Written by: Cliff Wood on January 25th, 2016
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1984
Directors: Victor Nye, Suze Randall
Writers: Victor Nye, Suze Randall
Cast: Angel, Lisa De Leeuw, Ginger Lynn, Jamie Gillis, Eric Edwards, Harry Reems
DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2016
Approximate Running Time: 79 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $22.48
Synopsis: The weekend is just around moments away and a naïve catholic schoolgirl doses off while she waits for her friend too arrive. When she awakens from her slumber, she quickly realizes that the world she once knew has been taken over by sexual deviants.
Content wise, this film is an adult adaption of Alice in Wonderland with a little bit of the Marquis De Sade thrown in for good measure. The narrative flows at a brisk pace as the protagonist moves from one moment of carnal delight to the next. From a visual stand point this film often excels, while many of its contemporaries when drifting away from storytelling and focusing primarily on the sex scenes.
And when it comes to said sex scenes this is yet another area where this film delivers the goods. With this film’s standout moment visually being a scene where the protagonist Angel laying in a coffin and the undertaker portrayed by Harry Reems (Deep Throat) is in the mood for some necrophilia. Another standout moment visually is the film’s finale where Angel gets some lesbian action in the backseat of a car and outside of the car are men in leather who all unload their money shots on the windows of the car.
From a performance stand point the entire cast are very good in their respective roles. With this film’s leading lady Angel perfectly fitting the bill of the virginal character who gets overwhelmed in a world overrun with decadent behavior. Other notable cast members include, Jamie Gillis (The Opening of Misty Beethoven) in the role of a pimp named Sex Maniac, Lisa De Leeuw (The Seductress) in the dual role of Sister Rose and Madam Rose, Eric Edwards (The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann) in the role of a senator and Ginger Lynn (New Wave Hookers, Vice Academy) in the role of Angel’s best friend.
Vinegar Syndrome presents Too Naughty to Say No 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 negative. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, black levels are consistently strong and details look crisp throughout. There are no issues with edge enhancement or compression.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono in English. There are no issues with background noise or distortion, dialog comes through clearly and everything sound balanced.
Extras for this release are limited to an audio commentary with directors Victor Nye, Westgate Galleries Christian McLaughlin, Amber from Suze Randall productions and moderator Joe Rubin. And Suze Randall joins the commentary around the eleven minute mark.
Topics discussed in the audio commentary include, the origins of the film, how he got into directing adult cinema and collaborating with Larry Flint, Marquis De Sade’s and Alice in Wonderland’s influence on the film, how they came up with the title for the film, Ginger Lynn and her lack of inhibitions, how Suze Randall directed the sex scenes and Victor Nye directed the dialog moments, Suze Randall reveals how she got into nude modeling, casting XXX films, the cast and information about them, shooting on film verse video and other production related topics. Overall Too Naughty to Say No gets a solid release from Vinegar Syndrome.