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2.0 out of 5 stars I wish I went to high school in California, June 11, 2012
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This review is from: Pretty Maids All In A Row [Remaster] (DVD)
Gene Roddenberry co-adapted and produced this 1971 film about an academic advisor / coach who kills a few of the female students he fools around with intimately. "Pretty Maids All in a Row" is "R" rated, runs an hour and a half, and stars Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, Roddy McDowall, Keenan Wynn, James Doohan, William Campbell, Barbara Leigh, Gretchen Parsons Carpenter, Margaret Markov, June Fairchild, Dawn Roddenberry, and a few others you might know. Opening score is performed by the Osmonds.
There is a bit of exploitation (skin) displayed, but nothing eye-popping. Most of the "R" rating is for provocative and suggestive situations, language, or topics of conversation, although 99% is left to the imagination of the viewers. Some reviewers elsewhere have said there is full female nudity, but upon investigation you will discover it is never a front view. This archive release isn't uncensored, and there is a lot missing from the original. I wouldn't qualify anything here as softcore; it is milder than that; bordering on being overly juvenile and mostly just an upskirt tease. But if you're male, high school age to thirty, and a nerd, this DVD will be your favorite treasure. Almost as good as watching a young women's high energy aerobics class in a rich part of town.
Angie Dickinson is at her best in this film, but you don't get to see the full monty. By the way, this film was just as much fantasy and totally B.S. in 1971 as it is today. Trust me, I'm old enough to know.
Based on the book by Francis Pollini. This DVD is no frills, no subtitles, no alternative language (just English), and no scene selection chapters to pick from. No trailer, no stills, no narrative, no commentary, do not pass go, do not collect $200.00.
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Initial post: Aug 15, 2012 7:56:51 AM PDT
Jason says:
The problem with Roddy McDowall is that I only see him in Planet of the Apes. I hear his voice and I look for ways to help Taylor escape the clutches of the damn dirty apes. This sounds like a snoozer. A better alternative is going online to watch Eric Prydz "Call on Me" video.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 9:49:07 AM PDT
J. Munyon says:
What piqued my interest was the fact that Gene Roddenberry was heavily involved in the adaptation and production of this film. Then the little detail that Rock Hudson is the lead actor who has a harem of college student women begging him to have sex with them (more than simply being willing). Rock Hudson is unquestionably and verifiably one of the biggest icons for homosexuality that Hollywood ever exploited. The other actors and actresses who were part of this film over 40 years ago, fascinated me because of their aggregate careers that ensued. But the concept of a gay man who has "Pretty Maids All in a Row" is a mind bender for me. Oh and I got to see women naked.
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