TV Recap

Top of the Lake

This is a mini-series being presented on BBC Worldwide. It is distinguished by two important breakthroughs:
1. It was created by, and is being directed by, hot-shot director Jane Campion (The Piano).

2. Elisabeth Moss, Peggy of Mad Men fame, gets naked in episode five.


Episode 7 of season 2

Isolda Dychauk

Martina Gastini

  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Ivana Milicevic

Lili Simmons


The Wicked Lady


Glynis Barber


Death Games


Johnny's comments:

The vault opens and out comes another forgotten Australian Classic off VHS.

Death Games aka Final Cut is a 1980 psychological thriller about wannabe documentary filmmaker Chris (Lou Brown) who with his journalist girlfriend Sarah (Jennifer Cluff) score an interview with the mysterious and reclusive millionaire and possible sleaze merchant Dominic (David Clendenning). Chris and Sarah are invited on the boat for a party Dominic is having with his also mysterious, possibly porn star wife Yvette (Narelle Johnson). It seems Dominic has had a bit of trouble, possibly involving a murder and Chris is determined to get to the bottom of it. But, Dominic is having none of that, so he tempts Chris by giving him a hint of what happened, then promptly drugs his drink. While in a drug haze, Chris believe he sees a bloodied, half naked woman and attempts to investigate, but blacks out. The next morning it seems he is missing a reel of film, the one with the potentially damaging information. Later, Chris and Sarah continue the interview at Dominic's penthouse apartment, where over the next few days, Chris and Sarah are tormented by Dominic and Yvette, scaring them, drugging them, threatening to release damaging footage of them drugfucked and setting them up for murder. Can Chris and Sarah survive the weekend with their sanity in tact and expose the rich couple wicked games? There's an interesting concept here in amongst a surprising amount of debauchery that is also surprisingly coy, especially during a bizarrely arty lesbian scene. But Death Games blows it with a preposterous final act that is so ridiculous, you don't really care whether Chris and Sarah survive as there's a lot of ridiculous fake outs. Close, but no donuts.

As with all VHS Classics, the quality is not up to DVD standard and Death Games was a bastard to make a copy of. Even then both the image and sound has small issues as in the image is a little fuzzy and the sound has a bit of squeal in it, but the videos are still pretty watchable. Wish this movie would make it to DVD as I'd love to take a ping at a high quality version as I like Jennifer Cluff here and she has a fair bit of nudity in this movie, but sadly, I think this one is a lost cause. Damn it! Also, there's a few 70s and 80s Australian Penthouse Pets in the cast, but the credits are terrible past the main four and I don't really know who's who, so maybe someone can identify the unknown girls below for me, if they go back that far... Particularly the dancing girl, really like her

Film Clips

Natalie Martinez in Broken City (2013)
(This is the mainstream release with Russell Crowe and Marky Mark)

Gemma Donato in Alien Showdown: The Day the Old West Stood Still (2013)

Nadia Lanfranconi, also in Alien Showdown

Troian Bellisario in Consent (2010) in 1080HD
(She flashes the side of her nude body for a couple of frames.)

Birgit Koehn in Wolfsfahrte (2010)

Mischa Barton, young and slim, in Assassination Of A High School President (2008) in 1080p


The immortal "Fembomb" in Exterminator City (2005)