This is a marvellous retelling of H. Rider Haggard's story of "Ayesha, or She Who Must Be Obeyed". The colourization is wonderful; and, the interviews with Ray Harryhausen are fascinating, as the pioneer some of the best known Special Effects ever used in film.
Although, the screenplay edits the three books in the "She" series ["She", "Ayesha", and "Wisdom's Daughter"], it remains faithful to the spirit of the original. Some of the mystical aspects have been down-played, perhaps to save on production costs: at the time, the film cost & lost a fortune.
If it had been released in colour, instead of B & W, when the studio cut the budget, it might have topped the creator's "King Kong", at the box office.
Fortunately, it can be seen, now; and, like all history, managed to survive, in someone's garage, before being rediscovered, and restored; lucky for us.SheShe - DVD