Written by: Cliff Wood on May 15th, 2014
Theatrical Release Dates: USA, 1987 (Pretty Peaches II), USA, 1989 (Pretty Peaches III)
Director: Alex de Renzy (Both Films)
Cast: Buck Adams, Tracey Adams, F.M. Bradley, Billy Dee, Jamie Gillis, Siobhan Hunter, Ron Jeremy, Janette Littledove, Melissa Melendez, Peter North, Herschel Savage, Ashley Welles, Tammy White (Pretty Peaches II), Keisha, Lynn LeMay, Tracey Adams, Marc Wallice, Eric Price, Rachel Ryan, Jamie Gillis, Victoria Paris (Pretty Peaches III)
DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Approximate Running Times: 85 minutes (Pretty Peaches II), 90 minutes (Pretty Peaches III)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (Pretty Peaches II), 1.33:1 Full Frame (Pretty Peaches III)
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English (Both Films)
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $17.98
Pretty Peaches II: A sexually frustrated young woman named Peaches goes on a road trip in hope of discovering all there is to know about carnal knowledge.
Pretty Peaches III: Tired of her life in the trailer park a young woman named Peaches goes to San Francisco to find sexual enlightenment.
Both films were directed by Alex de Renzy whose extensive filmography includes films like, Femmes de Sade, Long Jeanne Silver, Babyface and Pretty Peaches.
Content wise the differences between these two films plots is minimal. In Pretty Peaches II the film’s protagonist comes from a wealthy family, while in Pretty Peaches III she comes from a single parent home that financially is barley getting by.
And though the characters may differ between these two films, Peaches journey follows a similar path in both films. It is a path that includes erotic dreams and going to San Francisco to find what she is yearning for.
Of these two sequels, Pretty Peaches II offers a stronger story and better cast. With that being said Pretty Peaches III does have a few strengths of its own, like the way in which everything in this film is done in such an outrageous way that it is hard not to get caught up in the ensuing chaos.
When it comes to the sex scenes both films come out on top as they are all well executed and full of heat. With the most memorable moment coming from the opening of Pretty Peaches III, a scene where Peaches Dreams of two men inside of her friends oversized garment. These two men are trying to get past all of her under garments and get to her naked flesh. This absurd moment has to be seen to believed and more importantly enjoyed!
As mentioned before Pretty Peaches II has the stronger of the two casts and though Siobhan Hunter is cast in the role of Peaches. It is not her performance that leaves the strongest impression, that honor would go to Tracey Adams who has been cast in the role of Peaches mother. She is one of only two actors who appear in both of these films, the other actor being Jamie Gillis (The Opening of Misty Beethoven). He appears in drag in Pretty Peaches II, while he is a perverted preacher in Pretty Peaches III.
Pretty Peaches II is presented in a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and the source of this transfer was the films 35mm camera negative. Colors look nicely saturated and at times vibrant, flesh tones look accurate, black and contrast levels fare well throughout. Details look sharp; there are no issues with compression and edge enhancement.
Pretty Peaches III is presented in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and the source of this transfer was the films 35mm camera negative. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, black levels are average and details generally look crisp. Also though there are no issues with compression, there appears to be some mild edge enhancement that varies in degree throughout. Overall quality wise Pretty Peaches II is easily the stronger of these two transfers.
Each film comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. The audio for Pretty Peaches II sounds clean, clear and balanced throughout. While the audio mix for Pretty Peaches III sounds muffled at times and I had to adjust the volume to clearly follow dialog.
Extras for this release are limited to a trailer for Pretty Peaches II. Overall another strong double feature release from Vinegar Syndrome.