Monday, January 27, 2014

Evil Come Evil Go / Widow Blue! / Oh! You Beautiful Doll (DVD Review) - Vinegar Syndrome

USA/1970, 1972, 1974
Directed By: Walt Davis,
Written By: Walt Davis,
Starring: Sue Minx, Cleo O'Hara
Color/211 Minutes/Rated X
Region FREE

The Films
Disc one of this 2-disc set features EVIL COME, EVIL GO and WIDOW BLUE. First we'll talk about EVIL COME, EVIL GO. A deranged, God fearing woman is on a mission to spread the word that sex for pleasure is a sin. A very deadly one at that. She recruits another woman for her mission and together they go around singing hymns and killing people who like to fuck for fun. It's a bit demented and bloody and was a lot more fun than I expected it would be. WIDOW BLUE is sleaze central. A gay affair, featuring in-law brothers turns into an orgy and a decapitation. Add in the incest angle, sex on top of a filled coffin, more orgies, even more blood and throw it all in a blender for a fun time in XXX land. This is the goriest porno I've ever seen. 

The second disc of this set holds the special features and OH! YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL, the final film of this triple feature. "The best cock sucker in Hollywood" hasn't worked in films for a few years and is now a private acting instructor. Sort of. Any clients she gets she just tries to have sex with. It makes for some silly, and often hammy comedic moments that saves this lesser of the three films from being a total bore. 

The Audio & Video
The films are all presented in their original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The prints are in reasonably good shape overall. They all feature some scratches and dirt but none of them look remotely bad. Colors and flesh tones are vivid and natural while detail levels are decent. The soundtracks all suffer from some crackling and scratching at times but that is too be expected with old pornhouse flicks.  The A/V won't blow you away but it is more than serviceable for these films.

The Extras
The lineup of special features include a video interview with producer Bob Chinn, a trailer for both EVIL COME EVIL GOD and OH! YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL and outtakes from WIDOW BLUE.

The Bottom Line
I have to be honest, before watching these films I didn't do much to learn about them. I expected them to be nothing more than your run of the mill 70s porn that would play to a house of a few lonely gents and maybe their hooker dates in a seedy 42nd Street theater. Well, they probably did play to that crowd but these are more entertaining than just your everyday XXX features. They caught me off guard and for adult film fans looking for something a bit out of the ordinary you need to look into this set from Vinegar Syndrome

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