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Come Under My Spell / Lady Dynamite 
Written by: on February 11th, 2015

Theatrical Release Dates:
USA, 1981 (Come Under My Spell), USA, 1983 (Lady Dynamite)
Director: Carlos Tobalina (Both Films)
Cast: Colleen Brennan, Shone Taylor, Blair Harris (Come Under My Spell), Fernando Fortes, Blair Harris, Marlene Munroe, Connie Peterson, Vicky Zederquist (Lady Dynamite)

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2015
Approximate Running Time: 82 minutes (Come Under My Spell), 80 minutes (Lady Dynamite)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (Both Films)
Rating: XXX
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English (Both Films)
Subtitles: N/A
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region Free NTSC
Retail Price: $17.98

Come Under My Spell: A socially awkward foreign exchange student uses a book that he was given about hypnotism to help him get laid.

The title for this one pretty much sums this one up, as women lured throughout hypnotism to have sex with a deviant foreign exchange student that only has sex on his mind. The positive about this by the numbers sex film is that each new act of hypnotism gets more outlandish then the last.

The sex scenes are best describe as serviceable and the film like so many Carlos Tobalina films opens with a sex scène from later in the film, albeit this time said scene is speed up quickly. And this film’s most enjoyable moment is its tongue and cheek ending, where the protagonists’ sex drive finally catches up with him.

Lady Dynamite: A scorned wife goes on a sexual journey to see if she is ready to move from her cheating husband.

Once again this film opens with a sex scene that foreshadows a moment from later in the film. The plot is very basic with the sex scenes dominating the majority of this film’s running time. With this film’s most memorable moment being an orgy sequence which begins with male strippers prancing around in their speedos.

On the plus side when it comes to said sex scenes they all feature this film’s leading lady Colleen Brennan (Alice Goodbody) in the role of the scorned wife. Unfortunately the end result is a by the numbers sex film that lacks heat.

The DVD:

Vinegar Syndrome present both films in anamorphic widescreen that preserves their intended aspect ratios. The sources used for both are in great shape and any print related damage is minimal. Colors and flesh tones look accurate and though details generally look crisp, there are handful of softer looking shots that lack the same charity. Also there are no issues with compression and edge enhancement is kept to a minimum.

Each film comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono minx in English. Both sound clean, clear and balanced throughout.

Extras for this release are limited to a trailer for each film. Overall another strong audio / video presentation from Vinegar Syndrome.

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