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At one point in this incredible film, a topless San Francisco woman - who is in the hospital recovering from the emergence of an ancient Indian medicine man (in the form of a naked dwarf with cataracts) from out of a tumor on her back - shoots lasers at said foe, who is hovering in a room that appears to be drifting through outer space, whilst he hurls fireballs at a tight jeans-clad Tony Curtis with a bad dye job and explodes doctors with electricity. Oh, and Burgess Meredith has a brief appearance as a Colonel Sanders lookalike.
If that isn't reason enough to watch this at least once, I don't know what is. Truly jaw-dropping.
I can't remember ever sitting through such a ridiculous movie. And not in a good way.
The mesmerizing scene MrE2Me describes is about five minutes too long and is rediculously staged. The "little people" used for the Manitou that spring from the woman's back are obviously made-up little people which spoils the whole effect. Well, at least Tony Curtis gives a thrill in his too-tight jeans.
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This movie ranks #165 in Badmovies.org Best B-Movies
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