The Girl from Starship Venus (1975)

Article 2078 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-23-2006
Posting Date: 4-21-2007
Directed by Derek Ford
Featuring Monika Ringwald, Mark Jones, Andrew Grant

An alien takes the form of a beautiful Earthling to investigate the customs and mores of the inhabitants of Earth.

Adventures in Movie Watching: For those of you paying attention, you’ll notice that the Viewing Date has skipped a day. There’s a reason for this. There’s a a movie from the mid-seventies which has been on my hunt list that I’ve been trying to acquire. I thought I had it and watched it yesterday, but it turns out out the movie I watched was not the movie I was hunting for. As it turns out, the movie I was looking for was a remake of a hardcore adult film of the same name made a couple of years earlier, and it was that film I viewed instead. It was only when I sat down to write my review and found that the movie didn’t match the IMDB entry that I realized what had happened.

Now, usually when this sort of thing happens, I just sit down and watch another movie and write my review of that one. However, since the movie I did see does qualify for my series (IMDB classifies it as Horror, and that is a source I will eventually use for my series), and because I didn’t want to have to watch the movie again when it does enter my hunt list (once was enough for this one, I say), I wrote a review of it and marked it as done. I won’t post it until it officially enters my hunt list.

I wouldn’t bother telling the above story except that my reaction to today’s movie hinges somewhat on my reaction of yesterday’s movie. Suffice it to say that yesterday’s movie was one of the most repugnant viewing experiences I’ve ever endured, and practically anything I watched afterwards would have been a relief. That’s why I actually kind of enjoyed this dumb British sex comedy; whereas in other circumstances I might have railed at its stupidity, in this case I found myself attracted to its shear innocuousness. Most of the humor is sexual in nature, and there is plenty of nudity on hand, but the humor is of a type that I generally find quite amusing; to wit, most of it is centered around the space aliens trying to make sense out of earth customs and coming up with seemingly logical but ludicrous explanations for the phenomena they see. As a result, I enjoyed it more than I expected I would. For me, this just demonstrates once again that your reaction to a movie may often be dependent on your reaction to what you’ve seen previously.

Still, I’ve spent the last three days watching three seriously oversexed movies. I’m really ready to move on.


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