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Something Weird. Download.
1968 movie is one of Herschell Gordon Lewis' more obscure titles,
having been in the pile marked 'lost' for years. But Something
Weird, in their usual relentless manner, managed to ferret a copy
out and release it on VHS and, later, DVD. Now, it's available
as a download.
this is probably the worst Lewis film I've seen.
tells the story of 32 year old virginal college professor Percy
Corley (Robert Wood) who is both obsessed with and terrified by
women. The opening scenes, where Corley stumbles through a typically
Sixties world of couples making out left, right and centre, is
mildly amusing in a low rent Sixties sex comedy way, but things
soon go rapidly downhill as Corley and the older, but equally
horny Dr Hamilcar West (Jim Vance) manage to programme their super
computer to spit out bikini-clad babes that have been designed
to love them. When West has heart problems, he puts himself into
the computer (I'd explain how, but you won't care). But will Corley
be happy with computer-generated sex, or will he crave the real
thing? If you can make it to the end, you might find out.
Lewis should be applauded for predicting computer porn, this is
pretty feeble stuff - surprising given that it came at the time
he was shooting classics like She Devils on Wheels.
Mostly confined to one room, it often feels like a nudity-free
version of Ed Wood's atrocious Love Feast - and
that's no good thing. The acting and dialogue is dreadful, the
direction almost non-existent and - worst of all - nothing really
happens. On the plus side, Something Weird have found a pretty
good print of the movie.
completists will want to see this, but should avoid showing it
to anyone who they are trying to convert to the Godfather of Gore's
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