Jan 30, 2020

Ms. Magnificent (1979)

The movie was originally titled Superwoman, but Warner Bros. / DC Comics took legal action.  The title was changed, and the logo on her costume had to be tediously removed (marked over).

Jan 29, 2020

While the Cat's Away... (1972)

The eighth Chuck Vincent movie on VZ1; only about fifty more to go.  This is an early one, coming right after Voices of Desire - that weird movie about satanists where Sandra Peabody makes love to a bowl of fruit.  In this film, we follow a day-in-the-life of a housewife and her various sexual encounters.  Not even close to being x-rated or a porno as the movie poster suggests.

Jan 27, 2020

A Woman's Torment (1977)

A Roberta Findlay film about a homicidal psychopath.  Made just a few months before her husband's death by helicopter blade, the film has a real dark and twisted vibe - and Findlay would later disown it, along with her other adult films.

The Kill (1968)

Titled Blood Hunger upon VHS release, which is how I remember it (and I'll go into that a bit later).  It's part campy sex romp, part nihilistic rape horror show.  The VHS cover doesn't represent this film well at all, as it's really just a private detective story with lots of sex (and the aforementioned rape).  Let's have a look.

Jan 26, 2020

Blue Jeans (1975)

A young free-spirited drifter falls in love for an older man, who might be her long-lost father.

Midnight Confessions (1994)

Vanessa hosts a talk radio show devoted to sex. Unfortunately, she becomes the focus of a maniac killing prostitutes.

The Amorous Milkman (1975)

Randy Milkman Davey bites off more than he can chew when he starts to deliver more than pints of milk to some of the bored housewives on his route

We've had all manner of professions featured in British comedies, so why not add milkman to the employment list? See: The Over-Amorous Artist (1974). Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978), The Ups and Downs of a Handyman (1976), Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974), and Secrets of a Door to Door Salesman (1973).

Lebensborn (1997)

Two college freshmen unknowingly become part of a scheme to create superior humans through genetic engineering.

The Big Bust-Out (1972)

Seven girls held in a prison in the Middle East escape and run into an endless series of obstacles to their freedom, including sex slavers, rapist sheikhs. and the desert itself.

Dracula Sucks (1978)

An adult film featuring the who's-who of porn at the time. There were so damn many versions of this film that it's impossible to keep track.  Not only an X rated and R rated version, but endless variations of each.

Jan 25, 2020

Convoy of Girls (1978)

Original Title: Convoi de filles; a couple are separated by war.  One becomes a Nazi war hero, the other a Nazi prostitute.

Candid Candid Camera Vol. 1 (1982)

So far, we've looked at Candid Candid Camera volumes 3 and 5; this time, let's start at the beginning.  It's not exactly where it all began - as What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970) was really the origin story of how Alan Funt's family friendly show went naughty.

Lust for a Vampire (1971)

Among the most derided Hammer films.  The male lead called it the worst picture he'd ever made, the director disowned it, Ingrid Pitt turned it down due to its terrible script, and Yutte Stensgaard left the acting profession entirely.  So, how can we resist?  Let's have a look...

Obscene House (1969)

Really not much more than a stag film; it chronicles a day in the life of a group of prostitutes and their obese madame. "See Fat Mama teach the age-old tricks to her bevy of new anxious young beauties... in sinner color".

Zero Woman: Final Mission (1995)

The Japanese Zero Woman series began in 1974 and spanned ten movies through 2007. The movies follow Rei, who, works for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department agency called Zero Division where she fights all sorts of criminals. The series likely would have stopped after the first in '74, but thanks to the release of La Femme Nikita in 1990, a complete knockoff of Zero Woman:Red Handcuffs, it was restarted in the nineties. This is the first film in the Zero Woman reboot.

Jan 23, 2020

How to Succeed with Sex (1970)

Jack wants to get into his fiance's pants, but she's saving it for after marriage.  He buys a book titled "How to Succeed with Sex" to help speed up her timeline.

Sweets from a Stranger (1987)

Original Title: Caramelle da uno sconosciuto; a serial killer is taking out the local prostitutes, so they band together to fight back.

The Brides Wore Blood (1972)

"Sometimes death is the easy way out" - four women gather at the ancient DeLorca estate to serve as sacrifices to release the family from an ancient curse.  Sure, it's actually St. Augustine, Florida and the estate is actually just Flagler College, but don't let that get in the way enjoying this ultra-low budget vampire movie.

Passion Hotel (1975)

Original Title: Ein echter Hausfrauenfreund; Albert is the main attraction at a quaint hotel in the country, attracting unsatisfied housewives from miles around to test his skills in the sack.

Jan 22, 2020

The Beast in Heat (1977)

A particularly nasty Nazisploitation film featuring Macha Magall as a Nazi doctor who creates a bestial rape monster.

Tarzun and the Valley of Lust (1970)

One of an endless number of unauthorized Tarzan movies.  This one has no story whatsoever, and features the rapiest gorilla you're ever likely to see.  This film reminded me a lot of The Geek (1971) which, instead of a gorilla, featured a Sasquatch who liked to rape unconscious women.

Jan 18, 2020

Totally Exposed (1991)

A masseuse has sex with his rich clients, and is living the dream.  However, the gigolo life becomes too much for him.  Featuring the stunningly beautiful Playmate Tina Bockrath in her only film credit (other than a Tales from the Crypt episode).

Candid Candid Camera Volume 3 (1985)

Alan Funt is back with another round of naughty Candid Camera gags. All have the same premise: What do you say to a naked lady? - with the 1970 film What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?, of course, as the genesis.

Candid Candid Camera Volume 5 (1986)

It started with What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970), but took about a decade before Funt officially used his Candid Camera TV show to show reactions to naked women.  Candid Camera + nudity was like peanut butter in chocolate - like it was meant to be.  Even better, in volume 5 Funt uses to favorite sexploitation stars - Michelle Bauer and Gail Thackeray.  Does it get any better than this? (Answer: Yes.)

Scarlet Négligée (1968)

Directed by Ron Scott, who played Bob in Dracula Dirty Old Man (1969) as well as the horrible comedian in Spiked Heels and Black Nylons (1967).  Produced by Texas sleaze-master, Whit Boyd, and starring a number of actors from other Boyd ventures including The Office Party (1968).

Spiked Heels and Black Nylons (1967)

Another Whit Boyd production from Texas; this one is about a housewife who is blackmailed to become a prostitute.  It doesn't end well.

Eat, Drink and Make Merrie (1969)

Most of the cast of The Office Party (1968) appears in this Whit Boyd production about an apartment full of horny, cheating couples.

The Office Party (1968)

"Wild SEXetaries, Swinging Stenos, Lustful Executives in Sintilating Color"

Sex On The Streets (1984)

Hard to call this a movie; more of just videoing British women taking their clothes off in public places. Even if you can't appreciate the exhibitionism, it's a fun nostalgic ride - full of acid washed jeans, big hair, and great shots of city streets and landmarks.

Jan 17, 2020

The Over-Amorous Artist (1974)

Alan is a stay-at-home dad, tempted by all the pretty birds in his neighborhood.  A largely unknown British sexploitation flick.

Seven (1979)

An Andy Sidaris film starring William Smith.  Seven top assassins are assembled to take down mob killers taking over the Hawaiian islands.

Jan 16, 2020

Tarzana, the Wild Woman (1969)

Italian jungle girl movie starring Femi Benussi. "She swings through the jungle naked as the animals"

Jan 14, 2020

Small Town Girls (1979)

Playaround Magazine holds a contest where four girls compete for $50K by acting out their fantasies.

Jan 13, 2020

La Pulquería 3 (1984)

(Original Title: Entre ficheras anda el diablo - La pulquería 3).  La Pulqueria (1981) was fantastic, and the 1982 sequel definitely declined.  But we have to see this through, and check out the final in the trilogy (or were there more?). 

Jan 12, 2020

Erotic Passion (1981)

A Greek film featuring Femi Benussi.  Original Title: Erotiko pathos; it's the same old story about an inheritance and the various plotting and scheming around it.  But it it's got Benussi, I'm checking it out.

Pacific Banana (1980)

There have been a number of crazy comedies centered around an airline. Soul Plane (2004), Bikini Airways (2003), and Party Plane (1991) - which I'm wanting to watch, but can't find anything better than a copy of a copy of a VHS. Pacific Banana comes from Australia, so its pedigree goes all the way back to Alvin Purple (and the star, Graeme Blundell, happens to be Alvin himself). Let's have a look.

So Sweet, So Dead (1972)

Italian Giallo starring Farley Granger and a bunch of familiar faces such as Femi Benussi and Sylvia Koscina.  Tagline: "One day you'll get closer to the violence of death... but THIS IS AS FAR AS WE DARE TAKE YOU... with any hope of bringing you back!"

Jan 11, 2020

Cyberotica: Computer Escapes (1996)

A company called "Computer Escapes" offers virtual reality experiences.  Of course, each experience involves gobs of nudity - all featuring actresses who who have no other IMDb credits.  It's cheesy and horrible, but chock full of fun retro tech (and naked women).

Hip Hot and 21 (1966)

"The story of the country virgin who became queen of the innersprings..."

Jan 9, 2020

The Image (1975)

From Radley Metzger, pioneer of adult cinema - the man behind I, a Woman (1965), Carmen, Baby (1967), Camille 2000 (1969), and The Lickerish Quartet (1970).  Starring the great Mary Mendum (AKA Rebecca Brooke) who was Metzger's girlfriend at the time... which is a bit odd considering what she has to go through in this film.  Let's take a look...

Different Strokes (1998)

Whatchutalkinbout Willis? I'm talking about a totally exploitative film of Dana Plato.  It's doubly tragic in light of her death less than a year later. Indeed, this film just kinda makes me sad.

Jan 6, 2020

La Pulqueria 2 (1982)

La Pulqueria part two is a prime example of how a sequel can ruin a franchise by rushing to continue the gravy train. Several characters return, which is great - and they still don't shy away from full frontal nudity- not even the future first lady of Mexico, Sasha Montenegro. The follow up film features a gay Satan, and the whole Sybil story is completely ruined.  If you haven't watched the first film or at least read the review, none of this will make sense.  This is definitely not a standalone sequel.

Jan 5, 2020

La Pulqueria (1981)

An incredibly fun and sexy movie from Mexico where the devil comes to earth and promises to cure a man's impotence in exchange for showing him love.

Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (1975)

Another Joe Sarno flick with the usual mid-seventies cast; the same group of actors from Confessions of Young American Housewife (1974) and Laura's Toys (1975), namely Mary Mendum and Chris Jordan. These three films almost serve as a trilogy; all soap-opera style dramas about sexual fulfillment. Any of these three movies would have been at home on daytime TV in the seventies,  minus the plentiful sex. And it should be said, that despite using some porn veterans such as Eric Edwards, the acting is actually quite good.

Fetish Finishing School (1994)

You watch enough of these B-movies and exploitation films, and you start to notice some of the same names popping up again and again.  Sure, we know the big names, but what about someone like Jasae? I first noticed this cute actress in the no-budget, lightweight sex "comedy" Co-Ed Starlets from 1996. Then, again in Bad Girls from Mars (1990) and Teenage Exorcist (1991).

Jasae was also an extra in Road House. She was in Candid Candid Candid Camera,4 (1985), and Cellblock Sisters: Banished Behind Bars (1995), but such a small part she wasn't even mentioned in our review. She was also in Roots of Evil (1992), a movie I totally loved. But here's the rub - in between all these fun B-movies, she was also in straight to home-video fetish stuff.  Not porn, but kinky stuff nonetheless.  This film, Fetish Finishing School, is a VHS copy I ran across with her name, and thought it would be interesting to quickly take a look at.

Jan 4, 2020

The Escort (1997)

A erotic thriller by Gary Graver.  This guy was a collaborator with Orson Wells, but he also directed pornos, and worked on films like The Toolbox Murders and Texas Lighting. Whatever you think about his work, with literally hundreds of films under his belt as a cinematographer and director spanning decades, you can't avoid Graver when you're dealing with exploitation cinema.

The Witches' Sabbath (1988)

A psychiatrist gets involved with a murder suspect who may be a witch from 400 years ago, back to lose her virginity.

Cargo of Love (1968)

A young woman answering an ad for a traveling companion winds up drugged, kidnapped and in the clutches of a sex slavery ring.

Passion Potion (1971)

A British comedy about a couple of scientists at a perfume company inadvertently create a chemical that makes women full of uncontrollable lust.

Maidens of the Dormitory (1976)

Original Title: Les demoiselles de pensionnat.  A strange French film about sex slavery.