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4.0 out of 5 stars Soft-core revolution
This is a double-feature DVD from Something Weird containing the movies Wilbur and the Baby Factory(1970) and Tanya(1976). Both movies are from the vaults of the sexploitation king Harry Novak.

Additionally, you get 7 trailers, which include: Below the Belt, The Dirty Mind of Young Sally, The Godson, Teenage Bride, Wham! Bam! Thank You, Spaceman!, Tanya, and...
Published on January 19, 2009 by BigStory

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3.0 out of 5 stars Sociopolitical Sexploitation
It's not often that sexploitation movies take on sociopolitical themes, but these two movies made during the Vietnam era do just that (well, sort of), with mixed results. "Wilbur and the Baby Factory" is the goofy story of a jug-eared ladies man (Peter Ford) who dodges the draft by agreeing to participate in a two-year experiment in which he's to father 2,000 children...
Published on October 27, 2006 by John Ashley Nail


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3.0 out of 5 stars Sociopolitical Sexploitation, October 27, 2006
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John Ashley Nail (Decatur, GA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Wilbur and the Baby Factory/Tanya (DVD)
It's not often that sexploitation movies take on sociopolitical themes, but these two movies made during the Vietnam era do just that (well, sort of), with mixed results. "Wilbur and the Baby Factory" is the goofy story of a jug-eared ladies man (Peter Ford) who dodges the draft by agreeing to participate in a two-year experiment in which he's to father 2,000 children. "Wilbur" is a cut above the usual trash culled from the vaults of producer Harry Novak, with a fairly interesting script, higher (but still cheap) production values and a pretty catchy theme song. The sex, however, is closer to what you might find from the nudie cutie era than '70s softcore. Not so in "Tanya," a softcore sex-a-thon inspired by the Patty Hearst kidnapping. Looking like it was filmed in someone's garage, "Tanya" offers plenty of sex and self-parody, with Maria Arnold (a.k.a. Aronoff) getting most of the laughs as the empty-headed kidnap victim. When Cinque, the leader of the "Symphonic Liberation Army," attempts to rape her, Arnold innocently responds: "Don't you know I'm engaged?" Later, another member of the SLA suggests the kidnapped heiress adopt a new name like Cinque. "But Cinque's already taken," she replies. Both movies on this disk feature Russ Meyer alumni: Stuart Lancaster has a small role in "Wilbur" as wheelchair-bound, micro-endowed villain W.W.; and Patrick Wright has an even smaller role in "Tanya" as a cop who discovers the SLA's hideout. While not the cream of Something Weird Video's tawdry crop, both movies amusingly--if not always cleverly-- twist the issues and events of their time into sexploitation vehicles that are worth checking out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Soft-core revolution, January 19, 2009
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This review is from: Wilbur and the Baby Factory/Tanya (DVD)
This is a double-feature DVD from Something Weird containing the movies Wilbur and the Baby Factory(1970) and Tanya(1976). Both movies are from the vaults of the sexploitation king Harry Novak.

Additionally, you get 7 trailers, which include: Below the Belt, The Dirty Mind of Young Sally, The Godson, Teenage Bride, Wham! Bam! Thank You, Spaceman!, Tanya, and Wilbur and the Baby Factory. Also, you get a private tour of Harry Novak's International Headquarters where he proudly displays his old, original movie projector, among other things.

So you get a nice little double package with no real stories and plenty of curvy, naked chicks doing the softcore thing. And oh, don't forget the Novak tour. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 70s sexploitation spoof., January 3, 2010
This review is from: Wilbur and the Baby Factory/Tanya (DVD)
This film is a fun spoof, based on the real-life 70s Patty Hearst kidnapping. In the movie, a young affluent woman named Charlotte Cane, is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her kidnappers are a group of radical revolutionaries, who are holed-up in a grungy hideout, in the Oakland ghetto.

They're a mixed-race bunch, who are committed to camaraderie, and saving the 'people' from the oppressive 'insect pig' capitalists. This band of freedom-fighters, are also dedicated to having lots of sex with each other. There's plenty of juicy sex scenes, including both interracial and lesbian trysts, between the group members. The sex in this film, is very graphic indeed, including showing lots of male full- frontal nudity.

Charlotte gets caught-up in the lustful antics of her kidnappers, and has marathon sex sessions with them all. She enthusiastically enjoys her newly uninhibited sexuality, that the kidnappers have awakened in her. Charlotte also becomes sympathetic, to the radical extremist cause of the group. She even renounces her name, choosing to be called Tanya instead. So, Tanya has to decide if she really wants to return to her former affluent, sheltered existence, when she gets the chance to do so.

If you like 70s sexploitation movies, that emphasis sex over other aspects of plot development, then you'll really enjoy Tanya.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No Mary Beth Hughes, March 30, 2014
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Mary Beth Hughes is given credit for being in Tanya. She is not. that was the reason I bought the D V D in the first place, so I was extremely disappointed. I felt like it was a total waste of my money
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's all about the movie Tanya, September 5, 2012
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The movie is absolutely hilarious. The dialog is exactly what you want and expect from this classic 70's soft porn. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soft/Hardcore mix with Maria Arnold's perfect body, December 14, 2011
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Wilbur and the Baby Factory is a decent softcore nudie with lots of simulated sex with voluptuous naked 70's-era vixens. Lots of ridiculous situations and dialogue. Worth checking out.

Tanya is a hilarious spoof of sexploitation films with actual hardcore oral sex thrown in. No anatomical closeups, but you can see that actual oral sex is happening. An awesome bonus to see Arnold's facial expressions as she is getting eaten out for real. The downside is that the guy performing the oral sex looks exactly like Meathead (Rob Reiner)from Archie Bunker/All in the Family. Maria Arnold's perfect body is reason alone to see this one. What an incredible, curvy body. Lots and lots of sex in this movie.

Also, as is typical with Something Weird Videos, you get a handful of previews of other classic nudies from the 70's. More bang for the buck.
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