THE DEVIL CAME FROM AKASAVA (1970) Fred Williams, Soledad Miranda, Horst Tappert, Ewa Strömberg, Howard Vernon, directed by Jesus Franco. A mineral is discovered that can turn metal to gold and humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get it back. One of them is the beautiful Soledad Miranda, who poses as an exotic dancer while trying to track down the criminals who stole the mineral. Williams was the big star of this film, but he is overshadowed by the beauty and persona of Miranda, who died tragically shortly after this film was completed. English subs. Great color, 35mm.
BLOOD MANIA (1970) Vicki Peters, Peter Carpenter, Maria De Aragon, Reagan Wilson. The plot is pretty simple, There’s a maniacal nympho-maniac who wants to speed along her daddy’s demise. Why? So she can use the inheritance money to help out her crazy boyfriend. This psycho-chiller has a number of truly beautiful women in various degrees of disrobing and it’s definitely one to keep away from the kiddies. Some pretty chilling violent sections, too. An off-beat but engaging film with god performances by all. Definitely rated R. Great color, from 35mm.