Robert Hardford-Davis's first feature film as producer sets the template for his next two flicks - a shocking (for the day)social content message, some rock n' roll for the kids and a minor bit of titillation to aid with a shock-o-rama marketing campaign.
In this case it's the story of naïve, flighty Austrian au pair Eva (Margaret Rose Keil), who is a little too loose with her affections - for 1963, anyway - and ends up passing VD around her…
Hokey and cheapjack Italian would-be Hammer film, as Baron Frankenstein (a visibly pained Joseph Cotton) is killed by the creature he created, only for his sexalicious daughter (Sarah Bay, AKA Rosalba Neri) to carry on with the experiments.
Mr. Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay, plays a cop who keeps showing up at Castle Frankenstein all suspicious. The monster is also rather slipshod; think Glenn Strange or Kiwi Kingston rather than Karloff or Lee. Still, the locations/sets are effective and Miss Neri is both gorgeous and a pretty decent actor. Also, she takes her clothes off.
The Fast and Furious movies are impossible to grade on a normal film review scale. And before you accuse me of just not wanting to cop to giving five stars to a really stupid action movie, um... yes, you're probably right. But the Fast saga, at least in the hands of Justin Lin, seems to somehow act like a shot of supercharged NOS straight into the lizard brain.
Part 1, where it's all about honour and street racing, seems rather…