Waters may rise and nations fall, but if there’s one constant thing in this universe, it’s sex. Even during Hollywood’s most conservative days, the subject of fornication and the allure of the human physique was still present — whether one was staring leeringly at the sight of Jane Russell’s bosom, or was dropping a few coins into a nickelodeon in order to see more than just a heaving cleavage. As the years went by, however, the censors lightened their death grip on all of the things they deemed icky: four letter words, violence, and lustful communions between unmarried sinners from all walks of life.
Occasionally, dodgy moviemakers just get people together to film ‘em fucking. Other times, film producers who are essentially looking to make a skin flick rely on that timeless tradition of getting young, hopeful wannabe actresses to disrobe and make an impression on the ol’ casting couch (so to speak) — adding what they haphazardly refer to as “plots” in as they go along. They often conceive some of the most outrageous yarns imaginable, only to throw in superfluous scenes of sadism, skin, and sex just to ensure their investors — the sleazy guys in the clean hand-me-down suits — get all of the money coming their way from the patrons: the sleazy guys in the dirty brown raincoats.
The end result? Movies like the flicks represented here — all of which may serve as an “anti-puritant” and leave you in dire need of a shower (although whether that cleansing be hot or cold is entirely up to you). These are the kind of movies that have skin, contain a lot of sin, and combine to make one great big win.
“Skin. Sin. Win.” Enjoy.
· Women In Prison Triple Feature (1983/1984) (Panik House)
The Short Version: Linda Blair finds out the hard way why she should never have made that second Exorcist flick.
The Slightly-Elongated Version: You have to love movies that have the sole, shameless purpose to put beautiful (well, sometimes) women into precarious penitentiaries just so that we can see them in the buff. Rape. Mindless, senseless violence. Lesbian sex scenes. Shower scenes. The odd bit of political commentary. All that and oodles of tits and ass, too make for fine bedfellows in Panik House Entertainment’s release of the Women in Prison Triple Feature. The three sleazy exploitation subgenres included here are one of the grandmammies of WIP flicks, Chained Heat, starring none other than Linda Blair and Sybil Danning; Linda Blair and Sylvia (Emmanuelle) Kristal in Red Heat (which is, sadly, presented in an edited version); and Sybil Danning’s epic Jungle Warriors. The films (two of which were German-made) range from being slightly absurd to absolutely incongruous, with co-stars such as John Vernon, Stella Stevens, Henry Silva, and even Marjoe Gortner. Internet site Mr. Skin co-presents this trilogy of baseness with several special features, and the release was limited to a brief pressing — so, if you see one, get it.