Monday, July 15, 2013
The Vixens Of Kung-Fu / Oriental Blue (DVD Review) - Vinegar Syndrome
Directed By: Bill Milling
Written By: Cho En Young / Valentine Mu Rana
Starring: Bree Anthony, Peonies Jong, Jamie Gillis
Color/175 Minutes/Not Rated
Who knew there was so much cock in Kung-Fu? Paula is a young woman is walking alone in the woods when she encounters a trio of sleazy men (including sleaze kings Jamie Gillis and Bobby Astyr) who proceed to shoot her with a tranquilizer gun and have their way with her in full juicy hardcore action. After they're done Paula is rescued by the leader of an all woman Kung-Fu group, who like to practice outdoors in the nude. Of course they train not only physically and spiritually but also sexually to be able to take on any man who may attack them.
It just so happens that a fellow Kung-Fu-er does attack them, during a lesbian sex session of course. The ladies handle him easily with some of the most hilarious editing used in place of special effects I've ever seen. And apparently their prize is to have sex with him. Embarrassed, the man tracks down a master of the Golden Dragon Raising Head technique and studies under her to get his revenge. His training includes jerking off wildly in the woods and little else that we see. The rematch involves a lengthy fuck session between him and Paula where the man apparently emerges victorious, though when you see what happens to him you'll question if he is the real winner and the girls bow down to his master.
What a fucking ridiculous plot and porno flick, and that is exactly what this is... a 70 minute, almost entirely outdoor public fuck fest. The Kung-Fu has so little to do with the movie it wouldn't make a difference if it was removed or not. However the movie is entertaining on a "What the fuck am I watching?" level and I fully appreciate it for that alone.
Another porno featuring Gillis and Astyr, ORIENTAL BLUE features the shady dealings of Madame Blue, the woman running a brothel that specializes in "acquiring" exotic women for her clients. Madame Blue also deals a bit in blackmail and often using her body to get what she wants.
There isn't a ton of plot to ORIENTAL BLUE, it is simply another vintage porno flick, full of hardcore scenes with various races of women. Technically speaking it is a competently made erotic film that fans of the genre will appreciate. The downfall is that someone looking for something a bit different within the genre could pass this up as "standard" fare after viewing the oddball VIXENS OF KUNG-FU.
THE VIXENS OF KUNG-FU has a 16:9 transfer that looks pretty good considering the natural light used during filming which doesn't always translate to a great looking product. There is some wobble in the early parts of the film but overall Vinegar Syndrome does a nice job on this weird movie that nobody would think twice if they dumped a much worse looking effort on disc. The transfer on ORIENTAL BLUE is even better. Another anamorphic widescreen presentation has good detail and black levels, with skin tones looking nice and natural. There is some speckling of dirt but it doesn't take away from the presentation at all. These look quite a bit nicer than I expected them to.
Both films have instances of crackling and pops but it never reaches a level of distraction or annoyance. The majority of both films dialogue is just moaning and groaning but it sounds solid and does its job nicely.
The Bottom Line
This double feature of Bill Milling directed pornos will prove to be an excellent addition to fans of the genre. If you've made it this far into the review chances are you're a fan and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.
THE VIXENS OF KUNG-FU/ORIENTAL BLUE Drive-In Collection Double Feature is available HERE