Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Teenage Nurses (1974)

I had read plenty about this film before seeing it, but nevertheless I was totally unprepared for what I saw. This is undoubtedly the most bizarre adult film's I've seen so far, certainly not erotic or exciting but fun to watch for other reasons.
Basically this film takes place in a hospital for wounded veterans of the Vietnam War. A new doctor (Jeffrey Hurst with an accent quite pronounced) makes his arrival at the hospital to implement a new entertainment system for the veterans. It would be easy to think that this will be more or less Candy Stripper well no ... You have to take entertainment for exactly what the word means and that is where the bizarre begins. Indeed throughout the film we will see performances by several real burlesque artists. In fact, many times the action is interrupted by performances of singers, dancers, jugglers and even a band wearing the weird transparent mask from Last House on Dead End Street during his performance. If this is not strange enough you can add Shaun Costello playing a journalist, with a look that must be seen, who sure had some difficulties to remain serious (something quite understandable) or the presence of a laugh track or the fact that one scene outside the hospital is repeated twice. While watching I was unable to stop thinking at the audience watching this movie at the Capri Theatre in 1974 and I couldn't stop laughing imagining their reactions to what was on the screen in front of them.

As mentioned at the beginning this is not really an exciting film and the action isn't really well-filmed, but this movie is entertaining for what it is: a chance for many old artists to demonstrate they are still able to perform quite well. The film distribution includes Valerie Marron, Laura Cannon, Sandy Foxx, Jamie Gillis, Fred Lincoln, Ashley Moore, Levi Richards and of course a lot of burlesque artists.

This one is available from Video-X-Pix and I must thanks Steven who sent me this one a couple of months ago.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nice trio from After Hour Cinema coming soon

I know it isn't a review, but don't worry the blog isn't dead. In fact the task who took most of my time since the beginning of the year is now done, so I'm ready to resume my writing duty... maybe tonight if nothing happen.

I just did a mail order sooner today for three upcomming After Hour Cinema releases, so I expect to get them somewhere in may. All of them will be release the may 10, but I must take into account the mail travel between the USA and the Canada. 

One of the most notorious of old Times Square’s “mini-cinemas,” the Avon 7, and the films produced under its banner, have become the stuff of legend. Located on 724 7th avenue (hence, the Avon “7”), the venue was known early on for its live sex acts, which were its main draw. To sedate the restless audience during intermissions between live sex, the theatre would screen self-produced adult films. With BDSM becoming prevalent in sex films by the late 70s and early 80s, the Avon 7 would reach the epoch of its career, and during this period would produce some of its most recognizable and infamous titles.

After Hours Cinema is proud to present three notorious Avon 7 roughies, produced by one of classic porn’s greatest producer-directors: Shaun Costello!

The Avon 7 is gone… But the films live on!

 SLAVE OF PLEASURE – Shaun Costello’s hot and bothered wife is kidnapped by white-slave-trader Jamie Gillis, in a fiendish plot conceived by sexy blonde C.J. Laing! But, Shaun will see that justice is met… Kinky, leather-clad justice!

MY MISTRESS ELECTRA – Sleazy pals Carter Stevens and Ashley Moore are going to be awfully embarrassed about screening a porn film for their buddies… Why? Because this particular film, unbeknownst to them, contains a friend’s mild mannered wife as a lusty performer! 

PRISONER OF PLEASURE – A housewife is abducted and held for ransom by the filthiest bunch of NY criminals you’ve ever seen! How about small screen sexual sadists like George Payne and Dave Ruby as examples?

- Brand New Telecine from the Original Film Elements
- Booklet with Liner Notes
- After Hours Cinema Trailers 

PLEASURE PALACE COLLECTION 2-DVD SET: The Early Films of Carter Stevens Vol. 3, 1977 – 1979

After Hours Cinema is proud to present Volume 3 in its Carter Stevens Grindhouse Director Series showcasing new film transfers of Stevens’ ‘70s classics - approved by director Stevens himself!

By the late 1970s, the name Carter Stevens was recognized by the vast majority of porn patrons as a mark of quality. His was a name associated with all that a porn film should be: fun, fanciful, and free. Those very same marks also constitute the maxims by which Stevens has lived his life. Since his landmark first effort, 1971’s The Collegiates, each subsequent film of Stevens was seen as an opportunity to grow as an artist (a designation Stevens modestly denies) and also to fulfill the expectations of his audience. Stevens’ late 70s period is seen by most fans as the epoch of his career.
THE LOVE COUCH A spin on one of porn’s classic motifs: the living bed that narrates the film by recounting aloud its illicit memories. It’s a tried and true concept that enables the filmmaker to litter the screen with multifarious sexual antics.

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE Brooke and Taylor Young – those tasty twins – are backand looking to recapture the success of Stevens’ 1976 film Teenage Twins (financially his most successful film).

PLEASURE PALACE ­Writing under the pseudonym “Al Hazrad” (coyly alluding to the author of the Necronomicon of Lovecraftian mythos), Stevens would pen at that time his dream project: a film not only to satiate Stevens’ ambitious desires, but a porn film to break the conventional mold of traditional porn films. A film with action, romance, and, “gasp,” an actual story! That film was 1979’s Pleasure Palace – a film set to reshape the standards of adult films!

- Digital Restoration from the Only Existing Film Elements - Approved by Director Carter Stevens
- Newly Produced Interview with Carter Stevens
- Trailers for other Carter Stevens Films
- Liner Notes Booklet 

They don’t make them like Tina Russell anymore. They can’t - because girls like Tina Russell aren’t “made.” That is, they’re no product of some big-time porn studio, which feeds all their potential talent through an “idealist machine,” and when they’re squeezed out the other end, they’re your typical fabricated porno star. Fake breasts, fake ass, fake personality…

Fake, fake, fake.

Tina Russell was 100% natural; gorgeous face, beautiful body, bubbly personality, and a sincere love for sex. She was real – so real, you could’ve mistaken her for the girl next door.

After Hours Cinema is proud to present this fine collection of 8mm loops – an eclectic showcase of Tina Russell in some of her most sexually scintillating performances ever captured on celluloid for the small screen.  All loops newly telecined from original grindhouse film elements.

Review to come as soon I'll get them at home!