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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.

Season Dates # Episodes
1 Late 1983 3
2 November 1984- April 1985 10
3 October 1985 - April 1986 13
4 February 1987 - May 1987 13
5 April 1989 - December 1989 26
6 September 1990 - February 1991 20

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

Episode Name # Air Date Nudity
O.D. Feelin' 20 1/28/86 none
True Believer 23 3/11/86 none
Perfect Order 27 2/17/87 Breasts and brief buns from Virginia Madsen. Even a very brief flash of her crotch. Beautiful images.

Also mud-covered topless nudity from two unknowns.

Cabin Fever 39 5/12/87 none
A Whole New You 82 2/1/91 none
Dead Heat 29 3/3/87 Breasts from Denise Galik
The Curse 22 2/25/86 none
Out of the Night 15 10/29/85 Breasts from Desiree Becker
Secret Ingredient 38 5/5/87 none
Man of Her Dreams 25 4/8/86 none



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.

Denise Galik (Episode 29)    


(Zipped .wmv)


Virginia Madsen (Episode 27)    


(Zipped .wmv)


Unknown (Episode 27)     


(Zipped .wmv)


Desiree Becker (Episode 15)    


(Zipped .wmv)






"FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool"
  • 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 birthday celebration"

  • 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 status long

  • 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 Film 2006

  • "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 spot.


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 overdue "


Live Science: Top 10 Bad Things That Are Good For You


Kramer actor far nuttier than the Kramer character

  • "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 goods

  • 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 that censor."


Movie bootleg whiz gets 7 years in prison.

  • Johnny Ray Gasca is the first person to face federal charges for taping inside a theater.


The head honcho of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has resigned.

  • No reason has been given by either side so far.


"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 Hitler salute."



Movie Reviews:

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 sanitized version.

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 quotient.

Darian Caine



A.J. Kahn



Sabrina Faire



Alexia Moore



Molly Heartbreaker




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. 

Kate Gartside



Kimberly Williams










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" game.









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.


Tania Deighton Nancy Yoon







Notes and collages

The Celebrity Shower series continues with the Pam Grier sub-genre


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 Edmond.