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The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)

Der Teufel kam aus Akasava (original title)
A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Frank)

Writers:

Paul André, Ladislas Fodor (as Ladislao Fodor) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Williams ... Rex Forrester
Soledad Miranda ... Jane Morgan (as Susann Korda)
Horst Tappert ... Dr. Andrew Thorrsen
Ewa Strömberg Ewa Strömberg ... Ingrid Thorrsen (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir Philip
Walter Rilla ... Lord Kingsley
Paul Muller ... Dr. Henry (as Paul Müller)
Blandine Ebinger ... Lady Abigail Kingsley
Howard Vernon ... Valet Humphrey
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Storyline

A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

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Country:

West Germany | Spain

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 March 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El diablo que vino de Akasawa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The "Time" magazine that Irving Lambert is reading on the bed just before he is attacked is the June 22, 1970,, edition (cover: 'Middle East in Turmoil'). See more »

Quotes

Tino Celli: Well, how about a little drink?
Jane Morgan: I hate the smell of garlic!
[exits]
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This film is muddled, but one thing is perfectly clear: Soledad Miranda was astonishingly beautiful
29 December 2010 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"The Devil Came From Akasava", more an exotic adventure than a spy movie, is one of the slickest-looking Jess Franco movies I've seen so far, though Franco (over)uses the ZOOM function of his cameras so much you'd think he was a kid who had just discovered them and couldn't resist fooling around with them. Nonetheless, his greatest failing - one that can easily be associated with many of his movies - is his inability (or maybe his indifference) to tell a coherent story: I watched this movie twice and I'm still mixed up on more than a few whos, whys and hows. As a an adventure film, "The Devil Came From Akasava" never gets exciting. Still, it's worth a look for the astonishingly beautiful Soledad Miranda, whom Franco films fetishistically, and who can blame him - the woman is sheer perfection. However, the script gives her little to work with, and as a result her character is shallow - as is the entire film. ** out of 4.


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