Written by: George Pacheco on July 11th, 2013
Theatrical Release Date: USA, August 27th, 1996 (video)
Director: Jag Mundhra
Writer: George Ferris
Cast: Kathy Shower, Doug Jeffery, Lea Anne Beaman
DVD Release Date: July 2nd, 2013
Approximate Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Scorpion Releasing
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
The era of Skinimax soft-core erotica returns with a handful of releases from Scorpion Entertainment, the first of which is Irresistible Impulse from the king of 90s scrambled cable, Indian-born director/producer Jag Mundhra.
The film is cloyingly dated in its 90s sleazeball office fashions and hairstyles as it follows the exploits of Richard Lovejoy, a real estate agent who has been in the habit of a) sleeping with his clients and b) forging checks in his ex-wife’s name. When a willing client/lover winds up dead—with incriminating video of the couple en flagrante—Lovejoy is blackmailed for the murder, and must unravel a mysterious conspiracy.
This relatively simple plot is dragged on for about thirty minutes too long as the audience is subjected to tedious “suspense” sequences and even more lackluster sex scenes, all shot in tired slow motion and featuring the most clichéd soft, new age musical accompaniment imaginable. The nudity isn’t even as prevalent as one might think, given this style of film, with the lion’s share of Irresistible Impulse playing it detrimentally straight.
Granted, the prerequisite nude scenes from softcore queen Kathy Shower and company make their presence known, yet the real necessity of Mundhra’s film becomes difficult to validate in the modern day, given the cornucopia of more enjoyably classic sexploitation and pornographic films which make up the prurient market these days. As such, Irresistible Impulse comes recommended only to those who truly yearn to revisit the most horrid and self-indulgent side of pay cable nudity.
Irresistible Impulse is presented in its original, direct-to-video full screen aspect ratio, and is devoid of damage, dirt or debris. The audio track is clear throughout, with no extras to speak of—not even chapter stops—other than the original trailer. The film receives a bare bones presentation from Scorpion Releasing.