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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 »

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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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Unisex explodes in the film they tried to stop See more »

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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:

GBP40,000 (estimated)
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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

Nine minutes were cut from the British theatrical version when this film was first released. 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

Towards the end of his life Balch distributed in the UK what was known as 'Secrets of Sex/short version' which cut the film down to 30 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Naked Came the Stranger (1975) See more »

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Milestone of the Times
2 June 2006 | by jmbwithcatsSee all my reviews

Around the time this film was being made, there was a shift being made in consciousness which sparked many attempts to explain scientifically the new beliefs of the age and usher in not only of the new decade, but a new mindset.

This mindset was a marrying of Science, and Spirituality. The sexual revolution had begun, and out of that came a deeper understanding of sexual acceptance, but the power of sex and social norms. Always at the height of these schools of thought was the journey of the soul.

Now being a relatively new school of thought in the west, they never seemed to go too far beyond the superficial, but were more a means of making tangible the experience of the soul, desire, and bring it all into a context of the natural world.

That is what this movie then is.

A mummy narrates sexual vignettes concerning the endless struggle of the sexes, and the bizarre displays of human behavior in the pursuit of satisfaction.

A very fascinating movie, thoroughly enjoyable, and a remarkable milestone for the western mind sprouting in the soil of new knowledge.


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