When I was a teenager, like many of my contemporaries, I devoured the novels of Jackie Collins and my particular favourites were 'The Stud' and 'The Bitch' featuring the glamourous Fontaine Khaled as the main character. I'd never seen the films until now, so I decided to give them a whirl. The plots are pretty much as you'd expect from any late 1960s /1970s Jackie Collins novel: money, discos, glamour, diamonds, hairy men, cars, fur coats etc etc, so these films don't really disappoint on the visual images. The plots have altered slightly from the books, but nothing too vast. The acting's pretty wooden, especially from Fontaine's close confidante, Vanessa, but otherwise it's fairly competent.
The quality of the DVD picture isn't as great as you'd think though; it's as if they've just lifted them from the old VHS tape. There are no extras either - simply trailers for other similar films/sequels. To sum up: a good period piece with a fab soundtrack, but quite frankly, if you wanted high-class entertainment, what are you doing watching these sort of films anyway?