Victor (Tomas Pico) & Lily (Maria Perschy) invite a host of prominent &
pervert guests - the doctors Robertson (Ricardo Palacios) & Mercier (Emiliano
Redondo), nuclear scientist professor Fulton (Alberto de Mendoza), ruthless
arms-dealer Bornet (Paul Naschy) & the assistant to the Russian ambassador
Vassily (Antonio Mayans) - to a de Sadean orgy in their dungeon, where they
have provided a fine stable of (paid) girls - Claire (Nadiuska), Berta (Teresa
Gimpera), Tania (Diana Polakov), Luna (Leona Devine) & Marion (Julia Saly).
But they haven't even started the party yet does a nuclear explosion shatter
the foundations of the mansion. & would you know it, everybody from the
outside world is blinded by nuclear radiation but our dozen of perverts, who
were sufficiently shielded from the blast by the dungeon's walls. They now
decide to spend the next couple of months in the dungeon to let the radiation
go by, but they do need provisions, so the men go into the next village to get
some. But when they meet the village's many blind inhabitants, Victor loses his
cool & shoots some of them. He is rewarded for his efforts by being killed
himself by the remaindeer of the blind population.
Back at the mansion, doctor Robertson soon reverts to animal state (rather
inexplicably), while Vassily & Marion - rather stupidly - decide to leave
the others to head for the village again - where they are promptly killed by
the blind (now what did they expect ?).
Once they have tasted blood, the blind soon head for the mansion & want
to kill the others too, so they finally really hide in the cellar of the
mansion - which was their original plan they just never put into effect. But
the blind soon find a way to pour gasoline into the cellar & want to burn
them alive - but thank god Lily knows a secret passageway to the outside - but
then Bornet shows his true colours, too, as he ruthlessly refuses to help
Robertson & Mercier make an escape & watches them burn before his very
eyes, then chasses the others throught he passageway at gunpoint.
Once outside though, Lily directs the blind's attendtion to Bornet so
theyacan easily make him out & kill him - even if that means her own death,
In the end, only Fulton & Claire - whom Fulton has fallen for in the
first place - are left alive, & they are even picked up by a gouvernmental
decontamination bus ... but of course, they are not decontaminated but gassed
in the bus ...
Borrowing deliberately from Night of the Living Death as well as
Richard Matheson's novel I am Legend (on which both Last Man on Earth
from 1961 and The Omega Man from 1971 were based) & H.G. Wells'
short story The Country of the Blind (on which, to my knowledge, nothing
was based - which is a shame), Ultimo Deseo turns out to be nothing more
than one of these post-nuclear-desaster movies, that - like most desaster
movies - suffers most of all from way too many lead characters who make the
proceedings too difficult to follow, the characters on the other hand not being
fleshed out at all though, let alone of much interest, & the story being
pretty predictable in the first place - even the shock ending was by 1976 a
tried & true formula.