Betty Blue (1986) is a classic French bit of erotic drama. At over three hours, it is rather short on plot, but long on nudity, both male and female. Jean-Hugues Anglade has pretty much withdrawn from life, and works as a handyman for the landlord in a beach shack when he meets Béatrice Dalle. She is sexy, passionate and beautiful, but not quite sane. Of course, he is too busy getting laid to notice at first. When she sets fire to their beach shack, he starts to get an inkling, but loves her, and the good times make her strangeness worth it.
He has written a novel, but never even attempted to submit it to publishers. She types it from his hand-written notebooks, and sends it off. Things get serious when she assaults a publisher who sent a particularly rude rejection, and things get steadily worse from then on. Both Anglade and Dalle are nude through a great deal of the film, beginning with a very hot sex scene at the start of the film. They both have lengthy full frontal in good light. As a matter of fact, the light is not only good, it is beautiful.
The film did very well in France, but not nearly as well here, but then the US version was heavily cut, and, frankly, the sex and nudity are a large part of the appeal of this film. It is now available on a Region 1 DVD in the Uncut version, both dubbed, and in the original French with optional subtitles. This is a C+. It is very well done, but will be a very long watch for people who need a lot of plot and pace.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Some new stills from Revenge of the Sith
Four free short sample videos from Playboy Plus!
Playmate Gallery - Natalia Sokolova - Miss April 1999 - Courtesy
MARTHA SERVING - Martha's blog from inside the slammer.
The Stripper-FAQ, How to become an Exotic Dancer
The ghost of Mr Rogers is terrorizing children. While
alive, Mr. Rogers, the amiable, mildmannered children's TV show
host, educated and entertained kids for decades, and called them
all "neighbor." But now that he's dead, his ghost is scaring the
bejeezus out of them!
ELECTION CANCELLED; FOCUS GROUP IN OHIO TO PICK PRESIDENT.
Bush, Kerry Tailor Messages to Nine Voters"
The trailer for an indie thriller called Black: "Jessie
McNiel is a young man, who is at a crossroads in his life. The
life he has, is one of backstabs, broken hearts, and unhappiness.
The life he wants, will light a flame inside him that has been
burning deep inside his entire life. It will take the wits, words,
and body of a girl named Alicia. She will bring him into a new
world that compliments Jessie's dark heart. With the evil
mastermind, Eli, pulling the strings to the whole process, Jessie
McNiel will slip deeper into a world of death, hatred, and
The trailer for the documentary, Fade to Black: "'Fade
to Black' chronicles the rapper Jay-Z's farewell performance as a
solo artist at Madison Square Garden in November of 2003. Jay-Z
narrates the film, which takes viewers backstage during the
concert and offers fans a chance to look at how the rapper's last
album was creatively conceived. The film features Beyonce, Mary J.
Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy Brown, ?uestlove, and
The rise of 'Two and a Half Men'. Sitcoms may be
suffering, but this CBS show is riding high.
Bill O'Reilly on The Daily Show
- I have to admit that Japan is WAY too hip for me. Their latest
tongue in cheek presentation:
The Fighting Perverts
Paris Hilton in a THIRD sex tape. (Second story) "The
first sequence focuses on Paris pleasuring herself on a hotel
chair. She hitches her skirt up around her waist to reveal to the
camera that she is not wearing panties before the action begins.
The second scene switches to a girl-on-girl romp—naked Paris
captured in a steamy clinch with the daughter of a world-famous
pop star. The two women are enthusiastically fondling each other,
using sex toys to turn themselves on. In the final part Paris
romps naked with two men. As one is making love to her she
performs a sex act on the other."
The current Rasmussen Poll shows President Bush leading by three
and a half points.
"In the annals of movies featuring SNL alum, Taxi makes One Night
at the Roxbury look like Casablanca."
Vagiseal - stop your urges!
Man proves he can fly with a jet-pack system.
No nude scenes for me, screams Paris Hilton! : "Hotel
heiress Paris Hilton, famous for her amateur porn videos, has
ruled out doing nude scenes in the movies even though film
directors are expecting her to do so. "No way, I would never strip
for a movie. I would never do anything like that. I have studied
acting for years"
Kerry Opens Three-Point Lead on Bush (Reuters/Zogby Poll)
John Gotti 1965 "Rookie Card" Discovered - the first-ever mug shot
for the future Teflon Don. Ya gotta see the hair!
JAMIE FOXX NUDE PHOTOS FOUND!
- A country in serious trouble.
In 1991, on the day the Soviet Union was dissolved, Russia's
population stood at a hundred and forty-nine million. By 2050,
realistic predictions suggest that the number will be closer to
seventy-five or eighty million. And none of these figures allow
for the impact of AIDS.
- An old story. Reagan and Gorbachev meet with God, and the
Lord decides to reward them for ending the cold war. He agrees
to answer any question truthfully. Reagan asks, "Lord, when will
America have another Golden Age?". The Lord begins to weep.
Reagan says, "tell me Lord, that you do not weep for America,
for I believe in my country." The Lord says, "No, I weep for
you, Gipper, for it will not happen in your lifetime." Gorbachev
can't resist asking the same question, and The Lord bursts into
sobs. Gorby says, "Lord, do not weep for me, for I am old and
Russia is troubled, and I do not expect to see it in my
lifetime." God answers, "I do not weep for you, Mikhail. I weep
for myself, for it will not happen in MY lifetime."
Sam Raimi shocked press this weekend when he said that Columbia
Pictures intends for Spider-Man 3 to be the final film in the
series. Apparently, this stems from Columbia's decision
to become a not-for-profit entity in the future. Frankly, it
sounds to me like either Sam or the Columbia exec are tetched in
the haid! Why would they cut short one of the most profitable
franchises in history?
X-Entertainment's Halloween Season: Remembering the Hallmark
Nicki Hilton struts her own stuff in your own Stuff.
Carolina Panther returns an interception 101 yards - and does not
Bill Shatner hoaxes an entire town full of rubes. He's
not a man. He's a GOD!!
At the ripe old age of 58, Susan Sarandon is still being pursued
to pose for Playboy.
Former major leaguer Ken Caminiti dies of a heart attack.
- He was damned young - Caminiti began his major league career
the year AFTER Barry Bonds. The article is inaccurate, by the
way. Caminiti was MVP in 1996, not 1986. He had not yet made his
major league debut in 1986.
- Caminiti was a good player, a three-time All Star, but his
MVP season was something of a career fluke. He slugged .621 that
year; his second best was .509. He hit 40 homers that year, but
never reached 30 in any other year. He drove in 130 runs that
year, but never reached 100 in any other year. He finished first
in the MVP balloting that year, but never finished in the top
ten in any other year.
JoBlo.com interviews Melissa George about remaking The Amityville
Court TV's Crime Library: crime stories on serial killers, the
mafia, terrorists, spies, assassins and gangsters
In a City Full of Beautiful People, Dangerfield Could Stop Traffic.
A surprisingly beautiful eulogy for Rodney - written by (wait for
it) ... Rosanne Barr!!!
Team America: World Police - Do Not Take Your Kids to See Those
Cute Puppets! Trivia: this is first movie with an
all-wooden cast since Jersey Girl. In fact, the rumor mill says
Trey and Matt originally planned to use a Ben Affleck puppet, but
replaced him with his buddy Matt Damon, because the Affleck puppet
was more lifelike than the REAL Affleck.
Superman dead. Luthor sought for questioning. US actor
Christopher Reeve, who brought comic book hero Superman to the
silver screen, then championed the disabled after an equestrian
accident in 1995 left him paralyzed, has died of severe Kryptonite
poisoning. He was 52.
High Ill Hitler! Amphetamines were invented in Germany
in 1936. Hitler immediately flipped for them. He did more than
Elvis. He came down with Opiates (which had been around for much
longer). He had his own Dr Nick. Basically, his massive drug
addiction was (as much as anything else) the reason for Hitler’s
insanity and, by extension, WW2.
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for Other Crap
are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.
- The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the
review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
- 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.
- A blue asterisk indicates the review is written
by Tuna (or Junior or Brainscan, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
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
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
Very enjoyable film. Basically a 30s-style flick
with Alec Baldwin in the Cagney good-bad role and William Macy in
the Jimmy Stewart everyman part.
Bonus (not from Shiloh)
world breaks everyone. And afterwards, many are strong at the broken
places. Those that will not break, it kills. It kills the very good
and the very gentle and the very brave, impartially. If you are none
of these things it will kill you too, but there will be no special
review. I would like this movie even without Alexandra
Kingston naked. (98% positive reviews, per Rotten Tomatoes,
although the IMDb score is only 7.4, and it is not in the Top 250.
It was a movie about a writer, adored by writers. It has not
resonated as well with average moviegoers).
(.wmv zipped) And Alex looks great naked, which
makes the movie even better. Her nudity in Essex Boys is better -
with better lighting and framing - but Essex Boys is a so-so
gangster film, while Croupier is a bit of an offbeat masterpiece
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs for these movies:
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.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Hope this is useful to you
or your users.
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.
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 the Ghost takes a look at the 1995 direct-to-vid flick "Body Language", starring Tom Berenger, Nancy Travis and Robert Patrick.
Both ladies show breasts and thong views as "brass pole enthusiasts". Schanz also has a love scene or two and gives up some additional toplessness and rear nudity.
- Heidi Schanz
- Heidi Schanz zipped .wmvs
- Mim Parker
- Mim Parker zipped .wmv
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
"Sex Traffic" (miniseries)
CBC drama miniseries about two Eastern European sisters
lured into a white slavery ring where they're subjected
to forced baths by a lesbian and stripped naked for white
slavery auctions. Nothing new here. Czechploitation director
Lloyd Simandl has been making such movies for the last ten
years. Despite the nudity and graphic rape scenes
this was only rated PG as all the naughty words were
Paradise Falls season 2, week 4
No female nudity this week but the Admiral did show his dork.
- Raven Dauda: sexy in underwear, fully clothed sex with Admiral.
- Preview: more lesbian action by Danielle Hampton and Michelle Latimer
for next week.
||The former Heffer (July '89) jumping out of a cake and baring her big'uns in the only good Steven Seagal movie, "Under Siege" (1992).
||Katie's amazing toplessness in scenes from "The Gift".
||The updated 'caps with correct ID from "Embrace the Darkness II" (2002). Lohmann of course was also a former Heffer (April '01).
||Gwyneth topless in one of her early films. Scenes from the Dennis Quaid/Meg Ryan movie "Flesh and Bone" (1993).
||"Classic Pie" nudity. Here is Elizabeth topless in a scene from the original "American Pie" (1999).
|The German actress baring all 3 B's in scenes from one of her early films, "Am Ufer der Dämmerung" aka "The Edge of Darkness" (1983).
||Rudnick going topless and looking good in lingerie a few years later in scenes from "Müllers Büro" (1986).
||Another German babe going topless, this time in scenes from "Mein Bruder, der Vampir" aka "My Brother the Vampire" aka "Getting My Brother Laid" (2001).
||Topless and semi-see-thru frontal views from an episode of the German TV series "SK Kölsch".
|The two-time Best Actress Oscar winner-turned UK politician showing all 3 B's in scenes from "The Romantic Englishwoman" (1975). The scene is dark, but the nudity is still clear. 'Caps by Marvin.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the UK babe topless in a sex scene from "Sorted" (2000).
At the risk of this becoming a habit, I can identify one of Oz's unknowns from "Drawn to the Flame". Unknown #2, the brunette with the big, fake ones, is former Pet Mason Marconi.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
PLAYBOY STILL COURTING SARANDON
Show Us "Thelma And Louise!" Susan Sarandon told "Access Hollywood" that
Playboy has been trying to get her to pose nude for years, and still is now
that she's 58. But she said her sons are just getting to the age where
they look at Playboy, so they'd kill her if she did it.
That's a little too much "Access."
At their age, seeing their 58-year-old mom in Playboy could turn them
off of women permanently.
Heff must think that 58 is her bust size.
THIS JUST IN: FRENCH ARE RUDE!
Stop Le Presses! - French Parliament Senator Bernard Plasait issued a
damning report on why France is suffering a big drop in tourism. Turns out
it's because the French are arrogant, rude and surly. The list of tourist
complaints includes slow baggage handlers, no "Welcome to France" signs at
the Paris airport, cab drivers who refuse to speak English, and a general
haughty attitude that it's a great honor to visit France. Plasait admitted
this is not a new problem, as English author Horace Walpole wrote in the
18th century that he found the French insolent and detestable.
But we had to put up with it until California wines improved.
And Americans and Brits will only put up with being insulted for 200
Cab drivers refuse to speak English? Come on! That shouldn't count as a tourist complaint since we have that in the US too.
BLACK COFFEE IS RACIST
They Get A Black Mark For Logic - London Daily Record columnist Shari Low
reports that staffers at the coffee shop in Glasgow, Scotland's, Mitchell
Library took political correctness to the limit by refusing to serve a
customer who ordered "black coffee." They told him the term was racist and
they would only serve him if he ordered "coffee without milk."
Or African-American coffee.
He could also say, "One coffee, hold the whitey."