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directed by Ken Dixon
USA 1987

 

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME meets starships, mutants, androids, and SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY as Daria (Elizabeth Kaitan, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD) and Tisa (Cindy Beal, MY CHAUFFEUR) escape being sold into slavery by stealing an escape vessel but get caught in the tractor beam of a strange planet. They find luxurious shelter in a former pirate fortress now inhabited by charming host Zed (Don Scribner, MOON IN SCORPIO) and his bickering android servants Vak (Kirk Graves, 18 FINGERS OF DEATH!) and Krel (Randolph Roehbling, ZOMBIETHON). Also joining Daria and Tisa on the menu... erm, guest list are similarly shipwrecked siblings Shayla (Brinke Stevens, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA) and Rik (effects artist Carl Horner) who are already suspicious of Zed's intense passion for hunting by night since two of their crewmates have already disappeared. Daria and Tisa don't require much convincing and team up with Rik (when Shayla disappears) to set up traps in the jungle for when their time comes to be hunted; however, Zed has a few tricks up his sleeve too and the girls soon find themselves being hunted. Will they end up as trophies on his wall or will Zed discover that woman is THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME?

Of the four Taryn Productions I've seen so far (including SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, CREEPOZOIDS, and DR. ALIEN), SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY is probably the best. You'll figure out the film's indebtedness of
 THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME? very early on and some of the comic repartee between the characters is poorly written and delivered; however, the film is still relatively entertaining with some nice, dated-yet-proficient visual effects, cool sets, and undraped Brinke Stevens. Like CREEPOZOIDS, the filmmakers seem to have been playing safe with the MPAA (the film had some double billings with the aforementioned film). The grisly displays of Zaroff's... I mean Zed's secret trophy room are never shown clearly (save for one waxy mounted head) and the nudity isn't nearly gratuitous enough (I'm guessing the filmmakers never saw Jess Franco's own Zaroff variation COUTNESS PERVERSE). Kaitan and Stevens have done better elsewhere, but Scribner is a nice discovery (delivering cheesy lines without chewing the scenery). Ken Dixon's direction is also surprisingly good given his handling of the Charles Band property clipshows FILMGORE, THE BEST OF SEX AND VIOLENCE, FAMOUS T&A, and ZOMBIETHON, and Thomas Calloway's photography is another attractive aspect.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 18 September 1987 (USA)

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Cult Video - Region 0 - NTSC vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for all the Screen Caps!

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Cult Video

Region 0 - NTSC

88 Films
Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:14:09 1:11:00 (4% PAL speedup)
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1.33:1 Open Matte format
Average Bitrate: 6.47 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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Average Bitrate: 6.2 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

Subtitles none none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Cult Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer (4:3;
• Cast biographies/filmographies
• Full Moon merchandise promo (4:3; 1:30)
• Full Moon contact/website details
• Trailers for ASSAULT OF THE KILLER BIMBOS, BEACH BABES FROM BEYOND, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL
• BOWL-O-RAMA, CREEPOZOIDS, BIMBO MOVIE BASH, and CANNIBAL WOMEN IN THE AVOCADO JUNGLE OF DEATH

DVD Release Date: 27 April 1999
Amaray

Chapters 30

Release Information:
Studio: 88 Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Bonus feature film: FAMOUS T&A (4:3; 1:14:00) - see below
• Original Trailer (4:3; 2:17)
• Still Gallery
• Trailers for SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, PUPPET MASTER, DR. ALIEN, PUPPET MASTER II
• TOURIST TRAP, ZOMBIES VS. STRIPPERS, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, PUPPET MASTER III, CASTLE FREAK, and
• CANNIBAL WOMEN IN THE AVOCADO JUNGLE OF DEATH

 

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2013
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

Comments

Both UK and US releases appear to be from video masters of similar age. Although sharpness is similar, the US transfer has a reddish tinge for much of the film (it could be conceptual but it's not very attractive) while the UK transfer looks more natural and flatters the scenery, sets, and flesh.

The US transfer does consistently reveal a sliver more information on the left side but the difference is negligible. Although open-matte, they appear to also be slightly cropped as zooming in to 16:9 throws off the balance of close-ups and a couple long shots also looked clipped on the edges.

 

 - Eric Cotenas

 


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directed by Ken Dixon
USA 1982

 

Ken Dixon's FAMOUS T&A compiles nude scenes from a number of Charles Band pick-ups for his early video labels Wizard Video, Cult Video, and Force Video; however there are also clips from a handful of other films he didn't release to tape. A scantily-clad Sybil Danning (CHAINED HEAT) introduces each of the clips starting with Phyllis Davis' exposure in TERMINAL ISLAND which includes a number of rare outtakes showing more than seen in the finished cut of the film (the scene from the film is offered up for comparison); likewise, her appearance in SWEET SUGAR (not released by any of Band's labels but later by Continental) also includes several outtakes. The nudity of FLASH GORDON's Ornella Muti is illustrated with several sunny romps from SUMMER LOVE; however, she was sixteen at the time and may have been body-doubled (as she was in the same year's OASIS OF FEAR). Forty-two year old Ursula Andress takes it all off for Sergio Martino's SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD (a 1979 New Line Cinema pick-up released on video by Band's Wizard Video) while Brigitte Bardot takes it off in IF DON JUAN WERE A WOMAN (although Danning neglects to mention her equally notable nude co-star in these scenes: Jane Birkin, aka Mrs. Serge Gainsbourg). There are plenty of Laura Gemser nude scenes to choose from, but Band was limited here to EMANUELLE AROUND THE WORLD (a Jerry Gross pick-up distributed by Band on VHS through Wizard Video).

Claudia Jennings (GATOR BAIT) - who died tragically young in 1979 - is stripped and menaced in THE SINGLE GIRLS (a Dimension Pictures release that made it to video via Force as PRIVATE SCHOOL). Jennings was also in TRUCK STOP WOMEN, but clips from that film are used to illustrate busty Russ Meyer starlet Uschi Digard's exposure. Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson's one nude scene from THE WORKING GIRLS is shown here while Edy Williams (BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS) is "half-clad, all bad" as DR. MINX (another Dimension Pictures release distributed by Wizard). Jacqueline Bisset shows more than a wet T-shirt in the Greek-shot SECRETS while EIGHT IS ENOUGH's Laurie Walters doffs it all for THE HARRAD EXPERIMENT (released on tape by Wizard). Vanity was probably less than pleased when FAMOUS T&A unearthed her undraped performance in TANYA'S ISLAND getting groped by an ape (and probably less pleased that the footage is available on DVD again, even though the full film is not available legitimately).

Lesser knowns like Cara Burgess strip for THE MANHANDLERS, while Barbara Leigh sheds her clothing in more footage from TERMINAL ISLAND, more clips from THE SINGLE GIRLS also illustrate Joan Prather's stalking and stripping, and BACHELOR PARTY's Angela Aames played a naughty Little Bo Peep in FAIRY TALES. Footage of bottomless motorcyclist Laura Jane Leary appears throughout the film, but I don't know from where. Although several of the films here are now available in superior digital transfers, this (and the earlier documentary THE BEST OF SEX & VIOLENCE) are the only places where you can see outtakes from SWEET SUGAR and TERMINAL ISLAND. The editing is pretty ragged throughout, but it delivers the goods in a more efficient manner than FILMGORE.

Eric Cotenas

Poster

Theatrical Release: 1982 (USA)

Reviews 

DVD Review: 88 Film - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

Distribution

88 Film

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1:14:00
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.53 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 mono
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: 88 Film

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• see above

DVD Release Date:
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

Comments

Compiled from a variety of mostly aged video masters, the direct-to-video FAMOUS T&A looks variable. The host footage on early eighties videotape looks worse. The mono audio fares better (although it too is subject to the quality of the clips).

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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