Released: Nov 01st, 2006
Running Time: 211
Director: Harry Hopper
Company: Alpha Blue Archives
Cast: Maddie Palumbo, Sue Pagan, Gene Pierce, Ruth Knox, Marie Sutherland, Cora Barry, Lee Beck, Dorothy Clemente, Hillary Newman, Dee Serano, Joseph Porter, Martin Victor, Rene Martin, Lidia Hernandez, Nina Martinez, Others
Critical Rating: AAA
Genre: Golden Age
This triple feature collects three early hardcore titles by director Harry Hopper, who might be best known for helming the softcore camp-fest Flesh Gordon. These particular films seem like genre exercises of their day, with perfunctory plots connecting the meat and money shots, but the miniskirts, bell-bottoms, afros and wild crotch hair lend a strong period flavor.
Tijuana Blue was shot in Mexico with a cast of Latina whores and has a gritty realism. Incredible Body Snatchers features a "rape" scene that would never fly in today's politically correct world. Seeds of Lust has slightly better production values and is the longest and most varied film, including one memorable scene with a girl in a pumpkin!
The video and audio leaves a lot to be desired – it appears to be a digital transfer from a video transfer from the original film, with added deterioration at every step. But then, these low-budget movies probably looked pretty raggedy even when they were brand new.
Retailing: An early ?70s collection for the nostalgic and the curious.