What a movie, I mean WHAT A MOVIE! I first experienced 'Amazon Women on the Moon' around 1991/1992 on a beat up, faded and worn VHS copy, whilst I was at college. A friend of mine, Richard, introduced me to it, and within weeks it had lept to the status of cult classic among our group of friends.
This movie, combined with a movie called 'Condor' made up for about 40% of all our exchanged dialogue. From AWotM phrases like 'When I get to the moon, I'm gonna get me a big hunk of that green cheese', the 'Mary Brown' skit, and so many other bits were an absolute goldmine.
It was with a little fear and trepidation that when I found it on Amazon, I hit the add to basket button. Was it going to live up to my beer clouded memories of 2am post pub/club viewings? Had we, by lifting ip up onto a pedestal elevated it far beyond its true value?
The answer, actually turned out to be a fairly complicated one. In the right surroundings, and with an open mind and attitude, this works very well indeed - maybe not so much on the first viewing, but after two or three turns at the oche, you begin to see a little past the visual gags and the slapstick, and appreciate the writing.
So was it as good as I remember it to be? Not quite. But then, I suspect that I'm not quite the person I was in '91 either.
That'll do pig. That'll do.