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Bizarre (1970)
"Secrets of Sex" (original title)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  March 1970 (UK)
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A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through a number of vignettes promising to show what some of us go through in the pursuit of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Schulman ...
The Judge
Janet Spearman ...
The Judge's Wife
Dorothy Grumbar ...
Photographer
Anthony Rowlands ...
The Model
Norma Eden ...
Norma, the Photographer's Assistant
George Herbert ...
The Steward
Kenneth Benda ...
Sacha Seremona
Yvonne Quenet ...
Mary-Clare
Reid Anderson ...
Dr. Rilke
Sylvia Delamere ...
The Nurse
Cathy Howard ...
The Cat Burglar
Mike Britton ...
The Burgled Man (as Mike Briton)
Maria Frost ...
Lindy Leigh
Peter Carlisle ...
Col. X
Stephen Preston ...
Philpott (as Steve Preston)
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A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through a number of vignettes promising to show what some of us go through in the pursuit of sexual pleasure. There's a fabulous ten minute opening, where the half naked go go dancers have vegetables thrown at them. One of the tales features a female photographer who tortures a male model. Another has a female burglar (Cathy Howard) caught by the house owner. The craziest involves a nerd hiring a blond call girl (Sue Bond) in pursuit of a menage-a-trois with his pet lizard; and there's a endearing misadventure with secret agent Lindy Leigh (Maria Frost) who does topless safecracking. Written by Manfred Gluck

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The character of Lindy Leigh was originally created by Alfred Mazure for the British men's magazine "Mayfair". See more »

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The Mummy: Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to...
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Genius Psychedelia
13 March 2009 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

A challenging collage of psychedelic scenarios which push the viewer closer and closer (even though it most often feels further and further) from its ultimate revelation of the secret of sex.

Highly thematic, "Bizarre" transcends its exploitation by fusing ideas of life, death, and afterlife with a pulpy and extremely weird stories and scenarios. As far as 70s Britsploitation goes, you can't get a more distinct trip than this (obviously it has to be viewed with an appreciation for the genre).

It is also a likely inspiration for "Tales From the Crypt" as its narrator (Valentine Dyall) is a talking British mummy; a hilariously-campy but extremely well-executed idea.


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