Written by: Cliff Wood on May 17th, 2017
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1983
Director: Fred J. Lincoln
Writers: Figaro Beulah Vincinzo, Randall Edwards, Fred J. Lincoln
Cast: Jamie Gillis, France Lomay, Natasha, Anna Ventura, Joey Silvera, Tiffany Clark, Mai Lin
DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2017
Approximate Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English / French
Subtitles: English subtitles for French dialog
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.98
That’s Outrageous was co-written and co-directed by Fred J. Lincoln whose other notable film’s as a director include, A Place Beyond Shame, Serena-An Adult Fairy Tale, Same Time Every Year and Oui, Girls. Key collaborators on That’s Outrageous include, cinematographer João Fernandes (Blood Rage, The Nesting) and composer Vern Carlson (Luther the Geek).
Content wise, this film is in homage to classic Hollywood screwball comedies of the 1930’s and 1940’s. And the off the wall premise does a superbly realized. With each new scheme, more absurd than the previous one.
Another strength of this film is that the majority of it is shot in Paris and this elevates the end product several notches above its contemporaries which are mostly confined to a singular location. And when it comes to the sex scenes they are in line with the aforementioned high production values.
Standout sex scenes include, the protagonist assistant who hooks up with a model, after being given the opportunity to do a photoshoot with her. And a scene where the two sisters reminisce about their time spent with the protagonist. This moment also veers in taboo territory as they fantasize about making love with each other.
The cast in anchored by the performance of its leading man Jamie Gillis (The Opening of Misty Beethoven, Corruption) in the role of this film’s protagonist a fashion photographer who has assumed two identities. Other performances of note include, Joey Silvera (Pretty Peaches, Babyface) in the role of the fashion photographers’ assistant / wing man, Natasha and France Lomay in the roles of the two sisters.
Vinegar Syndrome presents That’s Outrageous is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s intended aspect ratio. The transfer for this release was scanned and restored in 2k from the film’s original 35mm camera negative. The source used is in very good shape and this transfer is on par with Vinegar Syndrome’s other DVD releases.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono in English / French. Dialog comes through clearly and everything sounds balanced. It should be noted that there is some dialog that is in French and this dialog comes with English subtitles.
Extras for this release include, a promotional still gallery with music from the film playing in the background and an interview with actor John Mozzer (11 minutes 51 seconds).
Topics discussed in the interview with John Mozzer include, That’s Outrageous and how he only scene was the mascaraed party scene, S & M, Fred J. Lincoln, Every Man’s Fantasy, drug addiction in the adult film industry and how he never had any drug related issues, Lisa Cintrice and Jamie Gillis.
Overall That’s Outrageous gets a solid release from Vinegar Syndrome.