Written by: Jimmy the Gent on November 15th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Various
Cast: Bobbie Reynolds, Paula Page, Arlene Hunter
DVD released: December 7th, 2010
Approximate running time: 57 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Secret Key Motion Pictures
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.99
Synopsis: Two ‘silent comedians’ do their routine amid chopped up burlesque and nudie loops.
Apparently this is a new marketing ploy to appeal to college students and frat houses who would like to show nudie and pasties ‘stag’ films as funny, but actually find them too boring. So put them in a blender with some really bad and stupid ‘hip’ comedy. There is some energy here, and the poor film editor was worked to death, but the result is rather lacking. The #1 Boob wears a Mack Swain mustache and sometimes does a Groucho cigar thing, but his most striking feature is his Sid Haig countenance [could be his illegitimate son]. His sidekick and the #2 Boob affects a Stan Laurel persona, except he has romantic designs on his partner. For an excellent silent-film-parody nudie, watch the obvious model for this film, The Sexpert [Girls Girls Girls of the 1970's Collection]. Or for an authentic butcher job loop carrier, see Kink-O-Rama. Probably not a coincidence that both these titles are from the same outfit that released this ‘homage’ feature which combines the worse aspects of both.
But, not to worry! If you watched the ‘feature’ and lamented the MTV edits of the vintage loops, all fifteen are presented unmangled in the extras. There are some notable performers including Bobbie Reynolds and Paula Page, but the main selling point is the ‘Apple Knockers and Coke’ short. Is it Marilyn Monroe? No, this is vintage ballyhoo featuring a minute and a half of intro footage with Norma Jean followed by an Arlene Hunter loop. Add some surreal shorts with women having their clothes ripped off, and surprise – they are wearing pasties underneath!, with some blurry 30’s stripdowns and you have a passable collection of [not very] eroticism.
Everything is presented fullscreen (as it should be). The new sepia tone footage in Two Big Boobs is quite crisp, with the fake mustache being obviously fake. The condition of the clips, in both variants, are unimpressive, with some being quite poor. The ‘Marilyn’ clip is especially so, but has always appeared that way.
Both dopey and dupey, there are better loop carriers and collections out there. But for your frat ‘smoker’ weekend or bachelor party – go for it, dude, or suffer a shovel to the skull. Nyuk, nyuk.