Sadomania (1981), the legendary Jess Franco sleaze feste has finally been released on DVD. This marks the first time the Uncut version has been available in the United States. If it gives you any idea, IMDB has it X Rated with a running time of 67 minutes. The actual runtime of the full version is 102 minutes. There is not a single scene in the film without at least breast exposure, and precious few frames without nudity. Franco hired 50 naked female extras for the film. The idea came about as an Ilsa the wicked warden type film, but with black transexual Ajita Wilson as the warden.

Uta Koepke and her husband are on their honeymoon, and pull off the road for a quickie. They are arrested, and Wilson keeps Koepke, but releases the husband. He swears to get her out. The prison serves as slave labor, entertainment for the governor and his bisexual wife, and Wilson's pleasure. The prison costume is cut off jeans, period. Way too many images for one night, so tonight we have Nadine Pascal as a prisoner that refuses to sleep with the governor, and so is turned loose in the swamp to be hunted. She shows everything. Wilson also shows everything, and, if I hadn't known she was a transexual, I wouldn't have guessed. Koepke also shows everything. I also included as many of the 50 naked extras and groups shots tonight as I could spot.

Tomorrow night, the other images, and the remainder of the review.

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  • Ajita Wilson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)
  • Nadine Pascal (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32)
  • Unknowns (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54)
  • Uta Koepke (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Flesh & Blood (1985)

    Paul Verhoeven's career can be neatly divided into two parts, except for this movie.

    Before Flesh & Blood, he made some brilliant films in Dutch, both serious dramas and genre films, in which he established himself as one of the world's foremost directing talents, and made international stars out of many in his Dutch repertory cast, especially Rutger Hauer.

    After Flesh and Blood, he made big budget, commercial Hollywood films. Good entertainment pictures. Robocop. Total Recall. Basic Instinct.

    I like most of the films in both periods, although for lots of different reasons. Verhoeven is a talented guy, and he was easily able to make the transition from low-budget artistic films to glitzy Hollywood blockbusters.

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    Except for Showgirls, that is a solid list. In a way, I even like Showgirls, Verhoeven's only major flop. While that movie would be a complete waste of time without the nudity, sort of like an alternate version of Coyote Ugly, it does have that nudity, and it is spectacular in quantity, quality and presentation.

    Flesh & Blood was Verhoeven's "tweener", fitting into neither category, but possessing characteristics of each. It still featured Rutger Hauer, and Verhoeven's usual co-writer (Gerard Soeteman), and it was filmed in Europe, but it was performed entirely in English, and also featured some Hollywood faces like Jennifer Jason Leigh of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

    It is a medieval anti-romance. Although it takes place in no particular country, and features no identifiable historical facts except a date and continent (1501, Europe), it is anything but a romanticized "once upon a time" tale of knightly valor. Verhoeven pictures the middle ages as having consisted entirely of rain, poverty, filth, poor sanitation, suffering, festering wounds, festering plague boils, contaminated food, war, and rape. I suppose that is probably a reasonable pictorialization of how they actually lived in 1501, true at least to the spirit of the times, if not faithful to the letter of history.

    The plot:

    A nobleman leads a mercenary army against a city that expelled him. When he refuses to make good on his promises to the mercenaries, the plot to get revenge on him, starting by capturing his future daughter-in-law. This scenario establishes a battle for the damsel in distress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) between the nobleman's university-educated son and the leader of the brigands (Rutger Hauer). To complicate matters, said damsel falls in love with both of them, and keeps switching her allegiance, or pretending to.

    It's a crazy over-the-top, no holds barred film, available uncut for the first time in America on the DVD. The title, "Flesh and Blood", was just a different way of saying "sex and violence". That combination perfectly describes the raison d'etre of the film. It can be cheesy, but the characters are remarkably complex. Neither Hauer nor the young prince was all good or all bad, and the princess actually had to think things through to make a decision, finally going with one of the men, but demonstrating plenty of love for the other as well. Similar ambiguity and dimension was seen in the captain of the prince's army, and several of Hauer's cohorts.

    It's not for everyone, and it requires a strong stomach, but it's a good film, and Verhoeven is a major talent. I never lost interest, and I was never able to read the results in advance.


    The film also featured frontal nudity from Bruno Kirby. Kirby also whipped it out in the uncensored version of The Harrad Experiment, so he's really Mr Screen Studmuffin.



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    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    More Canadian stuff...

    "Starship Invasions" (1977)
    Really bad bad Canadian 1970s sci-fi with 1950s production values. Some of the cast were recycled and used again in High-Ballin' (1978).

    "Class of 1984" (1982)
    Videonasty starring a young Michael J. Fox but saved by an over-the-top performance by Timothy Van Patten as a juvenile delinquent who declares war on a music teacher (Perry King) because he didn't get the piano playing gig in the school band. Supposed to be based on a true story but really is a remake of of various teenagers-gone-bad movies from the 1950s. Some cuts have the rape scene of the teacher's wife (Merrie Lynn Ross) removed.

    "The Morrison Murders" (1996) (TV)
    TV movie of the week. Male nudity only but Tanya Allen was almost falling out of her tube top during the first five minutes.

    "Immortal: Forest for the Trees"
    Episode from the Lorenzo Lamas tv series about some half-naked wood nymphs living in the forest. No nudity as they're wearing a coat of leaves with skimpy outfits underneath.

    "Gas Corner" tv series
    New Canadian tv series. The pilot episode was about the waitress (Gabrielle Miller) wearing a push-up brassiere. I think in the next episode she participates in a wet t-shirt contest.


    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "Cabin Fever"
    Blood and gore with a brain, and a taste of Deliverance thrown in for good measure. A better than average horror flick with some nice plot twists.

    As a mysterious flesh-eating virus starts killing off people in a remote wilderness area, they turn on one another thinking it's being passed by contact. All the cliched characters are present, hot naked chick, hot won't-get-naked chick, dumb jock, cool guy, dorky guy, redneck backwoods guy, etc., but they don't detract from the movie, they make it.

    By the time anyone figures out what's really spreading the virus, there aren't many survivors, but how they get there makes for a really cool horror flick.

    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Meg Ryan
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35)

    Many thanks to The Night for digging up these 'caps of Meg's nudity from an unrated version of "In the Cut". Breasts, bum and pretty good 'caps from a love scene.

    Assorted babes A sneak peak at some nudity from the upcoming comedy "Eurotrip". I'm not sure who the topless babes are, but we do also see former "Buffy" co-star Michelle Trachtenberg getting a toungue massage. Thanks to PK Orion for the 'caps.

    Scarlett Johansson
    (1, 2)

    Kari Wuhrer
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Before Johansson's Golden Globe nominated performance in "Lost in Translation", she made a little movie called "Eight Legged Freaks" (2002) starring David Arquette and Kari Wuhrer. Naturally there was no nudity, but she sure can fill out a shirt. Kari also looked pretty good playing Johansson's mom. Great 'caps by Akira.

    Liz Phair Kitt 5000 catches the musician showing off a great pair of legs during a recent appearance on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest".

    Idalis DeLeon
    (1, 2)

    The Skin-man cathes the former MTV VJ topless and in a thong from an episode of the multi Emmy award winning HBO series "Six Feet Under" (episode: "I'm Sorry, I'm Lost" airdate June 1, 2003)

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Jesus! - Vanity Fair magazine claims to have explained the charge that Michael Jackson gave an "intoxicating agent" to a minor. They say he allegedly gave the boy wine concealed in a Coke can on a flight from Florida. The magazine says the boy told police that Jackson usually drinks wine out of Coke cans so people won't know he's drinking, he calls white wine "Jesus juice" and red wine "Jesus blood," and he told the boy and his siblings that "Jesus drank it, so it must be good." Michael's ex-business manager confirmed that only his inner circle know his code names for wine, so this tells you the boy spent "quality time" with Michael.

  • So what's "quality time" a code name for?

    Boy, Does He Hate Tattletales! - The magazine also claims that the boy said Jackson made it clear he didn't want the boy's mother and sisters around when he stayed overnight by telling him, "Girls are tattletales."

  • And if there are two things Jackson has absolutely no use for, it's tattletales and girls.
  • I'd be suspicious of any 45-year-old man who uses a dippy word like "tattletale."

    The Steve Martin Defense - Wednesday, Martha Stewart's defense lawyers took a startling legal gamble: after months of denying the charges, they admitted she might have received an inside stock tip, but didn't know it was illegal. They said one of Stewart's friends will testify that moments after she dumped her Imclone stock, "someone" might have mentioned that Imclone founder Sam Waksal was dumping his, too. But they'll argue that Stewart, who's a former stockbroker, didn't know it was illegal to sell a stock because she'd heard other people were selling theirs.

  • Okay, so she was a crummy stockbroker...Why do you think she switched to baking?
  • So Martha Stewart's defense is that she's a dumb blonde?
  • She'll also claim that she didn't know being a cold, nasty control freak was a bad thing.
  • With this legal strategy, she'll go straight from inside trading to inside prison.