Written by: Cliff Wood on September 6th, 2016
Theatrical Release Dates: USA, 1983 (Body Girls / Let’s Get Physical)
Director: Bob Chinn (Both Films)
Writers: Bud Lee, Hyapatia Lee (Both Films)
Cast: Hyapatia Lee, Bud Lee, Robin Everett, Erica Boyer, Shanna McCullough, Eric Edwards, Mike Horner (Body Girls), Hyapatia Lee, Paul Thomas, Shanna McCullough, Mike Horner, Francois Papillon, Erica Boyer, Martina Nation (Let’s Get Physical)
DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2016
Approximate running times: 89 minutes (Body Girls), 79 minutes (Let’s Get Physical)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (Both Films)
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English (Both Films)
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $22.48
Body Girls: The owner of the hottest health club in town is forced to take drastic measure against her competitors when they try to sabotage her business.
Once again another superb opening credits sequence where all of the female talent are in the workout gear and the camera leers at every inch of the bodies. Also the film’s main theme sound like a clone of the song Flashdance… What a Feeling.
The premise of a being in a contest with a rival health club. From there the rival health club sends in a few goons to try to sabotage the protagonists’ health club. Unfortunately for the trouble making goons they are caught and sodomized.
The narrative is well constructed and the light hearted subject matter ensures that there is never a dull moment. Also there is a good balance between the dramatic moments and the sex scenes. Another strength of this film is how well it is able add humor to the story at hand.
From a casting standpoint this film does not disappoint as it features several well-known performers. With the star and main attraction being Hyapatia Lee in the role of the film’s protagonist a health club owner named Jackie Lalay. Other notable cast members include, Shanna McCullough (Physical Attraction), Erica Boyer (Unveiled), Bud Lee (The Ribald Tales of Canterbury), Eric Edwards (The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann) and Mike Horner (Snow Honeys).
In total there are eleven sex scenes and they all more than deliver the goods. With this film’s star Hyapatia Lee putting in some serious screen time as she appears in seven of the eleven sex scenes. Standout sex scenes include, a scene where Hyapatia and Bud Lee’s characters invite a judge over to their home for a sexual rendezvous in hope of getting his vote in the upcoming contest. Another stand out sex scene and it once again involves Hyapatia Lee’s whose character is hiding under a table and given another judge, who this time is portrayed by Eric Edwards a blowjob.
Let’s Get Physical: Unable to have sexual relations with her husband due to a car accident that left him a cripple, a ballet instructor channels all of her sexual frustration into her work with her students.
The premise for this film revolves around a marriage that is in crisis and after years of just accepting the fate of the life they now live. Things finally take a turn for the better, when they come up with a compromise that involves bringing in another woman into the mix. And though this does appear to do the trick in regards to helping the crippled husband. The bringing in of another partner proves to be another hurdle.
The narrative well-constructed and when it comes to back-story this film provides just the right amount. Visually the film does a great job setting the mood and nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to the photographing the female cast. Also the main theme song for this film is yet another clone and this time around its borrows from Olivia Newton John’s Physical and later on in the film there is another musical number that sounds sort of like Michael Jackson’s Beat It.
Once again the main attraction is Hyapatia Lee who delivers another solid performance in the role of ballet teacher. Another standout performance includes, Paul Thomas (Emanuelle around the World) in the role of the crippled husband. And not to be overlooked is the scene where Paul Thomas gets to show off his more musical side. It should be noted that this film has many of the same cast members that also appear in Body Girls.
In total there are six sex scenes and they all of the deliver an ample of heat. Standout sex scenes include, the aforementioned three-way between Hyapatia Lee and Paul Thomas whose characters are joined by Shanna McCullough. Another standout moment is a scene where Paul Thomas’s character who is no longer crippled and he returns to the scene of his previous infidelity with Hyapatia Lee in hope of exercising all their past demons.
Both films are given brand new 2k transfers sourced from 35mm pre-print elements and both films are given anamorphic widescreen presentations that retain their intended aspect ratios. Quality wise both films are in great shape, colors and flesh tones look accurate, details look sharp and there are no issues with edge enhancement or compression.
Both films each come with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. Both audio mixes sound very good and are in good shape. Dialog always comes through clearly and everything sounds balanced.
This release comes with no extra content.
Overall another solid double feature release from Vinegar Syndrome.