Written by: Cliff Wood on July 13th, 2014
Theatrical Release Dates: USA, 1974 (Both Films)
Directors: Zachary Youngblood (Deep Tango), Richard Kanter (Young Secretaries)
Cast: Annette Haven, Keith Henderson, Mona Watson (Deep Tango), Jan Mitchel, John Barnum, Colleen Brennan, Gary Schneider (Young Secretaries)
DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2014
Approximate Running Times: 86 minutes (Deep Tango), 76 minutes (Young Secretaries)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame (Both Films)
Rating: XXX (Deep Tango), NR (Young Secretaries)
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English (Both Films)
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $14.98
Deep Tango: Needing a release from the stress from her job as a sex therapist, a woman seeks out a stranger to help achieve her erotic fantasies.
This film is clearly inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris and not just in title as there is a scene involving peanut butter that further links these two films. The other half of this title appears to be a cash in on Deep Throat’s success. This film was directed by Zachary Youngblood who is most known for the film Confessions of a Teenage Peanut Butter Freak.
Though this film starts off strongly with an initial set up that lays out who everyone is and what their motivations are? The weaknesses in this film’s foundation are made even more evident because of an undeveloped subplot. Other short comings include bland sex scenes and a predicable finale that tries to be shocking by throwing a gun into the mix.
If this film has anything going for it that would be the quirky moments with the guy who runs the hotel where the sex therapist rents a room from. His first moment of screen time involves him eating out woman who stands naked and still like a statue next to his desk.
Young Secretaries: Several women use their more than ample assets to further their careers along.
This film would be Richard Kanter’s (Wild Riders) last soft-score film before making the transition to hard-core with his next film Fantasy in Blue.
Another straight forward run of the mill plot that covers well-worn ground. Fortunately the sex scenes more than make up for the predicable plot. It should be pointed out though that the sex scenes in this film never verge beyond soft-core.
Another plus this film has going for it is its brisk pacing. Also there is a good balance between dramatic and erotic moments. The main attraction of this film and without a doubt its greatest asset is an actress Roxanne Brewer whose enormous breasts are a sight to behold.
Both films are presented in their intended 1.33:1 aspect ratios. When the disc first loads there is a disclaimer both films were restored from 35mm blow-up inter-negative sources and that both sources were faded. Things actually looked better than I had expected after seeing such a preface before a film. There is minor print damage, clarity wise the image fluctuates throughout and there are no issues with compression. All things considered these transfers still look better the majority of adult cinema from the early part of the 1970’’s that has made its way to DVD.
Each film comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. Background noise while present it is never too intrusive, dialog comes through clearly enough to follow and everything sounds balanced.
This release comes with no extra content. Overall another pair of 1970’s erotic cinema oddities make their way to DVD via a more then affordable double feature release from Vinegar Syndrome.