"Poetic Seduction The Dead Student Society"
Poetic Seduction The Dead Student Society (1998 video) is a Seduction Cinema soft-core teen slasher take-off on Dead Poet Society. Roxanne Michaels and her brother are traumatized as children when their mother (Dawn Ross) seduces a college student by reading him poetry, and then the two are discovered by her husband the dean. Daddy kills the college kid, then mommy stabs daddy. Now that the are grown, they are on a quest to rid the world of the evil that caused this. Michaels is a poetry teacher, who seduces then kills the male students with her brother's help. A couple of women, including Tina Krause and Misty Mundae (in her second ever performance) get caught in the cross fire.
Krause shows everything in a very lengthy shower scene, and the other three women show breasts. IMDB readers have this at 4.5 of 10. This is the worst offering I have seen fro Seduction Cinema. First, the plot is lame to start with, and is told very badly. The acting sets new lows, there is precious little nudity, sex or gore, and the transfer is very blurry in most frames. F.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
How did MST3000 miss this film?
Cheryl Ladd plays a visitor from 1000 years in the
future, a time so hopeless and forlorn that the human race has
despaired of its existence, and cares about nothing except really
cool and elaborate hair-dos. All earthlings are barren, so the
last human generation is trying to save the race. Having mastered
time-travel, they decide to kidnap people from the past (our time), and ship them into the even more distant future. In
order to avoid any time paradoxes, they only capture 20th century people who were
just about to die anyway, and replace them with identical fresh
corpses from their own world, so that the past will continue
unchanged. It seems that the perfect place to pull this off is on an
airliner which is just about to crash.
A thousand years in the future, the last
generation of humans looks exactly like the cast from The Wiz, minus
the munchkins. Cheryl Ladd is the main time-traveler, and she has
her own personal robot who looks exactly like the Tin Man. She
reports to a guy who looks like the Cowardly Lion in a futuristic
wheelchair, and she talks to a bunch of wizards who counsel her to
ignore the people behind the curtain, not to mention the guy holding
the boom mike. They seem to have some gaps in their science.
Although they cannot cure their own infertility, they can move
freely through time and have the technology to create exact replicas
of 20th century humans, right down to fingerprints and dental
They have one great fear in their time-meddling.
They must not create a time paradox which will cause them never to
have existed at all. You would think that such an occurrence would
simply cause them to disappear quietly, but such is not the case.
Instead, when they do finally create a time paradox, it causes
sirens to go off, while robot voices say "danger, Will Robinson", and people start running about helter-skelter,
while the camera jiggles very fast to simulate a "time quake".
Furthermore, when they create the paradox which destroys them, it
does not cause all their work to be undone. Indeed, while the
paradox is slowly unraveling their world, Kris Kristofferson and
Cheryl Ladd are able to escape into the really, really distant
future. At least I guess that's where they are. They get into
some big building, then walk into a light, then we see some
hallucinogenic special effects from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and then
we see Kris and Cheryl making nice-nice in some really orange light.
This is a very forgiving paradox that gives almost
everyone time to escape by walking away in single file. It doesn't
seem like a real full-fledged paradox at all. Maybe it's just a mild enigma, or a
Kris Kristofferson plays a 20th century
investigator for the NTSB who falls in love with the time-traveling
30th century Cheryl Ladd, and eventually joins her in her own time,
at least for the twenty or thirty seconds it lasts until his
presence there causes the entire cosmos to unravel from the whole
wacky paradox of his existence in the 30th century. Dan Travanti
provides the character necessary in all cheesy 1960esque sci-fi
stories - the scientist who has figured out the whole plot and keeps
explaining it to the other characters so we in the audience can
understand it. Since Travanti is not present in the 30th century
scenes, Ladd's personal robot performs the exact same function in
that era, explaining to Ladd things that she must have known, but
that the scriptwriter needed us to know.
This movie couldn't be a lot worse.
- Production values are about on a par with Plan
9. The long shots of airplanes are obviously models, and the
cockpit shots look like they take place in somebody's breakfast
nook in 1959. As for the mid-air collision, I've seen better F/X
on Dark Shadows.
- The acting is - well, the stars are Kris
Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd, which tells you about all you need
to know. Kristofferson walks around trying to look like an
expert, which means that he squints his eyes a lot, seems always
to be in pain, and growls to every reporter about how he'll have a
better answer in a couple a days. Maybe they told him he was
playing Shake Tiller in "Semi-Tougher".
- The paradox concepts are just plain silly, and
of the entire earth looks like it takes place entirely in one
- About a quarter of the running time repeats the
same scenes from a different point of view, without really adding
anything significant the second time.
- Using the robot's and the physicist's dialogue
as an ersatz voice-over was a seriously clumsy way to provide plot
- The final voice-over was as follows: "This is not the end.
This is not the beginning of the end. It is the end of the
The screenwriter, John Varley, is a science
fiction author who has written several novels and has been honored
with both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Millennium is based on his
1977 short story "Air Raid," which he later expanded into a novel
Millennium, published in 1983.
Varley himself adapted his story
for this 1989 film, an act which should have caused the Hugo and
Nebula people to revoke all his awards, strip off his S/F epaulets,
and break his pen over their knees, ala the opening scene in
Poor Varley may have done well in print, but the
whole movie thing isn't really workin' out for 'im. Millennium is
sheer genius compared to his other credit at IMDb. His only other
story listed is "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank", a Raul Julia film
which has the 11th worst score of any movie in history (2.2/10), tied
with Leonard Part 6 and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and worse
than the 2.3 earned by Shaq's classic, near-Shakespearian
performance in Kazaam.
The illusion is that you can see Ladd's nipples in collages 3 and
4, but I think that is merely an illusion. I believe she had something
between her breasts and her shirt. It's sexy either way, because you
seem to be getting a full downblouse.
- Cheryl Ladd
Road Games (1981):
This film is incorrectly called Roadgames at IMDb.
The DVD includes dozens of print ads and posters from different countries, and
nothing would justify making the title into a single word.
Australian director Richard Franklin is a major
fanatic when it comes to Hitchcock films, and a friend of Hitch
himself. The master once accepted an invitation to speak to Franklin's film
class at USC - when Franklin was just a student. How's that for
impressing the teacher! (Franklin later managed to bring in John Ford
to speak about Westerns!). Two years after filming "Road Games", Franklin was chosen to direct
Road Games itself is an Hitchcock homage which offers several tips of the cap to
- It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, whose mother appeared in
Hitchcock's most famous scene, the shower murder in Psycho.
- Curtis's character is a hitchhiker who is called "Hitch".
- The main character, played by Stacy Keach, is a trucker whose
cab includes quite a bit of reading matter, including a copy of
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery magazine.
- According to the director in an
interview on the DVD, the movie itself was founded on this premise:
"what if Rear Window took place in a moving vehicle?"
Keach plays an independent trucker who works the
long, barren Australian route from Melbourne to Perth. One night he
just misses the last room in the last motel, and has to sleep in his
cab, when he sees some activity which seems suspicious. The previous
night he had seen a man in a green van check into the last available
room. The man had a hitchhiker with him. The next morning, Keach
sees the driver of the van, but the hitchhiker is nowhere to be
found, and man seems inordinately interested in some large garbage
bags. When Keach hears a radio report about missing girls, he spins
a fantasy about the man in the van. His fantasy is fueled to an
inferno when he passes the green van on the side of the highway, and
sees the driver digging a very large hole in which he apparently
plans to bury some more garbage bags.
long trip from Melbourne to Perth creates a community on the
highway. One passes someone, and is later passed by them, playing
road tag along the a desolate route which creates a sort of
community of travelers. Keach interacts with this community, but
some of his actions turn the suspicions back upon him. When he is
stopped by the police, it turns out that the mysterious man in the
green van signed into the motel as Keach, so ol' Mike Hammer is
actually the main suspect. (The evil guy could see that Keach had
"Pat Quid, Independent Trucker" written on the side of his cab.)
Keach then resolves to prove his innocence by catching the green van
For about the first third of the
film, Keach delivers a virtual monologue in his cab, since he has only his pet
Dingo to interact with, but he eventually pick up a
hitchhiker (Jamie Lee Curtis). She believes his story, and together
they pursue the van to a rest stop where Keach follows the driver
into the bathroom, only to find that he's been tricked. Keach leaves
the bathroom to find Curtis missing, and to hear the squealing tires
of the van as it leaves in a hurry.
sets the stage for the final chase, with Keach now fully committed
to the chase, since he's not only trying to clear himself, but also
trying to save Curtis's life. Keach pursues the van. The police
You have to see the movie to see the rest.
This is a pretty cool thriller, with some humorous
touches, some real tension, some macabre details, a very well
developed character, and a budding romance which is woven
sensibly into the narrative. There is a cliffside wrestling match, a refrigerated truck
full of pig carcasses which may include at least one human, and a
few other guilty pleasures, like Stacy Keach playing Mozart on a harmonica. It is surprising that the film is all
Great full-featured DVD as well, as detailed to
the left. Well worth a look if you are interested in this kind of
film. Sorry, no nudity from Jamie Lee
- Angie La Bozzetta
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- Helen Mirren, not only a great actress, but a great actress that has never been afraid to show off her body. Her first nude scene was in the 1969 movie "Age of Consent", and her most recent nudity was in the 2003's "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"! Today Graphic Repsonse us takes us back to 1989 for these topless, full frontal and rear nude scenes in "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover".
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'Caps and comments by Hankster:
It's an awesome "Babe in Bondage" day featuring Amber Smith in 1997's "Lowball"!
I don't normally review the movies, but on this one I will warn you, stay away. This movie stinks. It's dark, grainy and makes no sense. If you see the box cover in your video store it will
completely fool you as it has a gorgeous picture of Amber on the cover.
There is not much nudity. Mostly we see her tied being kidnapped, tied up, drugged, groped and in chains. But in links 9, 10 and 11 there is full frontal nudity.
The producers of this film were fools...after they had her naked, they re-dressed her! (links 12 and 13) At least there is some partial breast exposure.
- Amber Smith
'Caps and comments by Oz:
"Dr Jekyll and Ms Hyde"
There's a bit of nudity in Dr Jekyll and Ms Hyde but how much is uncertain. It is supposed to be all of Sean Young but there are obviously prosthetics used and a body double, played by Marie-Helene Pierre.
"Fear of a Black Hat"
No nudity in Fear of a Black Hat. There's almost a nip slip by Rosemarie Jackson and lots of nice women dancing in a music video.
"Girls on Top"
The topless nudity in the German film Girls on Top (aka Mädchen Mädchen) comes from Diana Amft and Anke Schwiekowski. Arza Bozmon and Felicitas Woll also look good.
The brief nudity in Rock Star comes from a groupie flashing her tits and another lot of groupies after the post concert orgy. Jennifer Rovero and Natalie Raynes also give a brief flash. I hope I have identified them properly - in the credits they are identified as Cutie #1 and Cutie #2.
However, there are a lot of other interesting girls to cap. Jennifer Aniston wears a see-through dress that shows her form beautifully. Lots of cleavage and other delights of Carey Lessard, Heidi Mark, Rachel Hunter, Kristin Willits, Dagmara Dominczyk, Carrie Stevens and Jennifer Uilani Warren.
"Riding in the Cars With Boys"
There's a brief upskirt by Brittany Murphy in Riding in the Cars With Boy.
"Places in the Heart"
Sally Field is topless in Places in the Heart but she is facing the wrong way. Some mild pokies by Amy Madigan as she lies down in her underwear.
"The Real Casanova"
The Real Casanova is a British television documentary about Casanova. Topless nudity by several actresses, including Carolyn Hume, Christina Baker and some unknowns, often spoilt by the soft focus technique. There's lots of cleavage by Joceline Brooke Hamilton.
Bathing Brooke was supposed to be the making of Brooke Burke's 2002 calendar. Unfortunately, of the 12 months only about 4 months had a camera there showing the scenes behind the calendar shots. The rest of the year was recycled Wild-On footage showing where Brooke had been. However, on the plus side there's lots of bikinis and a couple of see-throughs and pokies.
"Love and Treason"
Some brief pokies by Kim Delaney in Love and Treason.
With a name like Meatballs you'd expect a lot of nudity but there's none. Lots of lingerie and pokies by Cindy Girling, Kristine DeBell, Ruth Rennie and Sarah Torgov.