4.3/10
236
12 user 21 critic

Bizarre (1970)

Secrets of Sex (original title)
R | | Fantasy, Horror | March 1970 (UK)
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 »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

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
...
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
...
Philpott (as Steve Preston)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Film They Tried To Stop! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1970 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bizarre  »

Box Office

Budget:

£40,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO [Antony Balch] Participant in orgy. Moreover, Balch's mother Delta Balch makes a cameo appearance as the old woman with the lizard at the end of the strange young man segment. See more »

Quotes

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...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

outrageous, sexy absurdism.
6 September 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

An ancient mummy voiced by Valentine Dyall hosts a succession of wacky vignettes which explore the theoretical battle of the sexes. This is one of the strangest films in the sexploitation genre, a hip little item from out of left field which is appealing for its attractive cast and unchained outrageous absurdity. The expounded stories run a gamut of sex-themed situational weirdness, ranging in tone from gruesome and unsettling to giddily whimsical.

A distinctly British cult item, and a unique concoction from Antony Balch. One of the more unjustly ignored outsider personalities of sixties underground cinema,Balch is best known for his short film collaborations with William S. Burroughs.

Though it clearly has limited appeal, it's worth investigating...I personally found it highly enjoyable and refreshingly original nonsense.

5.5/10


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?