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directed by David DeCoteau
USA 1993

 

While her parents are away, fashion maven Xena (Sarah Bellomo, BIKINI DRIVE-IN) who has just broken up with boyfriend Gonad (yeah, it's that kind of film) - steals the space equivalent of her Daddy's T-bird with her friends Luna (Tamara Landry, THE PAMELA PRINCIPLE) and Sola (Nicole Posey) and heads off to visit Beta 45 (actually planet Earth) in search of guys with a "big cranial capacity". They run out of fuel and decide to get data from the California locals (actually Mexico), including Dave (Michael Todd Davis) and Jerry (Ken Steadman, I LIKE TO PLAY GAMES) - out from the midwest and staying with Dave's Uncle Bud (Joe Estevez, SAN FRANPSYCHO) AKA surfing legend "The Big Cahones" - and stoner Ziggy (Michael Roddy). The remainder of the film spaces out their literally oily sexual encounters (cut to the bare minimum - pun intended - in the R-rated release version) between a cliche sex comedy subplot with the girls competing with unscrupulous bikini designer Sally (Linnea Quigley, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS) - and her slimy lawyer Hymen Hassler (Albert Andrukaitis), again it's that kind of film - in a busty model-filled "bikini open" contest judged by businessman Mr. Bum (Burt Ward, TV's BATMAN) in order to win a cash prize to prevent Uncle Bud from getting evicted from his beach shack (as well as seemingly endless - and I mean endless - beach montages that offer more bikinis than actual bare bodies). Don Swayze (POWDER BLUE) and Jackie Stallone play Zena's parents (I guess they couldn't get Frank for a role). The music includes some sub-par beach rock vocals as well as a recycled cue from the Full Moon production NETHERWORLD, but the film's few visual effects were provided by Fantasy II Film Effects (TERMINATOR 2).

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 16 December 1993 (USA)

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DVD Review: 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL

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88 Films

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1:14:21
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.0 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: 88 Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Extended Scenes from the Unrated Version (4:3; 16:48)
• Trailer (4:3; 15:05)
• VideoZone (4:3; 1:49)
• Trailers for PUPPET MASTER X: AXIS RISING, PUPPET MASTER, DR. ALIEN, PUPPET MASTER II, TOURIST
• TRAP, ZOMBIES VS. STRIPPERS, REEL EVIL, PUPPET MASTER III, CASTLE FREAK, and SLAVE GIRLS FROM
• BEYOND INFINITY

DVD Release Date: 11 February 2013
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

Comments

Never released on DVD in the UK before, 88 Films' single-layer transfer features an NTSC-PAL transfer. The older master was already marred by the soft filtering of the beach exteriors, and the conversion makes things softer. While the U.S. DVD probably features a better image, the UK release does feature extended scenes from the unrated version (never released on tape or disc, although reportedly shown on pay-per-view cable) in a 16 minute extra. The usual VideoZone making-of featurette and trailers round out the package.

The film is available in the US from Full Moon (HERE) and it is also the R-rated version.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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