Directed by Norman Taurog. US. 1965. G. 88 min. MGM. 35mm.
- Sun, Jul 8, 2:00 pm
Taking us from the sublime to the ridiculous,¯ in terms of robots and androids, we bring you Vincent Price in one of his campiest¯ roles, as a mad scientist bent on taking over the world by means of his beautiful female robots, who are tasked with seducing all the rich and powerful leaders. Really. Even more engagingly, the film combines stars and settings from the popular Beach Party¯ films of the time (Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, etc.) as well as take-offs on Price’s The Pit and the Pendulum and other AIP films of the era. (And yes, that is the Supremes, singing the inane title song!) For a wild, fun, camp-filled summer matinee movie, this one can’t be beat.