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directed by John D. Lamond
Australia 1981

Pilot Martin (Graeme Blundell, DON'S PARTY) has developed a problem since being ravished by Lady Blandings (Audine Leith, THE SURVIVOR) and being branded a "sex maniac" by her airline president husband (screenwriter Alan Hopgood): his windsock goes prematurely limp in the company of sexually-aggressive women. As with Lady Blandings' other conquests, her husband transfers Martin to Banana Airlines where he is partnered with pilot Paul (Robin Stewart, THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES) who has the opposite problem, unable to resist triple-timing his two stewardess fiancées Sally (model Deborah Gray) and Mandy (Alyson Best, HARLEQUIN/DARK FORCES). Making pleasure trips between Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and parts in between, Paul endeavors to help cure Martin of his problem while Sally and Mandy try to catch him in the act. Martin's attempts at curing what ails him are constantly upset by appearances of young stowaway Julia Blandings (Helen Hemingway, PATRICK) who has fallen in love with him no matter how many times he tries to send her back to her father. Candy Bubbles (Luan Peters, THE FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW), the hedonist hostess of the Club Med-esque Club Candy, thinks she is up to the challenge even if she has to bring about a volcanic eruption with her dance of seduction. Meanwhile, Paul may have bitten off more than he can chew when Sally and Mandy team up with the angry brothers of Paul's latest native conquest Laya (Manuia Taie). While Australian filmmaker John D. Lamond made a name for himself in the seventies with such R-rated fare (the equivalent of soft X stateside) like the sexual mondo film AUSTRALIA AFTER DARK, the "white coater" THE ABC OF LOVE AND SEX, the EMMANUELLE-esque travelogue FELICITY, and even managed to inject some gratuitous sex and nudity into the slasher NIGHTMARES, PACIFIC BANANA seems patterned more after the lamer British sex comedies of the late seventies with a lot of bare flesh but hardly any bite despite the pairing of Lamond with Hopgood who not only got Blundell his first starring roles in the two ALVIN PURPLE sex comedies (and a short-lived TV spinoff) but also scripted Richard Franklin's bawdy THE TRUE STORY OF ESKIMO NELL (aka DICK DOWN UNDER).

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 5 February 1981 (Australia)

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DVD Review: Umbrella Entertainment (Ozploitation Classics) - Region 0 - PAL

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Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1:19:33 (4% PAL speedup)

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.56 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.


Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Umbrella Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
� 'Pacific Banana Unpeeled' (25:51)
� 'Confessions of an R-Rated Filmmaker' (8:09)
� 'Pacific Banana' Gallery (34 images)
� Deborah Gray Gallery (20 images)
� Deborah Gray and Luan Peters single 'Trouble' (audio-only) (2:48)
� Theatrical Trailer (2:49)
� Bonus Trailers

DVD Release Date: 6 June 2018

Chapters 10



Umbrella's 2018 "Ozploitation Classics" is identical to their earlier "Sexy Oz Retro Collection" edition with a good anamorphic transfer and a selection of extras produced by NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD's Mark Hartley, including a retrospective with the director, actress Gray, and writer Hopgood, along with the "Confessions of an R-rated Filmmaker" with Lamond also featured on Umbrella's DVD of NIGHTMARES.

  - Eric Cotenas


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