"Interview With a Vampire" (1994)

Interview With a Vampire is probably the most elegant, intelligent and sensitive vampire film ever made. The sets are lavish, the photography a little dark, but lush, the acting is top notch, and it is very well received. The only problem for me is that it put me to sleep. Much of the story is voice-over, and it is very talky. The premise is that a vampire is relating his story from the time he first became a vampire to the present to a journalist. His story reminds me of an Old Flanders and Swann song titled "The Reluctant Cannibal or I Won't Eat People." Basically, even after 200 years, he is not comfortable killing people. The exposure comes from Laure Marsac, who is forced to be the victim at a vampire play. She has 18 credits at IMD - mostly French films - but I have never seen her in anything else. It was impossible to tell from this brief role if she can act or not.


Laure Marsac (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

"Sixteen Candles" (1984)

Sixteen Candles is one of John Hughes best. All of the acting is competent, the characters are zany, although a little exaggerated and it has some of the funniest lines ever on film. It also stars a VERY young Molly Ringwald, who was very appealing in this John Hughes directorial debut. She was also wonderful in Breakfast Club. I have not enjoyed her nearly as much since. Ringwald wakes up at the start of the film on her 16th birthday. Her sister is getting married, and not only does her whole family forget her birthday, but so do her grandparents. ("I can't believe my grandparents forgot my birthday -- they live for that shit.").

Sam is in love with a senior who is going with the prom queen -- Haviland Morris -- who looks like she stepped off of a centerfold. This provides the only nudity in the film. Sam and her best friend are watching Haviland in the locker room shower, and talking about how impossible it is to compete with her. The girl in the shower is actually body double Pamela Elser. I find the film a complete delight, with a feel-good ending, and suggest it to anyone who hasn't seen it. I have also included a few head shots of Ringwald (she looked just like the kind of girl I should have chased in High School), and a few of Haviland.


Haviland Morris (1, 2, 3) Molly Ringwald (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Paula Elser

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"Bluebeard" (1972)

This movie has very little to do with any of the other Bluebeard movies and legends. It is about a guy who kills a bunch of wives, but it's basically a Dr Phibes movie, except that Dr Phibes is named Bluebeard, and is played by scenery-chewing Richard Burton instead of scenery-chewing Vincent Price. Burton kills his wives one at a time, in different ways, because they somehow offend his moral code. There is some kind of bizarre subtext in that Burton is a pseudo-Nazi luftwaffe hero who preserves his mother's corpse ala Norman Bates, but none of that is really interesting. Come to think of it, the rest of the movie isn't much interesting either. The premise is silly, the execution siller still. BUT ...

the film has some very strong positives. The sets are beautifully designed and photographed, and the DVD transfer is gorgeous. The director is Edward Dmytryk. Yes, he's the same guy who directed The Caine Mutiny and Raintree County. Heaven only knows what he's doing with this stinker, but he sure brought a lavish look to it. Each of the rooms of Burton's castle has a different dominant color and a different theme decor. Although the colors are more saturated, and Dmytryk prefers bright primary colors to subtle shades, it reminded me a lot of the color schemes that Kubrick used in Eyes Wide Shut, especially when the door of one room would be open to another room and the basic color scheme would be interrupted by the other room's palette. The women are luscious. There is a lot of nudity.

In fact, I think all the wives except Raquel Welch and Virna Lisi (drat the luck on Raquel!!) got naked before they were killed. You see, Burton kills women when they try to seduce him, because that defiles the purity of womankind, or something like that. One of them manages to stay married to him for two years because they never have sex, but when she demands her conjugal rights, Burton has to dispose of her. In addition to his wives, he also kills Sybil Danning because she is a prostitute who seduces one of his wives. (The wife asks for love-lessons, thinking that it is her fault that Burton won't sleep with her)

Summary: forget about what goes on, or the caliber of the performers. It's high camp all they way, and the movie would be about one star based just on acting, action, and plot. But you should see this movie just for the beauty of the women and the the beauty of the sets in which they are photographed. It looks spectacular.

Heatherton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Welch Nathalie Delon (1, 2) Marilu Tolo (1, 2) Karin Schubert Agostina Belli (1, 2) Sybil Danning (1, 2)

Graphic Response
  • Elizabeth Gracen in "Final Mission". One of her best nude exposures caught on film (not counting the bunny mag stuff)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker from "Sex and the City". Sarah showing off a bit more than usual, but still hiding the goodies.
  • Oz
    Tushka Bergen
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    Comments by Oz
    I'm not sure where Tushka comes from. She has starred in both Australian and British shows.

    The first movie is an Australia movie, Hurrah. Tushka turns up at a run down homestead in the middle of the outback, seemingly out of the blue. The owner is just getting over the death of his fiancee. As you can see in the collages they become lovers. An enjoyable movie with a quirky and unexpected finale.

    The second movie is Voices From a Locked Room. Not my type of movie but Tushka has a lovely bottom.

    Jerry Hall Urban Cowboy doesn't have a lot of nudity but Jerry Hall gives a brief flash in what must have been one of her first movie roles.
    Lori Loughlin
    (1, 2)
    Lori has kept her clothes on for most of her movie and television career, and these collages are no exception. She does, however, run around in her very bright underwear for quite a while in "The Night Before".
    WhyScan's Page Three Report
    If Page Three is unfamiliar to you, this link describes the Page Three tradition.
    Today's Page 3 girl....Jakki, 20, from Staffordshire. (1, 2, 3, 4)
    Stephanie McMahon from WWF Fully Loaded
    (1, 2, 3)
    Unique 1
    Elizabeth Perkins
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
    Comments by Unique 1
    Vidcaps from "I'm Losing You".
    I recapped these because the first time I capped the Video release, the lower body shots were missing, but they're in the Cinemax or HBO version. Usually it's the other way around.

    Jr's tips: Try #s 7-12 not only for the recently discovered lower body shots, but also to see the least of one time Brat Pack member, Andrew McCarthy.

    Stephanie McMahon
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
    Comments by Unique 1:
    Stephanie McMahon takes a load off at "WWF Fully Loaded".

    While trying to stop Jericho from inflicting pain on Triple H, Steph gets her own Walls Of Jericho Treatment, and the result is a split second nip slip and looky at the bottom of her puppies(TM Jerry Lawler a.k.a: the King). It's very subtle but in a couple of frames, they're visible. Anyway, The Walls of Jericho has finally accomplished something that will immortalize it in the annals of Celebrity exposure history.

    and ...
    Jennifer Love Hewitt Vidcaps from a behind the scenes thing on E!. Looks like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Love Hewitt may have switched butts.
    Jeri Ryan Wow! I can't believe I missed this episode of Voyager! Once again Bobdfish impresses me with ability to capture from VHS. That and the fact that it's Seven of Nine helps too!

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