Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)

Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)

Released: 1966
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Genre, Sci-Fi
Director: Mario Bava
Starring: Franco Franchi, Fabian, Vincent Price, ,
Run time: 82 min
IMDb: 4/10
Country: Italy
Views: 168961


Dr. Goldfoot once again plots to take over the world by using female robots designed to blow up high-ranking generals of NATO countries, starting a war between Russia and America. It’s up to disgraced SIC agent Bill Dexter to stop Goldfoot.
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User Reviews: Mario Bava is one of my all time favourite directors, and Vincent Price is one of my all time favourite actors; so despite the fact that I didn’t like Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine at all, I still felt almost as if catching this needless sequel was a duty I had to fulfil. Before making this film, Bava had already directed a number of classics including Black Sabbath, Black Sunday and The Whip and The Body, while Vincent Price had completed his work on Roger Corman’s Poe Anthology along with several other classic films. I can only assume, therefore, that the pair had decided to take a break from making good films as this is a million miles away from the best that the two men can do! Well, either that or they both just wanted to spend some time with scantily clad ladies, and I can’t really blame them if that was the case! Anyway, the plot has something to do with dubious ‘assassin’ Dr Goldfoot building an army of robot bombs that look like pretty girls (will be familiar to Austin Powers fans!), and he uses them to eliminate some of Nato’s world leaders…or something.

Mario Bava’s best work was in the horror genre and as such a lot of what I like about his directorial style is relative to the genre; but he has proved on many occasions that he’s capable of delivering good films in other genres, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise based on this film! There is a lot of nonsense happening in the movie and this undoubtedly distracts from the directing; but it’s clear that Bava wasn’t really trying. What a shame that this is the only film he and the great Vincent Price made together! The film was obviously intended to be funny; but all the humour if of the very goofy variety and I honestly did not laugh even once during the film. At a struggle, I could only really think of two good things to say about this film; one is that Vincent Price is entertaining (although he could read out a recipe book and it would be entertaining) and the other is that some of the girls featured are nice to look at. The first Dr Goldfoot film was terrible, and this one is worse. They couldn’t even think of a catchy jingle to go over the title sequence! I wouldn’t recommend this movie to even hardcore Bava and Price fans…

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