"Emanuelle in America"
Emanuelle in America (1976) is one of the Italian Black Emanuelle series. By this time, the premise was that Emanuale was a liberated woman with a boyfriend, had some occupation that took her all over, and she got laid in most or all of those places. By 1976, soft-core still ruled in most countries, but France was asking for some hard core content, so director Joe D'Amato not only added some oral sex and insertion, but a naked women jacking off a horse and a home brew 8mm snuff film.
Laura looked wonderful, which is what she is best at, and was stark naked through much of the film. She refused to do hard core. Based on the DVD interviews, I think D'Amato, whom she became good friends with over the course of several pictures, respected her for that decision.
Tonight, Laura Genser. Tonight, scores of other naked women from the film.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Belly of the Beast (2003)
It is almost film heresy to say this, but the last two Steven Seagal
movies have been watchable.
A couple of years ago, it looked like
the plus-sized warrior was headed for a future as a fishing guide.
He made three abysmal movies in a row (links to IMDb)
- Foreigner, The (2003)
- Half Past Dead (2002)
- Ticker (2001)
But the last two, Belly of the Beast
and Out for a Kill, are pretty solid straight-to-vid entertainment.
Now don't jump all over me for praising the guy. These two films are
not Raiders of the Lost Ark, by any means, but they do represent a
marked improvement over those previous three. Seagal is also
credited as a writer on this film, as he was in Out for a Kill, so
he benefited from taking more control of his projects.
In this one, Big Steve is a retired
CIA operative whose daughter is kidnapped in Thailand. The bad guys
weren't after Steve's kid, but her traveling companion, a senator's
daughter. The plot workings are far too complicated, with various
American factions bickering and various Thai factions maneuvering
slyly. Everyone wants to blame some Muslim terrorists for the
kidnapping, but Seagal's local knowledge tells him that is a cover
story, and that something stinks of corruption and betrayal at the
highest levels, among the people he used to trust the most.
Steve and his former CIA partner, now
a Buddhist monk willing to toss off the robes and do what it takes
to help the Weighty Warrior, double-handedly defeat a small army of
what must be more than 100 men. In fact, the monk defeats the entire
army by himself, while Segal is upstairs going one-on-one with one
guy who styles himself as the ultimate fighting machine.
Well, as you might guess, Mr Ultimate
is now Mr Penultimate, having been casually dismissed by Big Steve's
The action is not realistic, the plot
is too muddled, the exaggerated faux-respect for Thai culture is
grating, and the respect and loyalty themes are played out
with way too much schmaltz, but the film has some cool fight scenes,
good production values, and some exotic locales photographed well.
The substitutions between Steven and his stunt man were done much
more smoothly than in the last few Seagal pictures. Overall, it is a
tolerable STV watch.
I have learned not to show disrespect
for Asian cultures in the presence of the Stout Sensai. At one point
Ol' Steve is just bowin' and prayin' to beat the band, with some
arcane Asian rituals. He has three little bamboo sticks with red ink
on the tips, and he takes these sticks, and places them with the red
tip downward, in a half-glass of water in front of a picture of his
late wife. (Does Seagal always have a "late wife" in these things? )
He's really into the ritual, and he's arrangin' the angle of the
little stickies just so, and I'm laughin', and you know what
happened? He jumped right out of my computer and kicked my ass.
Well, actually, it was his stunt double, but it hurt just the same.
And then he made me whittle some little stickies and paint the tips
red and arrange them in front of his wife's picture, but I
accidentally got one of the sticks kind of a red-orange instead of
red, so he had his stunt double kick my ass again, while he emptied
out my refrigerator.
Boy is he strict about those rituals.
I was about to type "about those
phony-baloney rituals", but I deleted the phony-baloney part. I
suppose you think I changed my mind because I am a pussy and didn't
want to get my ass kicked and my refrigerator raided again by Steve
and his stunt double. But that's not the reason. I have an
anti-ninja firewall now. The real reason that I changed my mind is
that I realized that those rituals must have been genuine, because
whenever he did them, the musical score would be some Susie Wong
music followed by a resounding gong. A gong! You just don't get any
more authentic Asian than that.
There was one thing that didn't work
in the fight scenes. Too many of the fighting effects were created
during post-editing. In one scene, the Thai
stuntman did an absolutely brilliant leap off a pile of lumber. He
was poised with two swords arranged in a perfect balletic line in
mid-air. Of course, it was obvious that Seagal was not really
there at the time, but was simply striking a pose in front of a blue
screen against an imaginary opponent who was to approach him on the
ground. The two scenes must have been combined in post-production.
Look at Seagal's head and eyes in the picture
on the Movie
House page. He is obviously looking nowhere near
Should students be allowed to hook up with professors?
Not only allowed, but required. With professors and webmasters.
Here's a better picture of Crocodile Dude and his family.
Seinfeld's 'Festivus' holiday catching on.
USA TODAY Survey: Detroit named nation's fattest city.
Just don't scream "We're Number One" too loud. You have to watch
Rob Zombie is about to increase his body count. His script for
'Even More than 1000 Corpses' is greenlighted
- Coming Soon! has a new trailer for Johnson Family Vacation:
a road trip comedy starring Cedric the Entertainer, Lester the
Drawbridge Oiler, Bow Wow, Cheep Cheep, and Vanessa Williams.
Here is the trailer from Kevin Smith's Jersey Girl. I
hate to admit it, but it's kinda cute, and Affleck seems pretty
charming in the trailer.
LEECHES U.S.A. / Everything you need to know about
American Leeches, including a link for "emergency delivery". Your
leech in 15 minutes - or it's free! And thank God they're American
leeches! It brought a tear to my patriotic eye to see Americans
starting to close the all-important leech gap.
URL says it all: Boobtoys.com
URL says it all: Casketfurniture.com
Atlantic City catfight pits party-loving starlet Tara Reid against
Internet siren Cindy Margolis.
.:: “We are very excited to be hosting a cornhole tournament, one
of Cincinnatians’ favorite pastimes,” ::.. San
Francisco must have been heartbroken to lose this event.
Here's a picture of that crocodile guy holding his baby while he
feeds the beast.
"Auditions will be held in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles next
month by producers casting a koo-koo ring-a-ding new musical about
the life of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr."
Here's a slideshow of the World's Longest Snake. Ron
Jeremy was on hand to pass the torch.
Watch Hegre doing a nude photoshoot
Here's a picture of the Norwegian guy who won World Idol.
Obviously, looks are not part of the rating system.
MSNBC - The worst movies of 2003. Pretty damned good
INeedARedhead.com - lots of free content in their previews
Manning, McNair Tie for AP's MVP Award: "Star
quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Steve McNair reached the
individual pinnacle of the NFL on Friday when they shared The
Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award"
NFL Statistics QB When you look at the numbers, that
MVP tie between McNair and Manning actually makes some sense.
CBS and NBC think it is too early to call the election, but God
says it's Bush in a landslide. Save your time on
election day, because the Creator of All Things already called 43
states for Dubya, with New Hampshire too close to call, even with
the much-coveted power of omniscience. Interestingly, the Lord of
Hosts attributed Dubya's victory to "that douchebag Nader".
Samurai Deli Department: "Police say a robber who
attempted to rob a store was chased off by a sword-wielding store
owner". The robber disguises himself by wearing Oshkosh B'Gosh
overalls on his head.
- The weepfest
House of Sand and Fog, reviewed by Mr. Cranky: "About
all it's lacking is Santa Claus clubbing baby seals to death with
Oprah's severed head."
American Idol audition "the worst singer in the world".
This is actually very sad.
Remember George Bush's childlike love poem to Laura? He didn't
write it. : "MRS. BUSH: Well, of course, he didn't
really write the poem. But a lot of people really believed that he
Rush lead guitarist arrested in New Year's Brawl. With
Crocodile Hunter Irwin takes baby to crocodile feeding
- The official site for
Starsky & Hutch : 2004 is now online.
- A doper's alternative to the Vagina Monologues, the
Marijuana-logues. Pretty funny stuff.
- For lovers of capital letters:
ORLANDO BLOOM IS A CRIMINAL! "HE PUNCHED THE SHIT OUT
OF MY MAILBOX (NOBODY SAW IT BUT I KNOW HIS WORK)"
Michael Ray, the Redneck Vampire. Ah, the creatures of
the night. What sweet C&W music they make.
The Book of Madness.
Mini-KISS in concert. Frankly, these guys completely
suck. They looked for the world's worst singers, but Bill Shatner
was too tall, and Tom Cruise was too short, so they had to go with
A lawsuit by Haitian groups that asks for the top-selling video
game 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' to be removed from store
shelves will be decided in federal court. Haitian
community representatives say it incites hate crimes against
Chill out in an Igloo - with a four-star rating
Google Press Center: 2003 Year-End Zeitgeist Search
patterns, trends and surprises.
X-RATED - Adult movie posters of the 60s and 70s
Fascinating nostalgia - excellent quality
Major parole moves on the table in California. The
Governator wants to free people in prison for non-violent stuff
like marijuana possession. That actually makes sense. California's
entire legal system is a bloated fiasco which needs house
cleaning, and The Last Action Hero is the man to do it.
RollingStone.com - 2003 Pop Quiz
A SELF-STYLED voodoo doctor from Norwich today claimed he helped
set The Darkness on their meteoric rise to stardom by brokering a
deal with Lucifer, prince of darkness. I wonder if they
got a better deal than Cher.
Top 10 science stories of 2003 Number two was:
"Masturbating may protect against prostate cancer"
'Sex and the City' begins its final fling
- From Variety - current
FILM PRODUCTION CHART
Eavesdrop on hackers at 2600: The Hacker Quarterly
Times Square at New Year's Eve - New Year Celebration in New York
- Full Screen QTVR photos from panoramas.dk
Batman: Dead End. This must be one of the best fan
films ever made. 8 minutes long, full movie quality.
There were a dozen massive paparazzi pictures of Rebecca Gayheart
sunbathing at St Barts.
Chelsea gets funky with Mark Wahlberg - here's a
picture of Chelsea out on the town.
archives. May also include newer material than the ones above,
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for inclusion in Other Crap
are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.
- The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the
review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
- If there is a white asterisk, it means that
there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined
there might be something else of interest.
- A blue asterisk indicates the review is written
by Tuna (or Junior or Brainscan, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Two little words....
Jessica Alba. Nuff said.
These collages come from Idle Hands, a decent enough little campy movie about a demonic mass-murderer who has taken the form of a detached hand. The hand gropes, which qualifies it to be the next governor of Cahleefournya. And it grabs and, apparently, it ties up the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. Sign me the fuck up!
'Course we have us the problem outlined before by Scoopy Sr. as to how a hand could be threatening. Newton mechanics, with all its demands of fulcrum and leaverarm and torque, says a hand detached at the wrist should be able to do nada. But it's only a movie. I should learn to just relax.
Nine collages. First fisrt is offered to show off Ms. Alba's face. THE modern Helen of Troy, this woman. In the other eight collage is a sequence that is progressively more revealing, leading to a bit of the nicest bum you might ever behold. Notice her co-stars hands. How did he kept himself from copping a feel? Heroic self-restraint? Either that or a door that swings in the other direction.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Today, we pay a return visit to Gabriella Hall in "The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man".
I just love this woman! Sexy, sexy, Sexy.
Anyway here's Gabriella in various stages of dressed and undressed, showing breasts and pubes.
- Gabriella Hall
|No nudity, but Pressly looks great in a bikini and other skimpy outfits in these collages by DeadLamb from "Pinata: Survival Island" aka "Demon Island" (2002). I haven't seen this, but I think the IMDb plot outline probably speaks for itself: "Teens trapped on an island are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata."
|Dragon takes a look at a softcore flick called "Wild Spirit". Plenty of breasts, and some of them are even real!
|An AWESOME find by the Skin-meister! The Evil Calisto in topless scenes that are brand new to these eyes. The movie is something I've never heard of called "The Last Hand" aka "After the Game" (1997).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
JACKSON POLICE ACCUSATIONS DENIED
Never-Neverland - Santa Barbara County, California, sheriff's officials say
that Michael Jackson may face false allegation charges for claiming that he
was manhandled by police who dislocated his shoulder and made him sit alone
in a filthy toilet. They say surveillance video shows he was treated
courteously, kept briefly in a holding room that's scrubbed daily, and that
he chatted politely with cops, whistled, thanked them for turning on the
air conditioning, and blew a kiss to the other inmates.
Across the hall in juvenile detention.
That kiss was the reason they put him in a holding room alone.
That's when he dislocated his shoulder...He blows very exuberant kisses.
They were even nice enough to turn on the air conditioning to keep his
face from melting.
Michael doesn't know what manhandling is...He doesn't even know what
PARIS ORDERS PIZZA
Why They Can't Afford Clothes - Domino's Pizza reports that in 2003, "Paris
Hilton" was the number one fake name given by people ordering pizza
delivery. People with "Bush for President" bumper stickers were three
times more likely to order meat pizzas than people with "Dean for
President" stickers. The night Saddam Hussein was captured was the biggest
night for tips. And people who answered the door in the nude tipped
better, with nine percent of them tipping over 20 percent of the bill.
Actually, those deliveries really WERE to Paris Hilton.
That wasn't a tip, it was hush money.
Well, it wasn't as if they could put the change back into their pockets.
It wasn't that exciting: people who order a lot of pizza should never be
They figure it must be a fake name because Paris Hilton has obviously
never eaten a pizza.