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Arc-Vile
Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:44 pm Reply with quote
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I seriously need to order this one!


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Cool! I want it to! Happy

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Sounds like Family fun!



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Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:22 pm Reply with quote
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Anyone actually seen this one??

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Raleigh Nightwolf
Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:05 pm Reply with quote
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I have not...yet. I remember seeing it through some vintage video company (I think it was Alpha Blue, but don't quote me on it.), but it was at a time, a long time back, when I was just starting to get DVDs and it was only on VHS. So with this release, I should be able to check up on this chapter of NYC Roughie history soon.

To those interested, Director Shaun Costello was a name in New York's 1970's Roughie scene which took the form to a more intense level. Costello's films in a very long history of film making mainly for the New York based companies included Daughters of Discipline, Dominatrix Without Mercy, and the infamous Waterpower starring Jamie Gillis. This is one of the earliest examples of the form that was playing New York Sin-emas through The 70's to the Early 80's.

Forced Entry has both it's fans and major critics, the opinions can never be in the middle, making this among the most controversial releases of this year.

On more information on his films, for a starting point, here is the IMDb page.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0138010/

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Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:55 pm Reply with quote
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arcvile wrote:
Anyone actually seen this one??


Yep....An edit of my old review:

What makes "Forced Entry" into something far more than the sum of its plot is the use of hardcore sex, violence, blood and authentic newsreel/camera footage of the war in Vietnam.

Opening on a green tinted still of a Vietnamese woman punting a canoe, scored with a haunting Vietnamese song, we are instantly warned that there is something very different about the porn film that is about to un-spool in front of our unsuspecting eyes.

During the first attack scene the fact Harry Reems' commonly used 'peeper' character is fondling a gun and licking the tip of his knife as he watches the (explicit oral and penetrative) sex…signposts what is to come.

Most of the film is basically the same set-up of stalking, knifepoint/gunpoint sexual attacks, extremely nasty verbal assaults and ultimately murder. All played out with the ever present, shockingly effective, 'Nam footage.

The film does tend to play out the 'rapes', the gun or knife aside, as 'normal' sex sequences and sometimes the actresses play the scenes like any other porn set-up and don't play on the 'victim' angle, looking rather unconcerned about the whole thing.
Which in itself seems dubious as we seem to have the oft familiar 'she really likes rape' attitude going on, whether intentional or not.

Sex, as this is the 70's, is close-up, rough, naturalistic.
People are imperfect, of various sizes and shapes and are of course… hairy.
But this adds a natural energy to the sex and also to the documentary look of the film that this plot really benefits from.

Violence? Well, much of the sex is of course very violent and some of the 'Nam footage (especially in the context it is used) is violent as it portrays the destruction of war and it's resulting maimed and dead.
But the main violence is in the murders. There is nothing here that is 'gory' as such, though the knifings are bloody, but coming after the rapes, and having the actresses in states of undress (sometimes fully naked) when they happen, ups the violence level a big notch.
And when you place all these together in the one film, a film made in this way with this attitude, you do get what is a very violent and disturbing creation indeed.

As the stone cold rapist and killer the normally weird but somehow likeable persona of Reems is most definitely missing here. As is his showcase 70's porn moustache.
His rapist may be a ' pop psychology' psycho character…but he is certainly an effective one, and brutally animalistic.

Does the film genuinely have something to say about the horrors of war in general and its trauma on the Vietnam veteran in particular? Well no, not really.
The 'Nam footage, though it works from an 'artistic' point of view as far as it's effect on the rape sequences is concerned, as discussed above, is basically there to shock just as anything else in the film is.

In many ways though the film pre-empts the later movies that would also use the psychologically disturbed 'Nam Vet as their centrepiece. Some for good honest thrills and spills as in "First Blood", some for genuine social comment like in "Coming Home".
But astonishingly this underground, bleak slice of pornography got there before most of them.
But basically the Vietnam angle in "Forced Entry" simply seems to be the preferred method (taking advantage of what is big news at the time) of showing the psycho's 'reason s' for madness. It's purely opportunistic.

So what do we ultimately end up with? Well there is a car crash fascination to this monstrosity.
You know you should not look, you know there is no real need to look, you know you may well be frowned upon for looking and maybe even berate your own self for doing so…But you still look.
It's everything taboo.
It's hardcore pornography, it's sexual and sexualised violence, Its cheap, dirty and nasty. And you still look.
It exploits what it needs to and it exploits it well. For what it is...it works.
You just have to ask yourself if what it is, is something you want anything to do with………

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Arc-Vile
Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:40 pm Reply with quote
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Wow!
Thanks to both of you!

Personally I cant stand 70s porn/erotica. It turns me off big thing.
But this film has a reputation. I remember reading about it in fanzines ages ago...
Now I wanna see it!
Plus the lead from DEEP THROAT is in it!


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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:23 am Reply with quote
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Personally I cant stand 70s porn/erotica.


Cry

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Raleigh Nightwolf
Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:37 am Reply with quote
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Great Review!

...maybe I should pull out my copy of Defiance of Good for a review soon. That film is from the same era, and in fact the same scene. To some, it's an under-rated piece of 70's S/M themed Porn that has it's fans.

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:57 pm Reply with quote
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Raleigh Nightwolf wrote:
Great Review!

...maybe I should pull out my copy of Defiance of Good for a review soon. .


Please do. That one's past me by completely.

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Arc-Vile
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42ndStreetFreak wrote:
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Personally I cant stand 70s porn/erotica.


Cry

Bukkake


Too hairy!


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Raleigh Nightwolf wrote:
Great Review!

...maybe I should pull out my copy of Defiance of Good for a review soon. That film is from the same era, and in fact the same scene. To some, it's an under-rated piece of 70's S/M themed Porn that has it's fans.


Who directed that one?

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Raleigh Nightwolf
Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:57 pm Reply with quote
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arcvile wrote:
Raleigh Nightwolf wrote:
...maybe I should pull out my copy of Defiance of Good for a review soon. That film is from the same era, and in fact the same scene. To some, it's an under-rated piece of 70's S/M themed Porn that has it's fans.


Who directed that one?


Armand Weston, someone who worked with Joe Sarno on a couple of films, The Young, Erotic Fanny Hill (Cinematographer) and Abigail Lesley is Back In Town (Production Coordinator), but is known with Roughie watchers for The Taking of Christina as well as the writer of Sweet Captive, Co-Directed by Lee Frost. Trying to break out of the Adult Sinema world, he tried his style in Horror with a film called The Nesting.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0922913/

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:27 am Reply with quote
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arcvile wrote:
42ndStreetFreak wrote:
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Personally I cant stand 70s porn/erotica.


Cry

Bukkake


Too hairy!


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when I was younger i used to care about pussies being shaven, but, now I just love 'em all! Tongue Laugh

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:55 pm Reply with quote
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Yup its me formerly known as "SICK". Back as Bloodsport.

back to the topic I have this movie on VHS for a decade. The movie is a basically a porno version of Maniac without the gore. I remember watching this movie with my mom but I had to stop it when the took out his dick. Laugh The ending of the movie is VERY INTERESTING. This movie despite its low budget look is a really good movie. Its in the same style of Last House of the Left, TCM. Very realistic performances by the vietnam vet.

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