"The Silent Flute"

The Silent Flute (1978), renamed Circle of Iron, is an interesting combination of martial arts and Zen Philosophy written by Bruce Lee, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant. Lee died before filming. David Carradine played four different roles which were written for Lee, and played them well. Jeff Cooper is on a quest to fight the great martial arts master Zetan, defeat him and claim the book of all knowledge. He has to face many tests, and learn many lessons along the way, most of them from Carradine's characters. The one of interest to us was his lessons about love and trying to possess a woman. The woman in question, Erica Creer, showed breasts and buns in a long shot behind a curtain, see through nipples, and clear breasts in a publicity still.

The cast included Roddy McDowell and James Coburn. Of great interest to me was the choice for director. They went for a cinematographer, Richard Moore, and gave him Israel to shoot in. The film looks marvelous. If you like Kung Fu, the TV show, you might also enjoy this film.

IMDb readers have it at 4.8 of 10. It was nominated for a Saturn. Reviewers were generally unkind, but I found one who, like me, enjoyed this oddity. It has more story than a typical Kung Fu film, it lacks the ludicrous subtitles of a ChopSake film, and probably has too much philosophy for the martial arts film crowd. It was filmed on a relatively low budget of $4M, and looks like a much more expensive film. This is one of the more entertaining martial arts films for me, but most, especially genre fans feel differently, making the proper score C-. Tuna

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  • Erica Creer (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
    The Door in the Floor (2004):

    I talked about this already, at nauseating length. It is one of my better reviews, but now that I re-read it, it sure is filled with a lot of lit major digressions about crap like the form of the English novel before the 20th century. I suppose that has limited appeal, eh? Who would have dreamed?

    The film itself is a limited appeal project. It is a very good movie, just not a mass audience film. I like John Irving's books, and I like this interpretation of Irving better than any of the other screen adaptations, even the ones Irving wrote himself. The writer/director sensibly condensed a multi-generational novel into one moving story from one section of the novel. It did only three million at the box, but could possibly get some award nominations, which I would not protest.

    Anyway, here's Mimi Rogers. Can you think of another woman Mimi's age who could and would just stand there in daylight and let her naked body be rotated on a turntable? Can you think of another woman Mimi's age with a butt that cute? It would be hard to name three women of ANY age with a butt that cute. And, as we all know, the gal has an incredible rack, which still looks pretty damned good.



    Some public stuff

    The top 10 things about Bai Ling (1, 2, 3, 4)

    1. never wears clothes in public

    2-10. see number 1

    I've never really found Britney Spears very appealing, but I have to admit this braless pic is damned hot.



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    • If there is a white asterisk, it means that there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined there might be something else of interest.
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    Words from Scoop.

    .avi's from Shiloh.

    .wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.

    NOTE: because of a unique combination of circumstances with the Windows media player and some substantial bandwidth theft, we will have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Left click on the files as you normally would to view a picture. When you get a choice, click on "save", and put it on your hard drive in the directory of your choice. UnZIP and play from there.

    I know this is not especially convenient, but it allows the film clips to continue. I can protect .zip files from hot-linking in the same way I can protect still images. For some reason, if I protect .avis and .wmvs from hot-linking, they will not play in the Windows media player, and I can't get a satisfactory work-around. Perhaps I will find a better solution, but for now this new policy allows you to continue getting the movie clips you want to see, which is much preferable to my abandoning the clips altogether.



    Celebrity Sex Tapes

    This is Carrie Tucker, Miss New York and one of the top 10 finalists in Miss USA in 2000. Here is a picture gallery and some info about her.

    Shiloh sent in a 110 meg .avi file which is not practical, so I made several .wmvs from it. Each segment has a .jpg sample. Today: Parts 1-2

    • Part One - dancing and stripping. (.jpg) (zipped .wmv)

    • Part Two - masturbating with the aid of a silver dildo. This is a very big file (18 med), and includes very explicit masturbation in extreme close-up as well as middle distance. (.jpg) (zipped .wmv)


    Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble with the codecs for these movies:

    Shiloh says:

    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.

    A reader says:

    You mentioned that some users were having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool designed to determine what codec is needed for a video. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

    Scoop says:

    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.


    Words and vids from ICMS


    Since I am now considered a long time contributor/member I thought I might take a trip down memory lane all the way back to my first contribution, submitted on January 25, 1999. Oh dear, it's really a long time. It was even another century. Since the first two seasons of "Dallas" are available on DVD now, what better way is there to bring this to the attention of whom it interests than by submitting clips of Bobby's sweet secretary Phyllis, played by Deborah Tranelli. She let it all hang out in the still hard-to-find movie "Naked Vengeance".

    The Video Movie Guide 1999 considers this film a turkey. It says : "Unpleasant exploitation flick about a woman who seeks vengeance after she is raped and her parents murdered. Available both in R and unrated versions; we suggest that you avoid both".

    Well I don't agree. I think it is one of the better and cleverer movies in its genre - way better than Death Wish II - and I have Robert Hofman's Film Encyclopedia to back me up. It reads: "A harsh and thrilling drama with a good acting from Tranelli. Her husband is murdered after 5 years of marriage. She returns to her parents. She's raped right in their home, and the parents, too, are killed. When Tranelli is nursed back to health, she seeks revenge on the murderers. Shot in December 1984 by Filipino Santiago in California."  Since I first reviewed this in 1999, a few more reviews have appeared on the IMDb and they are also positive. One is even from someone who claims he worked on the production. What puzzles me is that this film is still not available on DVD anywhere, as far as I know.

    Deb gets naked twice in the film. Here is her first nude scene, in which she gets raped by drunken men from her hometown who have had some long held grudge against her. Although nearly not as graphic as a similar scene in Death Wish II, it does get pretty violent at times, so please do not download these clips if you are offended by such material. On the other hand the facial expressions of these thugs alone may be worth the download.

    That's it for today. Tomorrow I'll be back with Deborah's second nude appearance when she is in charge of events.  

    The clips are from an NTSC VHS tape transferred to DVD and the conversion problem PAL > NTSC still subsists. VCR outputs NTSC tape in PAL 60 instead of NTSC and DVD-Recorder can only handle PAL 50 and NTSC. Hence the black bar on the bottom of the clips that show a bit of the top part of the image. However no or very little material that's important to Fun House readers is lost.

    (Scoop's note: this distortion is eliminated in the .wmv versions, which I made from ICMS's avi's.)

    You can find collages from this film as well as a detailed comparison between the R-rated and unrated version of and collages from this film in the back issues in the weekend edition of September 13, 1999 in the Saturday section.




    Let's continue today with Deborah Tranelli's second nude scene in "Naked Vengeance". Debbie is now recovered from her injuries, decides to reverse the roles and goes a revenge rampage. We see her attract the attention of one of her molesters in a way that Charles Bronson never did, thank goodness. The "poor" guy thinks she's coming for more but as you will see in these clips he ends up with less. And look at the grin on her face when she man-handles him so badly.
    Almost six years have passed since my first contribution to the Fun House. I never thought my bad quality vidcaps back then would have appeared on the Fun House. But they did and you, Scoopy, even published the accompanying text with them. I also never imagined that nearly six years later I would still be contributing to this excellent celebrity nudity page and I can never thank you, Scoop, enough for giving me this opportunity. Even when I didn't contribute anything for more than a year I still was looking forward each day to read the new issue. And now that I'm feeling like contributing again, there's still an open space for me on the Fun House. I know I'm getting repetitive, but thanks once again.
    That's enough violent and corny stuff for now, my next contribution will be much more idyllic.
    Yours faithfully,


    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    Today we have a bunch of video clips (zipped divx .avis) from the movie, "Teasers". I use the term, movie, in the loosest possible way: forty-five word screenplay, including dialogue. But dammit it has nine nekkid gals. Got at least one clip from 8 of 'em.

    • Amy Rochelle, topless in #1, breasts, bum and bush in #2. (1, 2)

    • Annette Burger is most convincing as a stripper. Must be all those acting lessons. Toplessness only in #1, full frontal in #2. (1, 2)

    • Ashlie Rhey in pigtails and not much else. A triple B performance.

    • Holly Spencer plays a stripper-cop or a cop-stripper. Why and how are not made clear, but at least we see everything.

    • Julie Strain in her early days as a B movie gal.

    • Lisa Comshaw is a guilty pleasure. Just something about her, despite the robohooters, that gets the engine revved up. Gal looks real good here showing all the fun parts.

    • Melinda Armstrong, looking... how you say in this country?... shaggable? Wrong side of the pond, maybe.

    • Last clip. Melody Johnson plays the first stripper of the movie and shows all the B's Looks like she works in bar somewhere in Texas...I wonder if the Bush Twins have used fake ID's to get in there?

    In other news...
    There was the question as to the preferred method for grabbing clips. Rather than rip DVDs, I use a firewire device by Datavideo to do the job. It serves as an interface between a tape player or DVD player and my laptop. A couple of advantages:

    1) Grabs both DVDs and videotapes through either S-video or composite connectors.

    2) Starts and stops the clip where I want it to.

    3) Easy to edit out unwanted junk between the good stuff.

    4) Using Quicktime to edit, one can use a wide range of codecs for the final product.

    Anyway, the videotape stuff I'm getting with this puppy is way better than anything I got with a more expensive vidcap card; the DVD clips are a bit smaller but almost as good as what comes straight off the computer's DVD player.

    Crimson Ghost
    NOTE: We currently have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Instead of viewing them online, save the zip files to your hard drive in the directory of your choice, un-zip and play from there.

    Today from the Ghost....'caps and vids of Scream Queen Linnea Quigley baring all in scenes from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985).

    Mr. Nude Celeb
    Mr. Nude Celeb takes a look at the multi-Emmy nominated, made for HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (2000). The movie tells the stories of lesbian couples in 1961, 1972 and 2000. There is some great nudity in the second two segments, but for my money, the fist segment is the better of the three as far as storytelling. Vanessa Redgrave delivered an outstanding performance, and took home an Emmy for her role in the 1961 segment.

    From the 1972 Segment...

    • Michelle Williams and Chloë Sevigny both go topless in a love scene. Williams is topless in 1 and 3, Sevigny in #2. (1, 2, 3)

    • Michelle Williams, partial breast view in #1, nipple sighting in #2. (1, 2)

    From the 2000 Segment...

    Uschi Digard The all natural, ultra busty 60's and 70s pin-up babe and low-budget movie actress going topless in scenes from "The Godson" (1971).

    Diana Espen aka April Flowers. The porn star and Skinemax babe going topless in "Embrace the Darkness II" (2002).

    Angelina Jolie Beautiful breast exposure in a love scene from "Original Sin".

    Nicole Kidman Brief breast views in a scene from the first Billy Zane on a boat movie, 1989's "Dead Calm".

    Kate Winslet
    (1, 2)

    Keeping up with the Zane on a boat is Winslet topless in scenes from "Hideous Kinky" (1998).

    Qi Shu
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
    Loletta Lee
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    Señor Skin takes a look at the 1996 Hong Kong softcore movie, "Sex & Zen II" (1996). Lee is topless in a lesbo scene, while Shu (co-star of "The Transporter") bares all 3 B's.

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Democrats Piss Us Off! - "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone told Rolling Stone that Hollywood voter registration campaigns like P.Diddy's "Vote Or Die" are "a serious danger to democracy." Stone said, "If you don't know what you're talking about, there's no shame in not voting." Parker interjected with his own mock PSA: "Hey, 19-year-old who doesn't know anything! YOU choose!"

  • Well, it probably wouldn't be any worse.
  • Unfortunately, 19-year-old morons are too dumb to understand sarcasm.
  • 19-year-olds won't vote for John Edwards because he's too old.
  • They want a new campaign for idiots: "Vote AND Die!"
  • If only people who knew the issues voted, counting the ballots would take about two minutes.

    Even The Flat Notes! - Madonna slapped back at Elton John for profanely accusing her of charging top dollar for lip-synched concerts. Her spokesman said Madonna doesn't lip-synch or trash other artists, and "she sang every note on her 'Re-invention' tour live." As for Elton's comment that he's probably off her Christmas card list, the spokesman said no, he would continue to get her Christmas cards.

  • Her "BLEEP!"-ing Christmas cards...
  • Except they'll now be signed by a machine.
  • She might really torture him and send him her Christmas album.
  • Why did her spokesman handle this? She couldn't say this herself?

    Not A Good Thing - The New York Post reports that the first thing Martha Stewart will have to do on arriving in prison is be strip-searched. It will require her to lift her breasts to show they're not hiding contraband, hold her arms out, and squat nude and cough.

  • Well, there's an image that will haunt me until the sweet release of death.

    Endorsed By Poochy! - Anheuser-Busch will introduce a caffeinated, fruit and herb-flavored beer targeted at twentysomething clubgoers. The beer will be called "B(E)," pronounced "B to the E Power!" A spokesman said this is a direct challenge to liquor makers, whose sales are growing faster than beer sales among 21- to 27-year-olds who like sweet mixed drinks with rum or vodka.

  • Caffeinated beer is great because if you just keep drinking it, you'll NEVER have to pass out and sleep it off!

    A Buzz Either Way - Starbucks is partnering with Jim Beam to create a Starbucks coffee liqueur, but some angry parents think the company is trying to market booze to their young teens who hang out at Starbucks.

  • It's the perfect drink for kids who aren't getting enough caffeine from beer.