Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#652. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)

Directed By: Ken Dixon

Starring: Elizabeth Kaitan, Cindy Beal, Don Scribner

Tag line: "Big Movie. Big Production. Big Girls"

Trivia:  The film was specifically criticized on the floor of the U.S. Senate by Jesse Helms (R-North Carolina) in 1992

We open on a bikini-clad girl running through a jungle, attempting to escape an alien hot on her trail. As the creature closes in for the kill, the girl is saved by a handsome stranger, who blasts the alien twice in the back with his laser. Aliens… lasers... bikinis? Hot damn! As I watched this initial scene from 1987's Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity, I was a horny adolescent again, and settled in for what I assumed would be an entertaining bit of ‘80s cheese. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity was gonna be fun!

Daria (Elizabeth Kaitan) and Tisa (Cindy Beal) are a couple of buxom prisoners locked in the brig of an intergalactic slave ship. They manage to break free by overpowering their guards, and soon after commandeer a shuttle. But some unknown force causes their getaway craft to crash on a small planet, where they meet Zed (Don Scribner), the lone humanoid inhabitant of what proves to be an exotic paradise, complete with a jungle and beautiful, sandy beaches. Welcomed to stay as Zed's guests, the girls are soon introduced to Shala (Brinke Stevens) and her brother, Rik (Carl Horner), a pair of travelers also stranded on this unusual planet. But as they're enjoying Zed’s gracious hospitality, the four slowly realize their host is not who he appears to be. What's more, if they don't find a way off this little world soon, they may never leave.

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity sure doesn't waste any time; soon after the opening credits are over, we're thrown head-first into the action, watching as our shapely heroines make a daring escape from their floating prison. Occasionally, the movie does slow down to take a breath, usually just long enough to allow Daria and Tisa to carry on a conversation. Unfortunately, this is when Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity suffers, because not only is the dialogue poor, but the girls deliver it badly; as their stolen shuttle is about to crash, Daria turns to Tisa and says “This isn’t exactly how I hoped things would turn out”. But all is forgiven a few moments later when Daria wakes up on a beach and wanders into the jungle to investigate, the camera slyly focusing on her posterior as she does so (and it’s an..."inspiring" bottom, to say the least).

From there, Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity changes gears, easing its way into a babe-laden rendition of The Most Dangerous Game, which, alas, means the filmmakers had to take even more time out to set up their story. But… surprise! They do an admirable job of it, weaving together what proves to be a very engaging tale. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity might initially have you thinking it's a standard low-budget ‘80s sci-fi picture hoping to skate by on its action and exposed skin, but ultimately, it delivers much more than that.

Call me crazy (odds are, you will): I really liked Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity.


Alonzo665 said...

You're crazy,

DVD Infatuation said...

Alonza: Haha! You're the first (but I'm guessing you won't be the last)!

Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment. They're always appreciated.

Kevin Bachelder said...

As a fellow lover of B movies I would never call you crazy Dave!

DVD Infatuation said...

Kevin: Thank you, sir! It's nice to know you "have my back" on these sort of movies! Looking forward to talking with you again (hopefully soon).