I first saw this movie back in the late 90s on a satellite channel (you can probably guess which one) - and I thought it was great back then - just only finding out about the iconic Mary Millington made me wonder why there was such fuss over this sex comedy, a pretty rare thing back then in the 70s. After all, nudity in this style was common in Europe, so there wasn't much new.
If you've never seen this before, two gents are trying to escape a mobster and go off to a health spa to hide, but the owner, a surely woman who is a bit stiff upper lipped finds herself employing strippers and prostitutes to deliver health remedies at the manor. The boys soon become enthralled, but soon realise they've bitten off more than they can chew.
This isn't a bad film, but 40 years on it does look rather dated, which you'd expect. It's not as thrilling as it was when I was a teen, there's more cleavage on show now than there ever was back then, and it really doesn't seem that raunchy now. Back then it must have sent the censors into a panic, but now this would just about make it past the 10pm slot on cable TV without a blink of an eye. Mary is great in this, as one of the lead girls, but I really didn't like the blokes in this, they were a bit mucky and made this a bit tasteless - really if it had been more adult it would have been funnier, as it would have been a paradox in a way.
This DVD is nicely remastered too, the sound is crisp - and the picture is more stable than when I saw it on TV. The vibrant colour does make this look newer than it is, and takes away some of the "classic" feel to this feature.
It also has a documentary about Mary Millington - who committed suicide in 1979 when she was going to be sent to prison for making indecent movies. Back then, people like Ben Dover and co would have had a hard time making movies, something the pornographic industry take for granted. The featurette is 41 minutes long, so will please any Mary fans watching this for her.
This is a pretty good package - and is good value considering the price tag, but I would say rent this - as it's really not a film you'd want to see more than once. Definitely one for Mary fans.