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Vicious Lips (1986)

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Director:

Albert Pyun (as Albert F. Pyun)

Writer:

Albert Pyun (as Albert F. Pyun)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dru-Anne Perry ... Judy Jetson / Ace Lucas
Gina Calabrese ... Bree Syn
Linda Kerridge ... Wynzi Krodo
Shayne Farris Shayne Farris ... Mandaa Uueu / Dead Mandaa
Anthony Kentz ... Matty Asher / Dead Matty (as Tony Kientiz)
Christian Andrews Christian Andrews ... Milo - the Venusian Beast (as Chris Andrews)
Mary-Anne Graves Mary-Anne Graves ... Maxine Mortogo / Ghoul No. 2 (as Mary Anne Graves)
Jeff Yesko Jeff Yesko ... Hallway Heckler & Peeper No. 1
Eric Bartsch Eric Bartsch ... Cecil Peabody / Peeper No. 2 / Pilot / Ghoul No. 1
Brian Maguire Brian Maguire ... Drunken Patron & Stagehand
Don Barnhart Jr. ... Brock Christian / Alien Pervert / Co-Pilot (as Don Barnhart)
Angela O'Neill ... Ace No. 1 / Tod (as Angela Meagan O'Neill)
Steve Donmyer Steve Donmyer ... Punker Ghoul (as Steve Donmeyer)
Jacki Easton Toelle Jacki Easton Toelle ... Desert Siren No. 1 / Alien Hocker / Parking Attandant (as Jacki Toelle)
Tanya Papanicolas ... Desert Siren No. 2 / Human Hocker / Woman Driver
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Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

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Beneath a blood-red moon, the dream, electric. The planet, futuristic. The nightmare, animalistic. See more »

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Horror | Music | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pleasure Planet See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to 2013, the film had never been given a video release in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Matty Asher: Communicator's destructo babe.
Wynzi Krodo: Well, what does that mean?
Matty Asher: What does that mean? What does that mean? It means we're stuck here in the middle of Sand Central, with no way to call for help! We don't got any fresh clothes, or any, or or
[stammers]
Matty Asher: I got four cigars left, that's what it means. You understand, you capisce?
Wynzi Krodo: Does it mean we're gonna, like, die or somethin'?
Matty Asher: [pause] Probably.
Wynzi Krodo: Shit.
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Connections

References Radioactive Dreams (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Lunar Madness
Written by James Saad
Sung by Sue Saad
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Not one of Pyuns' best.
8 March 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

This is essentially a rock 'n' roll fable set in a sci-fi environment, as the title band vies for fame and fortune. A gig on a distant planet could be their ticket to the big time, but first they have to get there. Next, they have to learn to start getting along. Judy (Dru-Anne Perry) is brought in to replace the original singer, and Judy has to struggle to be accepted. The balance of director Albert Pyuns' script deals with the girls' being marooned on a desert planet after a near accident in space.

The problem for this viewer was that there really wasn't a strong enough story, or characterization, to latch onto and draw him into the movie. The movie is a curio, to be sure, but for too much of the running time, things are rather dull. Most of the gals in the band are interchangeable, although they are indeed a good looking bunch (gotta love that huge 80s hair!). Perry does her best to create a somewhat engaging character. The best value in "Vicious Lips" comes from the look of the movie, with appropriately trashy and colourful production and costume design. The songs are certainly catchy. There are some fun makeup effects courtesy of Greg Cannom, and John Carl Buechler and his team, and one major creature role, "Milo", played by Christian Andrews. Milo creeps on board the ladies' spaceship and sneaks around, but it takes too long for him to actually interact with any of them. The names of these people are fun; lovely Pyun regular Linda Kerridge ("Fade to Black") plays a band member named "Wynzi Krodo". Mary- Anne Graves seems to be having a good time as rock promoter Maxine Mortogo, but Anthony Kentz is simply annoying as Vicious Lips manager Matty Asher.

A late-in-the-game plot twist is groan inducing, but the resolution creates some good vibes as Vicious Lips rock the joint with a ditty dubbed "Lunar Madness".

Five out of 10.


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