Fantabulous Inc. / La Donna, il sesso e il superuomo (1967)

3.5 out of 5

With all the right color and style, and a soundtrack that hits the spot, Fantabulous Inc. fits in nicely with the selection of fumetti neri influenced cinema but is still unlike the others. Oddly veering off course in the second half, this ends up not being what fans are expecting, especially considering that the final battle is all talk and little action, suggesting that the film is more intent on communicating some kind of message to its audience.

Not one to avoid the transition from peplum epics to spy and superhero fare, Richard Harrison turns up in the costumed lead role opposite designated arch villain, Adolfo Celi.

Not a bad little curiosity of Sci-Fi weirdness and comic art montages, Fantabulous Inc. is an interesting alternative take on the superman type and deserves to see the light of day.

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