In this week's review at Mise-en-scene Crypt we're looking at an unusual entry in the medium budget historical epic, otherwise known as the peplum or the sword-and-sandal genre. The movie being reviewed is from director Terence Young (Dr. No, From Russia with Love) and is called:
War Goddess is an unusual movie. Unusual not because it was a joint production of three different countries and appears to have had twice again as many theatrical/ video versions but because it pulls no punches where nudity or blatant Sapphic overtones are concerned. That's perhaps not unusual in exploitation films, especially from the seventies, but when viewed today it's quite shocking to see how matter-of-fact the nudity is. However most shocking of all is the fact War Goddess has a plot.
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