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"The Possession of Nurse Sherri" (1977)

The Possession of Nurse Sherri (1977), according to the producer, was released theatrically, on video, on TV, and now on DVD both in the US and internationally. Maltin says 2 stars, IMDB readers say 3.4/10 and I was about to award an F before I started exploring the DVD. The idea for the film started with a Corman film called The Student Nurses, which was very successful. Sam Sherman, uncredited producer, was impressed, and decided to make a nurse movie. Then he saw Carrie, and decided that the idea of a possessed woman was a great (and marketable) plot element, and set out to create a nurse film about a head nurse who becomes possessed and kicks some ass. The original script was for a tittie flick that included several sex scenes. The film was completed and ready for release, when Sherman suddenly decided to change it into a pure horror film, so they shot several new sequences, and created his pure horror version. When he showed it to his own sales team, they laughed him out of the building, and he had to re-cut and shoot even more footage.

The version that he finally released was the non-sexual version. After watching that version on the DVD, I was prepared to tear it apart for such reasons as terrible dialogue, stupid plot, cheesy effects, atrocious sound track, minimal exposure, and fairly poor transfer. Then I decided to scan through an alternate version on the DVD, which turned out to be the tittie flick version, which has never been seen anywhere before. It is a pretty good tittie flick, with three sex scenes. Jill Jacobson in the title role shows breasts in a girl/girl scene, and buns/gyno cam from the rear and breasts in a sex scene with her boyfriend, and a brief peak at public hair in the ghost rape scene. Marilyn Joi showed breasts and buns in a dressing scene, and a sex scene. The quality of the alternate is far worse than the release version, which was already bad. Seems the film was shot on 16 mm to save costs, then enlarged to 35 mm.

The plot is simple. A cult leader is operated on against his will, and dies during surgery. His ghost rapes then possesses head nurse Sherri, and through her starts killing everyone who participated in the surgery.

In the commentary, Sherman explained that the way movies are conceived is to take something that is commercially successful and use the elements that were commercial to create their own film. This goes a long ways towards explaining why there are so few original films made in Hollywood. They added Marilyn Joi and Prentiss Moulden to appeal to both black and white audiences. This is a rare chance to answer the question, "What would the movie be like without the nudity/sex?" Release version, F. Alternate version, C.

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  • Jill Jacobson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21)
  • Marilyn Joi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    The Breed (2001) is a vampire movie in which the general vampire community is shown to consist of people who appear "different" but who are actually harmless outsiders, like the Amish or Hasidic Jews. The vamps are the victims of human racial intolerance.

    In the alleged plot, a vampire cop and a human cop buddy up to catch vampire criminals in the human community. Vampires can levitate and do fighting, as in The Matrix. Human power is wielded by a fascist state right out of George Orwell's 1940's imagination. It's kind of a Dracula meets 1984 meets Pulp Fiction meets To Kill a Mockingbird meets Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Crouching Tiger kind of thing. I was disappointed by the lack of dance numbers, since musicals were the only genre they missed, and people who can levitate are really "light on their feet".

    Really odd movie, with possibly the most gimmicky premise in history, and not really good, but probably the Apocalypse Now of vampire cop movies.


    Color of Night, a less than award-winning movie from the award winning director of The Stunt Man, is a thriller with a heavy overlay of sex and nudity, ala Basic Instinct. Although it has an awful script and the disguises came from the Artemis Gordon school of fake beards, silly character voices and bad accents (detailed inside the review), Tuna and I both found it watchable as a sillier-than-life piece of enjoyably lurid Grade B crapola. Scoopy Jr, however, weighed in that it was simply Grade B crapola, and that the enjoyable part was way off the mark.

    The Scoopy theory is summed up in The Weekly World News Rule, which goes like this.  I like The New York Times. I don;t like  The New York Post because it isn't silly enough to be good sensationalism, and it isn't moderate enough to be impartial journalism. I don't like The National Enquirer isn't good because its sensationalism might be true, might be misleading, and that's just confusing. But I love Weekly World News because it is just so ludicrous and unbelievable that you can tell the writers are just thinking, "I'll bet some people actually believe this stuff"

    Despite the fact that I know it stinks to high heaven, I love to read weekly World News, and I would love to write for Weekly World News. They must have so much fun in that office. In what other paper could you find a headline like "Supreme Court consults Elvis's Ghost in Big Decision"

    Color of Night is The Weekly World News of movies.

    • Jane March. Man, her career is on fire, eh? She did that Tarzan movie with Lord Van Dien in 1998, and in the past three years had only a bit part in a made-for-TV Dracula movie. (Vampire-free. It was about the real Vlad Drakul
      (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8))

    The Wild Bunch is considered Sam Peckinpah's greatest film, is rated among the 150 best of all time at IMDb, and is among the best Westerns ever filmed

    Here are the top 10 westerns at IMDb

    1. The Good, the Bad and The Ugly (Leone)
    2. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone)
    3. Red River (Hawks)
    4. The Searchers (Ford)
    5. The Ox-Bow Incident (Wellmann)
    6. High Noon (Zinnemann)
    7. My Darling Clementine (Ford)
    8. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill)
    9. The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
    10. Stagecoach (Ford)

    I don't really agree with the ratings in the sense that the Leone films, although enjoyable films in many ways, are vastly overrated and can be comically bad in stretches. The Outlaw Josey Wales is better than many on the list (High Noon, for example). But that's quibbling. It's generally a solid list, and you can see that Wild Bunch made the cutoff. It is now available in the director's cut, widescreen (letterboxed 2.35) edition, and the DVD also includes an Oscar-nominated documentary about the film.

    There is nudity, but they are unidentified women:

    • Various women in The Wild Bunch (1, 2, 3)

    Graphic Response
  • Vaitiare Bandera, topless and full frontal 'caps from the Showtime series "Stargate SG-1".

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.

  • Spike
    Elizabeth Mitchell
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    Comments by Spike:
    To counter the disappointment at the lack of nudity by Elizabeth Mitchell in "The Linda McCartney Story", I thought I should contribute a few caps from "Gia". The other girl in these pics is someone named Jolie ;-)

    The nudity breakdown:

  • Bare Bum...link #1
  • Lesbo shower scene with Jolie...link #2
  • Arm over boobs...links 3,4 and 5
  • Lesbo lovin' with Jolie...links 7-10

  • Victoria Hamilton
    (1, 2)

    Breast exposure in scenes from "Mansfield Park" (1999).

    The Night
    PenÚlope Cruz
    (1, 2, 3)

    Excellent, full screen (1024x768) images of PenÚlope topless in "Abre los ojos" (Open your Eyes) (1997). The American remake called "Vanilla Sky" is directed by Cameron Crowe and stars Tom Cruise as well as PenÚlope reprising the leading role. It hits theaters on December 14.

    Jodie Foster
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Jodie does a topless shower scene, far off rear nudity, plus some very nice lingerie scenes in the "Backtrack". Click here to read reviews by Scoop and Tuna.

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    Silvia Rossi
    (1, 2, 3)

    Victoria di Stefano
    (1, 2)

    Yuliya Mayarchuk
    (1, 2, 3)


    A variety of topless, bare bum, frontal nudity, and even a sex scene or two in these 'caps from legendary Italian director, Tinto Brass' series of short stories, "Tinto Brass: Corti Circuiti Erotici".


    Hankster
    Lisa Kudrow
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Kudrow looks great in her bra during a lengthy scene from the silly, yet very entertaining, "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997). If nothing else, you have to give it credit for having the two leads argue about who is the Mary, and who is the Rhoda of the relationship!

    Sheree J. Wilson
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Best known for her role on "Walker Texas Ranger", here she is just barely showing a breast in scenes from "Past Tense".

    Variety
    Lorissa McComas

    A sexy topless scan of the Skinemax babe by Scorpion.

    Linda Hoffman
    (1, 2, 3)

    Very nice breast exposure in scenes from "The Dentist" (1996), by DeVo.

    Neda Arneric
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
    9, 10, 11, 12)

    From TomKru...an assortment of topless scenes from the Croatian film "Aloa praznik kurvi" (1988).

    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    From "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"...here are DVD 'vidcaps by Aesthete of Leigh trying to get it on in the pool house.

    Links 7-9 are bonus images from Leigh's other topless scene in the dug out.

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    Thanks to Spidey for pointing out that yesterday's vidcaps of Jada Pinkett Smith in "Jason's Lyric" are actually a body double. Confirmed by Pinkett Smith herself in an interview about the movie.

  • Celeb News
    As always thanks to Pat Reeder at The Comedy Wire for the stories. His comments appear in yellow.

  • Kylie hit by waxwork gropers

    From Ananova.com

    Kylie Minogue fans have been groping a waxwork dummy of their idol. Parts of the model at Madame Tussaud's in London have even been worn away. Staff have had to put tight underwear on their Kylie to protect her. A spokesman told the Daily Record: "Kylie is obviously very popular and many people want to be photographed with her. This kind of thing, though, is unwanted."

    I'm not sure how tight underwear would protect her, and I don't even want to think about what parts of her got "worn away," or how. But guards have been warned to look out for guys with waxy yellow build-up on their zippers.

  • Traffic Director Goes Full Frontal
    From Roger Friedman, Fox News.

    First it was called "How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire." Then, as I reported here first, Steven Soderbergh's new movie had a title change to "The Art of Negotiating a Turn." Now I can tell you this non-sequel sequel to "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" has been renamed "Full Frontal." What's it about? No one knows. But the movie does star David Duchovny, David Hyde Pierce, and Soderbergh's new personal movie star, Julia Roberts.

    With Julia Roberts involved, I'm betting this will be the most misnamed movie of the year...


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