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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 »

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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 ...
Norma Eden ...
Norma - the Photographer's Assistant
George Herbert ...
The Steward
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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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Fantasy | Horror

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March 1970 (UK)  »

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£40,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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more 'interesting' than enjoyable
20 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This oddity is more 'interesting' and of social significance than it is enjoyable to watch. I had great difficulty maintaining interest despite plentiful nudity and the fact the segments are not over long. I suppose the fireworks inter-cut with an orgy at the end is the easiest part to watch. Now I think about it I am not sure why I didn't enjoy it more but I think it's basically because nothing really worked. Even though the sections were less than quarter of an hour long they moved rather slowly and uncertainly. I seemed to be for ever trying to work out what was going on only for the part to end with some seeming significant statement regarding the 'battle of the sexes'. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I understand the commentary on the DVD is worth listening to, so I shall be able to give it another go AND there are those William Burroughs shorts. Still, they will probably be more 'interesting' than enjoyable too! DVD originates in US and has extras


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