Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BIKINI BEACH (1964)

Those wacky young kids are at it again!  Rolling up to the beach in some ROAD WARRIOR hippie bus, the kids are surprised to discover that camped out right next to them is the world famous rock star/Austin Powers impersonator Potato Bug!   He sings a song and gets the girl's pussies so wet that they start passing out.  And off to the side poor Frankie is still trying to get some poontang off of Annette, but it ain't happening.  To add insult to injury, when Annette's not busy rejecting Frankie she's making goo-goo eyes at Potato Bug!  That's just terrible.  Naturally, to settle things Frankie challenges Potato Bug to a drag race...using actual drag race cars on a real track.  Don't even ask how that's even possible.  And while you're not asking about that also don't ask about the rich old dude who's trained a chimpanzee to surf, dance and drive all in the hopes of making the surfers look stupid.  The chimpanzee also has a cool looking hawk that hangs out with him.

BIKINI BEACH is a fun installment in the Beach series.  The story is light-hearted, tons of hot chicks in skimpy bikinis, Jody McCrea as Deadhead, Boris Karloff cameo, corny humor, Eric Von Zipper is back(!!!), Don Rickles trying to be funny, a number of good songs (my favorite was "Gotcha Where I Wantcha" by The Exciters Band), impressive duel role performance by Frankie Avalon, Timothy Carey sighting and Candy Johnson dancing again during the ending credits.

If you've already watched the first two Beach movies then you know exactly what you're getting into.  Recommended.

Part 1 - Beach Party
Part 2 - Muscle Beach Party
Part 4 - Pajama Party
Part 5 - Beach Blanket Bingo
Part 6 - How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Part 7 - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Part 8 - Back to the Beach

Monday, July 28, 2014

MUSCLE BEACH PARTY (1964)

Quickly following up on the success of BEACH PARTY, MUSCLE BEACH PARTY tells the story of Frankie, Annette and the whole gang going back to the beach and the happenings they get into.

Annette still ain't giving up the pussy, so once again Frankie starts makin' time with another chick.  This time it's some horny rich chick who was originally mackin' on a muscleman who lives next door to Frankie.  The shunned muscleman and his crew don't take kindly to the rejection.  At the same time the gang sides with Annette and give Frankie the cold shoulder until he finally sees the wrong of his way.  After that they go back to surfin' and partying on the beach.  The End.

MUSCLE BEACH PARTY is a fun Beach movie, but the lack of Eric Von Zipper and the Rats is unforgivable.  Don Rickles and Buddy Hackett try to fill in the comedy void left by the absent Harvey Lembeck, but they do a poor job of it.  Other than that, it's pretty much things as usual with corny humor, tons of sexy chicks in bikini's (Mary Hughes was the hottest), Annette's hair never getting wet, Jody McCrea as Deadhead acting dumb as shit, stock footage of real surfers spliced with shots of our stars surfing on rear projected waves,  Dick Dale singing, Candy Johnson dancing during the end credits, muscle dudes in Daisy Dukes, some great musical numbers including one by a young Stevie Wonder and another with Annette's voice reverbed all to Hell and back (I think my favorite song was "Muscle Bustle" by Donna Loren), lots of dancing and I swear to Satan at 1:11:21 you can hear somebody in the background saying "Let's get the fuck out of here."  I'm totally serious.  I replayed it like 20 times and he says "fuck".  Maybe is was "buck", but I think it was "fuck".  

Not as good as the original installment, but still totally worth a watch.

Part 1 - Beach Party
Part 3 - Bikini Beach
Part 4 - Pajama Party
Part 5 - Beach Blanket Bingo
Part 6 - How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Part 7 - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Part 8 - Back to the Beach

That's Grizzly Adams on the right.

That one dude's face looks just like Angela's face in SLEEPAWAY CAMP!