"Dead Ringers"

Dead Ringers (1988) is a David Cronenberg drama staring Jeremy Irons as identical twin gynecologists. Once they are in private practice, a few differences become obvious. One is more of a public figure and a laddies man, the other more of a researcher and clinician. They are in the habit of sharing women (the women can't tell the difference) until Geneviève Bujold, a famous actress, sees them for infertility. The problem is, the quiet brother falls in love with her. She is a pill junkie, so naturally he becomes a pill junkie, which, from my viewpoint, drove the rest of the film.

Bujold shows breasts, as does Heidi von Palleske. IMDb readers have this at 7.1. It made pretty much a clean sweep of the Genie Awards, and garnered several others. Ebert awarded 2.5 stars. I did not find the story at all engaging. In the end, it finished as a drugs suck film, and I have now seen more than enough of them. This is a C-. Cronenberg fans will want to see this as a departure from his usual horror.

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  • Genevieve Bujold (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • Heidi Von Palleske (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Ruby Cairo (1993):

    As you will recall, the Region 1 DVD of Ruby Cairo has been chopped by 16 minutes from the original running length. This eliminated the sex scene, virtually eliminated Jack Thompson's character, and made Andie's pursuit of her not-quite-dead husband to be totally illogical. (Without the sex scene, she followed him to every corner of the earth, finally found him, said "hi," and walked out.)

    To make matters worse, the film is not only truncated in length on the Region 1 disc, but in scope as well - it is a pan 'n scan transfer in a TV aspect ratio.

    The all-region German DVD solves many of the problems.

    1. It includes the complete, uncut film in a widescreen aspect ratio.

    2. The character motivations are much clearer with the sex scene restored. That scene includes flashbacks, mood shifts, and substantial dialogue, and explains why Andie chased her husband around the world, then left when he answered the door. Well, it doesn't so much explain it as change it. After their reuinion, they have sex and talk a lot, Andie flashes back to what it used to be like, and realizes the man she is having sex with is just not the same man she married.

    3. There is now some point to Jack Thompson's presence in the film. There is still not much point, mind you, but at least he has a substantial part instead of a cameo.

    Unfortunately, the German DVD has two other problems which prevent me from recommending it

    1. The transfer is far inferior in quality to the one on the Region 1 DVD. The video quality is grainy and just not sharp.

    2. There is only one sound track, and that is in German. The original English soundtrack is not available. There are no sub-titles available. If you want to hear it, your only choice consists of dubbed German voices.

    Bottom line: there is still no version of this film worth owning, even in the unlikely event that you like the movie.


    • Andie MacDowell (1, 2)


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    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    How is this for a trade? You got yourself this DVD and it has no plot, no dialogue, no suspense and no humor. But it has 19 beautiful women, nekkid as can be. We call that a great deal!

    The DVD goes by the title of "Mystique Lingerie: The Secret of Seduction. Only secret here is who doesn't know that a gorgeous nekkid gal can get just 'bout any guy to hop her bones? Not much else you can call secretive about this disk.

    The format of the DVD is take each woman and show her off in a bunch of photos and then in a 4-5 minute-long live-action clip. Action here is a relative term, since most of what the gals do is pose invitingly, so that most of the movement is by the cameraman, which is too bad because the compression on the disk is extreme and every gitter of the camera leaves behind mega-motion-blur. Still, I found stuff to cap and I am sending in those gals who were former Hefmates or Pets.

    Part one feature three women today, with plenty more to come...

    • Anna Marie Goddard, the Dutch born actress and Heffer (January '94, the 40th Anniversary Heff-babe) posing topless and full frontal. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    • Aria Giovanni, the nude model and former Pet (September 2000) also shows off her beautiful big'uns as as well as a little bit of bush. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    • Here is another former Heffer (January '93), Echo Johnson. Toplessness only, plus a few teaser views of parital rear nudity. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    It's another "Hankster Light" day today...

    Since we already had the ol' time machine gassed up and ready to go yesterday for our look at "Porky's 2", I figured it would only make sense to pay a visit to the original "Porky's".

    So join us and take a peek thru the whole in the wall behind the girls shower room for a smorgasbord of boobs, bums and bush in that classic shower scene. The girls are all a bunch of unknowns (except for the final cap of Kaki Hunter).

    The next scene features Kim Cattrall showing her bum a just a little bush (blink and you miss it) in her first film at the age of twenty-five. I find it odd that she didn't show her breasts then as it never bothered her to show them off 20 years later during her "Sex and the City" days.

    • Shower babes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    • Kaki Hunter (1, 2)
    • Kim Cattrall (1, 2)

    Next up...a bonus topless scene featuring Wendy Green from way back in 1972 in scenes from "Black mama, White Mama".

    • Wendy Green (1, 2)

    Crimson Ghost
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    Today from the Ghost...a few clips from the Zalman King movie "Shame, Shame, Shame" (1998). From the clips, this seems to be a direct-to-skinemax version of The Vagina Monologues. The women all look great while going full frontal, and the scenes are well lit, but honestly the clips are a bit on the boring side as the women mostly just stand still and talk.

    Holly Valance
    Monica Keena

    Tmo takes a look at the recent episode of the HBO series "Entourage". Keena looks very cute, but sadly stays dressed. Valance shows bit of side breast exposure.

    Angelina Jolie
    (1, 2)

    Señor Skin 'caps of one of the most beautiful actresses ever showing just a bit of breast exposure in scenes from the film that pretty much launched her career, 1995's "Hackers". By the way, Jolie and Pitt kicked a little but at the box office over the weekend, as "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" not only debuted at #1. but also took in just over $50 million!

    Celeb News
    From Ananova:

    Scarlett's car fantasy
    Scarlett Johansson says her favourite fantasy is to have sex on the back seat of a car.

    According to the US issue of Playboy she said: "I do think having sex in a car is sexy.

    "If I were in a really raunchy frame of mind and thinking of doing something crazy and kinky and sexy, the back seat would be it."

    She also revealed she is ready to go topless in a movie reports The Sun.

    She said: "It would just have to be the right film."