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Belief Outside the Margins Sunday, 2: Larson is a film, TV and novel writer born in Rochester, Minn. Burning Bright by Ron Rash. Not only is rape prevalent, violence also runs rampant, as women are shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, electrocuted and, in one instance, Mako forces the prisoners to take turns whipping one of their own until she is dead. The ending also makes no sense as the boy in the beginning states that he is the son of Juan, who has died in the film and Yvonne kills herself and her baby in the end. A betting structure in which a player may bet any amount in a range on every betting round. Prior to joining the newspaper in August , Lee worked for three years at the Denver Post and covered state and national politics.

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Hazel's daughter, mentally-slow Mary Susan Tyrrell , and her illegitimate black baby; Hazel's mother Mary Boylan , who never stops smoking or hacking; and Hazel's husband Gordon Oas-Heim , who is oblivious to everything that's going on and who's main job seems to be putting flyers for Hazel's business on parked cars.

We then meet some of the hitwomen and the murders they commit. One woman crushes an "illegal alien's" legs under an auto hydrolic lift, cuts off his finger for her personal collection and then takes a Polaroid of the body as proof for the client who wanted retribution because the illegal alien pushed her husband into an oncoming subway train, severing his arm. A sister hit team, Glenda Geraldine Smith and Marsha Maria Smith , is hired by an angry gassy woman to kill an ex-cop's Lawrence Tierney dog, because he made fun of her shorts when they were in a bar!

Glenda and Marsha then take Mary to the movies, where Marsha who's a pyromaniac sets fire to the theater, killing fourteen of the patrons She laughs about it when watching a news report on TV the next day. The sisters steal a car which Marsha also sets fire to while Glenda is still driving it! The next night, Glenda and Marsha beat-up the ex-cop and stab his dog. After a particularly nasty episode involving a baby and a highrise window, L.

Things fall apart for Hazel when her disappointed clients start giving her a hard time the ex-cop's dog lived, the autistic boy's mother is pissed and a crooked cop pays a visit resulting in Hazel being drowned in her own kitchen sink. A most fitting end for a woman so vain about appearances. While this film is basically nothing but a series of outrageous set pieces, it's not without it's twisted charms. Not one person in this flick acts normal or has any morals at all, whether it's Hazel trying to stiff the blind newstand guy by telling him the one dollar bill she handed him was actually a five dollar bill, L.

Most of the actors in this speak with thick New York City accents filmed on location and some of the dialogue they speak is hilarious. Glenda says in the theater: Let's take one home. Daddy said he'd chop my head off if he saw me with a nigger! She plays the role of Mary as a woman-child, who just happens to have a child she drops it on it's head on several occasions , but Hazel takes her welfare checks and uses them for herself.

You actually feel sorry for her as the film progresses. Carroll Baker is downright nasty as Hazel. She has no sympathy for anyone even her daughter and is such a money-hungry bitch, she even has a lock on the phone so no one else uses her "messaging units". The film's standout and gross-out scene comes when a distraught mother tosses her crying baby out a highrise window and we watch it fall until it splatters against the sidewalk, splashing blood all over a passing woman.

A mother then tells her young son as they are staring at the dead baby, "That's what I'm going to do to you if you don't shut up! Warhol had very little to do with this he gets a Production credit, but I doubt he ever set foot on the set. This is director Joe Johnson's only directorial credit he died at the age of 47 in , in the explosion aboard TWA Flight , but he worked on various Warhol films as Cinematographer, Associate Producer and Editor.

An Embassy Home Entertainment Release. Originally Rated X , but later cut to achieve an R Rating. Judging from the baby-tossing scene, not much seems to have been cut. This Italy-lensed New World Pictures production is one of the better examples of that genre, thanks to the talent both in front and behind the cameras. The film opens with an army of Centurians raiding various villages, killing the men and taking the women to be sold into slavery. Bodicia is assigned to be the lover of champion gladiator Marcus Vic Karis and they actually fall in love, as does Mamawi and her assigned gladiator, Quintus Jho Jhenkins , who happens to be a member of her own tribe.

When Bodicia and Mamawi are forced to watch their lovers being slaughtered in the arena by hulking gladiator Septimus Peter Cester , they get into a fight with the other female slaves when one of them offhandedly remarks that Quintus was "only a black".

After watching the women fight, Timarchus gets the bright idea of training the women to become female gladiators and pit them against each other in arena matches. It turns out to be a giant hit with the spectators when Bodicia defeats a drunk Deidre in the arena without killing her, but the spectators eventually grow tired of the shenanigans and demand blood, forcing Mimawi to kill Lucinda Mary Count , Septimus' lover and mother of his child, in the arena.

The next arena match is to be between Bodicia and Mimawi, but Bodicia talks a changed Septimus into helping the women escape. When Septimus decides to kill Timarchus on his own and fails losing his life in the process. Bodicia and Mimawi are forced to fight to the death in the arena, but they have a plan that ends with Timarchus in the arena begging for his life.

This leads to a revolt, where the women are aided by the gladiators, much to the fickle spectators' glee, and escape in the catacombs beneath the city. It packs enough nudity, sex and violence in its scant 83 minutes to please even the most jaded genre fan. Unfortunately Eddie can't perform sexually His soldier won't salute due to his constant watching of his mother undress while he hid in her closet as a child.

His only recourse is to kill the women he tries to sleep with and stash them in a pigeon hutch on his roof. Eddie's not a bad guy. He gives his male students pointers on how to treat the ladies "Be patient.

Give them room, but not too much. He's good looking and the women love him. When the roommate Cherie Latimer of the first killed girl reports her missing, the police come to her apartment, find grass in the bathroom and arrest her! This is the 70's after all. Eddie gets picked up at the beach by a beautiful girl and they take a shower together.

Again, unable to perform sexually, Eddie stabs the girl repeatedly and may have performed necrophelia with her corpse while calling her a "slut" and cleans up her body in a tub. When Eddie can no longer use his prostitute to play his mother She tries to kiss him without dressing up as his mother and he spits on her and calls her a "whore".

When neighbors of Eddie's apartment complex begin to complain of a bad smell coming from the ceiling, the landlady Isabel Jewell tells the neighbors not to worry she secretly chained-up the pigeon hutch to kill the birds and thinks the smell is the birds decomposing. Eddie goes on a muderous rampage, killing the roomate of his first victim and his wanna-be girlfriend Barbara Nadyne Turney. The last time we see Eddie, he is sitting in the pigeon hutch, staring blankly. This is the first film of director Curtis Hanson, who would go on to much acclaim for his multi-award winning L.

While Hanson is only cutting his teeth here, he does get a sympathetic performance out of Tab Hunter, who sheds his good-guy image that he had for many years before and opened his career up to play more diverse roles, but unfortunately, mainly in low-budget garbage. It didn't help the film's boxoffice much. This is a good snapshot of the early 70's that should please the sleaze fans out there looking for plenty of nudity, sex and violence. Also available on DVD from Shout!

Clark who bears a resemblance to actor Paul LeMat meets his dead friend's brother Tom Tom Johnigarn , a honky hater who proceeds to beat up Clark with the help of his gang called "The Brothers. When Clark refuses to press charges he says it was a friendly misunderstanding the two cops later handcuff Tom and beat him senseless. Tom, mistakenly thinking that Clark ratted him out to the cops, sets out to teach him a lesson.

They get into a fistfight at a pool party where everyone goes skinnydipping. The cops haul Tom's ass to jail. When he is released, Tom and his gang kill Ray and Mahoney and gun down Clark at his wedding reception. The film closes with a quote by Martin Luther King asking for peace among the races. Jumpy editing, poor production values and inane dialogue are the main distractions of this exploitation film. Clark is quite good in the lead role.

Maybe he should have stuck with the acting profession and forsaken the behind the scenes work. He may have had an accomplished career instead of being known as a hack director and screenwriter churning out such lines as "I ain't nobody's nigger! My name is Makimba! A United Home Video Release. The film opens with a squad of Japanese soldiers invading a Red Cross mobile hospital unit looking for a downed American pilot. After callously shooting some Chinese locals and the American pilot, the soldiers grab the nurses, including Jennifer Birte Tove, a Danish actress who starred in several 70's Hong Kong films , Mary Roska Rozen and Elizabeth Niki Wane , and send them to the notorious 13 Womens Camp, where they are tortured, raped by both the male and female guards and treated like human waste.

After being put through a litany of abuses, usually at the behest of head lesbian guard Mako Terry Liu , the nurses join forces with Hung Yulan Li Hai-shu , a fellow prisoner who is an undercover operative in the Chinese opposition forces and has clues to where a fortune in stolen gold is hidden that could help the opposition defeat the Japanese.

One of the male guards at the camp is actually an undercover operative and he helps the women escape, but their freedom is short-lived when it is revealed that one of the women prisoners is a traitor her identity is not revealed yet , they are all recaptured and the undercover guard is shot and killed. When Mako and her male superiors find out about the hidden gold, they torture Hung Yulan with electric shocks to get her to give up the location.

Mako and her superiors are not able to extract the information from her, so they decide to let Hung Yulan and her new friends escape and follow them to the hidden gold Mary is killed in the escape, but her dying words are, "I'm not the traitor! As the group gets closer to the gold, the traitor leaves a marked trail for Mako and a squad of Japanese soldiers to follow. When the traitor kills blind female prisoner Huang Hsai Lo Hsai-ying for discovering her identity, she is finally outed and a trap is laid for Mako and the other Japs by the opposition forces.

In true Hong Kong fashion, not even the good girls and guys survive in the extremely bloody finale. Hardly a minute goes by without a shot of naked female breasts and there are also several instances of full-frontal nudity, as well as leering close-ups of panty crotch shots. Not only is rape prevalent, violence also runs rampant, as women are shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, electrocuted and, in one instance, Mako forces the prisoners to take turns whipping one of their own until she is dead.

This being a Hong Kong production, all the Japanese are portrayed as heartless, raping bastards and bitches that laugh at the sight of human suffering. There's plenty of good action set-pieces on view, especially during the final third, including a pretty decent car jump gag, lots of bloody sword and gunplay and a smattering of martial arts action.

Mix that with plenty of girl-on-girl action, Mako's delirious death by rolling off the side of a mountain in a metal barrel it really must be seen to be appreciated , hordes of snakes a Hong Kong staple and a typical downbeat finale and what you end up with may not be the feel-good movie of the year but, boy, it's an entertaining one.

His death is memorable. This did receive a U. After about a half hour of "character development", the mountain clan gang-rape Ling and kill Wah, by pushing him into a wild boar pit full of bamboo spikes. The police are called in, but the mountain clan's elder blames the campers for their own misfortunes "They come here and destroy the environment!

The police have two witnesses: Ling, who is now nothing but a basketcase She's so far gone, she accuses her father of being one of her rapists when he visits her in the hospital , and a local villager The police put a bag over his head, with two eyeholes cut-out so he can make an ID of the rapists, who are in the same room with him!

The mountain clan who are sometimes referred to as "disco boys" are able to identify the local villager by his shoes!

They bury him up to his neck in pig shit and make him balance a sharp stick in his mouth, while alcohol is poured down his throat. Ling and Wah's father Chen Sing decides to take the law into his own hands since the police are so ineffective. Being a carpenter by trade, he uses tools of his trade in unusual ways to exact his revenge. The mountain clan go to a bar, where they kidnap a prostitute and bring her back to the woods, but they fight each other about who is going to have first dibs with her and she escapes.

Ling's father kills the first clan member, Fu Ko Chun-Man , by luring him into a tent he simply hangs a couple of pair of women's panties next to it , snaring his leg in a bear trap and then hacking him to death with a specially-made machete.

The second clan member, Ko Kwong Tso-Fai , is dropped head-first into a wooden box full of protruding nails, ripping his head to shreds as he tries to remove it.

When he tries to get the last three clan members in one fell swoop, the father fails and has to escape by jumping off a waterfalls after being seriously wounded. The clan members think he is dead, but we know better, don't we? As the remaining clan members gloat in their perceived victory, the father returns to finish his revenge and we finally learn just what exactly is being kept in those covered cages.

They like raw meat and growl like a dog. Also, be aware that the version of the film I viewed was a composite print and contains hardcore footage during the rape scene including vaginal penetration by fingers and a shot of an erect penis , but seems to be missing some frames of gory violence.

He still comes off as the most sympathetic character here, as he's continually abused by the rest of the clan, refuses to take part in Ling's rape and has a pet mokkey named Kiki, who is his only real friend. His constant cries of "Not my business! I was also bitterly disappointed to find out that it was only dogs being kept in those covered cages, especially with the buildup they were giving it. I was expecting maybe an even more feral, cannibalistic clan member, but finding out that they were only hungry German Shepherds was the film's biggest letdown.

The best scene comes when Ling's father is being chased by the hungry dogs and he gets them off his scent by feeding them pieces of Fu's body, who is buried nearby.

The finale also shows that there are more mountain clans to replace the dead ones, as a trio of new degenerates watch and salivate over a new bunch of campers they see arriving in the forest. They are chopped-up, thrown around, generally abused and used creatively in one death scene. Never legally available on U. Out of all the bad Bigfoot movies I have seen in my life, this inept, howl-a-minute fiasco has my vote for the most enjoyable of them all.

The film opens up with a badly manufactured Bigfoot abducting a trio of topless babes from the forest and taking them to his tastefully decorated cave. Bigfoot then disappears from view until the last five minutes of the film, as the story veers off from one tangent to another.

They run into four hippies and pretty soon our two college students are experimenting in free love and skinnydipping in a lake. Later on a duo of criminals with hunting rifles kidnap the group and demand to know the whereabouts of a cache of gold coins. The crooks locate the coins at the cabin of a bearded old hermit but not before trying to rape the girls and roughing up the men.

Bigfoot arrives in the nick of time, defeating the crooks and walking off into the sunset with the old hermit. This sexploitation film has plenty of unanswered questions such as, "What happened to the girls in the cave? Gratuitous nudity and sex, 70's fashions including hip-high go go boots , campy dialogue and a dream sequence involving two naked girls wearing only gunbelts in a Wild West showdown are some of the weirdness on view in this short 62 minute film.

You may hate yourself for enjoying it, but there is no denying it's charm. One of my favorite discoveries of the past many years. Available at many video and department stores for under ten bucks. An Applause Productions, Inc. When their Uncle Barney Noble Willingham is shot dead by G-Man Bonney Dick Miller , Wilma and the girls take over his illegal whiskey business, but learn after a short while that this is not a business that women should be involved with, so they head out to California for a "better life".

The rest of the film details their exploits while they are on their way to California. Billy Jean and Polly decide to earn extra money by stripping at a smoker, which upsets Wilma to no end. She enters the smoker with pistols drawn and robs the place, which makes Wilma and the girls Public Enemy 1 with Bonney, who is always one step behind them. When their car breaks down, Wilma and the girls steal a car and money belonging to a crooked preacher and then head for the next town, where Wilma tries to cash a bad check at a bank.

Enter bank robber Fred Diller Tom Skerritt , who decides to pull a stickup at the bank at the same time. Diller's partner is shot and killed, so Wilma and the girls pick up the slack and help Diller rob the bank. Wilma and Diller soon become lovers, which upsets Billy Jean because she had her eyes on him.

While at the horse races, Wilma meets con man William J. Baxter William Shatner and he becomes the newest member of Wilma's gang. Baxter becomes Wilma's newest lover, which now opens the door for Diller and Billy Jean to get it on Billy Jean even shares him with Polly and Wilma doesn't seem to mind! Polly becomes pregnant she carries a rag doll with her throughout most of the film as a symbol of her child-like demeanor and is wounded when the quintet rob an oil well.

The screwed-up family dynamic of the group is put to the test when Wilma demands that Diller marry Polly and he tells Wilma that her really loves her. The gang then crash a party attended by rich, influential snobs. After robbing then, the gang kidnaps snotty debutante Jane Kingston Joan Prather and hold her for a one million dollar ransom.

Baxter proves how thin his skin is when he leaves the gang in fear, only to be captured by Bonney. He squeals like a pig and gives up the time and location of the ransom drop, which leads to a final big shoot-out between Wilma's gang and Bonney's police force. Diller is killed in an act of self-sacrifice, but Wilma is also killed in the getaway, leaving Billy Jean and a pregnant Polly to survive on their own.

This exploitation staple is what drive-in movies were all about: Plenty of nudity, a smattering of violence, car chases and lots of gunfights. The violence is never too bloody, most of it being bloody bullet squibs or gun violence.

Even though Diller got her retarded daughter Polly pregnant, Wilma is again sleeping with him at the end of the film. Though Wilma apparently dies for her various sins at the end of the film, Roger Corman who was known to milk a good concept until it spits out dust couldn't resist reviving her in the ill-advised sequel thirteen years later.

Look closely and you'll spot a very young Sally Kirkland topless, of course in the beginning and Paul Bartel also this film's Second Unit Director as a party guest at the debutante ball. The music soundtrack, which is banjo-heavy bluegrass, contains the nimble pickings of Greatful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia.

This is also the first film credit for actor Bill Paxton, who was a Set Dresser here. Unfortunately, most of her nude scenes in DRESSED were performed by a body double, but her death in an elevator is a shocking piece of 80's slasher cinema.

Why he didn't direct more films is a story that could fill a book, but at least most of his films are available in some format on home video for us to enjoy over and over again. When Django finally realizes who they have kidnapped it turns out Terry has slept with quite a few government officials, which prompts Django to say, "They'd pay me to get rid of you!

You ain't nothing but plain purple poison! Since Terry is an embarrassment to the government, she is sent to a remote government work camp located deep in the jungle, where Warden Zappa Andy Centenera, who kicks a puppy just for the hell of it!

Meanwhile, Django make the long trek on foot back to his jungle village, where perturbed girlfriend Blossom is pissed at him for kidnapping Terry and threatens to cut-off his balls with a machete In a hilarious scene, he fights her off with a plucked chicken, where they fall into a mud puddle and then make love! Django and Blossom are the leaders of a group of "revolutionaries", although none of them are sure what they are revolting against.

Group member Moreno Subas Herrero complains about the lack of female members, so he wonders out loud where they can find a couple of hundred women. His latest victim is Lin Rizza Fabian , whom the Warden sexually abuses and then blackmails to become a prison snitch, using Lin's young daughter as insurance she will spill her guts when the time comes.

When Blossom gets sent to the work camp after she and her group perform a pretty embarrassing stab at being revolutionaries a funny scene involving a dud grenade , it leads to a series of events that culminates in boyfriend Django and the other male revolutionaries raiding the work camp and freeing the grateful female prisoners and all the bad guys getting their just desserts. This being a 70's exploitation film, though, nearly everyone ends up dead by the film's end.

Every exploitation element is touched upon, including plentiful nudity by nearly every female cast member; bloody violence; catfights; torture; gay stereotypes Sid Haig pretending to be a homosexual to get close to Vic Diaz is one of the funniest, if not one of the most offensive slap to gay people, scenes in 70's genre filmmaking ; and gun battles. There's not a boring moment in this film and I wish that Karen McKevic made more movies after this because she not only had beauty; she also had a real screen presence What happened to her?

Vic Diaz is a scream as gay guard Rocco it's one of his best early's roles and some of his dialogue is simply priceless as is his final comeuppance at the hands of the horny female prisoners. Both are long OOP and command big bucks on the collectors market. Their freedom is short-lived, though, when they are betrayed and sold to white slave trader El Kadir Gordon Mitchell. As they are about to be loaded onto a ship, the ship's captain, Jeff Tony Kendall , saves them, steals a truck and drives them to safety.

Their truck breaks down, so Jeff leads them on a long walk through the desert, where they happen upon an oasis, swim nude in a lake and then are attacked and raped by some Arab nomads.

After having their way with the women after knocking-out Jeff and killing one of the women, the nomads leave. Nadia Vonetta McGee ends up missing, so Jeff and the women go looking for her. Meanwhile, El Kadir has sent out a hunting party to retrieve his "property".

Jeff and the girls come across a remote village inhabited by black burka-wearing women, so they send Sister Maria in to look for Nadia. She finds Nadia nude, tied-up and being whipped by a mute retarded Arab man, but before she can save Nadia, Sister Maria almost gets stoned to death by the burka-wearing women.

Jeff and the girls save the day and, after they kill some Arab marauders, they steal some horses and ride away. They run into some "policemen" and kill them when they try to rape the women and Jeff takes them to a castle in the mountains, only to find El Kadir and his men waiting for them.

Jeff is thrown into the dungeon and the girls including Sister Maria are forced to participate as playthings in one of El Kadir's drunken orgies. Jeff is set free by an unlikely ally who is after El Kadir's hidden loot and he goes about trying to free the women.

Unfortunately, during the ongoing gun battle, all but two women and Jeff make it out alive. Sister Maria sacrifices her own life to save Jeff and the two women, who ride off to safety in the film's conclusion. This badly-dubbed Italian-German co-production continuously finds new ways to degrade women rape is the most frequent method , but the film is cold and impersonal, like watching a porn film without any "money shots". I do give the film some points for the location shooting the mountain castle is impressive , but there's not much characterization, as all the women besides Sister Maria are interchangable and lack distinct personalities.

Top-billed Vonetta McGee is wasted in a thankless role I believe she has the fewest lines of all the women in the film and was probably given the top spot to lure blaxploitation fans to this since McGee starred in three blaxploitation films in Fans of those films must have felt cheated for being falsely-lured into seeing this.

It's funny that a film about a bunch of female prison escapees would have absolutely no interesting female characters. So much for female empowerment. If that turns you on, you'll probably like this. New World Pictures handled the theatrical playdates in the United States. Tough-as-nails Marnie Collier Judy Brown is sent to a "Banana Republic" prison actually lensed in the Philippines for 99 years on a false murder conviction.

The prison's female warden, Miss Dietrich Christiane Schmidtmer , is a Bible-quoting she-bitch who's not above murder to keep her prisoners in line. Bodine plans on escaping after she gets a smuggled-in letter from her revolutionary boyfriend telling her that he needs her badly, but someone snitches to Miss Dietrich about the letter and she has Bodine tortured, first by suspending her in a small bamboo cage in the blazing sun and then bringing her to a dungeon, where she is waterboarded and whipped by brutal head guard Lucian Kathryn Loder while some unknown person watches in the shadows.

Bodine is brought back to her cell bloody and bruised, now even more determined to escape and join her boyfriend. Two black marketeers, Harry Sid Haig and his new partner Fred Jerry Franks , make weekly trips to the prison and supply the women prisoners with a wide range of goods, including drugs, cigarettes and smuggled information, but it all comes with a price, mainly sex. When Miss Dietrich catches Alcott having sex with the inexperienced Fred, she becomes the next torture victim in the dungeon.

Alcott is shocked with electricity by Lucian she attaches electrodes to Alcott's nipples and vagina while the same unknown person watches in the shadows.

The girls put their differences aside and plan an escape, using a cat and the unwitting duo of Harry and Fred in their attempt. It almost comes undone when junkie Harrad stabs Grear in the neck in a fit of jealous rage, killing her. Collier is then tortured with a cobra by Lucian in the dungeon, but Alcott, Bodine and Ferrina Gina Stuart rescue her, overpower Lucian and discover the identity of the person hiding in the shadows it's Miss Dietrich, who gets her sexual jollies by watching prisoners tortured and killed!

The girls then break out of prison, but not everyone will escape with their lives. During the fatalistic, yet strangely satisfying, conclusion, all the women are either killed or recaptured, but not before Miss Dietrich receives her just rewards.

Hill only directed a handful of films in his career, yet he always seemed to know what audiences wanted: Namely, copious amounts of nudity and plenty of violence. Santiago are uncredited producers and it's easy to see why. Besides Jack Hill's direction, the cast gives their all here, stripping-off their clothes, getting into catfights and, finally, working together to escape their hellhole.

It's no wonder this film spawned countless other WIP flicks. It's well-made, violent some of the torture devices are downright bizarre , exciting and, surprisingly, contains some real human drama. One of the earliest WIP movies to take advantage of the R-rating and still one of the best. Pam Grier sings the opening tune, "Long Time Woman". Also starring Jack Davis and Letty Mirasol. Sometimes this world is a funny place.

Aristide Massaccesi are an acquired taste. Unfortunately, this film falls into the latter category, as it runs far too long to justify its paper-thin plot.

Judas is instantly smitten, not because Eva is beautiful which she is , but because he is a snake lover. He has a house full of snakes, most of them poisonous and deadly. Judas, who considers himself a reptile expert, phones Eva and invites her to lunch, but he doesn't tell her why. Eva is curious, so she meets him, but she doesn't know what is in store for her. Judas takes Eva to his house and he introduces her to his "friends": Eva is scared, not of the snakes, but of Judas.

He tries to calm her down by saying, "I like the scent of you! Eva's oriental manager smacks her around, telling her he is jealous of her girlfriends, so she strips naked and makes love to him setting women's rights back 50 years.

Jules talks Eva into going back to see his brother, where Judas gives her a very expensive diamond necklace he can afford it and she gladly accepts setting women's rights back years. Jules is a little jealous of his brother's relationship with Eva maybe more than he is showing.

While Gerri is putting on a skimpy bikini, Eva walks in and they make love Does she ever get tired? Gerri and Eva then get naked massages with hand vibrators and they get turned-on by watching each other getting turned-on.

At dinner, we learn that Gerri studies Chinese medicine and that Judas bought Eva a new Mercedes setting women's rights back years. Gerri is broke and can't afford her studies, so Eva gives her money, saying "I love you, Gerri.

Jules and Candy make love and he puts one of Judas' poisonous snakes on her naked body. Candy screams and Jules laughs like a madman If none of this seems to make sense, join the club!!!

Eva takes Gerri to a lesbian nightclub, where they watch two Korean girls strip while they dance to some inappropriate music it's obvious that they are dancing to music other than what is playing on the soundtrack. We are an hour into the film and I was hoping some kind of plot would kick-in, but this is what you get: When Eva gets to Judas' house, she finds Candy passed out on the floor and a doctor is taking her to the hospital. Judas and Jules have to take a long business trip, so Judas asks Eva to take care of his snakes.

She agrees and, once Judas and Jules are gone, Eva brings Gerri to the house after they take a long walking tour through the streets of Hong Kong, where we watch a street vendor cut up a live snake and fry the pieces in a wok, which Eva and Gerri happily eat!

They then make love I hate to say it, but this is getting tiring! Eva and Gerri then take care of the snakes, feeding them live mice we watch one snake squeeze the life out of a poor mouse. Why do Italians feel they have to put real-life animal deaths in their films? Jules grabs the most poisonous snake in the house and Judas' favorite , a green mamba, and releases it into Eva's bedroom, where she and Gerri are sleeping.

It bites Gerri and she dies Eva just watches her die, not lifting a finger to help her, but she grabs the snake and puts it in its cage!

It turns out Jules is a sadist and doesn't like the fact that his dead father turned over the business to Judas. Yep, that's the entire plot! Indifferently acted, especially by Palance, who doesn't even try to give his character any emotion. It's apparent he's only in this film for the paycheck This was made during his B-Movie period. Laura Gemser is basically Laura Gemser, doffing her clothes at the drop of a hat and screwing the person closest to her. There is no blood or gore in this movie and, man, could it have used it.

Even the snakes lack the proper danger we expect the slithery creatures to hold. Joe D'Amato was not only the director and screenwriter, he was also the cinematographer and besides some beautiful Hong Kong vistas, there's not much eye candy besides Gemser. Even the "surprise" ending, where Eva gets even with Jules for killing Gerri by having two oriental men hold him down while she releases a snake that crawls up his ass, telling him that it will eat its way out of his body!

It's all a case of too little, too late. Where is the sleaze? Where is the violence? Where is the mind-numbing weirdness? Even Eva dying in the finale She plays with the green mamba in front of Judas and it bites her! A serious loser from Joe D'Amato. The print looks excellent and the colors are bright and vibrant but, no matter how good it looks, this film just doesn't cut it as entertainment. If it's nudity and nudity only that you want lots of full-frontal female nakedness , this film will float your boat.

If it's a coherent plot you want, look somewhere else. Also featuring Guido Mariotti. Almost immediately after he sets foot back in Black Oak, he notices the town is quite different than when he left it, and not in a good way. Jingo cannot understand why his mother would sell the family farm and when he goes to check out the old homestead, he finds that it has been bulldozed over by his old nemesis Harrison Hancock Robert F.

Jingo wonders why his mother and many of the town's other elderly citizens are patients of the nursing home, but when he discovers that all of the elderly patients turned over their homes and land to the nursing home, which is owned by Harrison's father, Bryan Hancock Douglas V.

When Jingo also discovers that his mother's current condition may be medically induced by some mysterious pills given to her every night by the home's nurse Mary Wilcox; LOVE ME DEADLY - , who is having an affair with Sheriff Grimes, the conspiracy becomes personal and, as we all know, you don't mess with a man's mama, especially when that man is a movie stuntman.

Jingo's mother dies and circumstances snowball into bloody violence, as Jingo finds out, with Lucy and Homer's help, that some of the town's most trusted citizens including Doc Rondes are deeply involved in a plot to cheat elderly people out of their homes by purposely making them sick and infirmed.

When it is revealed that Sheriff Grimes is the brains behind this conspiracy and he tries to kill everyone who knows it , Jingo must use every trick in his stunt book to bring the Sheriff down.

All of these films involve some kind of deep dark secret or conspiracy going on in town and a returning resident or complete stranger who m ust expose it. The stunts, including a scene where Jingo uses his stunt skills to drive a car on two wheels down the highway, are well-performed and photographed.

Most of the blood is saved for the final 15 minutes, where Albert Salmi blows off Douglas Fowley's head with a shotgun in a surprisingly graphic effects shot that begs the viewer to rewind and watch it again in slow motion and then shoots Robert F. Now an 8 comes on the turn. This has counterfeited your hand and made it almost worthless. To beat a hand - typically a big hand. You hear this most often applied to pocket aces: As in "to cripple the deck.

If you have pocket kings, and the other two kings flop, you have crippled the deck. The player in a poker game who actually or theoretically is dealing the cards. When a professional dealer casino or cardroom or automated dealer online is present - it is necessary to identify the player who would be dealing the cards because the blinds and the betting action are to the left of the dealer.

This is done by utilizing a marker called a dealer button which travels around the table in a clockwise manner, moving to the next player after each hand is completed. A hand that will almost always lose to a better hand that people usually play. For instance, K3 is "dominated" by KQ. With the exception of strange flops e. To play a hand that is not yet good, but could become so if the right cards come. Trying to make a hand that, even if made, will not win the pot.

If you're drawing to make a flush, and your opponent already has a full house, you are "drawing dead. Your "rightful" share of a pot. Of course, you won't make that exact amount each hour and some hours you will lose , but it's one measure of your anticipated earnings. A blind put in by a player just entering the game, returning to the game, or otherwise changing his position at the table.

See also "blind" and "post. As in "play fast. To forfeit any chance of winning the current pot in poker. To lay down your hand or throw your hand in instead of calling or raising a bet. A hand that may not be played for one reason or another. A player with a foul hand may not make any claim on any portion of the pot. A turn or river card on which you don't have to call a bet because of play earlier in the hand or because of your reputation with your opponents.

For instance, if you are on the button and raise when you flop a flush draw, your opponents may check to you on the turn.

If you make your flush on the turn, you can bet. If you don't get it on the turn, you can check as well, seeing the river card for "free.

One player has a shot at winning an entire pot when he is currently tied with another player. You are tied with your opponent right now, but are free rolling, because you can win the whole pot and your opponent can't.

If no club comes, you split the pot with him; if it does come, you win the whole thing. A straight filled "inside. As in "the flop hit me," meaning the flop contains cards that help your hand. If you have AK, and the flop comes K, it hit you. Cards dealt face-down to a player - most commonly used when describing the first two player cards in Hold'em and the first four player cards in Omaha.

Pot odds that do not exist at the moment, but may be included in your calculations because of bets you expect to win if you hit your hand. For instance, you might call with a flush draw on the turn even though the pot isn't offering you quite 4: Seeking one specific card value to make a straight.

For instance, a player holding with a board of can make a straight with any eight. This is also known as a gutshot straight draw. A special bonus paid to the loser of a hand if he gets a very good hand beaten. In hold'em, the "loser" must typically get aces full or better beaten.

Of course, the jackpot is funded with money removed from the game as part of the rake. An unpaired card used to determine the better of two near-equivalent hands.

For instance, suppose you have AK and your opponent has AQ. If the flop has an ace in it, you both have a pair of aces, but you have a king kicker. Kickers can be vitally important in hold'em. A forced bet put in by one or more players before any cards are dealt. The "live" means those players still have the option of raising when the action gets back around to them. A player who does a lot of hyper-aggressive raising, betting, and bluffing.

A true maniac is not a good player, but is simply doing a lot of gambling. However, a player who occasionally acts like a maniac and confuses his opponents is quite dangerous. The pile of folded and burned cards in front of the dealer. A version of poker in which a player may bet any amount of chips up to the number in front of him whenever it is his turn to act.

It is a very different game from limit poker. The best possible hand given the board. You will occasionally hear the term applied to the best possible hand of a certain category, even though it isn't the overall nuts.

For the above example, somebody with A-Qmight say they had the "nut straight. Seeking one of two card values to make a straight. For instance, a player holding with a board of can make a straight with either a ten T or with a five This is also known as an up-and-down straight draw. A card that will make your hand win. Normally heard in the plural. A card higher than any card on the board.

For instance, if you have AQ and the flop comes J, you don't have a pair, but you have two overcards. A pocket pair higher than any card on the flop. If you have QQ and the flop comes J, you have an overpair. To call a bet when the bettor is representing a hand that you can't beat, but the pot is sufficiently large to justify a call anyway.

To show down a hand in hold'em when your cards don't make a hand any better than is shown on the board. For instance, if you have 22, and the board is A no flush possible , then you must "play the board": Note that if you play the board, the best you can do is split the pot with all remaining players.

Your unique cards that only you can see. For instance, "He had pocket sixes" a pair of sixes , or "I had ace-king in the pocket. A hold'em starting hand with two cards of the same rank, making a pair. What else can you ask for? To put in a blind bet, generally required when you first sit down in a cardroom game.

You may also be required to post a blind if you change seats at the table in a way that moves you away from the blinds. He is required to post an extra blind to receive a hand. See also "extra blind. A version of poker in which a player may bet up to the amount of money in the pot whenever it is his turn to act. Like no-limit, this is a very different game from limit poker. The amount of money in the pot compared to the amount you must put in the pot to continue playing.

If your chance of having the best hand is at least 1 out of 12, you should call. Pot odds also apply to draws. For instance, suppose you have a draw to the nut flush with one card left to come. In this case, you are about a 4: The pot odds you are getting for a draw or call. This prevents them from being fouled by a discarded hand, or accidentally mucked by the dealer. A flop or board that doesn't appear to help anybody very much. A flop that contains three different suits, thus no flush can be made on the turn.

Can also mean a complete five card board that has no more than two of any suit, thus no flush is possible. To play as if you hold a certain hand. For instance, if you raised before the flop, and then raised again when the flop came ace high, you would be representing at least an ace with a good kicker.

A regular poker game as opposed to a tournament. Also referred to as a "live" game since actual money is in play instead of tournament chips. The fifth and final community card, put out face up, by itself.

Also known as "fifth street. A player who plays very tight, not very creatively. He raises only with the best hands. A real rock is fairly predictable: Typically said "runner-runner" to describe a hand that was made only by catching the correct cards on both the turn and the river. A card that may well turn the best hand into trash.

A pair with the second highest card on the flop. If you call or raise a round of betting to see if the needed card s come, you are said to be "drawing. You can also draw for a three of a kind, full house, or better. Draw Out To receive a card that transforms your hand from a losing hand to a winning hand.

Drawing Dead You're drawing, but it's futile because there is not one card in the deck that will create a winning hand for you.

If you have two pairs and hope to make a full house on the river, but your opponent already has four of a kind, you are "drawing dead. Flop The first three community cards dealt out after the first round of betting is complete. Flush A poker hand consisting of five cards of the same suit. Fold To give up by placing your cards face down on the table, losing whatever you have bet so far. You only fold when you think your hand is too weak to compete against the other players.

Four of a Kind A hand containing all four cards of the same rank. Full House A hand consisting of a three of a kind and a different pair. Gutshot A straight completed from "inside" by one possible card. For example, if your pocket cards are 5 and 6 and the flop shows king, a 7 and only a 7 on the turn or river would complete your "gutshot" straight. It is the opposite of an open-ended straight, which is completed by any one of two cards from the outside.

A gutshot is half as likely to hit as an open-ended straight. Hand Five cards, made of a player's pocket cards and the community cards. Heads-Up Playing a pot or tournament against only one other player. Implied Odds Taking future calls from your fellow players into consideration when you are drawing to something. If you draw successfully, you expect they'll call with their hands. These funds are speculative and not concrete, as they aren't in the middle yet and won't be unless you hit your card and they call your bets - hence, "implied.

Kicker If you have the same hand as another player at showdown, the one with the highest kicker wins the pot. If the board is , and you have ace-king and your opponent has king-queen, you win because your ace beats his king. Your ace is the "kicker. Limp Slang word for calling, implying it's not an aggressive move. Limit A structure of the game in which bets and raises are capped at a fixed amount. Muck All the discarded cards in a hand.

If a player folds, he tosses his hand "into the muck. No-Limit A structure of the game in which players can bet their entire stack. There's a minimum to what you can bet, but not a maximum. Nuts The best possible hand one can have at a given moment. For example, if you have pocket 7's, and the flop is , you have the "nuts" at this point, as trip 7's would be the best possible hand. If the turn card is a 5, you would no longer have the nuts, as that honor now goes to anyone holding , making a straight.

If the river is the last 7, you'd again have the nuts, as your hand is once again the best possible hand. Off-suit Holding pocket cards of different suits. Omaha A variety of hold'em in which players receive 4 hole cards and must use exactly two of them, together with 3 of the 5 board cards, to make a hand. Open-Handed A category of games characterized by a part of each player's hand being exposed.

Over-Pair In hold'em, a pair in the hole that is larger than any community card on the board. Open-Ended A straight completed from the outside by one of two possible cards.

For example, if your pocket cards are and the flop shows king, either a 3 or an 8 on the turn or river would complete your open-ended straight. An open-ended straight is twice as likely to hit as a "gutshot. Orbit After each player at a table has served as the dealer for a hand. Each time the button passes you is a complete orbit. Out A card that will improve your hand. If all the money is in the middle, and you turn over a pair of kings and your opponent has a pair of aces, you need one of the two remaining kings - your two "outs" - to beat your opponent.

Over-cards Having cards higher than the board cards or your opponent's pocket. For example, if it's heads up and someone's all-in, the two remaining players would expose their cards. If it is a pair of sevens versus ace-king, the ace and king are referred to as "over-cards. Pocket Cards The cards in your hand that are not part of the community cards. In hold'em , it's your two down cards. In Omaha, it's your four down cards. Also known as hole cards. Pot-Committed A situation that likely requires you to call due to the amount of money in the pot vis-a-vis your remaining stack of chips.

In these situations, it makes no sense to fold. Pot-Limit A structure of the game in which bets and raises are capped by the current size of the pot. Pot Odds The ratio of money in the pot compared to what you need to call to keep playing. Do you think the odds of your hand being the best are better than to-1? If so, you should call. Similarly, if you are getting the same to-1 odds and you don't have a made hand but the odds of drawing to a better hand are greater than to-1, it would also be correct to call.

Rainbow In flop games, a flop in which no two cards are of the same suit. Rake The amount that the house takes out of a poker hand.

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