"The Erotic Misadventures
of the Invisible Man"
The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man (2003 video) is
the newest soft core based on the erotic comics of Milo Manara from the
Rolfe Kanefsky Click Productions. The title alone gives you the main plot
points. An aspiring actor shows up for an audition to do the laugh track for a
commercial, and sees his girlfriend, with whom he lives rent-free, with another
guy. Then, at his day job, waiter for a catering service, he is fired. Then, he
spills an invisibility potion on himself, and becomes invisible. So, in a few
short hours, he has lost his girlfriend, his apartment, his job and his body.
He quickly discovers that invisibility has some advantages, and ends up scoring
with Gabriella Hall soon and often. The basically silly plot takes them all over
Europe, and I doubt that their is a single full two minute stretch in the film
with no female nudity. There is so much, in fact, that I have only done
Gabriella Hall images for tonight. She was in four separate, well lit and
lengthy nude scenes, and showed everything, including full frontal. I did spot
crotch patches on most of the women in the film, but only briefly.
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Så vit som en snö (2001)
The funniest thing about this film is the English translation, "As
white as in snow". I suppose they simply took the five words from
Swedish and translated them into English without worrying about
whether it made any sense. It's not "as white as a snowflake", or
"as white as a snowfall", or "as white as snow" (which is probably
what they meant), but "as white as in snow". What is "in" snow
anyway? Isn't it just more friggin' snow?
First rule of translation: you can translate OUT of a secondary
language, but you must only translate INTO one of your native languages, so
that you can recognize instantly whether the word combinations
I haven't seen this
movie, but I noticed that Graphic Response had some primo caps, and
that the internationally known actress showed the whole monty,
including a shot up the Inn of the Eighth Happiness, so I made a few
extra collages from his raw captures.
Into the Night (1985)
Although this film is not a great one, it probably is more suitable
than any other I know of for a demonstration of the
modern/post-modern debate. In the middle of the previous century,
actors and authors were trying to dig deeper and deeper into
reality, to create an illusion that the audience wasn't watching a
manufactured drama, but actual life. Pauline Kael wrote of the time
in March of 1946 when she saw a young, unknown actor have an
epileptic fit on the stage of the Belasco theater in Maxwell
Anderson's "Truckline Cafe". She was embarrassed for the poor kid,
who got his first break in a big role, and had to have something
like that happen on stage during a play. She was not alone. Except
for those who had seen the play before, the entire audience was
convinced that it was not the character who was convulsing, but the
actor. On more than one occasion, an employee of the theater had to
stop people from calling doctors, or to stop doctors from rushing to
Now THAT's acting. As a former stage actor with the love for theater
but not the talent for it, I could die happily if I could do that.
The unknown actor did not remain unknown for very long. Very soon
thereafter, he would dazzle the world with his stage and screen
performances in a Streetcar Named Desire. Brando's acting coach was
Stella Adler. Ms Adler and Lee Strasberg were the two primary
advocates of the Stanislavsky "method" of acting, a style that would
gradually replace the old oratorical style of acting exemplified by
Brando moved to Hollywood in 1950, and "the method" moved with him.
Hollywood gradually, slowly started replacing the old
larger-than-life Burt Lancaster style of acting with the new modern
method in which guys tried to be exactly the same size as life.
Movie conventions followed suit. It was an unwritten understanding
in modern movies that the characters in those movies didn't see other
movies, and didn't copy characters in other movies. Movies existed
in one world, reality in another. A movie was allowed to copy
reality, but not to copy other movies. Characters in "worthwhile",
"modern" movies were supposed to behave like people, not like movie
Parallel to that development was a completely contrary one. As
movies gained a greater and greater influence on our consciousness,
they became part of reality, and became fully integrated into
culture itself. Movies started to base themselves on the worlds
created in previous movies rather than on the real world. Characters
started to refer to speak dialogue which referred to other movies.
Characters sometimes even knew they were in a movie. Most important,
characters behaved by the conventions of movie character behavior,
not by the rules of life. In any given situation, if you could
imagine the character asking himself "what would a real person do in
this case?" and "what would a movie character do in this case?",
you'd realize that they always chose the latter. These movies are
not really like the "modern" ones, and they are not really any form
of nostalgia, or recidivism. They are post-modern, a term necessary
to acknowledge that the gap between the "real" world and the "movie"
words is disappearing, because movies shape popular culture.
The debate between the supporters of these styles raged for decades,
and continues to do so. The reality school will always produce films
like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Pianist and Raging Bull, but the
post-modernist school is grabbing more and more of the public's
imagination. Existing movies seem to live in the world of previous
movies, not in the real world. (Scream would be the perfect
illustration.) Tarantino's films push the limit of the
post-modernist theory. Although they include characters who seem to
be human, they are not. They come from an alien culture as much as
the oddest characters in the oddest episodes of Star Trek, except
that the culture exists in a world of infinite width and height, and
infinitesimal depth: the world on screen.
John Landis's Into the Night was very much a harbinger of
Tarantino's films. It exists in a world which seems sorta like earth
except nothing in it ever has happened, or ever will. The plot
developments are not only illogical, they simply could not be. They
are deliberately as silly as possible, in order to let the audience
in on the joke. A the very end, when all seems blackest for our
heroes, as they appear to be headed for a few years of serious
prison sodomy, a "federal agent" brings them three quarters of a
million dollars and sanctuary. Defying the entire concept of
an "agent", he doesn't have an agency - he just identifies
himself as "I'm a federal agent". He's just doing what all federal
agents do - delivering vast quantities of money from one civilian to
another. On his way out, he pockets about a hundred grand of the
windfall for himself because - "who are you gonna tell?"
The film begins with a slice in the life of an aerospace engineer
(Jeff Goldblum). I reckon they don't pay those lads a lot, because
even though he has a working wife, Goldblum lives in a 50s tract
house, next to an auto paint/body shop, under a noisy double freeway
overpass. Ah, California Dreamin'. His life sucks a lot worse than
that. He can't sleep. We're not talking a mild sleeping disorder
here, where he tosses and turns and sleeps fitfully, then falls
asleep on the job. Nosiree. He doesn't sleep at all. Nada. He just
stares ahead in a daze, night and day. He screws up on the job, gets
sent home, and finds his wife in bed with an ugly bald dude.
Ouch. This is gonna be a really bad day.
The day gets much worse when he drives around aimlessly and gets in
the middle of a situation with a damsel in distress, ruthless
Iranian smugglers (who act like the Keystone Cops with live ammo,
and blow up most of Los Angeles that night), French thieves, English
hit men, Elvis impersonators, and God knows what else. No matter
where Goldblum takes the distressed damsel (Michelle Pfeiffer)
trouble follows, although never logically.
To stress the point that this is not a film about people, but a film
about films, Landis wrote the script so that it would be filled with
dozens of completely inessential characters, and then filled many of
those roles with his fellow directors, including David Cronenberg,
Jonathan Demme, Jim Henson, Colin Higgins, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan
Lynn, Paul Mazursky, Daniel Petrie, Don Siegel, and Roger Vadim. Oh,
yes, and Landis himself as one of the Iranian Keystone Kops. We can
be thankful that most of these people had no more than a line or
two. Of the four that had larger roles, Landis did fine in a big
role with no lines, David Cronenberg did well as an aerospace geek,
Paul Mazursky performed at the level of a local used car salesman
reading cue cards, and Roger Vadim got the maximum mileage out of
his limited ability in a pretty funny turn, acting in a role
obviously written just for him, and one completely inessential to
If that isn't enough evidence that we live in a post-modern world,
this film also includes a long stretch of Abbot and Costello Meet
Frankenstein, an homage to one of the first films which not only
acknowledged the existence of earlier films, but actually entered
Let's face it, this movie is dumb. Is this a bad thing? I don't see
why. I really like it. I just accepted the fact that it was a
fantasy, kicked back, and went along for the ride. Not every day is
an Ingmar Bergman day. Some days you just want to go to Six Flags
and ride the roller coaster.
It has humor, sympathetic characters, hilariously bad acting from
great directors who should have known better, gratuitous and
excessive violence, and gratuitous nudity. Among the gratuities, it
has Michelle Pfeiffer stark naked for no reason other that to have
Michelle Pfeiffer stark naked. I don't know what more one needs in
this imperfect world. Great junk film!
- Michelle Pfeiffer (1,
- One great regret. This would have been the perfect film
for a full-screen full frame version to go with the
widescreen. Because of the widescreen, look what we lost:
is enough to make you cry even more than when Ol' Yeller died.
- Kathryn Harrold (non nude) (1,
Just for fun, here's Sue Bowser's complete filmography:
Into the Night (1985) .... Girl on Boat
- The Wild Life
(1984) .... Girl at Party
- Doctor Detroit
(1983) .... Dream Girl
- Stripes (1981)
.... Mud wrestler
What a career it was, never knowing if she would lose some key
roles to Kate Hepburn. As far as I know, she is not related to
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman
- More Portman kinda-sorta see-throughs. Lucas cast her perfectly
as a princess. Well, I guess the casting would have been better if
she had some acting talent, but what I mean is she sure LOOKS like a
- And some of the chaste, virginal Paris Hilton (1,
- And one of
Scarlett Johansson that almost let the goodies slip
Scoops: found this report on stage nudity in Korea. Written by
Nude performances are becoming commonplace on Korea's
theatrical stages. The opera "Rigoletto," which closed early this
month, featured men and women fully or partially nude, followed by
a dance musical with "bare" performers.
In dance, the Japanese-born American dancer Maurine Fleming
will perform her hour-long show "After Eros" on Oct. 25-26
completely in the nude. On Oct. 27-29 at the Teowol Theater in the
Seoul Arts Center, France’s Ballet Prejocaj performs "Rite of
Spring," in which a female dancer performs naked. At the Hanjeon
Artspool Center, the musical "The Full Monty" ends with a strip
show of workers at a steel factory.
Nudity is no longer shocking at arts performances. Disputes of
"art or obscenity" are now old-fashioned. Nevertheless, this "nude
trend" is somewhat different from the past. As nudity surpasses
commercialism, the bare body is being used as a form of art to
portray the work's theme more clearly. And the level of nudity has
become more daring. Before, scenes that would have caused
arguments of prurience or indecency are now being accepted by
audiences as perfectly natural.
Although "Rigoletto" was a foreign work, it was the first opera
to be staged on the peninsula with fully nude perfomers. The work
contains a scene in which a completely naked couple and six women
with their breasts bared have a "party" for 10 minutes. The
portrayal of the male sexual organ was predicted to be rather
shocking for a domestic opera productions - the Seoul Arts Center
worried whether this opera would be swept up in disputes for
obscenity. But audiences were quite calm.
“In an arts performance, nudity must be understood as art,"
said an official at the arts center. "In the Broadway musical "Oh!
Calcutta!" which ran for 16 years since 1989 and "Women of Troy"
performed at the 1997 Seoul International Theater Festival, there
are many nude performances that are considered high level works of
art. To view these as strange is what is strange.”
The opera director Cho Sung-jin said, “On the stage, the ‘body’
is a channel that sends artistic language and messages through
images. Nudity depends on how it is portrayed in the performance
and should not be frowned on in itself.”
The Seoul Arts Center performance business director Ahn Ho-sang
says, “Before, it would have been very hard for works such as "Rigoletto"
to be performed in Korea. However, the audiences accepted it very
naturally, as part of the plot.”
The nude trend in movies, visual arts and with celebrities
seems to have worked as the foundation for bolder nude
performances. A music critic, Han Sang-woo, says, “In foreign
countries, there are performances that are 'more' than 'Rigoletto.'
Seeing that the performance was staged with no mishaps, it seems
that our attitude in accepting culture has become more mature.
A dance choreographer, Ahn Ae-sun, said, “In dance, shedding
clothes represents freedom. There should be more discussions of
the body in dance. Just focusing on nudity may pull down the
quality of the dance and cause misunderstandings.”
There are also criticisms that this popularity of nudity in
performances may lean toward stimulating sexual curiosity. The
Arts Center's performance planning director Koh Hee-kyung said,
“We must guard ourselves against attempts to incite unnecessary
lasciviousness, such as what you would see at some back-alley
stages of the past
Scoop's note: Hey, I noticed these were all
in SOUTH Korea. I'll bet they're not so freakin' liberal up there in
Palestinian militants are sending 'very positive' signals that
they are ready for a cease-fire with Israel. Man, I was
skeptical at first, but Pitt and Aniston really have that Middle
East under control.
Inside London's Erotica convention
Harlem Globetrotters lose after 288 consecutive wins. Bookies
scramble to pay Krusty.
Scientist prove that it is not possible to snort cocaine from a
Kylie in concert. Short skirts and fishnets.
Saddam's new tape: "The Iraqi people should elect their leaders
from those who had served them for several years, even if they did
[make] some mistakes" Sure, what's a few mass graves between
friends? My advice for Saddam on future broadcasts: less talk,
NASA Mars Odyssey Image in True Color (almost)
Namath revisited. Chad Johnson promised that his Cincinnati
Bengals would defeat the mighty, undefeated Chiefs - and they did!
Stranger than that, the Bengals are in first place in their
DoD Statement, "News reports that the Defense Department recently
confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida
and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are
inaccurate." This is fascinating. A couple of days ago,
The Weekly Standard reported this highly detailed report about
Iraq/al-Qaeda connections as detailed in a "secret memo" - a US
government document. The new link is an official US Governent
denial (or at least a near-denial).The Weekly Standard has not
responded, to my knowledge. Frankly, I am lost as this point, but
it is a fascinating story in development.
Russell Crowe’s new film does pretty well in opening week, but
‘Elf’ does better.
S.F. photographer explores the hidden world of Asian sex workers.
A detailed critical movie review of the hottest movie out there
today. Am I referring to Master and Commander? That's not even
close. It's a frame-by-freame analysis of the Paris Hilton sex
tape. Funny stuff.
Bottom falls out of "bikini girl" market. A tragic day for the
The Animated Adventures of Captain Doo Doo
Valley of the Geeks - Banner Ads We'd Like To See
Kids, don't try to light your farts at home A hilarious film
of the result.
Ruined Endings. All the surprises for movies with surprise
"Charles's lifestyle would put Louis XIV to shame and is totally
inappropriate in 21st century Britain." And that was a quote
from Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Just kidding. I think it was
from an undisclosed piss-boy.
Nervous breakdown imminent? Mouseketeer breaks into tears, ends
How rich are you? Key in your income, and it compares you to the
URL says it all: FatChicksinPartyHats.com. Again, the URL says
WHAT it is, but WHY is anyone's guess.
Jeez, I miss the 70s. Even a bath was in bad taste.
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Review of “Dark Blue World”
A love story. A history lesson. Hard luck. Aerial action.
A great Hollywood production?
Not this time. This great film comes from the former
Eastern Block. The film is from director Jan Sverák of the Czech Republic.
The movie starts in a cold communist prison camp. Former
Czech aviators, who escaped from the Germans and flew in the RAF, were rounded
up after the war by the communists. They were imprisoned for knowing too much
about western culture, hence presenting a danger to communist rule. The main
protagonist, Franta (Ondrej Vetch) relates his wartime adventures in the RAF
while he recovers from pneumonia in the ancient prison hospital. His doctor is a
former SS doctor who is being imprisoned for his role in the German occupation.
The story Franta tells centers around his struggle to get
himself and his protege accepted as equals by the Brits. It also delves into
their personal lives. Franta and his young subordinate Karel (Krystof Hádek) had
escaped Czechoslovakia, leaving their former lives and lovers behind, as the
movie portrayed the stoically endured humiliation of the Czech surrender. They
escaped and trained to fly spitfires in the RAF. Karel became Franta’s wingman
as well as sidekick. Both ended up falling in love with the same English woman,
Susan (Tara Fitzgerald). Susan took a quick liking to the older Franta, which
led to a dangerous conflict between the two friends. There were some narrow
escapes and harrowing moments when Karel was forced down in occupied France.
The movie takes some interesting dramatic twists, and
features some outstanding aerial sequences. This was done with a mix of actual
warbirds and some ingenious special effects. The spitfires were real enough. The
German 109s however seemed to be a different model than the ones actually used.
The photography leaves one feeling strapped into the wildly maneuvering
The movie gets a rating of 7.4/10 from the IMDb.
DVD: The DVD of this movie
includes a photo gallery, some documentary material, and scene selections. The
transfer is top quality. The sound quality is also outstanding. If you like this
kind of movie, I think it is a definitely worth buying.
AVAILABILITY: It is available
at Amazon and Suncoast for about the same price.
NUDITY: Both Linda Rybová and
Tara Fitzgerald show some skin. Linda does a dim love scene with Franta just
before the surrender is announced. Tara shows some skin during an evening get
together with Franta.
Kari Wuhrer (1,
||in "Beyond Desire"|
||in "Notes from Underground"
|Milla Jovovich (
||Milla in Resident Evil. These caps mix nudes and
non-nudes, including some facial close-ups.
Here are the thumbnails,
if you want to pick and choose.|
||Wonder Woman in Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw
|Glory Annen (1,
||Herr Haut caps from Alien Prey
Jessica Simpson (1,
||More from Senor Piel. The famous
Miss Simpson stars on an episode of That 70's Show, as "Doctor Steven Hawking".
OK, maybe not.
|Linda Thorson (1,
||Miss Thorson is best known for replacing Diana Rigg
on The Avengers.