SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity takes itself mildly tongue-in-cheek the girls for no apparent reason pilot spaceships in bikinis and run around the jungle in their lingerie, the guns are hilariously oversized. The dialogue strains for a profundity that one is unsure is intentional or not. The girls, reflecting upon the death of Brinke Stevens, note Fate certainly weaves a twisted tapestry, and console themselves with repartee such as Hes history now, History has a way or repeating itself. Such dialogue comes all the more amusing for being planted in such cheap surroundings and being delivered by a cast of next-to-no talent. By the end, the dialogue starts to succeed at its own Edward D. Wood Jr-esque pretensions as the girls sail off in the launch: Whatll we do now? Our universe is vast. Full of wonders ... Well explore it. Together. Find strange new worlds.
The script is a rewrite of the oft-rehashed short story The Most Dangerous Game (1924) about a man forced to survive with his bare hands as he is hunted by an aristocratic count. The film is surprisingly faithful to the original film version of the story The Most Dangerous Game/The Hounds of Zaroff (1932). Count Zaroff is reduced to the first letter of his name and known only as Zed; instead of hounds, he has two robots; instead of a reef as trap to make ships crash, the planet has a navigational beacon that draws passing spaceships in; and instead of plying the piano, this Zaroff plays a holographic theremin.
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity is by no means as bad a film as many reviews make it out to be. If a film can be measured by what it sets out to do and whether it succeeds, Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity is modestly successful. Director Ken Dixon allows the action to chug along competently. The scenes involving the two lead actresses could have been edited with more zip their lines fall flat, they need something to animate them more. The major complaint is the shortness of the film whereas most other film versions of The Most Dangerous Game draw it out into a suspenseful climactic set-piece, the hunt here is over in a matter of minutes. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity needed to have more of a struggle and contain more suspense. If the same film had been made as an action film on a studio budget it could have worked rather well.
Director Ken Dixon has previously made The Erotic Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1975) and is mostly known elsewhere for making films that package together scenes from other exploitation films, including The Best of Sex and Violence (1981), Famous T&A (1982), Filmgore (1983) and Zombiethon (1986).