Amazons Against Superman / Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte (1975)

1.0 out of 5

Utterly stupid Hong Kong-Italian co-production of the most absurd kind. Alfonso Brescia, the former assistant to Mario Caiano seemed incapable of producing anything resembling cohesive entertainment. His westerns were quite good, though. With King Boxer being a worldwide smash, this opened the doors for numerous foreign companies anxious to team up with Shaw Brothers of Hong Kong. Various collaborations followed including Supermen Against The Orient, 1974 and this boring, nonsensical follow up. With absolutely no plot whatsoever, all that holds this brainless mishmash together is a constant string of infantile, lower tier Trinity inspired brawls that showcase the laziest caliber of choreography imaginable.

As for the 'Supermen', Aldo Canti is sickly looking, Yueh Hua appears inebriated and Marc Hannibal looks both confused and embarrassed. There's scarcely any titillation to make the experience even remotely worthwhile. If self inflicted pain is your game, you will find much suffering here in this ham-fisted, exasperatingly execrable punch-drunk pablum puke.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics