Mar 24, 2023

VZ1 List #7 - Aphrodisiacs


Films featuring aphrodisiacs (in no particular order).  Note that this does not include "triggered arousal" plot devices such as erotic amulets and mad scientist love-rays. For our purposes, the aphrodisiac has to be eaten or inhaled. 

The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego (1974)


Joseph W. Sarno takes on the Jekyll and Hyde story with his usual troupe, including Mary Mendum in the lead role.

In Hell (1976)


(Original Title: Gloria Mundi) The story isn't of interest to me - just a woman who has to finish her revolutionary husband's torture porn movie.  It's filmed brilliantly, true, but what stands out is Olga Karlatos who spends nearly ever scene naked and enduring some type of torture. Olga Karlatos was actually Arthur Rankin Jr.'s wife. They were married from 1983 until his death in 2014. She also played Prince's mother in Purple Rain (1984).  So it is interesting that this actress puts herself out there so much for this film; quite a spectacle. 

Valentina, Girl in Heat (1981)


(Original Title: Valentina, ragazza in calore) Moana Pozzi is a girl who can't say no.  Well, actually she says no to every single guy in this movie, but then eventually goes with it.  A jogger sees her having sex with her boyfriend and becomes obsessed - unhappy with his own homely wife.  

Teenage Games (1976)


(Original Title: Schulmadchen Porno) Featuring the greats Gina Janssen and Britt Corvin as well as other familiar faces. An interviewer talks to women on the street about their past sexual adventures - so you could say this passes for a Schulmädchen-Report film; however it actually is a combo of four loops. 

Mar 19, 2023

VZ1 List #6 - Mad Scientists (1970s)

A list of the top mad scientist films from the 1970s.  

Portrait of a Shameless Woman (1982)


(Original Title: Retrato Falado de uma Mulher Sem Pudor) A supermodel is murdered in the bath.  A detective interviews the various men in her life, and we get flashbacks for each one. Featuring Monique Lafond, a popular actress in a number of nude scenes. 

Sex Wish (1976)


There were a number of exploitation films following the Death Wish (1974) formula: a Normal Joe finds his family raped and murdered then goes on a methodical mission of revenge.  Examples include The Night of the Executioner (1992), The Executioner (1975), and Fatal Hours (1987). 

Ski Bunny Report (1973)


(Original Title: Skihaserl-Report) There is no end to the German Schulmädchen-Report films.  This one involves a sociologist studying sexual habits at an Alpine skit resort.

Ultra Flesh (1980)


Ultra Flesh is sent to Earth by the Intergalactic Council to counter the effects of ruthless South American dictator Sugarman who has rendered the world’s male population impotent.

Sex and the Lonely Woman (1972)


The relationship of this film with the Barbara Mills film The Perfect Arrangement (1971) is more than a little confusing. Sex and the Lonely Woman actually came out after The Perfect Arrangement (which was sometimes confusingly titled Sex and the Lonely Woman Part 2) - but this is actually a sequel to that film.  In the end it doesn't even really matter that much because they have almost nothing to do with each other.  This film was made in Uruguay by a Canadian crew... so I'm even more confused how they're connected (other than a similar story).  Anyway, let's move past that and take a look...

Shoppe of Temptations (1979)


An incense burner called "Nefertiti's Eye" resides at a curio shop. Its smoke serves as a powerful aphrodisiac for anyone taking a single whiff.

Brief Affair (1982)


The goings on at a Fame style dance academy during the course of a single day.

Youthful Sexual Madness (1974)


In March 1974, this film was seized by authorities in St. Paul, MN as evidence in an obscenity case. The theater owner was eventually found not guilty after a university professor testified that the film was similar to educational films shown in his Human Sexuality program. [This has been reposted as the original post was removed.]

Diamond Baby (1984)


(Original title: La Chatte aux tresors) A diamond thief takes the loot all for himself, inspiring the wrath of the crime boss.  The thief, on the run, gets assistance from a parade of beautiful women.

Cave Women (1979)


(AKA Once Upon Annette) Written, directed and starring Annette Haven as an anthropologist time traveler studying Cro Magnon people.

The Knights of the Rump (1975)


(Original Title: Les chevaliers de la croupe) A group of rich friends try to make their own porno.  The experience awakens a horniness heretofore dormant.

Born to Run (1986)


(AKA Born to Run: the Careena Collins Story) Supposedly an autobiographical story of Careena Collins.

Cosmic Clinic (1992)


Moana Pozzi and Angelica Bella are sex therapists who run a clinic.  No points for guessing that their treatment for all there patients is sex.

Mar 16, 2023

I Porno Zombie (1978)


(Original Title: La fille à la fourrure AKA Fornicating Aliens and Le délire des sens) Extraterrestrials from the planet Eros transform the dead into horny zombies.

Cadillac Named Desire (1978)


A bumbling nebish is ignored and mistreated at work, and fantasizes about his secretary.  But even in his fantasies he ends up the loser.

Fatal Hours (1987)


(Original Title: Horas Fatais) Coffin Joe (José Mojica Marins) stars in this Brazilian Death Wish flick.

Satan's Lust (1971)


George Buck Flower runs a satanic cult; Judy Angel is in search of her lost sister who may have been a victim.

Lovestruck: Changing Bedmates (1993)


(Original Title: Une jeune fille si charmante) A young girl fleeing from a tragic incident in Nice takes employment in the posh home of an architect.  There she becomes the center of manipulative sex games.

Sorority Sweethearts (1983)


Two sorority sisters strategize to get their virgin friend laid.

Madame Claude 2 (1981)


A madame for a high class call-girl business sends her whores around the world to serve the rich and powerful - and collect blackmail.

Mar 12, 2023

Talk Dirty to Me 9 (1992)


Well, this is where the TDTM series ends for us, although I know there is at least one more.  It's taken us from golden age quality drama (TDTM1-2), to kitschy mermaid porn (!) (TDTM 3-4), to hospital caper (TDTM5), to radio host erotica (TDTM6-9). 

Talk Dirty to Me 8 (1991)


As mentioned, it's interesting that this series began as a straight-ahead golden age porn drama (TDTM1-2), then randomly went full camp with a mermaid story (TDTM3-4), a hospital romp (TDTM5), and now has settled into the sex talk radio format (TDTM6-8).

Talk Dirty to Me 7 (1989)


Dr. Carol Lewis was first featured in TDTM5 as Jack's psychiatrist.  In this episode she continues her role as radio sex-talk host, continuing from TDTM6.  This series has been interesting to watch as it went from classic golden age porn drama, to campy mermaid kitsch to sultry radio host sexcapades. 

Talk Dirty to Me 6 (1988)


I guess this is the first in the series to not star John Leslie as Jack.  In this episode, Tracey Adams is a sultry sex talk radio host.  We meet the various callers to her show.

Talk Dirty to Me 5 (1987)


The Talk Dirty to Me series is interesting in that you can really see the transformation of adult film across its run.  Beginning in the golden age, with superbly executed production onward to kitschy mid eighties silliness, and so on.  In this film, Jack has gotten amnesia and is attended to by Florence Nightingale.  His shrink has her own sex life reinvigorated thanks to their sessions, and there is an Of Mice and Men dynamic going on at the bar.  It seems like they've left the mermaid thing behind thankfully in this episode.

Talk Dirty to Me 4 (1986)


What a disaster Talk Dirty to Me 3 (1985) was - with all of Traci Lords' scenes replaced, it was a total mess.  Let's see if this mermaid porn adventure can recover from that last failure.

Talk Dirty to Me 3 (1984)


A mermaid porn film presumably inspired by Spash which came out this same year.  The first two films in this series are well respected golden age pornos; quite odd that they'd take turn towards mermaids.  Also, when it was discovered that Traci Lords was underage, the film was recut and renamed as "The New Talk Dirty to Me 3".  The problem is, Lords' scenes were replaced using Lisa De Leeuw - who was much older.  Even worse, the new scenes are on videotape and completely don't match the rest of the film.  A total disaster.

Mar 11, 2023

Young, Beautiful... Probably Rich (1982)


(Original Title: Giovani, belle... probabilmente ricche) Three women can inherit a large fortune... if they provide photographic evidence of an affair within three days.

Six Swedes in Ibiza (1981)


(Original Title: Sechs Schwedinnen auf Ibiza) The six Swedes go to Ibiza. See Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School (1979), Six Swedes from the Gas Station (1980) and Six Swedes in the Alps (1983)

The Tower 2 & 3 (1995)


A variation on Sharon Stone's Sliver, this is a Private film, so they make a grand production of it. It was actually released in three parts (Tower 1, 2 & 3).  The story involves women being killed in a modern high rise condominium by a mysterious figure who watches everything from a control room.

The Tower 1 (1995)


A variation on Sharon Stone's Sliver, this is a Private film, so they make a grand production of it. It was actually released in three parts (Tower 1, 2 and 3).  The story involves women being killed in a modern high rise condominium by a mysterious figure who watches everything from a control room.

Night of the Living Debbies (1989)


A mad scientist resurrects women as sex slave robots for wealthy investors.  A woman in search of her dead husband winds up getting caught in this mess.

Sexual Neurosis (1985)

(Original Title: Neurose Sexual) A girl is losing her marbles; constantly lapsing into sexual fantasies and blacking out.  A psychopath is on the loose, and she fantasizes about the criminal-at-large she reads about in the papers.

Bad Girls 9: Bust Out (1996)


There were a number of Bad Girls WIP movies starting in the mid-nineties; not to be confused with the  the phenomenal 1980s Bad Girls films which are similar in title only.  See the end of this review for a list of Bad Girls movies covered on VZ1 so far. 

Bad Girls 6: Ridin' Into Town (1995)


Another Vivid Bad Girls movie.  Most of these film have been pretty awful, but we're pressing on. [See the end of this review for a list of all the Bad Girls films reviewed on VZ1)

Bad Girls 5: Maximum Babes (1995)


Another entry into the Vivid Bad Girls series. This one is particularly terrible, and is almost entirely in the dark.  [For a list of all the Bad Girls flicks reviewed on VZ1, see the end of this review.]

Bad Girls 4: Jayebird (1995)


Another Vivid fast-food porno in the Bad Girls series.  For a list of all the Bad Girls movies covered on VZ1 see the end of this review.

Bad Girls 3: Cell Block 69 (1994)


The mid-nighties saw the release of a number of Bad Girls WIP movies - not to be confused with the amazing 1980s Bad Girls films.  Pretty much fast-food pornos with very little substance. See the list of the Bad Girls films covered on VZ1 at the end of this review.

Bad Girls 2: Strip Search (1994)


Not to be confused with Bad Girls II (1982) - this is one of the many mid-nineties Bad Girls films which were WIP oriented versus the "girls just wanna have fun" eighties films.  See the list at the end of the review for a list of all the Bad Girls films we've covered.

Bad Girls: Lockdown (1994)


The Bad Girls films began in the mid-nineties and includes a good number of sequels.  (Not to be confused with the 1980s series which is similar in title only). The order can be confusing and really doesn't matter too much - see the list at the bottom of this review for a list of Bad Girls films covered so far.   

Bad Girls IV (1986)


The Bad Girls began with with Michelle Bauer's first film Bad Girls (1981). In the third film they upped the budget, added lots of stars and intended it to be a softcore film [Original footage filmed in 1982 and hardcore additions filmed in 1984-85]. The plot involves a bartender who is trying to set a world record for the number of women he's had sex with.  But things hit a snag when he falls in love with a virgin who wants to wait until marriage.

Bad Girls II (1983)


The Bad Girls series starts with Michelle Bauer's first film Bad Girls (1981) followed by this sequel. In 1994 Vivid rebooted the title with a WIP focus. [See the list at the bottom of this review.] In this film, four models from the big city turn heads in a podunk town (literally where they filmed Dukes of Hazzard) and get into trouble with the law.

Mar 9, 2023

Prostitutes Protective Society (1966)

Prostitutes are being murdered by a gang because they're not giving them their cut.  So, the ladies of the night take justice into their own hands. [Note this was reposted due to it being flagged for some reason.]

Eva, Clean as Fake Gold (1977)

(Original Title: Eva, limpia como los chorros del oro) A Spanish comedy about a down-on-his-luck father who has to take a job as a cleaning lady at a brothel wearing drag. [Note - this was reposted due to it being flagged for some reason.]