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Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)

X | | Comedy | April 1979 (USA)
Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not ... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Meyer

Writers:

Roger Ebert (as R. Hyde), Russ Meyer (story) (as B. Callum)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kitten Natividad ... Lavonia / Lola Langusta (as Francesca 'Kitten' Natividad)
Ann Marie ... Eufaula Roop (as Anne Marie)
Ken Kerr Ken Kerr ... Lamar Shedd
June Mack ... Junkyard Sal
Patrick Wright ... Mr. Peterbuilt (as Pat Wright)
Henry Rowland Henry Rowland ... Martin Bormann
Robert E. Pearson Robert E. Pearson ... Dr. Asa Lavender (as Robert Pearson)
Michael Finn Michael Finn ... Semper Fidelis
Sharon Hill ... Nurse Flovilla Thatch
Don Scarborough Don Scarborough ... Beau Badger
Aram Katcher Aram Katcher ... Tyrone
DeForest Covan ... Zebulon
Steve Tracy Steve Tracy ... Rhett
Uschi Digard ... SuperSoul
Stuart Lancaster ... The Man From Small Town U.S.A.
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Storyline

Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not Lamar's obsession with rear entry. After submitting to the one last time Levonna comes up with a plan. While Lamar is trying find other tail to try his technique on, Levonna becomes Lola with aid of a wig and a Mexican accent. A Mexican cocktail later Lola finally has Lamar straight, but he wasn't awake for it. The gay marriage counselor, attracted to Lamar's problem, couldn't help them and Lemar must finally seek redemption at the church of Rio Dio Radio and the laying on of hands by Sister Eufaula Roo. Written by Randy Spencer <spencer@ricochet.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Six Chicks in search of a Cluck! ...and so hilariously funny!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im tiefen Tal der Superhexen See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$239,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RM Films International See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The house used in the opening sequence actually belonged to director Russ Meyer. See more »

Quotes

The Man From Small Town U.S.A.: [the Man From Small Town U.S.A. comes home to find a young guy having anal sex with a large breasted woman in the barn] You know my 14-year-old son, Rhett, but I don't believe you've met my Austrian-born wife, SuperSoul. Say "howdy" to folks out there in Movieland, family.
Rhett: Howdy.
SuperSoul: Wie gehts?
The Man From Small Town U.S.A.: [undressing] Now, son, if you plan on being around for your fifteenth birthday, I suggest you take out that thing you call a dick and let your old man show you how it's done.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema release suffered heavy BBFC cuts and lost around 10 minutes of footage with substantial edits to all of the sex scenes and a shot of Lamar's exposed genitals following a groin kick. Surprisingly all later video & DVD releases were passed fully uncut. See more »

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Spoofs Our Town (1940) See more »

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On the Move
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Music by Alan Langford
Boosey & Hawkes Music
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RM's last and least
7 June 2001 | by Charles GarbageSee all my reviews

It was Russ Meyer who pretty much launched the new Sexploitation industry in 1959 when he made THE IMMORTAL MR. TEAS, the first nudie-cutie which grossed one-million dollars and spawned a new breed of adults-only movies throughout the early-60's. Nudie-cuties and nudist-colony movies then became a bore among the male audience so they began to mature. "Roughies" were films which mixed nudity and violence with women getting what they deserve. By that time around the mid-60's the Sexploitation era was at it's peak with "Roughies" like OLGA'S HOUSE OF SHAME and THE DEFILERS along side more creative and even more entertaining nudies like KISS ME QUICK knocking 'em out at grindhouses along 42nd street.

By the 70's, the innocence of Sexploitation had transformed itself in to "porno". Old masters obeyed their audiences' lusts and turned up with more dirtier flicks containing more nudity and less artistic touches. Some usually went over-board while others like Russ Meyer kept their brains in their head to create more funnier and sexier films which we can now look upon as art that has been lost through this age of video-taped and digitised filth.

Meyer's 70's features were usually lots of fun. Films like SUPERVIXENS and UP! are highly original and humorous spins on society with the typically great Meyeresque cinematography, editing and dialogue. BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA-VIXENS is his last film to date made in 1979, the coming-approach of video-cassette in which men could just go their local videostore to get aroused instead of their local grindhouse. It was also a year where things were really changing in the Sexploitation industry and even auteurs like Russ Meyer seemed to be going along with the flow. ULTRA-VIXENS is a pretty outrageous film but that does not necessarily mean it's a great film. Stuart Lancaster repeats his role from SUPERVIXENS as a farmer living in Smalltown USA narrating the tale of Lavonia (Kitten Natidad) and her husband Lamar who does not seem to be as horny as the rest of the town. They go around laying the town's small population and end up happily laying each other again. ULTRA-VIXENS contains *lots* of exaggerated sex and (lower-deck) nudity. A bouncy-boobed evangelist makes it with Martin Boorman to 'Old-Time Religion' while Kitten is fully naked for over half the movie making it with lingerie salesmen, nurses and underage boys. So basically, this is a movie that will satisfy the more perverse members of the audience. You can be anything but a porn freak to enjoy most of Russ Meyer's movies but it is a completely different case here. His amazing twenty-year career in film-making explored a whole range of Sexploitation sub-genres: nudie-cuties, "documentaries" on busty women, backwoods dramas, morality tales and bigger budget films for Fox Studios all make up for this; a tasteless, boring, totally unsophisticated piece of pornographic crap which seems to crave for more of it's director's special touches. You do get (in very small proportions) his snappy editing, cinematography and characters from previous films. Stuart Lancaster, who had been appearing in Meyer's films on and off since 1965, can sometimes be entertaining to watch, Uschi Digart once again plays Soul (humping her 15-year-old son), Henry Rowland as Martin Boorman and even RM himself shows at the end.

During the last forty years men's entertainment has depended on it's (mostly male) audience and what they enjoy viewing. THE IMMORTAL MR. TEAS was made at a time when most bachelors were clean-cut and sophisticated. Today's hard-core, non-simulated sex viewed over the internet seems to be aimed at brainless sleazebags who have never had a girlfriend or, for that matter, many friends. Meyer made this right in between these two eras and seems to be confused whether he's doing another one of his standards or a film for perverts. It's hard to sit through a film who's director does not know what he's getting at. Basically Russ should have stopped with UP! Like the rest of the reviewers, some of you may enjoy ULTRA-VIXENS more than I did.


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