Written by: Cliff Wood on May 20th, 2017
Theatrical Release Dates: USA, 1978 (Pussycat Ranch / Here Comes the Bride)
Director: John Christopher (Both Films)
Cast: Eric Edwards, Joey Silvera, Roger Caine, Molly Malone, Marlow Ferguson, Samantha Fox, Daisey Mae, Colleen Anderson, Arcadia Lake, Don Peterson, Robert Kerman (Pussycat Ranch), Samantha Fox, David Morris, Clea Carson, Joey Silvera, Colleen Anderson (Here Comes the Bride)
DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2017
Approximate Running Times: 95 minutes (Pussycat Ranch), 74 minutes (Here Comes the Bride)
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: $24.98
Set in the old west, this film follows the standard western formula’s and some sex scenes are thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, at ninety-five minutes this film features several moments that overstay their welcome.
On the plus side, when it comes to the sex scenes this film far much better. And out of this film’s six sex scenes, the most memorable one is a scene where Billy The Kid, seduces that daughter of unscrupulous banker. Also though the music in this film borrows heavily from Once Upon a Time in the West’s score. The comes off as a poor choice of music, since it clashes with this film’s lighthearted toned.
Performance wise the entire cast camp it up. With the two most memorable performances being Molly Malone (Blonde Ambition) in the role of Ma Belle, the mother of the family who is forced to turn their home into a whorehouse in order to pay their mortgage and Marlow Ferguson (Mrs. Barrington) in the role of Dastardley Don Juan, a nefarious banker who is trying to swindle Ma Belle out of her land. These two characters deliver the majority of the comic relief. With the main joke being Ma Belle’s constant rejection of Dastardley Don Juan sexual advances.
Other notable cast members include, Eric Edwards Eric Edwards (The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann) in the role of Billy the Kid and Joey Silvera (Babyface) in the role of snake (it is latter revealed that his real name is Jessie James).
Though the narrative for this film serves as a very basic skeleton for an anemic narrative. The sex scenes which dominate the screen time more than make up this. With the most memorable sex scenes being, a scene where the wife character who is out on a date at the drive-in with her future husband and she goes to another car to give another man a blowjob. And while all of this is going on her future husband is masturbating to another couple that is fornicating in the car next to him. Another standout sex scene includes, the wedding night scene and when the husband doing give the bellboy a tip. His wife allows the bellboy to go down on her.
This film is reportedly Samantha Fox’s (Babylon Pink) film debut and she is the focal point of all of the sex scenes. And she does not disappoint as she delivers a captivating performance in the role of the so called virtuous bride to be. The film’s other lead David Morris (Debbie Does Dallas) in the role of the naive husband, who is saving himself for his virginal bride? His performance is best described as serviceable.
Vinegar Syndrome present both films in anamorphic widescreen that preserves their intended aspect ratios. The trasnfers for both films were scanned and restored in 2k from their 35mm negative’s. There are no issues with compression, details look crisp, colors and flesh tones look accurate. It should be noted that Pussycat Ranch has some very mild print related damage that never becomes intrusive.
Each film comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. Both audio mixes are in good shape and dialog comes through clearly.
Extras include, a trailer for Here Comes the Bride.
Overall another strong audio / video presentation from Vinegar Syndrome.