Released: Nov 01st, 1988
Running Time: 85
Director: Max Schenck
Company: Riviera Productions
Cast: Shanna McCullough, Joey Silvera, Billy Dee, Alicia Monet, Viper (I), Mike Horner
Critical Rating: AAA
In this little World War I period drama about the seductive Mata Hari, there’s more references made to the “kaiser” than a New York Delicatessen. Albeit, this looks like a feature everyone had fun doing. Outside of the boop-boop-be-doo flapper costumes worn by Shanna McCullough as Mata and her cat house contingent, the Kaiser’s boys get the short shrift in the wardrobe department, but make up for it in other ways.
Long Chaney, who gets my nod as they best non-sex performer this year (all of his performances on the Riviera line have been top notch), plays a British stuff budget, stiff upper lip counter agent assigned to find out just whose side Mata is on. Basically, the sex setups have Chaney surveilling the cathouse looking for inside info: one particularly engaging scene is a bathtub sequence between Alicia Monet and Billy Dee as a French underground resistance fighter, if you want to believe that one. A good quality vid, with light hearted performances.