Ten cent movies: Hundra

A while back, I bought this 50-movie set, Sci-Fi Invasion, for five bucks. That adds up to ten cents per movie. A lot of movies have morals. The moral of 1983’s Hundra is, women are good, men are BAD.

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Here’s what happens: Back in the ol’ sword and sandal days, a group of all-female tribeswomen are attacked by evil, no good men. The only survivor is barbarian swordsperson Hundra, who heads out in search of revenge.

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Speculative spectacle: Hundra’s adventures lead her to more awful, no-good men, in the form of a temple full of Roman decadence-style sexist jerkwads. After some comedic business of her learning to act like a lady, Hundra eventually picks up her sword and cleans house.

Sleaze factor: Despite the girl-power fantasy barbarian exterior, this is really a movie about boning. Hundra’s quest is not so much revenge but about finding the right guy to “replenish the tribe.” Is that what they’re calling it nowadays?

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Quantum quotables: “We have use of men, through their use of us.” – the village elder, a female Obi Wan Kenobi-type, confusing the hell out of every adolescent who sees this movie.

What the felgercarb? Nude horseback riding? Is that really a thing?

Microcosmic minutiae: Check it out, the score was crafted by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. Too bad it’s so repetitive.

Epic crossover: Judge David Johnson reviewed this movie for DVD Verdict. Read it now.

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Worth ten cents? The action scenes are pretty sweet, in that campy ‘80s low-budget fantasy way, but does the “men are BAD” message have to be laid on this thick?

Want more? Check out my book, CINE HIGH, now available for the Kindle and the free Kindle app.

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About Mac McEntire

Author of CINE HIGH. amazon.com/dp/B00859NDJ8
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