Tonight on MeTV, we take you on one final trip for 2018- to an uncharted island populated by a bevy of young women –who prove to be delectably dangerous to a group of men who are forced to land on the “Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women”!
This film – also known under the alternate title of “Island of Sister Theresa”-begins in the past, with these beauties, as children, forced to flee a war-torn area- in a plane that eventually ended up on the aforementioned island. Our tale makes a time jump to 25 years later-when Duvall, a wealthy conglomerate owner, finds his plane lost on its way to return to the mainland. Aboard the plane we have five other men- the boss’ bodyguard, a couple of his workers (including one blinded by an industrial accident and in need of medical help),one complaining ex-employee, and- to top things off perfectly-an alcoholic pilot.
Unable to contact anyone due to a malfunctioning radio, and totally lost as to where they are, they realize they are almost out of fuel. Luckily – or so it seems- they spot an unknown island, and decide to set the plane down rather than risk continuing on their quest and possibly running out of gas over the ocean and earning a watery grave. Watching their plane land are members of the group of fetching females who have grown up on the island, protected and advised by the mysterious unseen “Sister”, who sends her commands to the women through their leader, Lizabeth. The women, armed with spears, have been taught that men are bad, a theory supported by horrible visits from a neighboring island’s male headhunters- so the girls observe them, keeping themselves hidden from these latest masculine intruders to their world.
Meanwhile, Duvall and his group begin to explore the island-and stumble upon some confusing things- like a skull on a pole, and an old Air Force jacket. That jacket gives them hope that there could be a plane crashed in the jungle, which might have some fuel still in its tanks- allowing them to refuel and continue their search for the mainland. They also find footprints in the sand that seem to indicate that a small boat may have left two men there. They are contemplating the idea that whoever they are may be unfriendly-when they are shocked to see a pretty young woman running up the beach, being pursued by- headhunters! They use their weapons to take one down, and try to get hold of the girl, who manages to escape.
Two of the group head into the jungle to track her, and arrive at a waterfall where they find the beautiful tribe of women at play. This idyllic scene is quick to end when they end up captured by the females. Luckily, the girl they saved from the headhunters takes it upon herself to free them. Returning to the area near their plane, the men are preparing to bury the headhunter they shot, when the women arrive, spears poised for action! They demand to take away the body of what they call a “head-chopper”.
The men have differing opinions on what to do- but realize that they must try to make peace with the women warriors, who may know where there is the wreckage of a plane that could hold the fuel they need. They attempt to negotiate with the women, and offer protection against the headhunters- but , unlike her comely cohorts, Lizabeth wants to follow Sister’s orders- and stick with the belief that men are evil and should be eliminated. The other women begin to question that hypothesis , causing unrest, and new alliances – while those nasty headhunters make a return appearance! Will Duvall and his crew survive to get off the island alive- or will they meet their end facing off against either the headhunters- or the obedient followers of the mysterious Sister?
This 1979 epic is the final entry from our selection of made-for-TV movies- including a cast of eye-catching actresses like Jayne Kennedy, Jamie Lyn Bauer, and Rosalind Chao ( someone our friend Jamie Farr has worked with). Our male airplane crew includes Peter Lawford, Clint Walker, and Steven Keats, and the location shooting on Hawaii adds one more layer of beauty. To help end 2018 on a high note, we’ll again showcase a few of our most-requested commercial parodies- some making a final farewell appearance.
We’ll head to the “Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women” tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check your local listings, or at www.metv.com , to find the channel and time. PLEASE NOTE: again, some providers are not listing the show as “Svengoolie” and are using the movie name. If you’re setting a DVR, make sure you check ahead of time how they are listing us. MeTV ,as always, invites you to “live –Tweet” during the show on Twitter, using the hashtag #svengoolie - again last week, we were trending in the top 20 nationally! If Chicago area viewers want one last go-round with the 3 Stooges in “Have Rocket Will Travel” – we’ll be doing an encore at 11 am on WCIU, the U. We also are hearing that MeTV will be returning to the San Francisco area soon!
The new Sven action figure has been a huge hit- and, thankfully, our store tripling the inventory for this version has meant we still have some available- BUT- they are going fast! Please head to our store to order yours- the supply is on its way to getting limited!
Finally- thank you so much for your support during 2018- it has been our biggest year yet! We wish you all happiness, good healthy, and success in the New Year- and invite you to join us throughout 2019 for some new shows, some old favorites- and some real surprises!
But first- join us on a fantasy island with wondrous women warriors- tonight on MeTV!