Next up is Hedman‘s In The Sign Of The Taurus (1974). Set in the Roaring 20s, Taurus tells the tale of a small community where all of the younger men and women are virgins and completely oblivious to even the thought of sex. The lives of the locals have been very prosperous over the years thanks to the contributions of a wealthy old (if eccentric) Count. When the Count suddenly passes away from a heart attack (while watching the naked ladies at the beach through his binoculars), the town elders are gratified to learn that the whole community will inherit everything. They are mortified, however, to learn that the Count’s will specifies that first, a baby must be born in the community out of wedlock exactly 9 months and 14 days from his passing. Unable to break their own set of Christian morals, the city council decides to ask the town’s resident Madame (Lone Helmer) to carry the child — but when word leaks out to the younger generation, they figure it is time to find out what this whole “sex” thing is all about.
The sensuous fun continues in In The Sign Of The Gemini (1975), wherein a young attractive playboy record producer (Ole again) competes with his older and more refined rival (Preben Mahrt) to win over a singing sensation; and In The Sign Of The Lion (1976), the story of two aging sisters who relate how they used their own saucy family history to write an erotic novel. While Gemini is played purely for laughs (one “sex” scene is shown sped up à la an old nickelodeon machine), Lion takes its story (and its sex) a bit more seriously.
The collection concludes with two spy spoofs: Agent 69 Jensen: In The Sign Of The Scorpio (1977) and Agent 69 Jensen: In The Sign Of The Sagittarius (1978). The first one sets the stage for some tongue-in-cheek slapstick humor and delivers. The second title practically repeats the formula, but not quite as successfully. In both films, the titular hero is played by Ole Søltoft. Fans of The Sinful Dwarf (I shutter at the very thought of there actually being fans of that film, incidentally) will be delighted to know that the diminutive lead from that film, Torben Bille, is featured in both of the Jensen films as a henchman (he even gets to do kung-fu and drives his own mini-car!). As a side note, the two Jensen films are also available together in a double-disc pack.