Written by: Cliff Wood on February 9th, 2015
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1980
Director: Chris Warfield
Writer: John Hayes
Cast: Lesllie Bovee, John Leslie, Bonnie Holiday, Ken Scudder, Kandi Barbour, Dorothy LeMay, Kay Parker, Candida Royalle, Sharon Kane, Paul Thomas
DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2015
Approximate Running Time: 102 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region Free NTSC
Retail Price: $17.98
Synopsis: After years of just focusing on her job and neglecting her private life. An advertising executive named Champagne that has risen to the top of her field finally decides to take a vacation and fulfill her sexual fantasies.
Champagne for Breakfast was directed by Chris Warfield whose other notable films include Purely Physical and Cathouse Fever. The screenplay for Champagne for Breakfast was written by John Hayes, a filmmaker in his own right who’s notable films include, Grave of the Vampire and Baby Rosemary.
Though this film features a well-traveled premise, a protagonist goes on a journey where they find themselves sexually. The execution of said idea and this film’s leading Lady Lesllie Bovee (Sex World, Maraschino Cherry) ensure that this film is going to be a titillating experience.
And when it comes to the sex scenes it is once again this film’s leading lady Bovee in the role of Champagne. She appears in all but three of the sex scenes. Her standout sex scenes includes the film’s only orgy sequence and the finale with her and John Leslie (Dracula Sucks, Insatiable). And for the other sex scenes without her the two that standout both feature Leslie. The first one pairs him up with Kandi Barbour (Neon Nights) who portrays a club owner who only has sex on her mind. And the second scene pairs him up Sharon Kane who is working at a car wash and her character gives him full service sex in the time it takes to wash the car. This scene also features one of the funnier moments in the film as she asks him for payment and he says that the ad said 99 cent special for the services he received.
Elsewhere there are numerous instances where humor is injected throughout the film. With none being more potent than the masquerade that Leslie’s character Harry is forced to endure to gain employment from Champagne. After a long day of trying to gain employment and always running into sex starved women he decides to pretend that he is gay. Needless to say this leads to other comical situations like a scene where Champagne hires a gay man to sleep with Harry. Overall Champagne for Breakfast is a very satisfying mix farcical moments and stimulating sexuality.
Vinegar Syndrome presents Champagne for Breakfast in an anamorphic widescreen that retains the films intended aspect ratio. The source used is in good shape. Colors and flesh tones look accurate and black levels fare well. And though details generally look crisp, there are a handful of instances where the image lacks the clarity that is present for the majority of this film’s running time. Also there are instances of edge enhancement that varies in degree throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. Dialog comes through clearly and everything sounds balanced. Also there are instances of background noise that crops up throughout the presentation.
Extras for this release include hardcore (3 minutes 32 seconds – anamorphic widescreen) and soft-core trailers for the film (2 minutes 41 seconds – anamorphic widescreen) and alternate soft-core versions of scenes (5 minutes 57 seconds – anamorphic widescreen). Overall Champagne for Breakfast gets a strong release from Vinegar Syndrome.