- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 16, 1999
- Originally Released: 1935
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Randolph Scott leads an expedition into the uncharted arctic in search of a mythical fountain of youth in She
. Stranded in the frigid wilderness, Leo and his companions (Nigel Bruce and Helen Mack) stumble onto a colony of ferocious cave dwellers, guardians of Kor, a fantastic, subterranean lost kingdom wherein lies the secret to eternal life.
Merian C. Cooper produced this lavish adventure tale in an effort to reformulate the success of his 1933 film King Kong, to which She bears a striking resemblance. Only within the colossal gates of this hidden kingdom lurks not a fifty-foot ape but an even more exotic and threatening creature: a woman. Independent, powerful and feared by all, this ruler is known as She...She Who Must Be Obeyed.
She (Helen Gahagan) shows her ferocity not in a prehistoric jungle but in a variety of architectural wonders - art deco bedchambers and polished modernist temples combining ancient Egyptian design with pagan ritual and Busby Berkeley-style choreography. These audacious tableaux, combined with a show-stopping glacial avalanche and other remarkable special effects, backed by a dramatic score by Max Steiner (King Kong), make She a rare treasure worthy of H. Rider Haggard, upon whose novel the film was based.
"She" is an all-powerful woman who has been given the Flame of Eternal life and who dwells in an Arctic snow palace in this early special-effects adventure fantasy. Based on H. Rider Haggard's 1887 novel.
Based on the popular H. Rider Haggard adventure story, in 1918 Palestine a young English soldier is enticed by a beautiful, but ancient temptress to a long, lost, forgotten city in the desert, full of mystery, intrigue, riches, and perils.