Sunday, February 8, 2009

SuperVixens (1975)

Director: Russ Meyer

Starring: Shari Eubank, Charles Napier, Uschi "Yummy" Digard, Charles Pitts, and enough boobs to fill the Senate.

More Info: IMDB

Tagline: Too much...for one movie!

Plot: Clint Ramsey has to leave his job working at Martin Bormann's gas station and flee after his wife is murdered by psycho cop Harry Sledge, who tries to pin the murder on Clint. Crossing America, Clint gets sexually harassed on all sides by various voluptuous nymphomaniacs, and it all ends in a literally explosive climax.


My Rating: 6.5/10

Would I watch it again? It's not likely

I've seen bits and pieces of this over the years and I've finally watched the entire film start to finish. I should have stuck with the bits and pieces. I really like Meyer's style. He's different, independent, his dialogue is groovy, some of his shots are masterful and some of his movies are fun. FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) is one of the greatest movies of all time.

For those of you not familiar with Meyer, he likes his women on the natural busty side.


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With SUPERVIXENS, he's kind of back in form with what he did on FASTER. There are some truly riotous moments in this. Just about the entire farm sequence is a howler. That's the most solid 10 minutes of the film (which happens to feature Uschi "Yummy, Yummy, Yummi" Digard as SuperSoul. The rest of the bloated one hour and forty-six minute run time is only sometimes funny.

Charles Napier is sleazy as hell and is a blast to watch as the sadistic cop looking for kicks. He's popped up a few times in Meyer's films. So has Stuart Lancaster, the old man married, here, to SuperSoul. He's always a hoot to watch.

I know what you're sayin', "Hey, Scorethefilm! This sounds like a winner. Where do I sign up? What's not to like?" Well, and boy is this going to sound stupid considering, the music sucks. William Loose has written one of the most obnoxious, over-the-top, assault to the ears I've come across. It's so Mickey-Mousey with slide whistles and a truck load of auxiliary percussion. It's so cartooney to the extreme that after a half hour you want this Clockwork Orange experiment to stop.

It's almost as if this were a live action FAMILY GUY episode but all of the main characters of the cartoon are replaced by boobs. There's quick cut-scenes and outrageous imagery and situations. It wouldn't surprise me if Seth McFarlane is a Russ Meyer fan and Quagmire isn't on the screen but seated among dozens of other Quagmires in a crowded movie house. I can just imaging hearing G-G-Giggidy giggidy giggidy for 106 miutes straight. I should make a commentary track for this as Quagmire. That could be fun. Maybe not.

SUPERVIXENS isn't quite the success I was hoping for. At 70 or so minutes I'd be praising it left and right but staying to the end of 106 is asking too much considering the score and the pacing issues. I dug it but I can't see myself seeing it again. I'll probably just go back to catching bits and pieces of it.

1 comment:

  1. Um...yeah. This movie was kind of lame. The story was too rambling, and the main character was a boob. The only thing I liked about this movie was all the boobs and Charles Napier. He was so sleazy, but still kind of appealing in a strange way.