Saturday

Deadgirl

2008. Unrated director's cut.

Finally, here's a film that asks the all-important question: what would really happen if a couple of horny teenage losers found a naked female zombie?

The losers in question are playing hooky, drinking beer, and exploring the basement of an abandoned mental health facility, when they find a door that has been boarded up for years, the lock and hinges rusted shut. After considerable effort, they swing the door open and find a sexy naked woman chained to a hospital table. They assume that she's dead, until she starts to stir and make noises. Then they assume she's alive, until they start to think it through. How could a woman stay alive for a period that must have been many years, judging from the condition of the door? She is obviously neither dead nor alive, but undead.

The loser characters come in two varieties: sensitive and not. Mr Insensitive decides that he has found the ideal way to lose his virginity. Mr Sensitive thinks that idea is deplorable and leaves, although he has no intention of alerting any authorities because the other guy is his best friend.

And then things get complicated. The two guys can't seem to keep a secret, so other people start finding out about their discovery, and "deadgirl" starts to act as a tool for the losers to gain power or revenge. And Mr Insensitive just can't stop having sex with the zombie girl and starts living in the insane asylum. As you might imagine, that has to have some impact on his mental and physical health.

If I proceed any farther, I will spoil all the dark and nasty plot twists, but if you just have to know how it turns out, IMDb has a synopsis which spoils everything by summarizing the entire film almost scene-by-scene.

The film operates on two levels at once. On the one hand, it is an intense, creepy, atmospheric and half-deranged horror film which maintains an unrelenting sense of tension and leaves the viewer feeling that he himself is doing something wrong and might get caught. On the other hand, horror movies can also present unsparing looks at the dark side of human nature, in the tradition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and this film does just that. It is obvious from the beginning of the film that the humans are the real monsters in this human-zombie encounter, but the film goes beyond that clich and ultimately reaches past its one-dimensional portrayals of vicious jocks and bitter losers, because the real emotional core of the film is in the attitude of the sensitive guy, the character we can relate to, the decent guy. When he descends to the same level as the other guys, and does so in completely credible ways, the film rises from mere exploitation to genuine drama.

This is an excellent genre film, arguably a masterpiece in its own demented way. I admired the absorptive emotional power of the film and the director's ability to maintain dramatic tension throughout, but I can't really say I "enjoyed" Deadgirl, and I'll never watch it again. Be forewarned that you won't enjoy watching it either, unless you're into some dark and twisted shit, and have a deeply cynical view of human nature.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

According to Movie-Censorship.com, there is almost no difference between the unrated director's cut and the R-rated version. Details here. If that is accurate, then the R must be about as hard an R as one can imagine. Jenny Spain spends most of the film stark naked and getting fucked by teenage boys in various places, including all the usual orifices plus some bullet wounds.

NUDITY:

Here are 720p film clips which show about half of the nudity, maybe a bit more than half. The other half is just more of the same, indistinguishable from the scenes I included.

Here are a couple of interesting stills from the DVD special features:

 

  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.

OTHER CRAP:

Catch the deluxe version of Other Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles, here.

 

 

 

Antichrist

2010

Aesthete is covering Antichrist in 1080p resolution. That means the files are enormous, and will appear here over several days. More film clips today: day 4. (We began with the still captures on Wednesday.)

Charlotte Gainsbourg film clips part #3

 

 
 

This week, we're in the early 70s.

Angel Unchained

No nudity in Angel Unchained (1970).

Tyne Daly is supposed to be topless but you can see the covering.

Some minor pokies by Linda Smith.


The Beguiled

Jo Ann Harris is topless in The Beguiled (1971).


Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) is a Russ Meyer extravaganza and you get exactly what you expect - lots of big-breasted women who are mostly topless. The women are

Angel Ray

Cynthia Myers

 

Dolly Read

 

Edy Williams

Erica Gavin

Haji

Marcia McBroom

Phyllis Davis

Samantha Scott

Susan Reed

Veronica Ericson

Many unidentified

 


Big Beaver Splits the Scene

Big Beaver Splits the Scene (1971) is a skin flick with a number of women showing the lot.

The women are Kathy Hilton,

 

Lynn Harris,

Phyllis Stengel

 

and a few not readily identifiable.

 


Black Snake

No identifiable breasts in Black Snake (1973).

Anouska Hempel has a body double to flash hers, but she does show her bum.

 

An unknown shows her breasts.

Vikki Richards shows some cleavage.


Butterflies Are Free

No nudity in Butterflies Are Free (1972) but Goldie Hawn spends most of the movie in her underwear.

 


Hannie Caulder

No visible nudity in Hannie Caulder (1971).

Raquel Welch is topless but facing the wrong way, but she does show a lot of leg.


Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Some nice cleavage by Susannah York in Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971).


Lawman

There is a brief bit of Sheree North's nipple poking out in Lawman (1971).


The Man Who Haunted Himself

Some nice cleavage by Olga Georges-Picot in The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)


Myra Breckinridge

The nudity in Myra Breckinridge (1970) comes from some naked party goers.

Farrah Fawcett shows some see-through breast

and Raquel Welch is very sexy wearing very little.


Policewomen

Some nice naked women in Policewomen (1974).

They are Jeannie Bell,

Sondra Currie

and Susan McIvor.

There are some other women looking good:

Dorrie Thomson,

Eileen Saki,

Laurie Rose

and some not identified.


Slaughter

Stella Stevens is looking good and naked in Slaughter (1972).

 

Marlene Clark is also nude but the show is brief.

There are also some lovely bikini babes.


Slaughter's Big Rip-Off

Judith Brown shows the lot in Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973).

Gloria Hendry,

Pamela Miller

and some unknowns also show their breasts.

Jacqueline Giroux,

Lisa Farringer,

Lisa Moore

and Piper Alvez are looking good.


Soldier Blue

An unknown woman shows the lot in Soldier Blue (1970)

and Candice Bergen shows some nice bum, with maybe a hint of bush.

 


Superchick

Some lovely nakedness in Superchick (1973).

Uschi Digard shows the lot

and Mary Gavin (aka Candy Samples) is also naked.

Flo Gerrish,

Joyce Jillson

 

and some not identified are only partially dressed.


Tarzun and the Valley of Lust

Chris Robin

 

and Deedee

spend a lot of the soft-core movie Tarzun and the Valley of Lust (1970) wearing nothing.


Teenage Divorcee

Lots of naked women in Teenage Divorcee aka Josie's Castle (1972).

They include Helen Funai,

Holly Mascott

 

and some not identified.


Tropic of Cancer

Another movie with lots of naked women is Tropic of Cancer (1970).

They are Dominique Delpierre,

Ellen Burstyn,

Gisele Grimm,

Magali Noel,

Sabine Sun,

 Sheila Steafel

and some not identified.

The following movies accompany these collages (index files below each)

Ellen Burstyn

Gisele Grimm

Magali Noel

Sheila Steafel

others


Wild Rovers

An unidentified women shows some see-through nudity in Wild Rovers (1971).


WUSA

No nudity in WUSA (1970). Cloris Leachman

and Joanne Woodward are in their underwear.

 

 

Just a note

about yesterday's Fun House:

For the 2003 DVD release of Delta of Venus the distributors *intentionally* darkened the scene where Eva Duchkova spread her legs and showed off her girly bits (third frame attached). The scene can be seen in all its original lighting on the older VHS video release.



More info:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109593/alternateversions

 

 

Film Clips

Rachelle Lefevre in The Caller (2011)

Lisa Bonet in Dead Connection (1994). See below.

I don't want to go out on a limb and say that Lisa Bonet was, in her prime, the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, but she sure has to make the short list, right there with a young Kelly LeBrock, an anytime Monica Bellucci, and a handful of others. Bonet was 19 or 20 when she made Angel Heart, and was in her mid-twenties in the clip above. It's a shame that she almost disappeared for the next 15 years. If you are wondering what she looks like today, at age 43, here's a picture of her taken about two weeks ago, at the premiere of Conan the Barbarian. (She's married to the guy who played Conan.) She looks good, of course, and maybe you might even say she couldn't look any better for 43-year-old who's had two children while in her forties. But that incredible quality that she once had, that luster than made her one in a million, is gone, although its vestiges remain, especially in her eyes.

Ann-Margret in Magic (1978) in 720p. Sample below.