LESLIE IS BACK IN TOWN (Retro
Seduction Cinema) 1975. Not rated.
Typical Joe Sarno fare with tons of soft core that you just wish
would cross over into the realm of hard core. Abigail
concerns the titular character coming home to her seaside town and picks
up where she left off long ago. Being a truly carnal creature, it isn't
long before she is getting it on with half the town.
Abigail Leslie is Back in
Town is another in the huge stable of Sarno flicks that Seduction
Cinema seems determined to release. While itís nice that they take the
time with classic cinema like this, you kind of wish they would take their
own, home made product as seriously. While this is no Inga,
it does what itís meant to do; titillate. Itís nice to see early
performances by the likes of Jamie Gillis and Jennifer Welles that
arenít actual hardcore, but the entire film seems ho hum and kind of
lackluster in comparison to other Sarno films. In addition to the flick we
get an interview with the husband and wife team of Joe and Peggy Sarno.
Joe does commentary for his film which doesnít make the film more
interesting, but it is always fun to hear Joe go on about his past. Also
included is a nice full color booklet. In the end, itís just more of the
same old same old and pretty much a reason why soft core cinema died out
in the seventies before being resurrected by Retro Seduction Cinema.
--Douglas A. Waltz