"Beast of the Yellow Night"
Beast of the Yellow Night (1971) is one of those ultra-low budget monster films shot in the Philippines with mostly local talent. John Ashely stars in the title role, as someone who sold his soul to the devil to escape starvation during WW II, and was given immortality but became the beast to do Satan's bidding. His wife is played by Mary Charlotte Wilcox of Days of our Lives fame, and this is a film they would probably both like to forget.
The plot was a little hard top follow, as there was a considerable amount of dialogue in Pilipino, with no subtitles, but Ashley turns into a hairy beast whenever he is sexually aroused, and when he wants to eat someone. Although he is invincible to bullets and knives, they manage to kill him at the end. Wilcox shows breasts in one sex scene shot with a red filter and constant cross fades.
IMDB readers have this at 3.1 of 10. Fred Olin Ray released this as one of his Drive-In films. It is, I suppose, a stellar example of some of the bad movies teenagers would put up with for a place to make out. This is a D- at best.
Forbidden Fruit (2002) is a Canadian indie released at the Toronto film festival under the name Adam & Eve. The premise is an interesting one. It takes place in a college, and involves a coed, Nadia Mansouri (Eve), the young priest who teaches her choir (Adam), and her gay dance instructor (probably representing Satan). It is clear from the film opening, where we see the two making moon eyes at each other that there is something ready to ignite, and it does. He is, of course, guilt ridden, and she is madly in love. Her dance teacher has eyes for the priest, and tries to warn her off, and make time with the priest himself. In the end, true love conquers all.
This was even too sappy for Mrs. Tuna. However, I found a couple of things to like about the film. First of all, Mansouri has the most incredible eyes (see the last image). Second, the sex between her and the priest was red hot and very convincing, even though it was not at all explicit. Mansouri shows breasts in two different scenes. She is an actress worth watching. Even though she does not have the anorexic body type of most modern starlets, she has great eyes, a very expressive face, and can dance. While this didn't even begin to realize the potential of the premise, a love triangle between a college student, a young priest, and a gay dance instructor, I don't regret watching it, which earns it a C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
I liked this black-hearted classic French comedy,
and Tuna didn't, but that probably tells you more about us than
about the film.
Tuna's comments in white:
Le Mouton enragé is a French black comedy starring
Jean-Louis Trintignant, and featuring Jean-Pierre Cassel, Romy
Schneider and Jane Birkin.
Trintignant plays a bank teller who gets up enough
nerve to pick up a girl (Birkin) who turns out to be a hooker.
However, rather than pay her, he more or less forces himself on her.
When he tells his friend, Cassel, who is crippled from an auto
accident that also cost him his ability to have sex, Cassel comes up
with a plan. He will turn Trintignant, who is clearly no longer timid,
into a ladies man and deal-maker, and then write a best seller about
The plan starts with taking Birkin to Maxim's for lunch every day
until she is part of the furniture there, and then leaving her alone
so she can meet an influential person. This contact is then parlayed
into business deals, a job, and a great many more women,
including Schneider, the wife of a friend of the author. Trintignant
indeed becomes rich and powerful, including owning a newspaper and
controlling politicians. The joke is that it is all so easy.
Birkin was charming, as was Schneider, but I couldn't relate to the
mercenary main character, and was very glad to see the 110 minutes
Scoop's comments in
I'm pleased to see that
this film is finally available on Region 1 DVD with a few features. It
isn't an outstanding DVD (no anamorphic enhancement) but it's better
than having nothing at all.
I find this film quite interesting,
although it's not really very funny. I guess the Parisians have their
own concept of humor, which is heavy on the cynicism and irony, and the
atmosphere of this film is quite distinctively Parisian, from the
sophisticated and amoral conversations, to the street scenes, to the
music by Saint-Saëns
Unlike Tuna, I enjoyed watching the
way that the two cynical guys plotted Trintignant's rise through
society. It was kind of a straight-faced Gallic approach to "What Makes
Sammy Run?", with the additional spin that the author/puppetmaster who
directs Trintignant's ascent has a hidden agenda of his own, which
eventually ends up in a tragic dream-crushing revelation - just because
tragedy and crushed dreams seem to be de rigueur in French
comedies. In fact, most of the major characters in this film ended up
dead, many of them through murder or suicide.
Those French are some funny, nutty guys.
The cynicism of the film was nicely
balanced by the completely charming performances of Romy Schneider and
Jane Birkin, especially Birkin as a prostitute who is a truly innocent
and good person. Birkin's completely genuine naiveté provided a very
sweet counter-balance to the sleazy conniving of the other characters,
similar to the role performed by the Georgette character on the classic
Mary Tyler Moore Show. Trintignant was also guileless at the beginning
of the film, so his first meeting with Birkin seemed to promise a
sweet, frothy romantic comedy, which was not to be. Trintignant soon managed to
compromise himself in every possible way, and even the wide-eyed Birkin
was compromised by marrying a rich man she did not love. When
Trintignant eventually gave up his greedy social climbing to marry
Birkin, thus forfeiting her considerable inheritance for true love, they
both managed to redeem their innocence, at least to a degree sufficient
to end a comedy, and they finally returned to the callow relationship
promised by their first meeting.
Interestingly enough, one of
Trintignant's great successes in the film was that he managed to turn a
moribund newspaper into a top seller by essentially turning it into
Weekly World News. (Remember, this is a French film and was made in
1974! Certain things transcend national cultures.). He and his editor
had a great time creating sensational headlines to describe completely
mundane events, then setting the headlines in the largest type possible
and accompanying them with outrageous pictures.
Jane Birkin. (1,
4) She has three famous daughters - all
with different fathers - actress Charlotte Gainsborough (father
Serge), actress Lou Doillon (father Jacques), photographer Kate
Barry (father John)
Christine Boisson. (1,
2) Her role here was an uncredited
walk-by, stark naked, with no dialogue. She looked magnificent. In
the same year, she became an international sensation by masturbating
on camera in Emmanuelle.
Romy Schneider. (1,
2) First woman I ever saw naked on
screen. Austria's #1 all-time star.
Some unidentified women. (1,
Some .wmv clips. Today's theme -
Adrienne Barbeau became a familiar face as the
daughter on the long-running sitcom, Maude, and became familiar
breasts in Swamp Thing. Here she is, and here they are, in Open
Julia Duffy became famous as the preppy rich girl
turned maid in Newhart.Here she is in the obscure Night Warning,
which was released a year or two before she became Stephanie on
Sheree North had two important but small roles in
sitcom history. She was Kramer's mom on Seinfled, and she ratted out
that his real name was Cosmo. She was also Lou Grant's
too-sexy-for-Lou girlfriend on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Here she
whips out the jumbo jacks in 1971's Lawman, making Burt Lancaster
even stiffer than usual.
Here's the slideshow of 209 photos from the Golden Globe
The kid is not my son: "MEGASTAR Michael Jackson's claim
he is the natural father of the two children born to ex-wife
Debbie Rowe is a lie, according to her. Debbie was
artificially inseminated with anonymously donated sperm to
give birth to son Prince Michael Jnr and daughter Paris. The
bombshell fact was revealed by Debbie in a legal dossier in
her custody case."
Joe Lieberman denounces 'Grand Theft Auto' video game.
"Too hard to play, and not always responsive to the
joystick, dude. They just don't make games like Defender-Stargate
Pope says TV sucks. Say, he IS infallible! In a message
released to the Catholic faithful, he declared, "We oppose
all cynical comedies, except for that episode of Seinfeld
where George joined the Latvian Orthodox Church - that
Aussies bet on anything, including bird migration patterns.
Pete Rose inquires about vacancies in Aussie Sports Hall of
- Despite the obnoxious
sound track, this is actually kind of cool.
Does Erik Estrada turn you on? You'd be surprised.
- Who is the ultimate hero
for British youths? Blair? Jesus? Their own dads? Nah!
Poll results here.
The Howard Dean talking action figure. It takes a while
to ship to you because it's going to California, and then to
South Dakota, and then to Washington to take back the White
Doll House. Also available: talking Bush and talking
Japan breeding an army of Godzillas
Chris Benoit is the winner of the Royal Rumble, and will be
in the main event of Wrestlemania.
Rings, Translation win Golden Globes. Complete list. My
thoughts: no special remarks except for Best Actor in a
Comedy or Musical. Nothing against Bill Murray, but that
movie is essentially a drama, and he played what was
essentially a serious part with a few one-liners. On the
other hand, Johnny Depp turned in a performance that
instantly became part of screen legend, and was actually
funny. Murray was terrific, but the wrong guy won. Lost in
Translation also won best comedy or musical, and it is
- True or false?
Power companies are fining customers for keeping their
holiday lights up too long.
SADDAM'S TRIAL SET FOR MODESTO. Blunts Economic Impact
of Losing Peterson Case, Locals Say
Who are the Interesting Motherfuckers?
New images from The Day After Tomorrow (big budget
disaster film about global warming)
Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "Jane Austen's Mafia!"
The Butterfly Effect wins the weekend box office race,
January 23-25, 2004
Student is selling her virginity on the internet for
- Some free samples of
Porn From The Past 4
- The free portion of
..:: NakedWay ::.., an
outdoor nudity site.
Newsweek Poll: Campaign 2004 Nationally, John Kerry has
taken a commanding lead among Democratic voters, and Howard
Dean has fallen into a tie for third. Kerry 30, Edwards 13,
Clark 12, Dean 12. Kerry is also now running slightly ahead
of the President in head-to-head polls.
- Did you know -
Wal-Mart will only allow you to buy four camera batteries at
a time? It is their contribution to the war on drugs. I
didn't make up one word of that, honest. Pretty interesting
Sundance sets. Writer picks best and worsts. He chose
Zooey Deschanel as most down to earth. Last year, after the
premiere of All the Real Girls, Zooey and the rest of the
cast were riding the public shuttle busses back to their
next adventure. Nobody seemed to recognize either Zooey or
Paul Schneider, the stars of the movie! Zooey's dad, by the
way, is one of the greatest cinematographers in the world,
and recently did that Mel Gibson Jesus movie.
BBC - Britain's Best Sitcoms - The Top 10
- Defying all the odds,
something interesting actually happens at Sundance!:
"CHAOS erupted at Sundance after the screening of 'Tiptoes'
when director Matthew Bright launched into a 'vulgar tirade'
during the audience Q&A."
- I don't think you'll see
this video on MTV.
Air's Cherry Blossom Girl, directed by cult porn director
Kris Kramski. There has always been a loose connection
between pop and porn, but this tightens up the link a bit.
Oh, it has nudity. Unfortunately, it also has wimp-rock and
a boring video.
- One more group of free
Playboy Big Breast Babes!
- Another group of free
Playboy's Beach Babes!
Crime may not pay, but it's a cool way to become famous.
A major Pepsi ad will star the teens who were sued by the
Elwood man hit by truck, killed after lottery win: "The
winner of this week's 'Hoosier Millionaire' game show died
after being hit by a pickup truck just hours after the
show's taping, authorities said Friday." I think I can see
the plot for Donnie Darko 2 emerging.
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.
Words and .wmv's from Scoop.
.avi's from Shiloh
As requested, Shiloh capped Peta Wilson in The
Sadness of Sex. (.avi version, .wmv version)
Sirens revisited. Tara Fitzgerald. Full-frontal
nudity, actually from the movie Sirens, one Hugh Grant movie you can
enjoy. (.avi version, .wmv version)
Sirens revisited. Siren #2. Elle MacPherson, doing a
lesbian scene with Kate Capshaw in A Girl Thing.(.avi version, .wmv version)
Sirens revisited. Siren #3. Speaking of lesbians,
Portia DeRossi (real name Mandy Rogers) is the real McCoy. Here she
is in Women in Film (.avi version, .wmv version).
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs for these movies:
FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use
DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use
virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the
vids says the video codec: DivX Decoder Filter & audio
codec: Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with.
When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG
Layer-3. A friend of mine told me about compressing the
audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been
capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this
info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp &
asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using
camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could
never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost
too much to buy in my opinion.
A reader says:
You mentioned that some users were
having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool
designed to determine what codec is needed for a video.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Hope this is useful to you
or your users.
I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9.
The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in
the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly
larger, and slightly lower quality.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
"Carry on Abroad"
As you'd expect, Barbara Windsor's breasts are visible in Carry on Abroad. Lots of sexy caps and near exposure by Carol Hawkins, Sally Geeson, Gail Grainger and June Whitfield.
"Carry on Camping"
It's the same again for Carry on Camping re Barbara Windsor. Gilly Grant is also topless and we have a few scenes from a naturist film.
"The Unknown Cyclist"
Lea Thompson shows some excellent see-through pokies in The Unknown Cyclist.
- Lea Thompson
Some more excellent pokies by Lauren Hutton in The Gambler. There is some topless nudity by a prostitute who is probably in the credits but wasn't named in the movie.
"Rush of Fear"
Some minor pokies by one of the sexiest women in the movies, Rosanna Arquette.
"Men Seeking Women"
No nudity in Men Seeking Women, just lots of sexy caps of Starr Andreeff, Rebecca Walker, Holly Long, Pamela Gien and Rebecca Arthur.
"Piñata - Survival Island"
This film has so much potential, instead it was just another B-movie slash fest. It just needed some nudity and sex. The pokies come from Tressa di Figlia and there are just sexy caps of Jaime Pressly, Lara Boyd Rhodes, Daphnee Duplaix (Brainscan was right, why have playmates if they're going to keep their clothes on) and Julia Mendoza.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
This 2001 biopic tells the true story of novelist Iris Murdoch, her lifelong romance with her husband, and the trials of their later life once Iris gets Alzheimer's disease.
The story is told through a series of flashbacks, with Kate Winslet playing the younger Iris. She did a great job, and of course, got naked in the process. Has Kate ever NOT gotten naked in a movie? My idea of a real actress. :-)
An interesting but sad story with some definite insights into a very insidious disease.
|From the movie "Amnesia" (1997). Tomanovich looks fantastic topless in a love scene. Depending on how many bad movies you watch, you may recognize her from "Bio-Dome". Sadly I think that is her biggest movie to date. Kirkland is also topless, and while I applaud older actresses who take risks and get nekkid, in this case...yikes! What you see is a 20 year old pair of robo-hooters on a well worn 53 year old body. To quote Indiana Jones, "it's not the years, it's the mileage".
||Brief breast views in scenes from "Torn Apart" (1990).
||The Spanish actress going topless at age 20 in scenes from her very first movie "Bellas durmientes" (2001)
||One of the most gorgeous women on the planet showing a little cleavage. Thanks to Squiddy.
||Great 'caps by LC of the Oscar winner topless in scenes from the Sylvia Plath bio pic, "Sylvia" (2003).
|C2000 'caps the young star in her undies in scenes from the Golden Globe winning movie, "Lost In Translation".
||A nip slip from "Sex and the City". Thanks again to LC.
||I'm not sure of the numbers, but this topless scene from "Road Trip" has to be pretty high on the list of most frequently 'capped scenes. Regardless of the stats, I'm not complaining. Thanks to Plug.
|Señor Skin takes a look at the 1984 gratuitous nudity classic "Hardbodies" (1984). Naturally, there are boobs everywhere.