The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels

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Who is Ted V. Mikels?

American filmmaker Ted V. Mikels holds a unique position as one of the most unconventional directors of exploitation cinema. Famous for his eccentric home life (he once lived with a harem in a castle with secret passageways) and promotional gimmicks (he was known for having nurses and ambulances on hand to assist "scared-to-death" moviegoers), Mikels is now considered a pioneering master of low-budget movie making.

Examples of Mikels' influence can be seen everywhere: from music (punk band The Misfits wrote a tribute song called "The Astro-Zombies"), to Mikels' film The Doll Squad being the template for the television series Charlie's Angels, to inspiring the look of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

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Masuimi Max

As Dr. Max (on "Cutting In Camera" DVD extra)

Masuimi Max

Masuimi Max was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Her father was in the Air Force, and her early years were spent traveling all over the world, with her teenage years in Las Vegas, NV. She now works as a full-time model, spokesmodel and performance artist. She divides her time between residences in Dallas and Los Angeles.

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