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I Dream of Dracula, a review by Jimmy




Title : I Dream of Dracula (2001)

Overview
An erotic tale of vampire lust!

My Impression
The film start with a bad news at least for me  

The same guy who had made the awfull mess that is The Slasher that I've reviewed yesterday :weep:

That sure means that I was expecting definitely not something enjoyable and decent... Of course the movie was awfull, badly act and with those ugly girls full of tatoo and piercing. But at least this time the sound is audible (sure it would be better if the film wasn't so much overact) and the director of photography is better (even if he abuse of the zoom in the person talking only). One of actress (Michellina Shaffranski) act relatively well, at least she act natural, and she is cute in a normal everyday girl kind of way. The sad thing is that this film could have been good with a real script and better actors (even for low budget the ones in this film are awfully bad)...

I don't give up on this guy yet at least he had showned some sign of amelioration with his second film. By the way,
there are nothing erotic in this film unless you like not good looking tattooed pierced girls ::)

Rating :



(From Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon on October 3rd, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Vixen!, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:

                 

Title: Vixen! (1968)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Russ Meyer (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls)           
Rating: 18
Length: 1h11
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

Stars:
Erica Gavin (Erika's Hot Summer)
Garth Pillsbury (If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!!)
Harrison Page (Carnosaur)
Jon Evans (Song of the Loon)
Vincene Wallace (A Sweet Sickness)

Plot:
Vixen lives in a Canadian mountain resort with her naive pilot husband. While he's away flying in tourists, she gets it on with practically everybody including a husband and his wife, and even her biker brother. She is openly racist, and she makes it clear that she won't do the wild thing with her brother's biker friend, who is black.

My Thoughts:
Russ Meyer is one of the few director in the exploitation genre who has made a sucessfull transition to the mainstream with « Beyond the Valley of the Dolls », but he is returned to exploitation after one other film and that a good thing since the studio try to controlling him too much.

Surprisingly even if I'm an exploitation film fan this is the only movie direct by Russ Meyer that I own, but I will correct that soon when I will order this Boxset. I will receive the money for it, so why not? The version of Vixen that I own is the British Pal zone 0 release by Arrow Films (the only way to go, don't order any region 1 release by RM Films International (the DVD are costly and the money goes to the last woman in his life who had stole him and profited of the fact that he had the alzheimer disease to cut him from his past).

This movie was filmed in Canada (British Columbia to be precise) and the visual is great (we don't watch a Meyer film for this). The star of this feature is Erica Gavin and that's her best movie performance even if it was her first one. She was not the most beautifull girl (it's a question of taste, but she's not my type), but she extricate sensuality everytime she's on the screen. The scene when she rejoins her brother in the shower before having sex with him is something to see. The way she talks to the black man (Harrison Page) is something that you will not see anymore in our politically correct society, she hates him and that's clear in her words and her facial expressions. The other woman is Vincene Wallace and in my opinion she's better looking than Erica Gavin (just look at the picture) and she was a good actress too (I can't understand why she was not more sucessfull in the exploitation genre, but I have a soft spot for the red-haired woman). The men in the cast are good too, especially Garth Pillsbury (Vixen husband) and Harrison Page.



This movie is a good introduction to the works of Russ Meyer and I recommand it strongly, it's a classic what do you think I will say  :laugh:   
 
Rating :  ;D

(From The little known movie review depot on March 1st, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Angel: Season 2

4. Untouched
Original Air Date: 10/17/2000
Angel unknowingly crosses paths with Wolfram and Hart when he comes to the aid of a young woman, Bethany , who possesses telekinetic powers far beyond her control.

Guest Stars:
Julie Benz
Stephanie Romanov
Sam Anderson
Daisy McCrackin

My Thoughts:
Not a bad episode. But not great either. While the storyline was entertaining to a point... I found I really didn't care for the Bethany character enough to really get into it.

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on March 2nd, 2010)