"Scream of the Butterfly"

Scream of the Butterfly (1965) -- I am used to Something Weird releasing a strange assortment of films, but this might be one of the strangest. First, I have no idea what the title has to do with the film. Second, why was blonde bombshell Nélida Lobato from Argentina in Las Vegas being directed in an English language film by her Argentinean husband? Finally, where on earth did they release a film with this much nudity in 1965?

As the film opens, Lobato is intentionally run over by a young lover and killed. Cut to the DAs office. The DA assigns the assistant DA to prosecute, but, for some reason, doesn't want the case to come to trial. He wants to plea bargain The assistant DA sees this case as a stepping stone to public office, and wants to try it. They invite the public defender in, and the rest of the film is flashbacks, as the three (and later a shrink) take turns explaining what really happened.

Lobato married a rich airplane company owner, but almost immediately begins an affair. At one point, she decides to do in her husband, fails, and goes to the young lover to break it off. Before the entire story is out, we end up with a homosexual theme, and a surprise ending. Lobato shows breasts and buns in a lengthy bath scene, and breasts in two sex scenes with her young lover, one in bed, and the other an obvious homage to the From Here to Eternity sex in the surf scene, which goes on forever.

IMDB barely mentions this film, and has no score and no reviews. The film is in B & W, and has pace and dialogue more like late 50's than 1965, but is well photographed, and Lobato is worth seeing. I don't even know what genre to place this in. It is dated, but held my interest, and the surprise ending surprised me, but was justifiable. I suppose this is a C. The second feature on this DVD Day of the Nightmare) isn't nearly as interesting, and has breast exposure from several unknowns, which I will not bother capping. The DVD, as usual, contains shorts, trailers, and exploitation art.

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  • Nelida Lobato (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)

    "Private Duty Nurses"

    Private Duty Nurses (1971) is the second of the Corman nurse films, and sticks very close to the formula that worked in the first film. This time we have three nurses at a hospital, all three room mates, and each getting involved in a different plot line. Katherine Cannon becomes sexually involved with a young Vietnam vet who is recovering from having a plate put in his skull, and trying to get over the emotional scars from Nam. His solution is to return to dirt bike racing, which is not conducive to keeping his head injury free. Joyce Williams falls for a black doctor who is accusing the hospital of having a color barrier when it comes to hiring doctors. Pegi Boucher jumps into bed with their weird landlord, only to find out that he is the world's worst lover, then falls for a doctor who is working with her to solve a drowning and fight harbor pollution. Before that story is played out, we have evil narcotics officers and drug smugglers.

    All three women show breasts. The photography in this film was just plain incompetent, and the transfer is a very weak 4/3. The DP was given one more chance, and never got a third. It was directed by George Armitage, who wrote Night Call nurses as well. This is another film that IMDB has little information on. The story is hard to follow, mostly due to weak writing and bad direction, the nudity is very light, and there is not much character development. I could forgive two of the three, but it was almost as if they hadn't figured out that the appeal of the nurse films was young breasts. E.

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  • Joyce Williams (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Katherine Cannon (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Pegi Boucher (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)

    By the time Roger Corman got to his fifth and final "Nurse" movie, he had made a major advancement in the genre. The DVD box summarizes this triumphant achievement.

    "Along the way, I decided that focusing on three girls, instead of the earlier films' four, made for a better story."


    When future film historians point to the key advances in cinema, they will have to cite the following as the Big Seven:

    • Muybridge demonstrates the first projected motion picture
    • Edison debuts his Vitascope
    • Sound added
    • Color added
    • Widescreen techniques perfected
    • Deep focus perfected
    • Corman perfects the nurse formula

    Like just about every Roger Corman movie, or so it seems, Candy Stripe Nurses features the immortal Dick Miller in a small speaking role. Usually a sleazebag salesman, a lazy cop, or some other obnoxious guy, Miller had about four lines in this film, in the much sought-after role of "spectator" at a basketball game. He delivered highly nuanced lines like "you suck, Gallagher" with great relish, at least until Gallagher's girlfriend dumped popcorn on Miller's head.

    The immortal Dick Miller: a symbol of everything important the Fun House believes in - obnoxious comments and low budget movies filled with naked chicks.

    I know you never heard of Dick Miller, but you can't tell me you don't know his face. He has 130 acting credits at IMDb. That compares to 142 for Gerard Depardieu, 157 for Marcello Mastroianni, and 135 for Michael Caine, just to show you which league Miller plays in.



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    Kimberly Caldwell 18/1
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    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    It's back to 1973 with the old time machine and a visit with Pam Grier in "Coffy". Pam plays Coffy a nurse by day and avenging angel by night. Sexy as always this lady gives us an assortment of cleavage, buns and bare breasts.

    Not a great movie, but as long as a movie has Pam, it can't be all bad.

    Amy Lynn Baxter
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    The model, B-actress, Howard Stern regular (she even posed for the inside cover of Private Parts) and touring stripper appearing topless and hosing herself down in scenes from "Golfballs!" (1999).

    Charlie Spradling
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    The cute brunette actress topless in scenes from two movies. Links 1 and 2 are from "Meridian" (1990), links 3 and 4 are from "Puppet Master II" (1990).

    Charlotte Alexandra
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    Breasts, bum and up close and personal gyno-cam views in scenes from "A Real Young Girl" (2000).

    Jennifer Love Hewitt
    (1, 2, 3)

    Great cleavage in the Jackie Chan flick, "The Tuxedo".

    (1, 2)

    this is what a pop teen princess should look like! Thanks to Da Red for these collages of the young, Euro-pop star.

    Dita Von Teese
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    The pin-up and web model posing full frontal. Very nice collages by ZonononZor.

    Debora Caprioglio
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    The busty Italian actress topless, full frontal and even some gyno-views in scenes from the Tinto Brass movie "Paprika" (1989).

    Anu Sinisalo Topless 'caps by Finn from the Finnish movie "Kymmenen riivinrautaa" (2002).

    Mindi Miller
    Penelope Reed
    A great collage by Dann featuring scenes from the 1986 movie "Amazons"

    Dann adds...

    Amazon soldiers must defend a city from an evil king with magic powers. Yeah, it's as lame and poorly acted as it sounds, but with Roger Corman as the associate producer, there's one other element you know you'll find: nudity.