Naked girls and trailers for bad movies
Part of the problem is this is not a mockumentary. It's basically a trailer compilation of the films Something Weird specializes in, with some occasional talking head moments floating about. The commentators, all made-up experts, try to add some humor to the proceedings, but they are either over the top or just unfunny. One example, a supposed nipple expert, claims to have worked on a government project to shock penguin nipples. Looking at that reference in print though, it's not an unfunny concept, but in the film, it just didn't work. When, at one point, one of the experts shows some of the era's dance moves, I just wanted to shut the DVD off, it was so embarrassing.
Yet, even worse, is when the film gets bored of it's own concept, and goes in a whole new direction, watching legendary exploitation star Chesty Morgan's Deadly Weapons, with occasional commentary by "Nadia Kozlov," a grindhouse expert from, get this, Georgetown Middle School. At 16 years of age (as quick research found), this very young-looking girl, complete with a mouth full of braces, talks about Morgan's well-endowed chest and the film's plot every now and then, resulting in a wholly uncomfortable segment that lasts anexcruciating 15 minutes. It's simply not right to watch this woman playing with her massive breasts, and then have this girl talk about "the master of cleavage." Even if it was at all entertaining, it still wouldn't feel right.
Maybe if the old flicks had been limited to just clips instead of full trailers, or perhaps if there was even a slight attempt to make the experts seem realistic, this could have been an enjoyable DVD to watch. But as it stands, it's ponderous. F-ing ponderous. There's not even an ending! The only thing the creators (a loosely-used term to be sure) got right is the music, which is perfect for the genre. Maybe if they put out a CD of the soundtrack I could recommend that instead.
The audio is a simple Dolby Digital 2.0 track, and it delivers the sound straight down the middle, keeping everything easy to hear. There's no noticeable separation between the channels.
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