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Princess Althea (Lana Clarkson) is the keeper of the secret of a magic
sceptre that is supposed to keep the king alive forever. Then though, the
king dies all the same, and evil Ankaris (Alejandro Bracho) pronounces
himself the new king and assigns his right-hanmd-man Hofrax (Roger Cudney)
to torture the secret out of her. Althea however manages to free herself
and escape her ancestral castle to live in the woods and become the leader
of an amazon tribe. Hofrax however comes after her to hunt her down with a
battallion led by Aurion (Greg Wrangler), fiancé to Ankaris' bratty
daughter Tamis (Cecilia Tijerina) who is nevertheless in love with Althea
Of course, Hofrax, Aurion and their soldiers are beaten by the
amazons, and while Hofrax is humiliated, Aurion is finally able to get
into Althea's panties. Then though both he and Hofrax are sent back to
Ankaris, to properly rub in his men's defeat.
Ankaris figures the best
way to get hold of Althea is to lure her to the castle, so he announces a
mass hanging of innocent peasents - a plan that works, because while
Althea and her women manage to free the peasents, Hofrax' men manage to
capture her, and she is subjected to a series of tortures, including a
spider bite administered by bratty Tamis herself. Aurion has second
thoughts though about his allegiances, and he frees Althea, just when her
amazon friends arrive to save her, and they all take her back to her camp
in the woods ... where she is slowly dying, and only the sceptre could
heal her ...
Bratty Tamis is devastated by Aurion's switch of
allegiance, so she turns herself from a tweenie into a yong adult by
magic, enters the amazon camp as one of them, and somehow learns the
secret of the sceptre - but Althea has seen through her new appearance,
takes her captive and forces her to ride with them when she and her
amazons attack the castle.
During the attack, Tamis is killed by her own
father, mistaking her for an amazon, and overcome by grief he takes his
own life immediately afterwards, while Althea, still dying a bit more
every minute from the spider bite, finally goes one on one with Hofrax,
and she only just defeats and kills him, before making it to the sceptre
just in time, saving her own life.
With her enemies gone, Althea is now
king of the realm, but she throws away the sceptre that granted her family
power through its magic and promises to become a just ruler based on what
she has learned with the amazons.
Ok so this film is silly,
clichéed, and made on the cheap - but it's also lots of fun, full of
torture scenes, catfights, breast-baring incidents, colourful (if a tad
flat) characters and the like, all carried by a script that doesn't take
itself to seriously and a rather light-hearted directorial effort. And of
course, while Lana Clarkson might not exactly be the greatest actress, she
has got a great body and puts it to great use here. Oh, and Elizabeth
A.Jaeger as klutzy amazon is a hoot.
In all, certainly no
masterpiece, but a next-to-perfect party flick.