Sunday, July 13, 2014

42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol 3 (DVD Review) - Impulse Pictures

Directed By: Various
Written By: Various
Starring: Annie Sprinkle, Susan Nero, Bobby Astyr, Jamie Gillis
Color/116 Minutes/X
Region FREE
Release Date: July 8, 2014

The Film
Another selection of old 8mm stag reels here making for one hell of an evening of viewing. These films are raunchy, sleazy and almost just plain wrong. They'll have you feeling as sticky as the floors in the old 42nd Street theaters. If you lived through the days these types of short XXX films were being produced and sold through sketchy magazine ads this DVD will be a great trip down memory lane and if you're like me and missed out on the glory days of exploitation cinema then this is a great glimpse into the past and a continuing history lesson. Most of the shorts on THE PEEP SHOW COLLECTION VOL. 3 are your standard, hairy in-out, in-out affairs but then comes The Barbarian Girls to end the collection and what a fucking way to end it. Let me just say that there's no preparing for it. It will catch you off guard and smack you in the face. Be sure to stick around for it but don't say I didn't warn you.

The Audio & Video
The Impulse Pictures DVD looks as rough and gritty as the city streets where you'd be able to see films like this back in the 70s. While you may not have wanted to risk your life going to see them back then, you can now enjoy them from the comfort of your own home and in pure scratchy 70s quality. No, these prints aren't in great conditon- they're covered in scratches and imperfections, they're dirty at times and image quality is soft.I wouldn't have it any other way. This is how you need to enjoy fare such as this. 

The Extras
Liner notes from Robin Bougie, the publisher of Cinema Sewer magazine are included.

The Bottom Line
If you clicked on this review you have an interest in smut and stag films and you'll want to grab this release to not only live the dream that adults were able to live through their 8mm projector on their living room walls but to support the future releases of content such as this.


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