See also Zadora's The film told about a "Lolita-esque" 17 year-old sexpot named Kady (Pia Zadora) who in the opening scene - wearing a flimsy low-cut dress - was hitchhiking in 1937 to Good Springs on the Arizona-Nevada border.The pouty, baby-faced female located the shack of hermit miner Jess Tyler (Stacy Keach), left guarding an abandoned Nevada silver mine. " She replied: "How can I tell 'til I know what ya got?She soon became his love interest as he went on a quest for revenge.She starred alongside Stacy Keach, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show sidekick Ed Mc Mahon, Stuart Whitman (as a fire and brimstone preacher), James Franciscus and Orson Welles (as lecherous Judge Rauch), among others.After delivering a child out of wedlock a month earlier (an infant son named Danny) and with "nowhere to go," Kady went looking for him, boldly declaring to "keep you from being lonely.I come to stay with you." That evening, she enticingly undressed behind a sheet hung up as a room divider.The next morning, she told him that the father of her own illegitimate child was a spoiled rich kid named Wash Gillespie (Edward Albert), the silver mine owner's (Ed Mc Mahon) son, who had impregnated and then abandoned her when she started "swelling." She claimed that she was owed a share of the Gillespie silver mine, hoping to become rich ("I want more for me and for my baby.I want good things for us, and if that's bad, then I wanna be bad!
When the prelude to their 'incestual coupling' at the entrance to the mine was witnessed (while she still believed that Jess was her father, although he knew she wasn't his "blood"), the sheriff arrested Jess for incest.The tagline described the title character: "Born with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a black tiger, and the power of a god." Also, "The epic adventure of a new kind of hero."She was introduced as sexy temple slave girl Kiri - viewed from afar in a nude swimming scene with a companion by the Beastmaster, who fell in love with her at first sight.He sent his ferrets (Podo and Kodo) to steal her top from the shoreline.Upon returning to bed, the blood flow had an effect upon her, and she turned leopard-like, with yellow-eyes and claws, and was transformed into a snarling black leopard.Later claiming that she loved Oliver, she begged for him to kill her - or free her, and then asked: "Make love to me again." She also added: "I want to live on my own." He lowered his gun after she stripped fully naked in front of him behind a window frame, and they engaged in a spread-eagled bondage scene.As she showered, she also saw visions of a ghostly, voice-less Satanic Spirit (Kabir Bedi) reflected in the shower-tile wall.Soon, she fantasized that she was engaging in nightly sexual/rape encounters or trysts that she actually began to enjoy after her initial carnal contacts.What we did was bound to happen from the first day we met, and when it did, it was good for both of us... The feline female was often exhibited naked, especially during a nude nocturnal wandering scene in the woods, where her primal instincts were exhibited as she attacked a rabbit.34 year-old New Orleans zoologist Oliver Yates (John Heard) fell in love with her and was obsessed by her, although she feared what would happen if they made love, and asked: "Would you love me just as much, if we, if we could After making love for the first time with Oliver, Irena rose in the middle of the night from their bed and went to the bathroom, where she felt between her legs and discovered blood.Reportedly, the producers claimed that a Time Magazine expose caused the film to lose a considerable amount of revenue ( million) due to negative publicity and spoiling the plot - therefore, the kiss was dubbed "the Million Dollar Kiss." Christopher Reeve described the kiss: This low-budget, drive-in horror sexploitation grindhouse film from director James Polakof was the lesser precursor to director Sidney J.Furie's The Entity (1982) with Barbara Hershey in the lead role - both female leads in the two films were sexually-frustrated housewives.