Why, just this morning -- in my daily round-up of research -- I stumbled across the fact that there was yet one more incarnation/adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's immortal novel She. I'd long been aware of both the 1968 version (The Vengeance Of She) and the 1984 version (She, starring the lovely Sandahl Bergman. In fact, both of those I've kinda/sorta considered guilty pleasures of a sort; neither are particularly good movies, but they possess that old world cinematic charm in the way they handle their respective storytelling sensibilities -- along with an interesting emphasis on production details -- so I'm naturally a bit tickled to find out there was an even more current revisitation. Who knows? Maybe I'll seek it out and pen a review, should time permit.
Adding the 2001 version didn't take all that long: IMDB.com reports only a scant three noted airings, so it was just a matter of throwing some graphics together and visiting the corresponding dates for updated posts. It's been added ... so there's that.
Here's the plot summary as provided by our friends at IMDB.com:
"Leo Vincey receives a map from his late father, leading him to the legendary city of Kor in search of an explanation for his mysterious ancestry. He is accompanied by his girlfriend Roxanne. He discovers that he is the only descendant of an Egyptian priest who had been executed for the crime of falling in love with the Egyptian Princess. The ruling queen Ayesha, or rather She, is the same Egyptian Princess of centuries ago, her beauty and youth look being preserved by magic. She becomes convinced that Leo is the reincarnation of her former lover, and wants to kill him. Leo and Roxanne will have to fight against surprise attacks on them, but survival in that foreign land with strange customs, is difficult. Leo is terribly attracted to She's beauty, but at the same time he fears for her obscure spirit, and finally he must take a decision - to run away from her, or to love her and die."
For what it's worth, it doesn't appear as if this adaptation has struck a positive chord with critics and viewers. It presently retains a rating of a mere 3.4 (ouch!) on IMDB.com's 10.0 scale (out of an total 163 votes) ... so maybe it's best we all consider this a case of "buyer beware."
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!