Released: Jan 01st, 1987
Running Time: 90
Director: Henri Pachard
Company: VCA Pictures
Cast: Kim Wilde (Barbara Dare), Siobhan Hunter, Paul Thomas, Robert Bullock, Tish Ambrose
Critical Rating: AAA
According to ancient Jewish legend (trust me, this is legit), Lilith was the true first woman, created by God from the dust just like Adam. Because of this, she didn't consider herself Adam's inferior and for her sin of hubris, Yahweh sent her to Hell. There she became a sort of "consort" to Lucifer, and God tried again with Eve.
Good. Now that the exposition's out of the way, let me give you the good news and the bad news. The good news is that Lilith Unleashed is a fine erotic fantasy that combines the talents of filmmakers Henri Pachard (Devil in Miss Jones, Part II) and Arthur Ben (Sexually Altered States). The bad news is the movie does run out ofsteam in the last 10 minutes.
Opening with a mist-shrouded session between Lilith (Tish Ambrose) and Lucifer (Paul Thomas), and their subsequent chastisement by the voice of God (Pachard), the film next finds Ambrose in an asylum. She's sent there for allegedly killing several men, although no bodies are ever found. When she seduces psychiatrist Robert Bullock, the reason for the lack of bodies is made clear; anyone who becomes intimate with Lilith, at the point of orgasm, is reduced to two inches in height and imprisoned in her doll house.
She promptly escapes the madhouse, doll house in tow, and checks into a honeymoon hotel where she proceeds to shrink the owner and his wife, a newlywed couple and a vacationing dominatrix, before reuniting with the Devil (disguised as a priest).
Let's face it: plot is not everything in an adult film, and the sex here sizzles. The opening sex-under-fog tryst will melt your inhibitions, and Ambrose carries her ravenous sexual appetite through her encounters with men, women and couples. Ron Jeremy supplies his patented comic relief as the Jewish hotel owner, as does Bullock as the shrunken shrink who insists on analyzing Jeremy and Siobhan Hunter, who plays Jeremy's JAP-ish wife.
Lilith Unleashed has a lot to recommend, however the beginning and end sag a bit. We never learn why Lilith is collecting people, or what's to become of her in the asylum. Art Ben and Henri Pachard have built such an impressive body of work between them that this film suffers slightly in comparison. But there's plenty of action worth seeing in Lilith Unleashed.