• * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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This graphic Fliipino exploitation film announces itself as something different in the opening scene, where we see Simon, the village butcher, kill an ox by repeatedly hitting it over the head with a hand ax, then butchering and beheading it. All the while, children of the village are pleading with him not to kill their ox. Note that a real ox was used.

The film was shot entirely in a remote village, and stars a former Miss Philippines, Maria Isabel Lopez. She plays Tonya, a young woman acting as the village teacher because their priest is away recuperating from pneumonia. She had been in love until her former best friend (Sarsi Emmanuelle) took her would-be lover, then left the village. Maria's dream man had been Simon the butcher, who does double duty as the town's virgin slayer. Tonya has remained a virgin, and seems pious on the outside, but is a caldron of lust on the inside, and still wants Simon. When Tonya's former friend returns from Manila, where she has been turning tricks and leading the high life, she has an American in tow, but it doesn't take long for her to go after Simon again, which leads to a tragic conclusion.

Silip was produced in a Golden Age of Philippine Cinema which came about because Imelda Marcos, wife of the President and a former actress, wanted cinema to have a larger footprint in the Philippines, and prompted her husband to withdraw all censorship. The sudden uncharacteristic burst of freedom led to a group of particularly graphic films called "pene" films, because they featured actual penetration on screen. Silip is one of the best, if not the best of the pene group. Don't confuse these films with the low-budget American films shot in the Philippines during the same era. Yes, Silip is an exploitation movie, but it also provides a genuine windows into life in a remote Philippine village, reveals the influence of the Catholic church there, and demonstrates the natural and healthy obsession with sex that the church tried to suppress.

Before now, this film has only been available on a poor quality bootleg in very badly dubbed English with Greek subtitles. Mondo Macabro has located the original print, completely restored it, and is releasing a two disk special which includes interviews and a choice of either the original Tagalog soundtrack with an amazing musical score and optional English subtitles, or a poorly dubbed English track with a cobbled-together free music score. The language selection menu strongly and unsurprisingly suggests you view it in Tagalog.

Sarsi Emmanuelle, Maria Isabel Lopez and Myra Manibog, as a married woman who romps with Simon, all show everything

Mark Joseph, as Simon, shows everything, including a raging erection.

Sarsi Emmanuelle 28


Maria Isabel Lopez 51


Lopez and Sarsi 37


Myra Manibog 33










The Nail Gun Massacre


This is a really Baaaaad horror flick. We do however have three one-time wonders showing skin. In each case they showed off the skin and never got another role in movies.

And when they got nailed, they also got ... er ... nailed.

Kit Mitchell with the "Robo-hooters" getting nailed sex on the hood of the car, then getting nailed on the hood of the car. Bloody.

Another bloody victim and full frontal from Shelly York as she gets nailed after getting nailed up against a tree. You can play the "spot the tool" game with this one.

No blood this time as Staci Gordon bares the breasts in the bedroom.






Notes and collages

Lord of Illusions

Famke Janssen

Part 2 of 2







Princess Aurora

There is a list of people Soon-jung (Jeong-hwa Eom) needs dead, and she's going to make them dead one way or another. The film opens with imported car saleswoman Soon-jung driving to the mall, where a happenstance meeting inside a bathroom brings her face to face with an abusive trophy wife. No sooner does the woman retire into a bathroom stall does Soon-jung strike, claiming her first victim in a sudden and shocking splash of blood and violence.

Enter detectives Oh (Sung-keun Moon) and Jung (Oh-jung Kwon), two men on opposite ends of the spectrum. Jung is young and ready to take on the world; Oh is older, and ready to retire and become a pastor. Slowly but surely, we become aware of a connection between Detective Oh and Soon-jung, a relationship irrevocably altered by a shared traumatic experience exactly one year ago. While Oh has turned to religion for salvation, Soon-jung is not so willing to let go. This past relationship continues to haunt Oh as the bodies pile up, and it becomes increasingly evident that his ex-wife is the culprit.

Eom Jeong-Hwa










Sophie Nollet






A film clip of Andrea Thompson on Arli$$. (No sound)

A film clip of Anna Slynbko in Twenty Cigarettes

A film clip Anne Hathaway in Brokeback Mountain, jiggling those puppies in high definition (1920x1080)

Another 1920x1080 film clip, this time featuring Teri Hatcher in the famous balcony scene from Heaven's Prisoners.

A low quality film clip of Joely Richardson in Drowning by Numbers, a Peter Greenaway film which is not yet available in Region 1. Joely's mother (Vanessa Redgrave) was quite regally beautiful when young, then aged very poorly. I noticed on nip/tuck last week that Joely is headed in that same direction.

Natasha Gregson Wagner in Quiet Days in Hollywood. She also lost her magnificent looks faster than expected, but this clip shows her in her prime, and she's exquisite. Her career has been quiet the last three years.