29 July 2006 | gridoon
Ursula, Ursula, Ursula....
I wonder how, in all those biblical epics they made, they never got Ursula Andress to play the role of Eve. After all, she is the perfect female specimen, so what better choice is there for the first woman ever created? And can you believe that this incredible body and face belong to a (then) 39-year-old woman? And yes, she does get nude, frequently. There is a rather distasteful scene early on where she gets roughed up by some thugs, but don't worry, she takes charge later on and even kicks a little ass herself! The plot? Ah, who cares, it's just a senseless mess about rival crime organizations in Napoli. One strange thing is the tone: for the most part it's fairly serious, but when the fight scenes come they are shot in a slapstick style that reminded me of the Bud Spencer - Terence Hill comedies (with Woody Strode, of "Spartacus" fame, in the Bud role). There is also an overlong "comic" car chase with a clumsy Italian inspector. The problem is that these fights and chases are not the least bit funny. See this movie (if you can find it) only for Ursula...and frankly, she's reason enough to see it. (**)