Written by: Cliff Wood on March 16th, 2017
Theatrical Release Dates: USA, 1975 (Sherlick Holmes), USA, 1976 (Reunion)
Directors: Victor Milt (Sherlick Holmes), Leonard Kirtman (Reunion)
Cast: Harry Reems, Zebedy Colt, Bobby Astyr, Cheryl White, Bree Anthony, Annie Sprinkle (Sherlick Holmes), Bree Anthony, Tony Richards, Nancy Dare, Alan Marlow, Marlene Willoughby, Vanessa del Rio, Taylor Young (Reunion)
DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017
Approximate Running Times: 75 minutes (Sherlick Holmes), 69 minutes (Reunion)
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
This film is clearly an adult themed take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. And just like the character for which this film takes its inspiration from, it’s protagonist has a faithful sidekick named Watson.
Besides being an adult themed take on Sherlock Holmes, this film also leans heavily towards a comedy and nowhere is more evident than how over top the various characters are portrayed.
Though the time travel device was created to solve crimes. This part of the plot almost becomes secondary as Holmes and Watson spend most of their time screwing women. And their nemesis in this film is a pimp who is deliriously portrayed by Bobby Astyr (Corruption).
As mentioned before there is an ample amount of humor throughout this film and the majority of it is at the expense of the pimp character who wants to eliminate Holmes for stealing all of his women. And throughout the film the pimp character always just misses Holmes and instead of immediately chasing after him, he stops for a quickie.
The sex scenes are best described as serviceable. With the most memorable sex scene involving Holmes, Watson and a woman blindfolded and handcuffed to a bed. Performance wise the cast are very enjoyable in their respective roles. With this film’s standout performances being Harry Reems (Forced Entry) in the role of Sherlick Holmes and Zebedy Colt in the role of Watson.
Reunion: Six friends are invited for the weekend to stay at a mansion located on a secluded island.
The premise of this film takes the theme of revenge and sex is the means by which said revenge is exacted. The six friends invited for this weekend getaway have been chosen by a former classmate who they were all cruel towards. One by one he gets his revenge by using a music box that hypnotizes his victims. And once they are under his spell they then willing satisfy his carnal desires.
The sex scenes are well executed and the majority of them have an ample amount of heat. The most memorable sex scene is a mé·nage à trois with Vanessa del Rio (Babylon Pink). Performance wise the cast are very good in their respective roles. With this film’s standout performance being Alan Marlow (Naked Came the Stranger) in the role of Arthur Sassy, the former classmates with a vendetta.
Both films are presented in an anamorphic widescreen that retains their original aspect ratios. And both transfers were sourced from each film’s original 35mm archival elements. Both transfers are in very good shape and print related damage is minimal and never intrusive. Details generally look sharp and there are no issues with edge enhancement or compression.
Each film comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. There are no issues with background noise, everything sounds balanced and dialog is always clear.
This release comes with no extra content.
Overall another strong double feature release from Vinegar Syndrome.