De Martino's Superhero Bomb!
Italian Title: L'UOMO PUMA
starring: Walter George Alton · Donald Pleasance · Sydne
Rome · Miguel Fuentes
Tony Farms discovers that he is really Puma Man, a superhero who is
a descendant of the Aztec gods. With the help of an Aztec priest, Tony
tries to thwart the plans of Kobras - a villainous mastermind in possession
of a sacred puma mask - who plans to hypnotize government leaders with
it and take over the world. Puma Man is a bit reluctant to fully accept
his destiny; many of his newly realized superhuman abilities (like flying)
are lacking in execution. This initially forces the Aztec priest to
perform all the physically demanding tasks.
is a notorious turkey that's actually been seen by very few fans of
bad cinema. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this production
is the director is legendary cult filmmaker Alberto De Martino, a man
who has proven that he should have known better. How is it possible
that this trash was helmed by the same man who made genre classics like
FEMALES and MAN
WITH THE COLD EYES? Donald Pleasance said this was the worst
movie he ever made. And that's really impressive since he made over
250 before his death in February 1995, at age 75. This film stopped
actor Walter George Alton cold in his tracks. He changes careers afterwards.
Today, Mr Alton is a medical malpractice attorney and managing partner
for Walter G. Alton Jr. & Associates law firm in New York City.
Rome (real name) was born into a wealthy family in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Her father was president of a very successful Akron area plastics corporation
and helped her establish in Italy when she decided that she'd enjoy
the motion picture business. After starring in numerous films (including
Luigi Zampa's THE
MONSTER and Rene Clement's BABY
SITTER [SCAR TISSUE]) she drifted to Euro television, starring
in numerous projects since the early '80s. In 2013, Ms Rome acquired
the rights for Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and has created
the first stage presentation. It premiered in Rome, Italy in 2013 where
a successful run has lasted years.
An Italian film in
English language; fullscreen format, fully uncut (100 min.), DVD encoded
for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American machine. Extras include
original theatrical trailer.