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I taped this when it came out on Skinemax, I guess I was 16. These days,
you kids with your computers and your world wide interwebs, you can watch
pr0n of any variety or hardness without fear of getting caught. Us old
folks had to sneak a tape into the VCR at 2 in the morning to get ahold
even soft core.
And this one was the best I remember. And yes, having batman in there added some comic relief.
My mom found the tape and erased it. DRAT!!!
This was the actor who played Virgil's first and apparently only movie
credit, but wow what fun did he get to have on the set. :-)
A nude scene with Harley McBride...
a three way with the two maids and...
IIRC a full blown orgy with four of the girls.
God, acting or not, just being in bed with four girls and their hands all over you, and one sucking his toes, this kid must have been in heaven.
Every guy's fantasy indeed, lucky enough to even get cast for a movie, let alone finding its a soft-core flick and getting to do these scenes.
If you're a fan of Monique Gabrielle and Sybil Danning don't miss this movie. Especially Monique has three fantastic scenes in here. Let us be true and honest: Nobody watches this movie for the story, we are watching it for the girls. A funny curiousum in that movie is Adam West, star of the Batman TV-Series in the 60ies. Now we know how forgotten TV heros could end up. In softcore movies.
There are certain things I liked about "Young Lady Chatterley II". I liked the female lead, Harlee McBride, because she has a girl-next-door, natural kind of beauty and a sense of humor and seems sweet. I liked the production values - certainly above average for the genre. And I liked the total absence of any violence or unpleasantness - everyone seems to be enjoying him/herself in the sex scenes. The film has a lighthearted tone, and could almost be classified as an erotic comedy. Of course the "story" becomes monotonous after a while, but that often happens in this genre. By the way, Sybil Danning plays an (initially) uptight and puritanical character and drops her clothes only once, but when she does it is (or should I say "they are"?) a showstopper. (**)
Harlee McBride returns as Cynthia Chatterly and continues to make things hot on Chatterly Estate but this movie is mildy warm in comparison to the original. This movie was a Playboy Production and probably won't see the light of day on DVD unless Hugh Hefner gives permission. It would be nice though just for collectors sake alone.
This film is not quite a remake of Young Lady Chatterely, but several of
scenes are reprised,with a new cast. But Harlee McBride remains from the
original film (in the title role)and is still attractive even if slightly
more modest in this version.
The film loses all credibility when we see Adam West (of Batman fame) try to get his leg over. We all have to work, but did it really come down to this,Adam? Thankfully, we are spared seeing Robin losing his virginity but instead see some horrid kid called Virgil disrobe McBride.
A curiosity if nothing else.
Nearly a month later, it is done. What began as a simple five films to
watch, suddenly turned into a month long disaster, with the penultimate
cinematic "triumph" arriving (and ending) with the uber-classy "Young
Lady Chatterley II". For those unfamiliar with this series, it centers
on the exploits of a young American whom has newly discovered that she
is the heir to the infamous Chatterley estate. The first film sets the
groundwork, or perhaps she does all the grounds people, but none the
less Young Lady Chatterley (youngly played by Harlee McBride)
discovers her inner urges and never looks back. This second film, which
doesn't stray too far from the original's course, Chatterley is
bombarded with new issues, disastrous sex, and a comedic Adam West.
Will the Chatterley estate become a nuclear power plant by evil
developers? Will West discover a historical nude ride that took place
on her grounds? Will she ever have naked time with the gardener? Answer
all of these questions AND throw in a priest for good luck, and you are
just barely scratching the surface of this film. Does this self
proclaimed sequel live up to the lackluster excitement of the original?
This is a question to be answered by all those who watched Cinemax
or for those eager enough to continue reading.
Hesitancy was in the air when this film arrived; an import from another land and the disappointment of the original; this was not a film one could get excited about. The original tried to prove that lush scenery would already enhance the draw to an erotica film, and without worrying about plot, they poured the "classic" scenes on hot and heavy. But, "Young Lady Chatterley" needed the plot to survive, due to the surprising inability for Harlee McBride to carry a scene. Yet, in this sequel, she seems to have acquired a bit more talent (not to mention, being a bit more top-heavy) and the surrounding plots (as cheesy as they are) actually strengthens this sequel. "Young Lady Chatterley II" is not a tour de force of cinema, but in comparison to the original, this one stands prouder. The story is the initial keeper. With the addition of the hilarious Adam West (who gets to throw in a "Batman" reference just for fun) and the evil developers who want nuclear power it helps to keep this film's flow intact. Keeping in mind that Chatterley still continues to be with any man that moves, it is what surrounds the frame the path from A to B that makes this more than just an erotic film.
Surprisingly directed by the same Alan Roberts that brought us the first film, he seems to have grown as well (no pun intended). His editing was much stronger in this film as well as the fuller-wide shots and actual background seemed to be stepped up with more dedication to the story. While some will argue that this is not quite a sequel, but instead a fresh retelling of the original "Young Lady Chatterley", for this reviewer it felt more like a sequel. Nobody returned except for McBride (even the gardener Peter Ratray must have requested more money) and that is alright. McBride seems more comfortable in the already flimsy role, and that works. Her strength makes us ignore her tantalizing scenes and focus on what is happening around her. We learn more about her character by going to her past which again, strengthens the plot; leading back to my earlier discussion.
This is not a great film. Don't get me wrong. My excitement for this film being stronger than the original comes from some of the issues I griped about earlier being answered but it is not a film that needs to be watched again and again. Adam West (a point to directors, if you don't think your film is funny enough or needs that cult stamp, throw in an Adam West and it jumps up several notches on the "great" scale) was a trip. He had no real character, he kept looking into the camera, and he never was nude, but his lines were the most memorable out of the bunch. Despite the West appearance, it still isn't cinema. This entire series could have been a cult staple, perhaps like the "Emmanuel" series, but instead flopped due to lack of everything except erotica.
Overall, I cannot suggest this film at all. While there were improvements, the overall completion of this series didn't make me want to go back and start again. For me, it rests on Harlee McBride who is a terrible lead. She cannot seem to control any of the scenes that she is in, and quintessentially always leads with her top. Not surprisingly, the only excitement with this film is Adam West. For those fans of his, this needs to be watched.
Grade: * 1/2 out of *****
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