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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #225 on: March 19, 2009, 02:46:45 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Taking of Christina (1975)

Genre: Crime Story
Director: Armand Weston     
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h23
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Roger Caine   
Eric Edwards
Bree Anthony
Jack Thompson
Terri Hall

Plot:
The Taking of Christina is based on a true story. A short time before her wedding day, a young woman is kidnapped and taken by her captors. As the days pass, she convinces them that she really cares for them. When they finally grant her freedom, she shows that revenge, not friendship is what she really has in mind.

My Thoughts:
Another good one that is way less sleazy that the description make it look to be, in fact Last House on the Left is way sleazier than this movie. This is a good revenge story that never goes over the top and rest on the same track during all its running time. It's evident that when you have Eric Edwards and Roger Caine (he use the name Al Levitsky that is his real name for this one) you will get real good acting. Bree Anthony is also perfectly credible for the Christina role. A nice surprise at least for me, Chris Jordan who is an actress that I've appreciated in many Joe Sarno movie had a small role.

Really appreciated this one, almost a perfect 10 (for my score card on imdb) and a top 20 here.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #226 on: March 19, 2009, 05:06:12 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Lialeh (1974)

Genre: Blackplotation
Director: Barron Bercovichy     
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h16
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Jennifer Leigh   
Lawrence Pertillar
Darryl Speer
John D. Montgomery
Terrance Brady

Plot:
A rare example of 1970s black-power hardcore, and some argue this is the only example from the era with a mostly black cast and crew. There are a few "token" whites in the cast, but the leads are all African-American performers.

My Thoughts:
Much better than what I was expecting. The music in this is really good, most of the sex scene are unusual and sexy, the "live show" at the end is interesting to watch (the musical number aren't too bad) and you get a young Andrea True in a short part as a bonus. I'm sure that the best way for watching this film was in a theatre with a black audience, I just imagine the participation that was certainly a real blast to be there. 

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #227 on: March 21, 2009, 04:11:05 AM »
I was feeling left alone with your James Bond marathon, so this is my unofficial entry.

MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: For Services Rendered (1984)

Genre: Spy Adventure
Director: Tim McDonald     
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h34
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Ian MacGregor   
David Cannon
Maria Tortuga
Cyndee Summers
Bridgette Monet

Plot:
Get ready for the wildest sexpionage caper ever! You can bet your Aston-Martin that crack secret agent James Bomb will sniff out many a "foreign affair" as payment-in-full For Services Rendered. It all starts when evilly delicious Nocturna Vigil and her hot hit girl Tasti Delite (Cyndee Summers) steal some sexually incriminating microfilm from the Soviet Embassy. Called to the London office, James must retrieve the microfilm in "Operation Thunderpussy." Traveling across Europe, Mr. Bomb and his horny assistant Carstairs stay hot on the tail...ah, trail - until Carstairs corners Nocturna and pumps her for more than information. The action gets wilder and wilder until James recovers the microfilm and delivers the goods in London where he learns more than he bargained for about Tasti. The nasty Nocturna Vigil ends up being rewarded with her "cum-uppance" in a rather unusual way. And finally, Mr. Bomb's secret admirer Miss Penneypecker (Bridgette Monet) reveals some tantalizing plans for her idol that are guaranteed to keep the old boy up nights!

My Thoughts:
As you can understand what we have here is a James Bond parody that was a really big budgeted production for an eighties production, this film was made in a lot of european location (Rome, London, Paris) and not shoot in a cheap San-Francisco studio. I've read many of you complaining in your reviews that Sean Connery or Roger Moore are too old, look who his our James Bond (I mean James Bomb) in this movie



Evidently the choice of Ian MacGregor was made for the obvious reason to play on this joke. The real guy who see all the action (in the real and hardcore way) is David Cannon who certainly look more the Bond's type



You add to this mix a young Heather Thomas, Bridgette Monet (David Cannon's wife and they are always together since than), Cyndee Summers (a veteran actress from the seventies exploitation who is more sexier than ever) and Rick Cassidy who had a cameo at the end just in time for the hotest scene.

The movie is really well made and the acting isn't so bad. I really like all the joke about the old age of Bomb and the reference about the real James Bond movie. Don't expect an action fill movie like the real Bond's movie here (the budget isn't bad but we don't talk of millions of $, probably between 250 and 500 thousands).

Don't worry Ian MacGregor doesn't had a sex scene, but you can see him naked for a short time :laugh:   

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My God those generic vhs cover were cheap looking and badly made :thumbdown:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 04:13:16 AM by Jimmy »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #228 on: March 23, 2009, 06:03:57 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Anyone But My Husband (1975)

Genre:  :shrug:
Director: Roberta Findlay     
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h11
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
C.J. Laing   
Robert Kerman
Jennifer Jordan
Eric Edwards
Bree Anthony

Plot:
One of the smash hits of seventies Manhattan hardcore, Anyone But My Husband established the kink queen reputation of its star, C.J. Laing. C.J. plays a wife out for sexual adventures behind cheating hubby R. Bolla's back. Her experiences include being strung up and whipped, leaving nice big marks. She deep throats Tony "the Hook" Perez, who has a dick so enormous it gives John Holmes a run for the money. Bree Anthony fists C.J. as she's swallowed Tony's cock down to his balls. Certain scenes were excised from this film even during its theatrical run, but this uncensored version contains all of the kinky scenes you've only heard about!

My Thoughts:
I've heard a lot about this one before watching it and usually it means that you will be deceived because the expectations are too high, but this is certainly not the case here... I can say one thing, C.J. Laing had the reputation to be a trooper and she certainly deserve it. This film had so much stuff that you see here and there in the golden age film but everything is done in this one : a real whipping scene, bottle used for you can guess what, fist fucking (Alpha Blue had made an error on the overview : this is Deanna Darby who had did it not Bree Anthony) and Miss Laing put Linda Lovelace to shame when she swallows all the thirteen inches of Tony Perez (he is maybe well equipped but he sure looks like a retard).  Eric Edwards and Robert Kerman as usual had done a good acting job.

Certainly not for everyone, but if you feel adventurous give it a try.

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« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 06:06:17 AM by Jimmy »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #229 on: March 27, 2009, 04:09:47 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Sensations (1975)

Genre: Drama
Director: Lasse Braun
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h18
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English and French
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Brigitte Maier   
Véronique Monet
Trixie Heinen
Frédérique Barral
Tania Busselier

Plot:
In Amsterdam, Margaret (Brigitte Maier) is shown the liberated European approach to sex - in pairs, in groups, in parties. This classic from Lasse Braun caused quite the stir at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975 where packed theaters saw adult filmmaking at its finest.

My Thoughts:
A little visit on the european continent with a classic Dutch and French co-production. The version that I've watched is the original uncut version released by Alpha France in the Lasse Braun Collection last year (sadly way too costly to import here). The image and sound qualities are astonishing, I'm not used to see classic adult movie well preserved like that with a real widescreen theatrical print and not a really worned print or only a vhs cut conversion. Well but how is the film itself? Not too bad, but the story isn't developed enough for my taste (I think that you know now that I like a good story with my adult movies) and this more a serie of sexual encounters. Not that it's catastrophic if the action is unusual and diversify. This is certainly the case here ;D When was the last time you have seen a 68 years old man in a sex scene? or a man with a hook? A lot of special act happens every now and than and the movie countains one of the best golden shower scene that I've seen. As is was the case with the exploitation film we are tease with Brigitte Maier (a gorgeous German actress) untill the last act when she is finally reveal after 1 hours of waiting time. But there are a lot of great European actresses to help for waiting patiently. The film is professionally made with a very good cinematography certainly by Braun (he isn't credited) and the movie looks like it was made yesterday.

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If someone is interested I've a trailer for this film that I can post on my rapidshare account. Just send a PM.
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #230 on: April 02, 2009, 06:42:50 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Double Exposure (1983)

Genre: Crime
Director: William Byron Hillman
Rating: R
Length: 1h34
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Michael Callan   
Joanna Pettet
James Stacy
Pamela Hensley
Seymour Cassel

Plot:
A story of a still photographer plagued by recurring nightmares where he murders the women who pose for him, the nightmare really starts when these dreams become reality.

My Thoughts:
Maybe I'm too used to watch Italian Giallo, but this a very weak crime thriller. The story isn't really original, the acting is nothing to write home about (except for James Stacy), the special effect doesn't look that special (they look cheap and amator), the end make absolutly no-sense and I can't believe for one second that the killer had the capacity to do the murders. On the positive side it was nice to see Pamela Hensley in something else than Buck Rodgers but she is really underused in this. I was impressed by the screen precence of James Stacy (an handicaped actors with only one leg and one arm), not one doubt in my mind that he is the most talented and charismatic actor in this cast (quite disturbing to know what happen to him many years after).

I have got this one in a 10$ eight movies set so this isn't too bad and the picture and sound quality is surprisingly good. 

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 :yahoo: it's been a long time since one of my review was suitable for the main page
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #231 on: April 03, 2009, 05:35:36 AM »
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Title: Separate Ways (1981)

Genre: Drama
Director: Howard Avedis
Rating: R
Length: 1h31
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Karen Black   
Tony Lo Bianco
Arlene Golonka
David Naughton
Jack Carter

Plot:
Valentine Colby (Karen Black) and her husband Ken (Tony LoBianco) live with their son in upper middle class suburban comfort, but from behind closed doors his family is falling apart and heading in Separate Ways.

My Thoughts:
This is a part of a boxset of thriller and it sure had nothing to do in it. I ain't a big drama fan and certainly less those about familly breakup. So it was not a fun watching time for me, in fact I was unable to watch it without a break (too many bad memory were coming back about my parent separation, it's weird that an event that had happened 26 years ago can always affect you). The film itself is good and certainly well act, nothing bad to say about it. I'm sure that those who like this genre of movie would love this one too, but I will certainly not rewatch it again (fuck, I continue too feel sad writing my review and I fucking hate that).

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #232 on: April 05, 2009, 04:22:23 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Sister Dearest (1984)

Genre: School Fraternity
Director: Jonathan Ross
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h18
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Traci Lords   
Tom Byron
Ginger Lynn
Harry Reems
Peter North

Plot:
When Randy Jennings (Tom Byron) visits his old fraternity during Alumni Day at State U., he suddenly flashes back to his days (and nights) as a naive college freshman.

My Thoughts:
This one is sure a trip to memory lane, since the stars here is the first adult actress that I've fell in love with after I've found Passion Pit in my father vhs collection. I was only 15 at that time and it was love at first sight (at least for me, she doesn't know :laugh:). After our first visual encounter, I've rented most of her movies untill 1987 when the bad news happened. This girl was Tracy Lords and she was underage for most of her career (16 at her beginning), but that explain the attraction that I had for her since she is only two years older than me.

The film itself is a good one and it is as well done than every R rated movie on the school fraternity made in this period (the big difference is that the sex is real and not fake). Another difference is that the cast look like teenagers, not something that we can say for the other one. The acting is good and natural : Tom Byron, Peter North, Ginger Lynn and Tracy Lords are the better actors here. In fact Tracy Lords was a better actress in her adult movie than in the mainstream movie that she had done after (I really talk about the acting, since every adult film that I watch must have a script). The story isn't that original, four prospects had to pass a test to become members of the fraternity (I think that you know what is this test ;)) and at the end only one of them fail. But with the help of his sister he will succeed (it was a common theme in the eighties).

This original film is evidently unavailable on dvd, but it was re-released in 1987 without the Tracy Lords scene and new added one with Christy Canyon with the title Back to Class. I can't say how is this version since I've never seen it, but I'm sure the result was horrible since the original was filmed with a film camera and the addition filmed with a video camera.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #233 on: April 05, 2009, 07:15:05 AM »
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Title: Femmes DeSade (1976)

Genre: Crime
Director: Alex De Renzy
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h22
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Ken Turner   
John Leslie
Sharon Thorpe
Leslie Bovee
Abigail Clayton

Plot:
Released from prison, Rocky De Sade (a 7 ft. tall Frankenstein look-a-like) wanders the streets of San Francisco looking for sex. He buys hookers, brutalizing them one after another.

My Thoughts:
What we have here is a classic of the golden age and one of the best movie directed by De Renzy that is impossible to find in its original complete form. The version I have is the most complete available with only 3 minutes missing, normally I want to see a complete film but knowing what is missing I'm not that interested to see that. The film is like 2 movie in one : firstly the adventure of Rocky (the violent part) and the phantasm of Johnny (you really need that to breathe after the Rocky scene). Just to give you a taste of the adventure of Rocky this is some of the thing he did : anal rape of a prostitute with a bottle, multiple beating scene, blowing himself :o, ... You see why the phantasm scenes are necessary. One of those phantasm is really hot : the scene happened in the engine room of a ship with Leslie Bovee, John Leslie, Turk Lyon and Tyler Reynolds (the action is sweaty, dirty and arousing as hell). Another one where Leslie had a Fu Manchu look is really funny. At the end the prostitutes get their revenge on Rocky at a SM party, I won't tell you what happen but what had happened before is nothing compare to that.

The movie is available from Alpha France in a double feature dvd with Waterpower that I've already reviewed some weeks ago. It is also available from Alpha Blue Archive but the print quality is inferior and the running time is only 76 minutes.

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« Last Edit: April 05, 2009, 07:29:05 AM by Jimmy »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #234 on: April 05, 2009, 01:28:20 PM »
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Title: Sister Dearest (1984)

Genre: School Fraternity
Director: Jonathan Ross

He can't blame Russell Brand for this one. They'll surely sack him now... :hysterical:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #235 on: April 05, 2009, 04:59:38 PM »
He can't blame Russell Brand for this one. They'll surely sack him now... :hysterical:
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #236 on: April 05, 2009, 08:59:50 PM »
 :tease:

Jonathan Ross is not a director of porn, though I'm sure he's like to be! He is one of our most prominent TV presenters. Not to everyone's taste, but can be a genuinely funny comedian in his own right, though his is an irreverent style.

Russell Brand is a very successful comedian and best-est friends with Ross. Aside from TV work, they both have programmes on Radio 2 and often share each others airtime.

You may have heard of Andrew Sachs. He's an actor, most famous for the classic part of Manuel in the never-bettered Fawlty Towers. Brand went out with his granddaughter, and, live on air, Ross and Brand left Sachs an answerphone message that was very rude. In the resulting furore, stoked mercilessly by our pathetic tabloids, both were suspended. Brand subsequently quit his radio show altogether. Ross has just started a new series of his chat show after being off-air for several months.

Hence things being a bit sensitive at the beeb now, the idea that Ross's name could be attached to porn would be the last nail in the coffin! :laugh:

Here's an example of Ross with Vin Diesel a couple of weeks ago. Damn funny anyway:

Ross with Diesel

And, just for completeness sake, here's Brand on your side of the pond:

Brand

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #237 on: April 06, 2009, 01:10:33 AM »
I was sure completly lost, thanks for the explanation Jon. The message thing ring a bell, Have you wrote about this here?

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« Reply #238 on: April 06, 2009, 03:08:34 PM »
Not that I remember. It may have been reported elsewhere what with Brand at least being recognised in the States.

This is where someone posts a link to one of my posts... :D

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #239 on: April 08, 2009, 03:29:22 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:

Title: Night Club (1990)

Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Keusch
Rating: R
Length: 1h21
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Nicholas Hoppe   
Elizabeth Kaitan
Ed Trotta
Peter Jurasik
Deborah Tilton

Plot:
A young married couple try to convert an old warehouse into a nightclub, but face opposition from both the council and local mobsters.

My Thoughts:
Complete waste of time... Badly written and badly act, just a vanity project from Hoppe who had written and produced this so-called film. Not surprisingly he had never written, produced or acted in anything else after that. The only saving grace of this movie is Elizabeth Kaitan, I've never understood why she didn't had a better career. She can act, she can do more than play the stupid blonde and she is really beautifull. Sadly she had always appeared in bad movies like this one, the Vice Academy serie, Assault of the Killer Bimbos or Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.

I sure don't feel lucky with my non xxx viewing recently. Pass this one, the boxset cost maybe less than 10$ but I haven't seen a good movie in it after watching half of it.

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 03:43:20 AM by Jimmy »