In the first half hour however, they do seem to get the joke as the awful dubbing makes for some hilarious jabs at how generic porn sequences tend to be with the guy being far too enthusiastic while the girl plays indifferent even so much as playing with her hair and looking off into space while Louise’s “dialogue” consists of her whining about Dan taking advantage of her. While the werewolf transformation happens in the blink of an edit, the wolf character seems more alien than true lycanthrope with an appendage that seems to have a mind of its own and looks like something Ripley would love taking to task with a flame thrower (the film ain’t called Driller for nothin’). And Louise may be the first character to utter, “What are you doing in my bed?” while having a wet dream of any kind.
One special feature is pretty entertaining consisting of a 27-minute interview with producer Timothy Green Beckley who dishes the dirt on the difference between legitimate vs. hardcore, shooting on 35mm film with a huge production cost of around $100,000 (at least for a film like this) and how even their Academy Award winning cinematographer refused to use his real name in the credits. He also discusses how they had ten prints floating around even in Boston, MA (“where they ban everything,” as Beckley states) and that the film’s advertising was banned in Canada as sex with a werewolf character was deemed as “bestiality.” There’s also a 30 second trailer along with a stills gallery which plays exactly like flipping through an edition of Hustler or Penthouse and an audio interview with adult film star Esmeralda for your liking as well.
While certainly not for everyone, Driller: A Sexual Thriller is overall just another '80s oddity rearing its long forgotten head thanks to Devil’s Den home video. While Beckley may seem to think that now is a better time than ever to release something of this ilk, I think he’s forgotten how far along and lavish the adult film industry has become. Not to mention personal hygiene. It’s a take it or leave it affair and all in all I’d say leave it really. There are far better and more contemporary films such as Room in Rome, Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge or even the already mentioned "classic" Caligula available on NetFlix.