BUXOM BOMBSHELL COLLECTION- (Retro
Seduction Cinema) 1971. More classic softcore from EI Cinema.It seems
that in 2002 when EI Cinema, home of Seduction Cinema, acquired a literal
mountain of grindhouse films, they realized that the viewing public wanted
to see them. Well, thatís
kind of true. Some of us
perverts seemed to think this was a good idea.
So, Retro Seduction Cinema was born and now we can see stuff that
you could only see in big cities in dangerous theater districts. Like
before it became a sanitized Disney version.
I can remember on High School Senior trip we went to
and it took me five minutes to ditch our chaperones. You havenít lived
if you never walked down
at night in 1979. My God! By the time I made it back to the hotel my
pockets were bulging with some of the most obscene literature a 17 year
old kid from
had ever seen. Plus, I think I had been offered every drug and sexual
to mankind. Itís a wonder my
head didnít explode.
So, itís for people like me that Retro Seduction Cinema exists.
In this double feature we are treated to the wondrous Uschi Digard.
Donít know Uschi? Tough, your loss. Swedish born Uschi Digard
dominated the world of grindhouse, working for people like Russ Meyer and
Nick Phillips. With an enormous, all natural chest and a smoldering
sexuality that threatened to scorch the actual film stock, Uschi Digard
was the queen of the grindhouse. Even
though these films are softcore, this is hot stuff.
In the first film Fancy
Lady, Uschi plays a reporter from
to check out the sexual activities of the city by the bay.
From lesbians frolicking in the bushes to a couple with amazing
stamina, Uschi takes it all in and it doesnít take long before she takes
matters into her own hands, literally.
As all of Nick Phillips flicks this one was shot silent and then a
smoky voiced woman adds color commentary to give the images a sense of
cohesion. Not really necessary, but itís always nice to hear the crazy
shit that Nick Phillips had people say.
The second feature, Dirty
Pool is more of the same in softcore land, but without the acid feel
of a Nick Phillips film it lacks a little.
The action is pretty steamy. Imagine hardcore without any insertion
and youíve got it. Add the
voluptuous and vibrant Uschi Digard and youíve got a good idea of where
this one is going.
Retro Seduction adds an 8mm loop of Uschiís that is rough, but
still watchable and we get a little slice of old style softcore life with
42nd Street Pete, one of my favorite film historians. I think
they should have labeled this one Volume One and Retro Seduction could
start releasing the many films of the dynamic and delectable Uschi Digard.
-Douglas A. Waltz