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Nude In Dracula’s Castle 
Written by: on September 26th, 2009


Release Dates:
Various
Directed By: Various
Starring: Various

DVD released: September 15th, 2009
Approximate running time: 300 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: N/A
DVD Release: Secret Key Motion Pictures
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $29.99


The title for this collection of 8mm black and white solo girl loops from the late sixties should actually have been Boobs And Bush On The Bed; less catchy but far more accurate. The plot in practically every one is, “A girl lies on the bed. She smiles at the camera, gyrates her pelvis, and rolls over a lot”. So, a bunch of rough nudie loops of girls rolling around on a bed until the film runs out or they get too many bedspread burns. What’s the attraction? Well the girls are engaging and attractive, they mostly put everything they have into enticing the viewer. They vary from innocent looking teens to more experienced strippers, but someone did use discretion in the selection of these shorts – they are a great collection of primitive horizontal bump and grind reels.

The titular loop is actually a June Palmer short that was professionally photographed, almost certainly on 16mm, though sourced from an 8mm reduction (at some point). A clever advertising strategy, but it has nothing in common with the rest of the collection. These are amateur productions in front of and behind the home movie camera. There are no sets or studios and, in fact, the only constant thread is a girl lying on a bed with the camera positioned at the foot [of the bed].  And the cameramen are zoom crazy.

The DVD:

Given that theses are rough productions mastered at some point from 8mm, the loops are always grainy and often contain numerous specs and scratches. The sole color selection on Disc 1 is washed out. All loops have newly generated titles consisting of multiple exposures that are a little irritating. The second disc features the ‘extra’ loops, and first up we have a color shaving seminar with a double-edged safety razor. This one’s almost scary when she hacks away in a savage frenzy. Rather entertaining though most of the others on this second disc are rather ordinary.

A great collection to show as visual background while blasting the stereo.

Warning: exhibition in the vicinity of feminists may be hazardous to your health.

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