Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Actors: Melanie Vincz, Raven De La Croix, Angela Aames
Also known as: Império Perdido, Drei Engel auf der Todesinsel, Kauhun valtakunta, El imperio perdido
Description: On the ground, in the distant past, three beauties of the lost tribe fighting against male representative who intends to destroy their “lost empire.” They are searching sacred jewelry holder which can get unlimited power.
After officer Rob Wolfe is killed trying to stop a gang of ninjas from robbing a jewelery store, his sister, officer Angel Wolfe, vows to avenge his death. Her investigation leads her to the mysterious Dr. Sin Do, who is supposedly in league with an undead wizard named Lee Chuck. The doctor is holding a martial arts tournament on a secret island fortress, so Angel, after rounding up some of her martial-artist friends, enters the tournament in the hopes of finding Sin Do and Lee Chuck and bringing them to justice.
This film makes for one half of a great double bill with Russ Meyer’s UP! Both are notable for featuring the 70s-80s lovely-busty brunette, Raven De La Croix. Miss De La Croix should have been a major star of lowbrow cinema. She could have played an ongoing series action-adventure heroine who comes to the rescue, bashes the baddies and comes out on top while being stripped of all her clothing in the process. She really gets better the less she has on, which means that she’s PERFECT (and perfectly nude) at the end of Russ Meyer’s UP!
She was quite good as an undercover cop in UP! This wasn’t the best of Russ Meyer‘s movies, but it’s worth watching for Raven.
Hers was a lost opportunity, but these two films are available on video.