Speed Review: Wonder Women (1973) - Minus The Wonder February 05, 2019 08:00
Insurance investigator Mike Harber (Ross Hagen) is called to the Philippines to solve one of many recent high profile kidnappings of famous athletes. His poking around turns him into a target for the underground body snatching ring lead by Dr. Tsu (Nancy Kwan) and her army of super sexy "wonder women" who are abducting athletic human specimens and selling their organs to the highest bidder. Tsu's latest abductee will be the guinea pig for her first ever brain transplant from the body of a wealthy dying client into a young and vital body!
Wonder Women is my latest foray into US cult films made in the Philippines, while I'm not actively searching these out apparently I can't seem to escape them. The film has everything you'd expect to see from a film made in the Philippines: a good solid five minute cock fight, an appearance from Vic Diaz (who seems to be the only Filipino actor in the Philippines, he's in every film I've seen), and a story that's so paper thin that most of the time the writers don't bother trying to explain anything. Most of the film is composed Mike Harber running. He's either running from someone trying to kill him or running after someone to get information, then peppered in through the almost hour and a half of running is a few hot women and small bit of plot to try and have some semblance of a story.
Highlights of the film include the opening sequence with the girls going around abducting people to 70's blacksploitation film music. Harber's packs the heat with his sawed off shotgun, which he appears to have an unlimited supply of shells hidden in his shirt. And finally Maria De Aragon, who plays one of the main "wonder women". If you're a hardcore Star Wars fan you might recognize the name, she's the uncredited actress who played Greedo in the famous bar scene of the original film. Overall, while Wonder Women is one of the easier Philippines made films to sit through it still doesn't stand out among the countless others that all seem to be bad carbon copies of one another.