In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.
A series of short sketches, most of which parody late-night television and the low-budget movies one often finds there. Other skits include a man being attacked by his apartment, a funeral hosted by classic comedians, and a teen-age boy's big night turning into a nightmare.Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
Universal Pictures, the studio that brought you such classic motion pictures as "All Quiet on the Western Front", "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Out of Africa", is proud to present..."Amazon Women on the Moon". See more »
Arsenio's shredded tie changes between shots. Obviously 2 differently shredded ties were used. See more »
[takes deep breath on the moon]
Ahhh... good ol' H2O!
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Older versions of the Universal Studios and Universal International logos are incorporated into several faux credit sequences that appear during the film. See more »
Television versions contain an additional sketch with Dick Miller as a ventriloquist whose dummy is switched with a French-speaking one. There is also an additional sketch featuring Jenny Agutter. Neither of these is found on the video version. The 'Pethouse Video' was completely re shot for television and features Monique Gabrielle walking around in lingerie rather than being naked. The "Bullshit Or Not?" program is retitled "Baloney Or Not?". See more »
Greetings, one and all! "Amazon Women on the Moon" is one of my all-time favorite movies, not because it is perfect, but because it effectively yet respectfully lampoons so many genres, including 50s movies, late-night television of all sorts, and even different styles of literature available throughout a good portion of the 20th century. Find a trend in literature of the 40s and 50s, movies of the 50s and 60s, or television of the 50s through the 70s, and it is somehow made fun of in this movie.
Another reason that I like this film is the fact that everyone involved, and there are many, many recognizable names involved with this project, seems to be having so much fun doing it. Several of the best moments for me are those when actors are playing, tongue-in-cheek, the same types of roles for which they were famous in other "serious" movies.
The movie is incredibly funny if you are in the right mood, and with the right crowd. Even if not, however, there are enough funny moments to make this worth watching. The pacing and style are sometimes uneven, which I found worked toward a purpose, but that may make it hard for some to watch the movie straight through. If that is the case, watch it in two sittings; it's worth the extra effort.
One game you can play, if you know the times or are old enough to remember first-hand, is to find how many books, TV shows/icons, and movies are good-naturedly ridiculed throughout the movie.
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