Monday, July 17, 2017

SHE / Associated British Picture Corporation - 1965

Here's an updated version of RKO's 1935 version starring Helen Gahagan and Randolph Scott, this time, after doing military service in the Middle East, a British archaeologist, Major Holly, his valet and his young friend, Leo, are spotted in Palestine and is approached by a mysterious oriental who identified Leo by his uncanny likeness to the portrait on an ancient coin! An adventurous search for the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma proceeds relying on a recently acquired map. Their hasty expedition reaches a hidden city where the Hellenistic age is still alive. It's ruled by the supernatural Ayesha, who believes Leo is is the reincarnation of Callicrates, who she waited for all those centuries, a companion of Alexander the Great. She offers him immortality and to share the throne as her eternal love, but it all goes tragically wrong...

The movie stars Ursula (CASINO ROYALE) Andress as Ayesha, Peter (ISLAND OF TERROR) Cushing as Major Holly, John (ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.) Richardson as Leo and Christopher (I, MONSTER) Lee as bad guy, Billali.

From left to right, valet Job, handsome Leo and Major Holly, they are on the trail of the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma, where, they obtain a map of the city's location...

On their way through the desert, they lose the men leading them and the camels and have to continue on foot. At a water hole, Loe sees a vision of Ayesha, beconing him to come to her hidden city.

After Leo falls ill, the three finally locate the hidden city of Kuma.

Once they are taken inside, Ayesha heals Leo with her unearthly powers...

Our trio find a civilization of warriors with sacrifice in mind, the way they keep their Queen Ayesha young, forever!

Their captives are all simply tossed into the big pit of fire that keeps her alive...

But, when Leo falls for one of the harem girls, Ayesha gets jealous and is prepared to have her dropped into the pit of fire for revenge!

Leo is then forced to join Ayesha in her unearthly plan to keep her and Leo young and in love forever and a day, and, the harem girl is saved!

Then, all the slaves revolt against their oppressors and a huge battle ensues. Major Holly and Job join in on the fun!

Ayesha and Leo are prepared to step into the fire when Billali joins the ordeal, he thinks he's the chosen one to become SHE's mate. Him and Leo fight it out with swords until...

Ayesha jabs a lance into Billali's back and he goes down for the count!

Our lovers step into the blue flames of life but something is wrong, Ayesha starts turning old and the jig is up!

SHE falls to the floor and turns into a heap of dust and our trio flees from the mayhem... Goodnight sweet Queenie! So, that's that, join us again on Wednesday when we will have another interesating post, jus' fer y'all... YEE-HAW!!

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