Russ Meyer's Up [DVD]
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Kitten Natividad is the Greek Chorus, a naked narrator who excitedly details the wide assortment of characters who frequent the various story lines. Frequently she'll recap events with slightly different clips of footage and plenty of elaborate, riddle-filled, lyrical observations. Adolf Schwartz (Edward Schaaf), a depraved Nazi warlock and S&M fetishist, is brutally murdered in his bubblebath with the deadly fish Harry the Nimrod. There are many suspects, courteously announced by Kitten, but little motive and fewer complaints. It's a baffling puzzle with only the clue of a black-leather-gloved culprit.
Meanwhile, Margo Winchester (Raven De La Croix) is viciously attacked during a morning jog, and winds up accidentally killing her rapist. When the entire event is witnessed by local policeman Homer Johnson (Monty Bane), he coerces her into a few sexual favors to overlook the killing. Later, she gets work selling hotdogs at Sweet Li'l Alice's (Janet Wood) Cafe; in short order she's also "romantically" involved with Alice's husband Paul (Robert McLane).Read more ›
We are in Northern California, in a small, rural community... Just outside of town, a very beautiful, buxom young lady is hitchhiking along a lonely country road... She is picked up by a young man, who happens to be the infant terrible of the local rich set... He tries to take advantage of the girl's abundant sexuality but after a short sequence involving a brutal rape, she turns the tables and ends up killing him...
Russ Meyer has never been one to linger too long on a single shot... He likes to cut, especially to ladies running naked as jaybirds around the lush countryside... In this case, however, he has added more than just a tease with Kitten Natividad, who narrates the events of the story with a husky, British accent while displaying her terrific figure... The true star of the show, however, is Raven de la Croix, whose piercing dark eyes and fully rounded, voluptuous figure combine with some firmly loyal acting for an explosive performance...
For all that the plot is quickly dispensed with in order to present the usual Meyer film experience. Big breasted women running often naked through the countryside. While the formula is much the same, Meyer takes it to the limit in this film. Along with the usual nudity there is a good deal of violence which makes Up! less fun than many of Meyer's earlier films. In fact there is something disturbing about the film that is rather difficult to get a handle on. Make no mistake the women are beautiful and the over the top performances by De La Croix and Natividad alone make this film inherently watchable but don't go looking for great story telling here or even a plot that makes a great deal of sense.
There are two decent extras on this disc. The first is Pussy Galore Night: Interview with Kitten Natividad (12 minutes 10 seconds) and No Fairy Tale...This!: Interview with Raven De La Croix (18 minutes and 4 seconds). Both interviews are interesting looks into Russ Meyer's world, both cinematically and personally.Read more ›
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was a gift but was the europen version and dad wanted us version. but he liked it anyway.Published 22 months ago by april
This 1976 movie was co-written, produced, and directed by Russ Meyer. It's the middle of Meyer's masterpieces, preceded by "SuperVixens" (1975), and followed by "Beneath The Valley... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Michael King
If you like Russ Meyer, then you will probably also enjoy this installment of Meyers continuous farce of sex and violence. Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Another reviewer described "Up!" as a hateful film, and I have to say that that's a fair assessment. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by The Phantom
This item is exactly what I wanted. Thanks. I do hate that this program requires me to say that in 15 words!!!!Published on March 18, 2013 by sgmdm
This film is wonderful. I think. I wouldn't know really because it's that European format that my DVD player doesn't recognize. But the cover sure is nice.Published on February 4, 2013 by Graeme