Octavia (2002) -- Perhaps the information from Felix in Madrid is all you need to know about this film:

"Boring as hell. Very talkie. Letterbox. No subtitles. Menh-Wai Trinh was a TV anchor. I like her face and her voice and never figured I’ld see her nude in a film. Don’t get it unless you find the nudity appealing."

Everything he said was true, and the one reviewer at referenced at IMDb also thought it was entirely too talky. However, the images of a nude Menh-Wai Trinh were too good for me to pass up. She seems to be the daughter of a career spy, and a wife who was raped while masquerading as a nun. Beyond that, the story is pretty much a mystery to me. Trinh shows breasts and buns nude sunbathing, then breasts and bush doing a Lady Godiva. The few times I switched to normal speed, the film seemed to be a 50/50 mix of narration and conversations over coffee. I doubt that there is much danger of this coming to US screens. It seems to have had a theatrical release in Spain, and appeared at three festivals, including one in Canada. IMDb readers have this at 7.9 based on only 7 votes, and that is in a two year period. Although it is a letterbox transfer, it does look very good. It would be unfair of me to grade this film without understanding the dialogue, especially as it is mostly dialogue. At any rate, enjopy the images.

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    Poniente (2002), or West, is about both a woman returning home after the death of her father and facing her past, and the problems between migrant farm workers and tomato growers. The woman, played by Cuca Escribano in her first feature film, had not spoken to her father in years, and was living in Madrid with her daughter. Turns out she had a first daughter who drowned at the beach, whereupon her husband abandoned her and moved to the US, and her father refused to acknowledge her.

    Her cousin is hoping she will sell the greenhouses and the house, as he feels part of the land was stolen by her father. She decides to stay, face her past and her ghosts, and run the farm. Along the way, she fires the relative, and becomes intimate with her book keeper. The book keeper dreams of buying and restoring a bar on the beach, and running it with his best friend, an Arab farm worker.

    The growers are looking at falling tomato prices due to competition from poorer countries with cheaper labor, and the workers are treated like slaves, working long hours in bad conditions for little pay, and are not allowed to live in town, or even enter the local tittie bar. The situation is bound to ignite, and it eventually does. Both aspects are very evenly developed, but I never had the feeling I was watching two different stories.

    IMDb readers say 7.4. There are no reviews or comments available. Escribano shows her breasts in a sex scene that fades into sunrise over the ocean. I was struck by the similarities between these Arab farm workers and the California farm workers in the early 70s. IN both situations, many of the workers were illegals, but they organized and demanded rights. However, in the Spanish example, violence erupted, whereas the California version was largely non-violent, and boycotts were used to apply pressure. This is a beautiful Widescreen transfer with excellent optional subtitles, and, all in all, a pretty good yarn about a subject I knew little about, namely produce production in Spain. I was aware that Spain and Israel provided much of the early produce in Germany, but didn't know anything about the industry itself. This is a solid C, but is only available on Region 2 PAL from Spain at the moment.

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    Cock & Bull Story (2001)

    This film used to be known as Southside.


    I'll be damned if I can figure out why anyone made this movie. We start out with the usual boxing movie about the poor kid using boxing to break free from poverty. His career is just starting to get noticed, he's getting some good bouts, and he's attracting the attention of Mr Big.

    Nothing new so far, right?

    Now here's the rub, so to speak. Whenever he gets in the clinches with another fighter and starts rubbing other manly flesh, he gets a hard-on. It really excites him.

    Other boxers notice. Word hits the street.

    All of the guys in the neighborhood have heard, and are writing stuff like "Rocky sucks dick" on the walls. Rocky's best buddy from the 'hood doesn't take kindly to this affront to his main man, so he starts to kill pretty much everyone in the neighborhood by hitting them with a lead pipe. Hoo, boy, is he steamed when he finds out that Rocky really does like to smoke the White Owl, after Lead Pipe Guy had gone and killed more innocent bystanders than Lt Calley. The local cops are kinda upset by the whole crazy murder-spree thing as well.

    Actually, to be serious for a sec, the whole sexual preference issue is left unresolved. The boxer either is not really interested in guys, or can't admit it to himself, or something. Tough guys from his part of New Jersey don't admit this kind of thing, not even to themselves. In fact, there is some suggestion that the murderous best friend guy may derive his homophobia from latent homosexuality of his own, but none of this is developed very deftly.

    In fact, a lot of things are left unresolved when this film ends, and I found the ending completely unsatisfying in many ways.

    Look for some interesting cameos. (1) Remember Mary Hartman's husband from three decades ago? The character was played by Greg Mullavey, and he's in this movie as the boxer's crusty old trainer! I recognized his voice, but had no idea who he was. I haven't seen him in years, maybe decades. His appearance is completely different now. (2) Kay Lenz is trying to mount a movie comeback, and she has a small role in this film as the boxer's mom. (MILF!!)

    Guess who wrote and directed this film? Billy Hayes.

    Think. Dig deep into your memory. You know who he is.

    Remember the movie Midnight Express? No, Billy didn't write or direct or star in it. It was about him! (He did write the book on which it was based.) The entire Turkish prison experience of Midnight Express was based on an actual period in the life of this same Billy Hayes. In the 25 years or so between writing that book and this script, he had no other writing credits. His most interesting acting credit was in a film called Shakespeare's Plan 12 From Outer Space. I suppose that is where he met Kay Lenz, who also acted in that esteemed cinema classic. (I haven't seen it, but I want to!)

    • Wendy Fowler (1, 2, 3)


    The Reagans (2003) 

    This is the controversial CBS mini-series that never got aired because of conservative backlash.

    Although it isn't really my kind of project, and has nothing to do with nudity, I watched it because I was curious about whether it was a hatchet job. I guess I still don't know the answer because I don't remember all the arguments and counter-arguments from that era, but I can at least share with you what kind of Reagan family is pictured here.

    Unlike most of the people who have become President since Truman, the Ronald Reagan pictured here was a decent man. He really believed in right and wrong, and he believed that if he made a mistake he should own up to it, like the good guys in the movies from his era. He was not very good at discussing personal feelings, but he was clear about what he believed in. He wanted to do the right things for the country and the world, even if those things were not the right things for Ronald Reagan.

    He wasn't a dirty politician. The worst thing he said about Jimmy Carter was completely fair - he asked the American public to look deep inside their hearts and ask whether they were better off at the end of Carter's term than at the beginning. He then said that if people thought their lives had improved in Carter's years, then they should vote for Carter, but if not ...

    That's how he got to be President. He was a sincere, old-fashioned man, unlike the jaded cynics who dominate the world of politics. People listened to him, believed him, liked him. Just like in the movies.

    That was the positive side of the profile. On the negative side, he was dumber than any of his co-stars, including Bonzo. His obtuse mind, coupled with his black and white sense of right and wrong, led him to make broad, simplistic conclusions lacking in nuance and analysis.

    Frankly, that is probably a fairly accurate picture of Mr Reagan. His supporters want to spin the man by saying that he approached problems with clarity of purpose. Those who disagreed with him said that he was simply dumber than a box of rocks, and that his clarity derived from simple-minded preconceptions. If you want to take a balanced view, I offer this: the most important part of the job of President of the United States is to offer leadership and direction. He does not need to be a political genius and a policy wonk like Clinton and Nixon, nor does he need to grasp any issues with any depth of understanding. He is the captain of a great ship. His job is to decide where to sail that ship, not to hoist the sails. In his position, he can hire anyone he cares to hire, including plenty of people smart enough not to raise the mainsail on the mizzenmast. Whatever that means.

    As pictured here, Reagan's simple weltanschauung led him to make some bad judgments without due consideration. The line that got this film into trouble with conservatives was "those who live in sin shall die in sin". Reagan was pictured saying that in response to the AIDS crisis in 1985 or 86. He never said that. It was a fictionalization. Conservatives called it "a lie".

    That's politics.

    They were right, of course. It was a lie, or a fictionalization, if you prefer.

    What the conservatives didn't tell you is that what Reagan really said on the subject was worse, and far more insensitive. The fictionalization was actually a whitewash, but the conservatives spun it as a slander!

    That's politics.

    Reagan actually said, on May 27, 1989, "Maybe the Lord brought down this plague - illicit sex is against the Ten Commandments." Of course, he had left office by then, but it's reasonable to conclude that he must have said similar things in 1985 and 86.

    As for Nancy Reagan, she is pictured here as Machiavellian, which is in line with the general perception of her. At one annual press club roast, a wag remarked, "we're here in honor of the most powerful person in Washington, and I'm glad to see she brought her husband with her". If you look at the Reagans as a team, the way they are pictured here made them a good two-headed President. Ron set the agenda and handled the charm and decency. Nancy worked behind the scenes to see that things really got done the way Ron wanted them done. He had the vision, she had the smarts and will. I don't know if that is really accurate or not, but it rings true to me.

    Setting aside the accuracy issue, which I have not studied, is The Reagans a good movie? Not bad. It's at least an above average made-for-TV project. James Brolin and Judy Davis do a good job in the leads, and the structure of the film is interesting enough that I was able to negotiate the three hours without any boredom. I found it an interesting look back at the Reagan years, but nothing really to merit the controversy it engendered. Contrary to the official conservative line, I ended up thinking of the Reagans as real people, and liking them far more than I did before I watched the film.

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    • I think this is Sherrie Wilson's (Walker, Texas Ranger) only nudity, from Past Tense  (.avi, .wmv)

    • Here's the rest of Annette O'Toole's nudity in Cat People, in the locker room before the swimming pool scene. Nice quality, and this is the clearest breast exposure of O'Toole's career.  (.avi, .wmv)

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    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.

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    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.

    Graphic Response
    From the 1998 movie "Hell's Kitchen" (1998)...both ladies show almost the exact same 'nipple popping out of the black bra' exposure.

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website.

    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    Today's stuff includes edits of things posted on Tuesday plus a couple of other fine-looking women.

    • Hudson Leick, the Evil Callisto apparently paying tribute to Daryl Hannah in "Splash". There is some wonderful cleavage and maybe even a partial nipple view if you stare long enough.

    • Jessica Simpson...another look at the the pop-starlet's cleavage and subtle nipple sighting during a recent stage appearance.

    • "Star Wars" star Natalie Portman looking quite lovely.

    • Rachel Hunter, the Kiwi actress and former Mrs. Rod Stewart showing off a truck load of cleavage.

    • Tara Reid out in public with several buttons left undown on her blouse.

    • Victoria Beckham, sunbathing topless.

    Leslie Bega Brief breast exposure from this past Sunday's episode of "The Sopranos".

    Edita Deveroux
    Petra Tomankova

    Tereza Brettschweiderova
    Kristyna Simova

    Jessica Böhrs

    Molly Schade

    "Eurotrip" is not due out until June 1st, but it looks like LC got ahold of a DVD a little early! Excellent 'caps from the unrated version, with everyone going topless!

    Crimson Ghost
    Part 2 of the Ghost's coverage of the Skinemax flick "Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps" (1999).

    • Kim Yates, the cute, blonde and non-silly-coned former flight attendant and Vegas Showgirl in some pseudo-sex scenes. Toplessness in all of these, plus brief views of the other two B's in links 1-7.
      (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)

    • Kim Yates .wmvs (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "Japanese Story"
    This excellent 2003 Australian drama starts out as a love story, but about halfway through, turns into something else. A female geologist takes a visiting Japanese businessman on a tour of the desert to see mining areas. Unfortunately, they hate one another, at least at first. Then, romance blooms.

    What happens next turns this film into an excellent drama, with an absolutely outstanding acting job turned in by Toni Collette. While I won't reveal the ending, I will highly recommend the movie. It is very slow paced, but still watchable and intriguing, with a gripping ending.

    Nikki Cox
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    As usual, the NBC series "Las Vegas" delivered plenty of Cox cleavage on Monday night's season finale.

    Lindsay Lohan Another look at her boob popping out in public.

    Claudia Cepeda
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

    Señor Skin 'caps of Cepeda showing all in a variety of nude scenes from "Story of O, the Series".

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Write Your Own "Cockpit" Joke - Security is under scrutiny at the Aberdeen, Scotland, airport after a drunken lapdancer was found passed out in the cockpit of a plane. Soraya Wilson thinks she had a fight with her boyfriend, drank too much, went looking for a place to sleep, and somehow ended up at the airport. She apparently slipped past guards and police, scaled a barbed wire fence, boarded a jet and fell asleep, all while wearing nothing but a skimpy top and a G-string. She was let off with a warning. She said, "If I can break into a a major airport, what chance have they got catching terrorists?"

  • Especially if the terrorist is wearing pasties and a G-string.
  • She had a pair of 38's, and they still let her onto a plane!
  • The guards saw her, but they all figured some other guard must've already strip-searched her.
  • At first, she thought a pilot had ordered a lap dance then got her drunk, but then she thought, "Nah, that's too far-fetched."

    Apple Pair - Historian Angela McShane Jones of Britain's University of Warwick found that women in the 1600s exposed their breasts in public more than they do today. Both paintings and woodcut sheet music depicted bare-breasted women, and everyone from queens to prostitutes wore gowns that completely revealed their breasts. Jones said "apple-like" breasts were considered symbolic of youth, beauty and virtue, and men didn't mind their women showing them because it was a way to display their honor and virtue. She said if the Janet Jackson incident had happened in the 1600s, nobody would have raised an eyebrow.

  • They would've assumed Janet was displaying her virtue...They were a simple people.
  • Don't tell Janet that in the 1600s, women didn't wear panties, either.
  • And who convinced women that showing their breasts was a sign of honor and virtue? A bunch of horny men.
  • Women finally started covering their breasts in the 1700s, to keep Ben Franklin from grabbing them.

    And Yoda Will Rap! Backwards! - The Sun tabloid claims from an inside source that the next "Star Wars" movie will be called "Birth of the Empire." Also, the big highlight will be a light saber duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin on surfboards over lava.

  • On the planet Funicello.
  • It's official: George Lucas' mind has now regressed to the age of 12.
  • If they want a real highlight, drop Jar Jar Binks into the lava.