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Third Party Videos:

Helene Joy in Desolation Sound. Hey, Spaz has the day off, so I took on the Canadiana responsibilities.


Barbara Hershey is today's collection-builder:

  • Last Summer. There is good news and bad news with these videos.

    • The good news is that they are the best ones I've even seen from this film. Not quite DVD quality, but better than VHS, taken from a TV broadcast. Although this film was considered an important and provocative one in its era, it has been largely forgotten, and has never come to DVD.

    • The bad news is that the TV broadcast was a watered-down version. I have never seen any captures from the uncut version except for the rough ones that Umpire did years ago. (They are in the Encyclopedia.) A remastered uncut DVD would be very welcome.


  • The Entity. I think the only actually Hershey flesh on display is a brief shot of her from the rear. The rest was done with prosthetics and body doubles. That fact notwithstanding, this is mighty hot stuff! Barbara gets repeatedly fucked by an invisible demon.

  • The Last Temptation of Christ and Boxcar Bertha. If you want a good trivia question for your buds, Hershey remains the only woman with a starring role in two different Scorsese films. Yes, Scorsese directed a Roger Corman film, as did many others who would move up to bigger budgets.

    In addition to her love scenes in Boxcar Bertha, Hershey also did the nasty in real life (and maybe on screen) with David Carradine, and they recreated their love scenes for a Playboy spread. They were together for about three years and had a son together.

  • Drowning on Dry Land. She was in her fifties when she did this one. Once again, she became romantically involved with her co-star. She and Naveen Andrews are still together after eight years, although she will turn 59 in a week or so, and he is in his thirties.

  • The Stunt Man. Quite a good Peter O'Toole dramedy which was barely released in 1980 and virtually lost for many years.

  • The Pursuit of Happiness. Never seen it! Maybe never will. The most interesting thing about it is that it co-stars comedian Robert "I can't stop my leg" Klein.

  • Love Comes Quietly. This is the real treasure of today's collection. This film is so obscure  that neither Mr. Skin no I had any previous record of its existence! This one also has good and bad news.

    • The good news is that Hershey is totally naked front and rear, and her breasts are the largest they have ever been.

    • The bad news is that the size of her breasts can be attributed to a very advanced state of pregnancy. I believe that would be little Free Seagull, later known as Tom Carradine, in her belly.

    Here are some sample captures:


In addition to all the films shown above, Hershey has gotten her kit off in another obscure hippie-era film called Dealing (1972), for which we have no clips, but have the capture to the right (she may have been pregnant here as well, but was not showing)




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Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format. Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.







Ghost Story

Ghost Story (1981) is supposedly based on a novel of the same name by Peter Straub. They did end up using the name, and some character names, but otherwise completely ignored their source material. Rather, they decided to hire a bunch of geriatric superstars (Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and John Houseman) and have them sit around once a week and tell each other ghost stories. Why? Cause Ghost Story is the name of the movie. Pay attention please. Next, we see Alice Krige turn into a decidedly unattractive ghost, and scare Craig Wasson, son of one of the codgers, to jump naked out the window and flash his pecker. The other son, also played by Craig Wasson, is summoned to his father's house with his brother's funeral as a pretext, but actually to provide important exposition. Seems he also did a tour of duty ghost fornicating.

So, he gets home, and codgers start dying. Clearly the ghost is doing it, and just to tell us that, in case we are too stupid to guess, they bring in two more characters for exposition. Seems the old codgers caused the demise of Alice Krige a half-century ago, and she holds grudges. It is unclear why she waited 50 years to get even.

The critical and IMDb reactions indicates a C by our scale, but I would have said C- based on my viewing experience. It is competently filmed, Alice has lovely body parts, and the cast was interesting. Unfortunately the plot was entirely predictable after the first 10 minutes. I may keep it on hand as a cure for insomnia.

  • IMDb readers say 5.7, which seems surprisingly high to me.
  • Ebert liked it at 3 stars.

Scoop's note:

I really have mixed feelings about this one. I had read Peter Straub's novel, so I saw the film in the theater in 1981. I was disappointed that the film kept virtually none of the elements which made the novel a good read, but I thought it was all right on its own, sorta spooky and entertaining enough to keep me from losing interest, with some sexy nudity from Alice Krige. Then I watched it again when the DVD came out and changed my opinion completely. I concluded that the few interesting elements were vastly outweighed by the slow pace, the  "so what" nature of the resolution and the complete lack of scares. I suppose the two decades of intervening films had something to do with my change of heart. This film just seems kind of old-fashioned and dated. We have come to expect ghost stories to move quickly and offer plenty of surprises - "in the moment" scares.

The thing that has changed the most about film and TV projects over the years is the pacing. As a general rule, the farther back you go, the slower they seem. Sometimes I watch old TV comedies that I used to like, "Burns and Allen" for example, and the pacing is so slow that I have a hard time paying attention in between the jokes. There are exceptions, of course. Some of the Marx Brothers individual set-pieces are fast-paced, but there are also sags in their films. For the most part I am always struck by how slow everything is in older entertainments.

Alice Krige shows breasts and buns in multiple scenes, sometimes in good light.









Don't Sleep Alone


Caps and five clips as we look at Lisa Welti in Don't Sleep Alone. She has no problem living up to the title of the movie, She also has a "damsel in distress" scene to open the movie.








The Hunger

Episode "NECROS"


William Cobb (Philip Casnoff) arrives in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and falls for a beautiful young woman (Celine Bonnier) whose constant companion is a strange old man. Cobb's friend, owner of a restaurant, tells him that since the arrival of those two in town there have been many missing persons. William is just looking for a good time and doesn't believe any of the superstitious people who say the old man is the Devil himself.


Celline Bonnier






Notes and collages

The Ladies of Sci-fi/Fantasy


Judy Geeson


... could a film have a more awful name?


Brooke Adams

in the remake of

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

... I recommend the black & white original for a variety of reasons. The story was written as a magazine serial during the cold war and was a warning to the readers about your friends becoming communists while you were not looking; a great slice of historical paranoia in the U.S.A. presented as a sci-fi tale. If you look at Rod Serling's TV series "The Twilight Zone," you'll see that Serling also used sci-fi to make important social points which were taboo to talk about at the time in real terms.







Nice see-through of Jennifer Lopez ...
 ... and another of Kelly Hu

Mr. Skin says this is Mia Kirshner in the opening credits of an episode of 24, and he is wise about such matters. (I admit I never would have recognized her, and I never would have known there was nudity in 24 to begin with, so a tip of the cap to our friendly competitor.)

Ada Tauler in Voodoo Passion
Janet Jackson in a strange but sexy pose.

The paparazzi catch Victoria Silvstedt, for the three guys in Fiji who have never seen her breasts before.
Marushka Detmers in The Devil in the Flesh

Misty Mundae


Dr Jekyll and Mistress Hyde