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3.0 out of 5 stars Scabies! The Movie, 13 April 2011
This review is from: Permissive [DVD] [1970] [BFI Flipside 009] (DVD)
In some ways the films that occupy this DVD are hilariously bad, being beyond cheap in terms of production values. Of course these films are also fascinating documents of social history - a great justification for enjoying these tawdry flicks that have about them a 'what the butler saw' character. The age of 'free sex', it transpires, was pretty grim - you get the feeling it's a rare day a sheet gets washed, let alone a hairy rocker.

Of course I picked up this DVD to get a glimpse of Comus, and glimpse only it is, as members of the band hover uncomfortably around the perimeter of a party. Still, Permissive is, in its own way, heaps of fun, and for lighter relief (ho-ho-ho) is accompanied by a 'confessions of a window cleaner' type film in which hairy 70s types put on a free festival. This is quite possibly the funniest British film to get (presumably fairly limited) distribution, being thoroughly disconnected from the culture it seeks to represent. Oddly, it does accidentally have its authentic moments, due largely to the necessity of co-opting extras into the mix.

Not an essential BFI DVD, but chock full of fun and definitely worthy of shelf space.
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