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Owen Davis Jr.,
MASTER PLAN: get naked and invisible! This is one of those no-budget nudie sex pics from the sixties, with this one also attempting to spoof & capitalize on the James Bond spy thrills of that decade. It looks like it was all filmed in the same apartment building, redressing a couple of the apartments to give an illusion of variety. The first sequence depicts a lady stripping slowly (very slowly) in preparation for seducing a 'client' and this drags on for 8 minutes(!) until she finally assassinates him. Then the credits begin! The filmmakers just left the camera on, focusing on shots of the guy's toes, for example - it's quite awful - but if you can sit through this first sequence (or just fast forward thru), you'll see some amusing bits later. There was no budget, even, for an audio track/a soundtrack - all you get is a narration to explain what is happening. This gives it a strange documentary feel in the beginning, but soon the narrator begins to make lewd and suggestive comments, so you know you're watching some sex spoof.
The plot, such at is, involves a mafia hood arriving at the master villain's lair - an apartment. The villain demonstrates his power by having his femme fatale, PoonTang, do a belly dance and then show her other skills by defeating a much larger opponent using some kind of karate (sound FX would have helped here). Then we switch to a scientist-type in another apartment who has invented an invisibility formula - we see this when a mouse disappears, using a clumsy jump-cut. His secretary panics when the mouse escapes and makes herself invisible to avoid the mouse - makes sense, right? The best scenes, and the ones you've been waiting for, are later, with the secretary stripping before making herself invisible, to then attack the intruding henchmen of the villain. I've always thought later movies involving invisibility always wasted an opportunity to show scenes such as this - strip the female before she becomes invisible - and that's why this gets a 2nd star from me. Such a premise continues to this day (as in the "Fantastic Four" films with the Invisible Woman). Other than that, the lack of a budget and the incredibly slow pace of some scenes make this barely watchable. Beware, for example, of a photo shoot scene with the nominal hero which also drags on for 5 or 6 minutes. Hero:2 Villain:3 Femme Fatales:3 Henchmen:3 Fights:2 Stunts/Chases:1 Gadgets:1 Auto:1 Locations:2 Pace:2 overall:2
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