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Reviews » DVD Video Reviews » Wild Malibu Weekend
Wild Malibu Weekend
Code Red // R // September 6, 2011
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Review by Kurt Dahlke | posted August 18, 2011 | E-mail the Author
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Wild Malibu Weekend:
It's a good bet that this movie was shot in one weekend, but it wasn't all that wild for anyone. It's the rare piece of junk that finds its way up the chain to DVD Talk, but here it is, the release that strains all credulity by claiming the title 'movie.' I've seen lots of horrible stuff in near 30-years of cheap thrill seeking, and Wild Malibu Weekend is unquestionably the worst of the worst.


The thrust of the plot, such as it is, is that someone is having a bikini contest, and a bunch of girls want to win so that they don't have to work with a crackpot director who makes them dress up in plastic naughty bits to challenge social mores or something. The contest, which looks to be held in a small closet just off of a high school cafeteria, seems to drag on over a number of days, MDA Telethon style, but then the topless girls use Super Soakers to wash all the whipped cream off their boobies.

What's most fun about Wild Malibu Weekend is the fact that the bulk of the movie appears to have been shot in one continuous 30-minute take, most of which is consumed by surf-punk band The Ultramatics playing so-so tunes. In the meantime, a bunch of amateur actresses with breast implants blather about gratuitous nudity, while the bikini contest host mugs and ad-libs in a way that makes Creepy Uncle Carl nervous.


That's it. The endless contest contains all sorts of padding, including among other insults lengthy balloon wrestling scenes. What exactly is balloon wrestling anyway? As the contestants cavort with faux glee and frighteningly real hysteria, true awfulness is reached. I guess in 1995 some teenagers still needed to see fake boobs at any cost, but even then, those hormone addled youngsters saw Wild Malibu Weekend as astoundingly bad; true exploitation at its absolute worst.

The DVD

Video:
The pro-manufactured DVD check-disk sports a horrific 1.33:1 fullframe transfer. Bad graphics are pixilated, the picture seems to have interlacing problems that miraculously run horizontally and vertically, colors are washed out a bit, and the image is otherwise soft. Your consumer-grade VHS camcorder from 1995 can do just as good a job.

Sound:
Stereo Audio is of equally low quality.

Extras:
I don't know what I would have done if I had needed to sit through extras for this movie, other than the usual Code Red Trailers.

Final Thoughts:
According to the final sentence of my notes, the "whipped-cream scene has destroyed my soul." It's never something you want associated with your T & A Comedy, but this one is truly a soul crusher. Terrible performances, zero plot, fake boobs and shamelessly derelict padding make 70 minutes seem interminable. Skip It? You bet.

- Kurt Dahlke

~ More of Dahlke's DVD Talk reviews here at DVD Talk I'm not just a writer, I paint colorful, modern abstracts, too! Check them out here KurtDahlke.com

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