Silip: Daughters Of Eve
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If there were a prize for wildest film of all time, I'm pretty sure this one would win. --VHS-Survivors.com
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After this extremely disturbing scene, the movie unfolds to portray the lives of several people in a small Philippine village, played by a cast of talented actors. Tonya, played by Maria Isabel Lopez, is a chaste woman and a fill-in for the town's ill Catholic priest; she is the substitute "teacher" who inculcates in her pupils abstinence and purity, and who warns the girls of the dangers of yielding to their sexual desires for men, whom she calls devils. Selda (Sarsi Emmanuelle) is her antithesis, a woman who relishes and indulges in carnal pleasures. Simon, the icon of masculinity, is revered by Selda; by his girlfriend (Myra Manibog), who can't tame his waywardness; and by Tonya herself, who struggles to repress her desire for him because of her religious beliefs. Even Pia (Pia Zabale), a girl of about twelve, is obsessed with Simon.
Silip is filled to the brim with nudity and simulated (though convincingly realistic and highly erotic) sex; both Maria Isabel's and Sarsi's graceful feminine forms are a delight to behold. The violence in the movie is fierce and visceral, requiring a strong stomach on the part of the viewer.
But the movie does more than aim for cheap, exploitative thrills. It effectively underscores how the church pointlessly exerts too much effort on condemning sex instead of addressing far more important realities such as the selfishness, cruelty, and barbarousness inherent in humanity. Few are exempt from committing atrocities in this film.Read more ›
Please do not get me wrong, the movie is not just a shocker, it is a great story with some good acting. The shocking scenes are relevent to the storyline and not just put in to create shock.
I hate the cover and believe it does not do the movie justice. That is a scene in the movie, but makes it appear as a cheesy '70s erotica, not the darker, brutal movie that it truley is.
You will either love or hate this movie, I personally do believe that there will not be an inbetween viewer.
5 stars for the movie overall, I did deduct one for the inacurate subtitles (using words and phrase that you know are not 'native') and the scenes filmed with a dirty camera lense.
Those who know Japanese film are most likely familiar with pinku, or "pinky violence", the odd Japanese film subculture that combines the hardboiled crime film and the softcore erotica genre. (Gate of Flesh, reviewed elsewhere in this issue, is one of the best-known early pinkies.) Filipino filmmakers, caught in a combination of awe at the success of pinku films in Japan and stress at working in a repressive regime, developed bomba, a Filipino version of the pinky. Silip is by far the best-known bomba film outside the Philippines. For the most part, this is because the movie is likely to cause its hapless viewer to sit there staring at the screen, drooling and shaking, and every once in a while shouting "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?" at the top of his lungs. Silip is what would happen if Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to make a porn film. Or, alternately, what would happen if the Dark Brothers teamed up with Ruggero Deodato to film Let Me Tell Ya 'bout Cannibal Chicks. (I rush to add, after making those comparisons, that Ron Jeremy does not appear anywhere in this film.)
Bomba queens Maria Isabel Lopez (a former Miss Philippines who bears more than a passing resemblance to Jessica Alba) and Sarsi Emmanuelle star here as childhood friends gone very separate ways. Emmanuelle plays Selda, who went off to the big city and has become a party girl, while Lopez is Tonya, who stayed, became a religious fanatic, and now preaches a decidedly anti-male message to the villagers, after coming to believe that all men are devils. She believes this because she got dumped by Simon (Mark Joseph), the town's most eligible bachelor. The fact that he's married doesn't stop him from behaving like it, anyway.Read more ›
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A very thought provoking film. unedited, with all every thing laid out. Beautiful girls, cruel men, and even children who prove that as we live in times where these things... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Abel
Much better than I was expecting. The movie was nicely done and there were a few unexpected twists. Lovely ladies and tasteful nude scenes. Read morePublished 20 months ago by a
I basically bought this movie because of the chicks on the cover. When I discovered that the picture on the cover does not show you what the rest of the movie is going to be aboutPublished on January 13, 2014 by Neal Fager
This one is really good story despite all the nudity and adult sex! There is a pretty mature story that takes a turn for the worst a good watch! Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Cash A. Echevarria