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Totally cheesy but still fun.,
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This review is from: Sheena [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
First appearing in 1937, Sheena created by comic legend Will Eisner and S.M."Jerry" Iger Golden Age Sheena: The Best Of The Queen Of The Jungle has had a long history without making as big a splash as her rival super-heroine Wonder Woman.
Apart from the early comics and a 1950's TV series starring Irish McCalla there was a long gap before Sheena re-appeared in this 1984 movie with Tanya Roberts, formerly of Charlie's Angels in the lead role.
The story is largely a retelling of Tarzan with a female lead. After her parents are killed in an accident she is brought up by the Shaman of the Zambouli tribe. When a news reporter, Vic Casey (Ted Wass) and his camera man, accidentally film the truth behind the killing of the King. When Sheena appears on the scene to rescue her adopted mother from jail she and Vic escape into the jungle and become involved in political intrigue as they try to get the truth out and stop an attack on the Zambouli tribe.
In no way is it a classic movie, the acting is poor and the story is basic but the scenery is great, it is pure escapist fun and Tanya Roberts is an attractive lead and soon found her niche in the erotic thriller genre.
Unfortunately there are no real extras to speak of, just 2 trailers for other movies including Jumanji, which is a shame as a history of the character would have made an interesting documentary.