley
Howard Vernon ... Valet Humphrey
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A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

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Country:

West Germany | Spain

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 March 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El diablo que vino de Akasawa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The lead actress Soledad Miranda was killed in a car accident in Portugal soon after finishing this film. See more »

Quotes

Rex Forrester: [Jane has come off stage] Fantastic! Bravo! I haven't seen better in Las Vegas.
Jane Morgan: It's a way to make a living.
Rex Forrester: You look equally good undressed or dressed.
Jane Morgan: [exposing what's under her costume] How about neither?
Rex Forrester: I like that too.
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Guilty Of The Worst Crime A Movie Can Commit
18 October 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

Before watching "The Devil Came From Akasava" (1971) last night, I'd seen two earlier pictures from director Jess Franco--"The Awful Dr. Orloff" (1961), a fun horror outing, and "Venus In Furs" (1968), an extremely surreal, ultimately unfathomable but nevertheless professionally made film--and this may be part of the reason why "Akasava" proved such a disappointment to me. This picture somehow doesn't seem professionally made at all, featuring as it does lazy directing (Franco is inordinately and tiresomely in love with his zoom lens), slipshod editing, and a plot that is often downright confusing. The story here concerns a mineral that is discovered in the fictitious African country of Akasava--one that can turn base metals into gold--and the various criminal parties that vie with the British Secret Service (in the person of the gorgeous Soledad Miranda) and Scotland Yard for possession. Despite the film's title, this is not a horror outing at all, but rather a poor man's secret agent caper that strangely features little action to speak of. The picture is guilty of the worst crime a movie can commit: It is boring. With the exception of some groovy psychedelic music, laced with trippy sitar (non sequitur as the music often is), and some lingering shots of Miranda (who, sadly, like other beautiful actresses such as Francoise Dorleac, Jayne Mansfield and Claudia Jennings, died in a car crash, right after "Akasava" was shot), this film does not offer much. Don't blame the fine folks at Image Entertainment, however. The DVD itself looks great, and offers some excellent subtitling for those of us who don't speak fluent German. But it would take a lot more than a nice-looking DVD to turn this base film into solid gold!


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