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The Hitchhiker, Volume 2
The Hitchhiker was one of HBO's earlier attempts
at original series programming. It began in late 1983 with a
mere trickle of three episodes, but the producers really started
taking it seriously a year later, in the 1984-85 season. The
frequency of new episodes varied throughout the show's run.
Sometimes there was a fresh episode every two weeks, and at one
other point they were experimenting with a new one every week,
followed by a dark period of reruns and production time.
Sometimes production was dark for a long period. The longest
hiatus was almost two years, from May 1987 until April 1989, so
there were no new episodes aired at all in calendar 1988, but
the show experienced a strong revival in 1989, which saw a full
slate of 26 new episodes aired. They were still producing a small number of episodes as
late as 1991. Here is the episode count by season.
||November 1984- April 1985
||October 1985 - April 1986
||February 1987 - May 1987
||April 1989 - December 1989
||September 1990 - February 1991
In concept it was similar to the old Alfred
Hitchcock TV series, except that it was in color and R-rated.
Hitchcock was replaced by some young hunky guy, but the general
narrative concept remained the same - the host would say a few
omniscient words at the beginning and end of each episode, and
the stories usually involved murder and/or the macabre. Even the
name was an homage to "Hitch." The HITCHhiker. Get it?
There have been three volumes issued on DVD and
there are ten episodes on each volume. The existing anthologies
therefore present 30 of the 85 total episodes. I don't know what
logic was used to determine which episodes were chosen for which
anthology, but they don't really seem to be in any kind of
order. This disk includes episodes as early as October
1985 and as late as February 1991. Like the first volume, this
one includes NONE from the first two seasons, but it does
include one of the very last ones, A Whole New You (February
1991), which had no nudity.
The following chart summaries the episodes on
this volume. The episode numbers and air dates are taken from
||Breasts and brief buns
from Virginia Madsen. Even a very brief flash of her
crotch. Beautiful images.
Also mud-covered topless nudity from
|A Whole New You
||Breasts from Denise
|Out of the Night
||Breasts from Desiree
|Man of Her Dreams
All of the nudity in the first two volumes has
come from episodes 15-34, a very narrow band within the 85
episodes in the series. So far there has been no nudity at all
outside that band. I don't know for a fact that they cut back on
nudity toward the end of the series, but it surely seems to be
the case so far.
Here are the collages and film clips from the
three episodes with nudity.
"FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping
- A tremendous tool for law enforcement,
but with some chilling ramifications.
Fidel Castro was a no-show Saturday at a major
military parade that doubled as his 80th
- He had previously delayed his 80th
birthday celebration from Aug. 13 to this
week in order to give himself time to
recover from his July surgery.
- He did, however enjoy his usual routine,
milling around slowly with his hands by his
side while calling for "brains"
No ID? No Pancakes for you. One year.
"Paris Hilton has backed out of Monday's
Billboard Music Awards because she wasn't
happy with the jokes written for her"
What was the park like at Disneyland's grand
opening in 1955
- I love to find a web page like this.
People sharing their rare possessions with
the rest of us. No flash animations, no
bloated design ... just facts, rare
pictures, and straightforward prose, with
everything on one page. Marvelous!
- Check out the long-forgotten "air
saucer" ride on the bottom left.
The Trojans didn't get to celebrate their #2
- It ended today with a devastating loss
to the guys across town at UCLA, thus
returning the 1-2 status to the same Big Ten
teams which have already played ... as it
should be, in my opinion. Their first game
could have gone either way, so they were
practically co-number-ones anyway. Let's see
if one of them can step it up a notch.
Germany's The Lives Of Others Wins European
- "Focused on hard times in communist-era
East Germany, The Lives of Others by German
director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
triumphed over Pedro Almodovar's Volver to
win European Film 2006"
Daily Box Office for Friday, December 1, 2006
- The new releases all bombed completely.
The Nativity Story opened in a weak 4th
place, while Turistas and Van Wilder 2
barely opened at all. James Bond took the #1
Paul Mooney proposes n-word ban, and says
he'll work with other black entertainers to
squelch its use.
Probably unrelated stories:
Annual fruitcake toss; Richard Simmons
returns to Letterman
Sensible, measured news story of the day:
"AN asteroid big enough to wipe out mankind is
Top 10 Bad Things That Are Good For You
Kramer actor far nuttier than the Kramer
- "Quitting mid production, weeping
uncotrollably and fits of rage were in the
littany (sic) of Richards' sins."
Maine bans boozy Santa beer label
Probably unrelated stories:
Spilled Doritos chips wash up on Outer Banks;
Charles Barkley buys new dune buggy.
Criminal mastermind of the day.
Man hides in box, robs Kmart of $80,000 in
- One minor flaw in his plan: he came out
of the box after the store was closed, but
while it was still filled with employees.
Psiphon - pass it on.
- "Psiphon is a human rights software
project developed by the Citizen Lab at the
Munk Centre for International Studies that
allows citizens in uncensored countries to
provide unfettered access to the Net through
their home computers to friends and family
members who live behind firewalls of states
Movie bootleg whiz gets 7 years in prison.
- Johnny Ray Gasca is the first person to
face federal charges for taping inside a
The head honcho of The Daily Show and The
Colbert Report has resigned.
- No reason has been given by either side
"A German chain has removed miniature wooden
Santa Claus figures from its shelves and
destroyed them after customers complained it
looked like they were giving the stiff-armed
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Kinky Kong (2006)
Kinky Kong (2006) is a typical Seduction Cinema parody with two important
differences. The first is the absence of Misty Mundae. With their lower output
of late and Misty appearing in other films, I suspect they have lost their
franchise player. They have introduced some new women with this release, and
several other films are in the pipeline. The second major difference is that
the mass market version of this film is barely an R, but comes with a free
offer for the real version for only the price of shipping. By real, I mean the
usual one full of simulated lesbian sex. I didn't bother watching the
Porn director Seemore Ass is off to Bone Island to shoot a porno with the
great ape, Kinky Kong. At the last minute, his female lead walks, and he has
to discover a new star. This takes all of ten minutes, as he finds Sabrina
Faire stealing a dildo. After some girl/girl sex on the boat, they land on
Bone Island, where we have more girl/girl sex, locate Kinky Kong, subdue him
with a major fart, and bring him back to New York, where we have more
girl/girl sex, exhibit Kinky Kong, then have Kong escape and try to copulate
with the statue of liberty. As you can plainly see, this is a lofty effort.
The lipstick lesbians include Darian Caine, A. J. Kahn, Sabrina Faire,
Alexia Moore (who probably chose her last name based on her bust), and Molly
Heartbreaker, who has amazing tattoos.
IMDb readers seem to have only seen the soft version. It is currently
sitting at 3.4 and with only 14 votes. That may be the correct score anyway.
The humor involved bodily fluids and intestinal gas, none of the sex scenes
generated any heat, and the story was a throwaway. I am sure the question will
be asked if Misty Mundae would have saved the day. In my opinion, no. She is
rapidly running out of cute, and her dramatic range is not growing. While she
handled the comedy of Lord of the G-Strings, she is far from a master of
comedic timing. The cast is fine, and this is what it is, a lowbrow boobfest
with lots of simulated lesbian sex. Darian Caine and A. J. Kahn are two of my
favorite Seduction Cinema regulars, and the new talent at least makes
interesting eye candy. I will give this one a C-. It does have a high boob
Elephant Juice (1999)
This film presents a group of 20-somethings in London who don't have the
first idea how to have a relationship. They sort of have the knack of sex but
aren't worth a damn at contraception. They all seem to like each other so we
get to watch them fall into and out of love, into and out of bed, and all the
while they are thinking how hip and modern they are.
Like its characters, the film is too hip for its own good. The film's
narrative line is organized by a set of relationship questions which it tries
to answer. It seemed to me that this narrative style prevented the film from
building any curve of excitement, climax or catharsis. It was just a wordy
portrait of a bunch of people I didn't much like.
Many who commented at IMDb praised the fact that this seemed to tell
stories about real people, but the few available reviews are not favorable,
and overall it is a relationship movie that even women don't like. IMDb has it
at 4.8, with 5.1 from women. Think about that for a moment. To paraphrase
Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles, "I can't believe women don't like it, they
live for that shit."
Technically, it is absolutely excellent, which is the only reason I am
awarding a low C-.
I had to go to a German Region 2 DVD for this one, as it doesn't seem to be
available anywhere else in the world.
Today the Time Machine travels back to 1972 for one of my favorites from that
era, Rene Bond, in "The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hyde." This kind of tags
along with the current RokWatch theme of shower scenes as we have caps and
three . wmv clips zipped
together of Rene full frontal with her partner playing a little "Tool Time"
Dann reports on Demon Hunter:
The cute chick with the horns is my favorite in this 2005 demon flick.
Although Tania Deighton did a nice job as the sexy Succubus, and Sean
Patrick Flanery was very good as the demon hunter, Billy Drago was the
real crackup as the demon Asmodeus. In any case, the result is a very
entertaining movie loaded with action and some nice T&A.
Jake is a half-breed demon hunter working for the church. His job is to
find and kill people possessed by demons. Kind of hard on the people who
have been possessed, but I guess that's what they mean by tough love.
Lately, all the victims have been prostitutes, because Asmodeus is
trying to impregnate a mortal in order to raise offspring. A nun joins
Jake in the search as they try to find and stop Asmodeus before he can
succeed in breeding.
Lots of action, ample nudity, and a decent storyline; all in all a
worthwhile movie if you like the type.
Notes and collages
The Celebrity Shower series continues with the Pam Grier
Glenn Close in The Big Chill
... crying over the suicide of a college classmate
Maria Conchita Alonso in Extreme Prejudice
... I am salivating for the day that all clips are HDTV (then better.)
Until then, here is Maria-of-the-gigantic-nipples in the best clip I have to
collage from ...
All I need to say is: Monica Bellucci
A great collage of that Bai Ling sequence in