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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #240 on: April 08, 2009, 06:15:07 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Bite (1975)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Jerry Denby
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h12
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Jennifer Jordan   
Eric Edwards
Alan Marlowe
Hardy Harrison
Sonny Landham

Plot:
Set in the early 1930's, The Bite is a colorful parody of 'The Sting' combining sex, comedy and monkey business. Three cons (Sweet Kate, The Toledo Kid and Johnny Memphis) get together during a sexual frolic and plan a terrific scam aimed at local banker Francis B. Dobbs. Dobbs is to be seduced into buying a 'house of ill repute.' For this purpose, the trio recruits beautiful women and other convincing characters who pose as call girls, governors, senators and successful businessmen performing sexual acrobatics to persuade Dobbs to make the purchase. How Dobbs is left holding the bag builds to an unusual and comic ending!

My Thoughts:
This is exactly the kind of adult production that I like, a film that countains sex scene and not sex scenes patch together to make a film. I can't compare it with what is parodied since I've never seen The Sting, but if this film is as fun than this one is I will have to buy it. The recreation of the thirties period is perfectly done in all the details (the clothes, the cars, the music,...) and they had used some intercard (not sure of the real term) to introduce the parts just like in a silent movie. The acting is perfect, but when you had Jordan, Marlowe and Edwards to play the principal characters this isn't a surprise. Sonny Landham is great too in a comic role, usually he play the tough guy. Hardy Harrison is good too in the role of Francis B. Dobbs. Even the working girls are played by a good ensemble of actress : Andrea True, Ginger Snaps, Rita Davis and Marlene Foster.

You know how I like Radley Metzger, this film looks and feel like a Metzger's film. I know this isn't one of his movie, but this is the best thing after his works.

A perfect 10  :thundergod:   

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #241 on: April 08, 2009, 10:19:32 AM »
I can't compare it with what is parodied since I've never seen The Sting, [...]
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The Sting is an excellent film. While heavily building on a twist it still has great replay value due to the acting skills of the cats cast, great direction by George Roy Hill and matching music by Marvin Hamlisch playing Scott Joplin (or so). :thumbup:

I haven't seen it in a while though, so I hope it has aged as well as I imagine :tomato:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #242 on: April 08, 2009, 12:12:01 PM »
I can't compare it with what is parodied since I've never seen The Sting, [...]
:o

The Sting is an excellent film. While heavily building on a twist it still has great replay value due to the acting skills of the cats cast, great direction by George Roy Hill and matching music by Marvin Hamlisch playing Scott Joplin (or so). :thumbup:

I haven't seen it in a while though, so I hope it has aged as well as I imagine :tomato:

The Sting is one of my favourite films, it is a must have in any dvd collection (in my opinion) :bow:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #243 on: April 08, 2009, 01:18:15 PM »
The Sting is great. Everyone talks about Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, but I find that a bit annoying and I think The Sting is far better.

But Jimmy, you rate The Bite a perfect 10? Yet it's an open parody of another film? A copycat really. An unoriginal rip-off, some might say.

That's your first complaint whenever the words "Tarantino" and "Quentin" appear in the same sentence...  :devil: :tease:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #244 on: April 08, 2009, 05:19:46 PM »
The Sting is an excellent film.
The Sting is one of my favourite films, it is a must have in any dvd collection (in my opinion) :bow:
The Sting is great.
This is the same genre of remark that had followed also in the other board where I post my adult movie review. I will probably order it next month even if it cost over 20 $can, costly for a blind buy but since I've read good comment by people I trust this is less a risk.

But Jimmy, you rate The Bite a perfect 10? Yet it's an open parody of another film? A copycat really. An unoriginal rip-off, some might say.

That's your first complaint whenever the words "Tarantino" and "Quentin" appear in the same sentence...  :devil: :tease:
The magic word is "open parody" here. The director doesn't try to hide behind the phrase "I don't stole and copy, it's an homage". Darby hadn't stolen bit parts from obscure movies telling to himself that nobody will see that and tried to pass this for an original movie. I've absolutly nothing again parody (a different way to film a movie), what I don't like is a director who refuse to admit it untill he had no choice to admit the fact.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #245 on: April 09, 2009, 05:58:57 AM »
The Sting is really good.  I haven't seen it in ages, but it is great.  I've been meaning to add it to my DVD collection.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #246 on: April 11, 2009, 06:14:13 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Diversions (1976)

Genre: Sexual Fantasy
Director: Derek Ford
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h27
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Heather Deeley   
Jeffrey Morgan
Timothy Blackstone
Tim Burr
Tony Kenyon

Plot:
A woman prisoner is being transported by train with escorts. The train is one with a side corridor and compartments and Imogen (Heather Deeley) looks at her fellow passengers and fantasises (or possibly in some cases mixes fantasy with reminiscence) about sexual liaisons with them.

My Thoughts:
Time for a British movie that had a running time of 50 minutes in its native country, so the chances are pretty high that none of our British members had seen the real version of it. The first thing I can say is that the print used is really bad (lot of scratch, bad color and the dialogue sound is really low) and incomplete (a golden shower scene is missing, but the German release had it if you can get it from your friendly German dvd store). The story isn't really complicated or important (even if it countains a surprise ending) like the plot say this is a short serie of phantasm. It starts innocently with some love sharing among the apple, but it will sure change fast... Next one a real WTF moment that starts with a love scene between Heather Deeley and Timothy Blackstone untill we got a Basic Instinct moment when miss Deeley get bored and kill the guy. Like every normal person do she decide to rub her entire body with his blood and cut his penis since he doesn't really need it anymore but she can use it for you know what (thanks they don't show that, the cutting part yes but not the rest). But this phantasm isn't over yet, the next day since it's an hobby like another she decides to go at Piccadilly Circus to get a new human sex toy provider that she will easilly find since she is really cute. But when she try the same trick with this guy that doesn't work that well, because he is a vampire.... The next one is weird but certainly not like the precedent, it starts with her as an army nurse (and yes they use war stock footages) who try to rescue an injured soldier. But as a bad turn of event she is taken prisonner by 3 German soldiers (2 men and 1 woman) and you know how it will end... The last one and my favourite involve a photographer (Anthony Kenyon) and feels like an old black and white movie with a lot of funny moments, this is the more normal moment in this WTF festival...

This is sure a weird movie, full of music (good since the dialogues are hard to listen to), with a beautifull leading lady and a cast ensemble that look like normal everyday people. But I'm sure surprise that a British adult movie is the weirdest one that I've ever seen...  It's a shame that the quality of the dvd is so bad. 

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #247 on: April 11, 2009, 08:08:38 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Wet Wilderness (1975)

Genre: Slasher Movie
Director: Lee Cooper
Rating: XXX
Length: 0h54
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Daymon Gerard   
Alicia Hammer
Raymond North
Faye Little

Plot:
A machete killer attacks a picnic party but can the mother stop his rampage?

My Thoughts:
Have you ever think of what Friday the Thirteen would look like if :

Jason would wears an ugly yellow ski mask in place of a cool hockey mask;
Jason would be an horny killer;
Jason would direct the action (the killer is probably played by the director);
Jason would make no effort to catch anyone;
the action all happen at one place;
if the acting would be even more wooden;
if the actors would look directly at the camera to ask what to do;
if the actors would have no clue of how to react;
if all the teenagers would be really not good looking;
if nothing would happen.

If your answer is yes don't search anymore, this movie is your response. A complete waste of time, one of the most boring thing I've ever seen... Not surprisingly everyone here had only 2 credit in their resume : this film and another one named Winebago that was probably made the same day.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #248 on: April 15, 2009, 04:12:29 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Story of Prunella (1982)

Genre: Roughie
Director: Phil Prince
Rating: XXX
Length: 0h50
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Ambrosia Fox   
George Payne
Dixie Dew
Ron Jeremy
Niko

Plot:
Three violent escaped convicts on the run from the law break into a house where a young woman is being given a wedding shower, and they proceed on a rampage of violence, rape and sexual assaults.

My Thoughts:
If you think that Last House on the Left is too tough this one isn't for you at all. I don't mean that this is a copy of it, but some people could see the premisse as the same. The first comment that I could make is that this movie is really fast (ok it last only 50 minutes) and it doesn't lost its time on some stupid retard moments to decrease the tension. I want to watch a crime roughie don't give me 2 stupid keystone cops...

When I say a roughie be certain that I really mean it. This is an Avon productions (and no this isn't the Avon products that many annoying people try to sell to you) and they are recognized for the rough content of their movies, so if you don't feel confortable with violent sexual film don't touch it. The stuff is consentual (and quite evident for the agression of Niko by Martin Patton), but the performance of Ambrosia Fox is the best I've seen since the one by Laura Cannon in Forced Entry. The acting performances goes from incredible (Payne and Fox) to correct (David Christopher, Martin Patton and Ron Jeremy) to wooden (the rest of the cast). The script is well done and the way the 3 convicts appeared is perfectly credible and realist.

My copy isn't that good (an old vhs with washout colour and noise polution), but the great news is that this film was just released one week ago by After Hour Cinema and all the reviews that I've read praise their release. So you can easilly guess that I will update my version in a couple of weeks (even if I will have to order it from the US).

You probably know already if this type of cinema is for you or not, but if this is your genre this is a very good production that delivers everything you hope from a xxx roughie. 

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edit : Can't wait to get the new dvd, so I've ordered it today (15/04). It was sure the fastest couple of weeks that I had taken to place an order :laugh:
« Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 06:08:12 PM by Jimmy »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #249 on: April 15, 2009, 07:11:25 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Taming of Rebecca (1982)

Genre: Roughie
Director: Phil Prince
Rating: XXX
Length: 1h08
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
George Payne   
Sharon Mitchell
Stella Stevens
Velvet Summers
Niko

Plot:
A young girl goes to a school for wayward girls to escape her abusive father, finds out her troubles are just starting.

My Thoughts:
I ain't sure if this choice was the right choice to watch just before going to sleep. This isn't a comment that you will read often from me but this movie is disturbing and I've seen my share of disturbing things in my 24 years of adult movies watching. The film start the way I was thinking with a goofy incest scene since David Christopher looks too young to be the father of Sharon Mitchell, sure it ends with a peing scene but this isn't surprising or unusual. My problem start at the school since the action doesn't look fun for the performer and I don't feel good when the actors don't seem to have a good time. Now it's probably more a case of real good acting, but I never seen an actress not enjoying a fist fucking like Cheri Champagne seems to. But what have really disturb me is when Velvet Summers' nipple get pierced with a clothes pin, maybe it's a very good special effect but it looks to real for me (for christ sake we talk about a 5000$ movie here, not Stars Wars).

This said I've enjoyed the movie... George Payne gives a better performance than he did in Story of Prunella, nobody can play a psychopath like he does. The movie use the theme from Halloween to create the tension and it succeed perfectly. The story is interesting, but some scenes are a little bit too long like the incest one at the beginning.

Like the precedent movie reviewed if you like this genre you will like it if not don't even try to watch it. One thing is sure it will disturb you. 

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Edit because I've forgot the imagine this one on the front page :laugh:
« Last Edit: April 15, 2009, 07:49:58 AM by Jimmy »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #250 on: April 16, 2009, 05:02:35 PM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Genre: Political Thriller
Director:  Fred Zinnemann
Rating: PG
Length: 2h23
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

Stars:
Edward Fox   
Terence Alexander
Michel Auclair
Alan Badel
Tony Britton

Plot:
Based on Frederick Forsyth's best-selling novel of political intrigue, 'The Day of the Jackal' tells of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal (Edward Fox), relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense.

My Thoughts:
I know this film is certainly much more known that every others I've reviewed here previously, but we never know maybe it's an unknown one for some members. This film was americanize in 97 and it's the first time that I watch the original one (it was a part of my wishlist for a long time but I've finally got it sooner this year from Eric). The story looks more credible for me in this film. Firstly the target is a real person (I can add that he is the most respected French President for a large part of my province and I am a part of them. As a nation we owe a lot to him) and the reason for killing is completly believable. Secondly the Jackal isn't an over the top killer, he looks and acts like a normal person, for me this is more a credible representation of how those political assasin works. Thirdly the Jackal doesn't look invinsible, he can make error and the director doesn't need to make than obvious1. Don't expect an over the top action festival this isn't The Jackal or Jason Bourne, but if you expect a believable thriller that will catch your attention for all its running time and great acting (I was really impress by Edward Fox) this one is for you. The only little critic that I could make, even if I can understand the reasonning, is the fact that the French don't use their native language when they speak to each other (by exemple in the crisis cabinet reunion). Like I've said I understand the reason (most people don't watch movie to read a book) but this would have add more reality to the story.

No problem to recommand this one. You see I don't watch only obscure dirty movie :laugh:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #251 on: April 16, 2009, 08:37:35 PM »
 :o

Wow, so you do like proper films occasionally?  :tease: ;)

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #252 on: April 16, 2009, 08:44:59 PM »
 :laugh:

Sure, I just don't review them usually. But for this one I was really tempted to wrote a really bad one to make you jump as a joke.

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« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2009, 12:53:42 AM »
:laugh:

Sure, I just don't review them usually. But for this one I was really tempted to wrote a really bad one to make you jump as a joke.

 :laugh: Well I think you should include more reviews like that! Keeps us on our toes... ;)

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #254 on: April 17, 2009, 02:51:49 AM »
:o

Wow, so you do like proper films occasionally?  :tease: ;)

What do you mean...Jimmy is always reviewing proper films! :devil: