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Bizarre (1970)

Secrets of Sex (original title)
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:

Antony Balch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Schulman Richard Schulman ... The Judge
Janet Spearman Janet Spearman ... The Judge's Wife
Dorothy Grumbar Dorothy Grumbar ... Photographer
Anthony Rowlands Anthony Rowlands ... The Model
Norma Eden Norma Eden ... Norma - the Photographer's Assistant
George Herbert George Herbert ... The Steward
Kenneth Benda ... Sacha Seremona
Yvonne Quenet Yvonne Quenet ... Mary-Clare
Reid Anderson Reid Anderson ... Dr. Rilke
Sylvia Delamere Sylvia Delamere ... The Nurse
Cathy Howard Cathy Howard ... The Cat Burglar
Mike Britton Mike Britton ... The Burgled Man (as Mike Briton)
Maria Frost Maria Frost ... Lindy Leigh
Peter Carlisle 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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Taglines:

An Erotic and Horrifying Journey Into the Mind of the Undead See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bizarre See more »

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Budget:

£40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Balch, Noteworthy Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Co-writer Elliott Stein came up with the idea of the talking mummy narrating the film in order to link all the segments together. 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...
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Alternate Versions

The British video released after Balch's death in 1980 is the full uncut version entitled Bizarre (on the Iver Film Services label). See more »

Connections

Featured in Video Interview with Elliott Stein (2005) See more »

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Strange and mildly compelling
2 September 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

A strange little film that's a bit like a softcore sex version of "The Twilight Zone". A mummy hosts a series of odd horrorish stories involving sex ... a woman photographing a series of pictures of medieval torture devices really tortures her male model; a female burglar has sex with the man of the house and robs him anyway; and so on. It's somewhere between a brainy sex film and a fairly lame horror anthology. Director Anthony Balch had previously worked with William S. Burroughs, which isn't all that far off from the tone of this one.


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