I approached these films, knowing nothing about either one, nor any of the cast, or even of the director, Al Adamson. I also had no prior-knowledge of "Seduction Cinema" DVD's. Therefore, I was going to be as open-minded as I could be. Unfortunately, my review is less than favourable.
Adamson died almost ten years ago to this day. His output was random, to say the least. From "Cinderella 2000" (made in 1977), to "Nurse Sherri", "Brain Of Blood" and "Psycho A Go-Go", his films always sounded a lot better than the end-result. He has been interviewed and quoted as claiming that most of his films cost between $200,000 and $500,000 US dollars! Personally, I'd knock off at least three of the zeros, and maybe you'd be getting closer to the actual budget given to the films. If they really did cost anywhere near that much, then I'd happily eat my own innards! Somehow, I doubt I'll have to be worrying about fulfilling my end of such a deal.
The basic plots, for both films, involves the Stewardesses - Debbie, Lori and Barbara - going somewhere, but end-up with only men on their mind. That's pretty much all there is to it! Other than that, it's scene after scene of minor titillation, cheesy nude scenes and naff jokes that even Tesco wouldn't use in their Christmas crackers!
I can't begin to describe how utterly pathetic these films are. There are films, that are so bad, they're actually quite good. And there are films, that are so bad, so utterly dire in every, single aspect, that you can still get some minor enjoyment at their shite-ness! But "Blazing Stewardesses" and its sister movie, don't even get that far! What we have here are two of the most dumb-ass films I've ever endured! This is crapola of the most frivolously nauseating variety!
Comedy is provided by two old men, who just make silly noises and pull rubbery faces! The lead actresses are okay looking, provided your idea of a supermodel is no higher than Camilla Parker Bowles. But none of them have any talent. Even when they're naked, you're more likely to scan the scenery or look for any screw-ups like a boom coming into shot, instead of watching these women do their thing.
These films, are just bad, in the most finite definition of the word! Even on the Internet Movie Database, neither film scored higher than a 2.5! If that doesn't set your mind on alert, I doubt this review is going to help you much!
Picture-wise, it's not bad. There are some scratches, marks and dirt still on the image, despite restoration, and the sound isn't too bad. But don't expect anything better than VHS in terms of overall quality. The widescreen ratio doesn't really aid the framing, as with the exception of a few landscapes and backgrounds, there's nothing to justify the wider image. The disc has been rated an "R", but in all honesty, there's little to cause concern to anyone under the age of 14 or 15. The films are totally sexist, and have a Benny Hill factor to them, but other than that, there's no foul language, no real sex, and no violence or other controversial factors. A bit of nudity here and there, is the only thing that might raise an eyebrow, but it's so terrible, that you're unlikely to notice it.
If you really must see a bad film, rent or buy "Plan 9 From Outer Space" instead, because about the only positive thing, I can offer you, is that only 20,000 copies have been produced of this double-disc set. Thank God for that!
Review by "Pooch".
|Released by Seduction Cinema|
|Region 1 NTSC|
|Extras : see main review|