Super Stooges vs. the Wonder Women

Super Stooges vs. the Wonder Women (Italian: Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte) is a 1974 comedy film directed by Alfonso Brescia.

Super Stooges vs. the Wonder Women
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Directed byAlfonso Brescia
Starring
Music byFranco Micalizzi[1]
CinematographyFausto Rossi[1]
Edited byLiliana Serra[1]
Production
companies
Release date
  • 1974 (1974) (Italy)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
Countries
  • Italy
  • Hong Kong

CastEdit

[1]

ProductionEdit

Super Stooges vs. the Wonder Women was the second film co-production between Ovidio Assonitis and Giorgio Carlo Rossi's Italian production company A Erre Cinematografica and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers studio after Supermen Against the Orient.[2][3] The film was influenced by Terence Young's film The Amazons which Assonitis had previously developed a derivative film of in 1973 titled Battle of the Amazons directed by Alfonso Brescia.[3] Among the cast was Harlem Globetrotter Marc Hannibal and Shaw Brothers actor Hua Yueh.[3]

The films credit the screenwriters as Alfonso Brescia and Aldo Crudo, but Assonitis claims that the script was actually written by Brescia and Bruno Corbucci.[4] The film's story contains elements of the Three Fantastic Supermen Italian film series.[2]

ReleaseEdit

Super Stooges vs. the Wonder Women was released in Italy in 1974.[1] Italian film critic and historian Roberto Curti described the film's box office as performing "modestly" in Italy.[5] The film was picked up for release in the United States by American International Pictures where it often played on a double bill with Madhouse.[5]

The film has been released under a variety of titles in English.[5] These include Barbarian Revenge, Return of the Barbarian Women, Amazons and Supermen, Amazons Against Superman and has been released on DVD in the United States as Amazons vs. Supermen by the Rarescope label.[5]

ReceptionEdit

TV Guide gave the film one star out of five, stating that after watching this film, you would "beg for The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, who conk each other on the noggin a heck of a lot better than these pseudo-stooges."[6]

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ReferencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Curti 2016, p. 146.
  2. ^ a b Curti 2016, p. 143.
  3. ^ a b c Curti 2016, p. 147.
  4. ^ Gomarasca, Manlio (May 2009). "Beyond the Screen. Il cinema di Ovidio G. Assonitis". Nocturno Dossier. No. 82. p. 20.
  5. ^ a b c d Curti 2016, p. 149.
  6. ^ "Three Stooges Vs. The Wonder Women". TV Guide. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

SourcesEdit

  • Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6.

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