Vixen

Vixen

Director: Russ Meyer

Cast: Erica Gavin, Harrison Page, Garth Pillsbury

     
 
This sexy blend of drama, comedy, and political satire, which became a box-office bonanza and established Russ Meyer as the most distinctive talent in adult motion pictures, gets a simple, but effective, presentation for its DVD release. Vixen has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital

Overview

This sexy blend of drama, comedy, and political satire, which became a box-office bonanza and established Russ Meyer as the most distinctive talent in adult motion pictures, gets a simple, but effective, presentation for its DVD release. Vixen has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The film is in English, with no multiple-language options included. Bonus materials include a collection of trailers from Meyer's films, a biography and filmography for the director, and a gallery of still photos by Meyer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
This phenomenally successful softcore melodrama-comedy truly put independent director Russ Meyer on the map, earning millions on a small investment and gaining more publicity than any of his films (or any other "adult" feature, for that matter) had enjoyed at that time. It wasn't long before Hollywood crunched the numbers and started sniffing around Meyer's backdoor, leading to a short stint with the major studios that the director abandoned after only two films. While more explicit than his prior releases, Vixen doesn't match the accelerated mayhem of previous triumphs like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! or Motor Psycho, though it does begin to establish the cartoonish glory that would distinguish the director's future efforts. Despite a wealth of juicy elements including racism, incest, and the legitimacy of the Vietnam war, Vixen is ultimately plotless, with major characters being introduced merely to afford leading lady Erica Gavin a stream of sexual partners. Gavin is easily the worst actress to ever provocatively drape herself before the Meyer lens. Her overwrought attempts to convey the wanton lust of her character merely make her look like she's ready to vomit, and while her ripe nastiness and frank racism seems sincere, it renders her physical charms unpleasant. Still, who can resist a dirty movie that spends nearly a third of its running time debating the merits of Communism and features its star performing a lascivious dance with a dead fish? Though its usefulness as "erotica" is questionable, Vixen will certainly please fans of Meyer's outrageous work.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2004
UPC:
0634991174824
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
R
Source:
RUSS MEYER
Time:
1:11:00

Special Features

Four theatrical trailers; Photo gallery; Scene index; Biography; Colorful brochure; Interactive menus; Photo collage; Filmography

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Titles [3:38]
2. Vixen & the Royal Canadian Mountie [9:21]
3. "Fish for the Guests" [2:16]
4. "You're So Impatient" [8:15]
5. "A Good Fishing Spot" [7:18]
6. A Change of Pace [9:18]
7. "Wash My Back, Little Brother" [9:00]
8. "Let's Settle Our Differences" [6:20]
9. "Tom, We Have to Go" [4:03]
10. "A Pleasant Flight" [4:59]
11. "The Gun Makes Him the Leader" [3:33]
12. "The Lesser of Two Evils" [2:40]

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