UCM.ONE today releases on the M-Square Classics label the film “Amazons” (German title: Im Reich der Amazonen“) for the first time in the new restored original US-HD version as a limited media book with DVD and Blu-Ray together with a 16-page booklet. The film “Amazons” is a rarer science fiction and fantasy film from the forge of Roger Corman from the USA.
Like many fantasy trash gems of the 1980s, “Amazons” features a colourful ensemble of less successful yet remarkable performers, starting with leading actress Mindi Miller. Miller took on her first role in the Sci-Fi cult film “Westworld” in 1973, unmentioned as “Girl in the Saloon“, and in the same year – mentioned by name for the first time – played a bikini girl in “Hell up in Harlem“. One of her longest engagements was as a Revel in “Switch“, where she played alongside Robert Wagner in several episodes. In the middle of the 1980s she spent some time as an erotic actress under the pseudonym Ty Randolph and played her first and only leading role in “Amazons“.
The wild, beautiful Amazon warrior Dyala (Mindi Miller) wants to save her people, who suffer from two cold-blooded enemies: The villainous Emperor Kalungo (Joseph Whipp), who has magic powers, and Dyala’s evil mother. For her fierce fight for liberation she needs the holy sword of her ancestor, Azundati.
In their search for this powerful artefact, she and her companion Tashi (Penelope Reed), who has joined this difficult endeavour despite initial mistrust, face numerous dangers that both have to master with their martial arts…
Equipment and technical data of the Mediabook
Film in the reconstructed HD-US version, 16-page booklet | Picture format: DVD WS 1.85:1 anamorphic; Blu-Ray WS 1.85:1 &1080p 24fps | Total running time Blu-Ray 76 min & 88 min (integral version), DVD 72 min | Sound format: German DVD DD 2.0, English DD 2. 0, Blu-Ray German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 | Extras: Two original trailers, artwork gallery, on Blu-Ray the longer integral version (combination of the new HD version with the additional scenes of the old German version. With 88 min. a whole 12 minutes longer than the US version), on DVD the longer, alternative German cut version with 85 min. in the original 4:3 Open Matted VHS picture format | FSK 18