Monday, August 26, 2013

The Sexualist / Wendy's Palace (DVD Review) - Vinegar Syndrome

USA/1971, 1973
Directed By: Kemal Horulu
Written By: ?
Starring: Dale T. Fuller, Jon Oppenheim, Jennifer Welles
Color/161 Minutes/Not Rated
Region FREE

The Films
How many laughs can we get from a hardcore pic? A bunch if THE SEXUALIST is to be any judge. A film with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, this is the story of a director hellbent on making fine art out of his porno films by using astrology to put it all together and the story of those he uses in his films, including transvestites, a politician's daughter and a gay gorilla. If you don't find this entertaining you might not have a sense of humor.

WENDY'S PALACE is a lighthearted trek inside the walls of a brothel, run by former street walker Wendy. After being caught and jailed by a detective, Wendy takes over a well known, upscale whorehouse and finds the job to be right up her alley. Her relationship with the detective that arrested her has highs and lows but the pair eventually realize they need each other. This is a fun naked romp that pushes the boundaries of softcore and will bring a smile to the face of any erotic film fan.

The Video
The transfer on this double feature DVD is phenomenal.Both films look absolutely stunning with rich colors and strong detail levels. Vinegar Syndrome has given this pair of films an intensely classy presentation despite the fact that these were screened in sticky, seedy theaters to probably shady characters. I love both 1.85:1 widescreen transfers.

The Audio
The audio quality is nothing to sneeze at either, with both audio tracks being clean clear with just slight background noise in WENDY'S PALACE. THE SEXUALIST is the better of the two but that isn't to say that either is bad at all.

The Extras
Extra features include theatrical trailers for both films and rare outtakes from THE SEXUALIST.

The Bottom Line
Erotic film fans will find plenty to enjoy here with comedy playing as big a role as the skin factor. 

THE SEXUALIST/WENDY'S PALACE Drive-In Collection Double Feature is available HERE

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