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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs (1966)

Starring Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Francesco Mule
Directed by Mario Bava
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)

An out-of-work secret agent stumbles across the latest scheme of the evil Dr. Goldfoot, who aims to dispose of the world's military generals with his "girl bombs."

Although a sequel to American International Pictures' Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine, and Vincent Price reprises his role as the titular villain, the entire production seems to have been farmed out to a cast and crew in Italy, helmed by of all people, famed horror director Mario Bava.  However, any hopes this would result in a darker picture are dashed, as madcap silliness again reigns the day, often more over-the-top than in the first film.  I have to admit I cracked a smile at a few bits of humor and was taken with the eye candy of the lovely ladies on display, but this is definitely a film that could have used a lot more substance.

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