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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #285 on: September 08, 2009, 11:35:05 PM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Deep Throat II (1974)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Joe Sarno
Rating: Unrated (film originally rated R)
Length: 1h29
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Linda Lovelace
Harry Reems
Levi Richards
Chris Jordan
Jamie Gillis

Plot:
When one of sex therapist extraordinaire Linda's patients turns out to be harboring the plans to a top-secret government computer, both the KGB and the CIA attempt to enlist Linda in their efforts to steal the data. A zany comedy part James Bond, part Marx Brothers - all Linda Lovelace!

My Thoughts:
I hate the original Deep Throat for many reasons, but it's mostly because it doesn't deserve its reputation (as you have seen in my xxx reviews topic many quality features were made more than 3 years before) and its a boring piece of crap badly act. So the fact that it's Joe Sarno who had directed the sequel is the reason why I was interested to get it. Of course the cast help also since it's a real showcase for the acting talent of many adult performers. Almost all the adult movie's actors of this time appear in this ;D Just to give you an idea of what I means Andrea True, Tina Russell, Helen Madigan, Marc Stevens, Ashley Moore, Roger Caine and many others are in the cast. Surprisingly this follow up isn't an adult film, not even a softcore one in fact there is almost no nudity (that's why it is place here). Sure it's a silly comedy, but a funny one and this is well act (with the exception of Linda Lovelace who can't act even with a gun on her head ::)).

Recommanded if you want to see why I respect those actors so much and if you want to discover the works of Sarno but the nudity frighten you :tease:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #286 on: September 09, 2009, 05:34:40 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego (1974)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Joe Sarno
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h33
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Rebecca Brooke
Eric Edwards
Sonny Landham
Raymond Serra
Chris Jordan

Plot:
Rebecca Brooke stars as Dr. Sherry Hyde, a nerdy chemist who discovers a secret formula to make her both alluring and horny! Follow Medium's misadventures along with co-stars Sonny Landham, Jennifer Welles and Eric Edwards.

My Thoughts:
On the 3 films included in the set this one is the movie I've appreciated the least. Not necessarily because it's a bad film, but more because it isn't a new idea (of course I think the same of the vampire movie most of the time). I was expecting more from Rebecca Brooke that I've appreciated in so many films that I've reviewed here, but her talent is more obvious in the dramatic role. Of course Eric Edwards, Sonny Landham and Chris Jordan presence compensate for my little deception (Jennifer Welles is in this also, but I've always prefer her B/W works in the sixties when she was using the Liza Duran alias). Like I've said not a bad movie, just not my genre...

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #287 on: September 09, 2009, 05:53:07 AM »
I don't write a review for A Touch of Genie since this is basically the same movie than the hardcore version that I've reviewed previously. The difference is that the fantasy scenes are shorter and edited differently.

The set is a great addition to the collection of every fan of Joe Sarno. The extra are excellent also with a good commentary track from Levi Richards where he talks about his career, 3 different interviews with Joe Sarno, an interview with Doug Stone (the star of A Touch of Genie) and many trailers for different Sarno's movies (including finally one for Moonlighting Wives a 1966 classic).

You can get it from Amazon US if you want to support our website. But the price is lower at Diabolik DVD  :-\

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #288 on: September 09, 2009, 09:23:36 PM »
Here another one for those who think that I watched only adult movies :tease:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #289 on: September 09, 2009, 09:55:58 PM »
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Title: Vigilante (1983)

Genre: Action
Director: William Lustig
Rating: Unrated (originally rated R)
Length: 1h29
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English, French, Italian and German
Subtitles: CC and Spanish

Stars:
Robert Forster
Fred Williamson
Richard Bright
Rutanya Alda
Don Blakely

Plot:
New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar® nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge. Now there's a new breed of marauder loose on the city streets, enforcing his own kind of law. His justice is swift. His methods are violent. He is the VIGILANTE.

My Thoughts:
What we have here is to tell it simply the best movie directed by Lustig (don't forget that he is responsible for Maniac, Maniac Cop and The Violation of Claudia). This movie had probably one of the best opening of the cinema history (some will certainly said that I exaggerates as usual) with a great speach by Fred Williamson. The characters even if they are establish fastly aren't caricature and you care and root for them. Great acting from Robert Forster, his performance is just incredible and feels real. Fred Williamson is as good as usual and you get a small cameo by the always appreciated Joe Spinell. The instrumental theme song is powerfull and awesome (when you hear the first note later it doesn't take you long to understand that Eddie Marino is in revenge mode). Well written script that doesn't give you a chance to take your breath. Frankly one of the best american revenge movie ever made...

Great eighties movie that you must watch if you want to see the greatness of the American independant cinema before it was put to death by the disapearance of the independant movie theatre and the drive in.



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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #290 on: September 10, 2009, 06:07:13 AM »
I used to have Vigilante on my Wish List and I think I took it off at some point for some reason...in whic case I will have to put it back now.

Somehow I was not aware it has Fred Williamson (gotta love how he makes fun of himself these days), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and of course Joe Spinnell (the Maniac).

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #291 on: September 10, 2009, 06:15:54 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Bacchanales Sexuelles (1973)

Genre: French Softcore
Director: Jean Rollin
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h42
Video: Widescreen
Audio: French
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Joëlle Coeur
Marie-France Morel
Alain Bastin
Brigitte Borghese
Annie Belle

Plot:
Valerie, a beautiful young girl, watches over her cousin's place while he's away for six months. She spends her first night there reading, playing records and calling her girlfriend over for some hot lesbian sex! That night, members of a crazed sex cult break-in and mistakenly kidnap Sophie. Valerie's cousin, a member of this cult, has some incriminating photos and the leader wants to ruin his life. Once the kidnapping plot is uncovered, Valerie and Sophie's horny friend Fred go to the cult's mansion stronghold to stop all this madness!

My Thoughts:
Wow... :weirdo: What a retard movie.... This is probably one of the stupidest thing I've seen in my life... The story is so stupid and with no sense... This is awfully act and the accent really gets on my nerve...Of course this is a French movie :slaphead:

I usually like Jean Rollin at least his vampire film, but since I've to wait october also to watch the unwatched ones I own I've decided to watch this. OK the movie as a film is stupid, ridiculous and insane, but... I've liked it anyway since even if she can't act Joëlle Coeur is a pleasure for the eyes and your eyes will be pleased a lot with this film. Why? Because the movie is an excuse (and a bad one) to show a lot of naked French girls (at least 80% of the movie). To be honest this is the only thing that this film had for itself and after only a few minutes you had forgotten that this movie had a plot.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #292 on: September 10, 2009, 06:21:44 AM »
I used to have Vigilante on my Wish List and I think I took it off at some point for some reason...in whic case I will have to put it back now.
Kind of funny since I've watched your collection after I've wrote my review. I was so sure that it was your genre of film, I was a little surprise to not see it :laugh:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #293 on: September 10, 2009, 05:43:21 PM »
I used to have Vigilante on my Wish List and I think I took it off at some point for some reason...in whic case I will have to put it back now.
Kind of funny since I've watched your collection after I've wrote my review. I was so sure that it was your genre of film, I was a little surprise to not see it :laugh:

Unusually for this thread, :tease: I really like the look of that one too.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #294 on: October 28, 2009, 11:18:26 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Nez Rouge (2004)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Erik Canuel
Rating: G
Length: 1h54
Video: Widescreen
Audio: French
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Patrick Huard
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier   
Pierre Lebeau
Jean L'Italien
Frédérick De Grandpré

Plot:
Félix, est critique de métier, Céline, est une auteure dont le premier roman a été démoli par Félix. Forcés par les circonstances à faire du bénévolat pour Opération Nez Rouge, le destin veut qu'ils fassent équipe ensemble.

Felix is a critic, Céline, is an author whose first novel was demolished by Felix. Forced by the circumstances to volunteer for Operation Nez Rouge, fate wants them to team together.

My Thoughts:
This is certainly not the genre of film I watch usually, this is a well known film (at least in my part of the world) and it's a romantic comedy :yucky:. No surprise here this film is really predictable from the beginning as all those type of film are. Another fact that doesn't help is that I don't like Patrick Huard, never understand the appeal for this pretentious and untalented "actor". Not that the film is a complete waste of time, since Michèle-Barbara Pelletier is an underated French Canadian actress that I like (too bad that she usually worked in boring tv series) and Pierre Lebeau is as good as he always is. Caroline Dhavernas and Sylvain Marcel had funny cameo as Nez Rouge clients (for those who don't know, Nez Rouge is a free escort service to return you and your car safely at home when you are too drunk during Christmas time). A lot of good technics are used for the scenes transition.

I'm sure those who usually like this genre could like this also. Of course being a French Canadian film this is only subtitled in english and this is probably hard to find outside of our province.


How to not fall in love with her, too bad her magnificent blue eyes doesn't appear too well in this screencap

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #295 on: October 28, 2009, 12:54:57 PM »
I like Nez Rouge. I do find it odd that you of all people actually enjoyed it. And I'm even more surprised that you decided to watch this in October! hehe

I'll agree with you that Patrick Huard is a bit pretentious... but he has his moments. Pretty much like any other stand-up comic here in Quebec (of which we have way too many per-capita!! but that's another debate...)


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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #296 on: October 28, 2009, 01:49:36 PM »
I like Nez Rouge. I do find it odd that you of all people actually enjoyed it. And I'm even more surprised that you decided to watch this in October! hehe
I wanted to watch something not too complicated to start my day, so in french. I've watch horloge biologique and Québec-Montreal not too long ago, so it was a choice between this, Aurore (good, but not in the mood for it), Saints-Martyrs-Des-Damnés (not in a hurry to watch it again) and Lèvres de sang (I'm tired or watching horror). Even if this a Christmas movie the choice was simple.... 

Pretty much like any other stand-up comic here in Quebec
at least he is better than Cathy Gauthier, just the publicity for her sitcom turn me off. How someone have thought that she can act is completely beyond me! At the SRC for crying out loud ::)

For the benefits of our US friends it's just like if Roseanne Barr would have a show at PBS...

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #297 on: January 04, 2010, 08:38:27 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Faster Pussycat...Kill! Kill! (1965)

Genre: Action
Director: Russ Meyer
Rating: 18 (British dvd)
Length: 1h23
Video: Full Frame (it's the original theatrical ratio)
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Tura Satana
Haji   
Lori Williams
Sue Bernard
Stuart Lancaster

Plot:
Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! is the story of a new breed of superwomen...three buxom go-go girls: Varla, Rosie, and Billie, wildly dancing the watusi before the leers jeers and lecherous come-ons of their drooling all-male audience. The violence, implicit in the girls' tease, is quickly moved out of the microcosmic bar into the outside world as they literally let go of themselves, embarking on a wild, violent, deadly journey of vengeance on all men. Varla, the outrageously abundant karate master leader of the pack, breaks the arms and back of one man, runs her Porsche over two others, grinds a fourth, a muscleman, against a wall and, eventually, deliberately goes down the path of her own self-destruction, dragging her two buxotic cohorts along with her.

My Thoughts:
This is probably the most known of the Russ Meyer's movies, not my favorite personally (Vixen and Good Morning... and Goodbye! are) but this is a great film anyway. As you can understand from the synopsis this is a girl power movie and in 1965 that was not something common. Those girls are sure tough and can defend themselves (Tura Satana beat the crap of all the men in this film with her bare hand, she really does the fight herself and those fight are great) and are sure good looking also (ok not really miss Satana), by the way Haji is French Canadian so it's a natural (common after the Asian, our women are the most beautifull one in the world). Surprisingly for a Russ Meyer's film there are no nudity in this film at all, but I don't feel it was necessary for this movie since it's about how those girls can kick ass. The acting without being great is corect, but the bad italian accent that Haji use sure make her lines very hard to understand for me :laugh:

Maybe the fact it's a black and white film will make some people run from it, but let me tell you one thing : If you do this you will miss one of the best drive-in movie ever made.  



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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #298 on: January 04, 2010, 09:57:45 AM »
I'm actually really interested to see this one and have been for a long time, I haven't managed to stumble across a copy yet however but I hope to catch it soon. I might try renting it out.

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« Reply #299 on: January 04, 2010, 09:49:19 PM »
The version I've reviewed is an all zone dvd, so you can play it without problem in Australia. It's a PAL dvd but I think it's the format in your country (it isn't a problem if not, since most of the dvd reader do the conversion themselve).

You can get it there