Utterly pointless and mundane sequel to Charles Band's 'Decadent Evil' also made by Band and Full Moon.
Band has often said that his films are made on the cappuccino budget of James Cameron's 'Titanic' and here it feels like 'Decadent Evil II' has been made on the cappuccino budget of the first film. Set primarily in a real strip club with real strippers one can't help but feel that Band just wanted to audition a load of naked women (his erotica projects currently shelved as no one wants them) and see a load of live music (a big part of the film). Ultimately, the ugly puppet Marvin barely features being replaced with leading lady from the first film Jill Michelle (fully clothed) and hapless dude Daniel Lennox plodding around the strip club with average looking women getting naked and mediocre bands creating atmosphere (or noise at least). Though Phil Fondacaro narration appears briefly at the start of the film during a series of edits from the first movie Ivan character here is played by Ricardo Gil (Band's latest small person having also featured in Gingerdead Man). Like the first film the whole thing is a combination of weak sleaze and horny people but without the charm of the earlier movie (mainly created by some exceptional cast members and an original story). Making of (featured on the 3rd disc of a limited edition DVD release and NOT on the film itself) shows how much all the cast and crew loved Band and making the film. Can't help but feel that the guys enjoyed the free soft core and the girls liked feeling attractive (which in a grubby strip joint wasn't difficult). Mediocre.
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