Fans of schlocky 1950s ‘B’ movies, take heart. Kino Lorber on June 14 will release Love Slaves of the Amazons, of which a New York Times reviewer observed, “You knew what you were in for when you saw the title, so don’t grouse.”
The 1957 adventure film, about an archaeologist (Don Taylor) and his partner (Eduardo Ciannelli) encountering a society of women warriors who want to enslave men, will be released on Blu-ray Disc only at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $24.95.
Love Slaves of the Amazons was produced and directed by Curt Siodmak, whose other credits include The Wolf Man, The Ape, The Magnetic Monster, I Walk With a Zombie and Donovan’s Brain.
According to Tom Weaver’s 2000 book Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: The Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Interviews, the movie was filmed in Eastmancolor, in Argentina, in 1956, along with Curucu, Beast of the Amazon, and used some of the same cast. Siodmak is quoted in the book as saying he made the movie because he had 10,000 feet of color film left over from Curucu but could not export the unused film.
For the Blu-ray Disc, the film was prepared from a new 2K master. Bonus features include a new audio commentary by entertainment journalists and authors Bryan Reesman and Max Evry as well as various trailers.