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YOU LL BE GLAD YOU CAME! Long before American Pie and Superbad came the original and best sex comedy. A firm favourite of teen movie fans, Porky s introduced audiences to Kim Cattrall (Police Academy, Big Trouble in Little China) and made an absolute killing at the box-office.
It s 1954 and the sex-obsessed boys of Angel Beach High School are looking to get laid. Porky s is their destination, local nightclub and whorehouse. Only its redneck owner has other plans, as does his sheriff brother. Will Meat, Mickey, Tommy and the other guys in the gang get their own back? And will the barely-endowed Pee Wee finally lose his virginity?
Having established his credentials as one of Canada s top horror filmmakers with the likes of Black Christmas and Dead of Night, Bob Clark took an unexpected turn into the world of the teenage sex comedy and inadvertently made the most successful Canadian motion picture of all time, an honour it still holds today.
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film from a digital transfer prepared by Twentieth Century Fox
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary by writer/director Bob Clark
- Porky s Through the Peephole Bob Clark looks back at his box-office sensation
- Skin Classic! Mr Skin celebrates Porky s and the heyday of the 80s teen sex comedy
- Porky s trailer reel
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jim Rugg
- Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Paul Corupe, creator of the Canuxploitation website, and a previously unpublished interview with director Bob Clark conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with archive stills.
pushed the envelope on human horniness --DVD Talk
helped solidify the teen sex comedy and spawned dozens of imitations --7M Pictures
It blazed the trail and made it safe for comedies to talk about sex and the American teenagers --Need Coffee
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Firstly, it's set in a regular American high school - it's set in Florida, but there's a sense that it could be anywhere really - it's not a rich, glossy, place filled with what look like models, just filled with regular guys chasing after regular girls. You identify with these people. Secondly, it's quite open about the downsides of the time and place - the violence, racism and anti-semitism - and this gives it an edge which is completely absent in a film like American Pie.
But the comic setpieces are wonderful and totally memorable - the shower-scene must be every adolescent guy's fantasy, the scene with the black guy terrifying the life out of the guys is genius, the incident with Kim Cattral ("hooooooooowwwwwwwwll!") will have you in stitches, the battle-axe teacher is straight out of Hattie Jacques territory and played with brilliant eyeballing ferocity ("It's got a mole on it!"), while Peewee is a character that's at once completely pathetic and totally engaging.
This isn't sophisticated or witty, but it has a vibrant, lively vibe that's really engaging. Good stuff!
The film is based in Florida in the year 1954, and evolves around a group of high school students. Tommy, Edward, Mickey, Billy, Tim, and Anthony, come to believe (through their quest to lose their virginity) that they can hook up with a prostitute at Porky's which is a notorious bar. Things don't go as planned and after Porky takes their money and throws them out into the swamp, the group decide to get even with Porky and his brother the Sheriff through any means possible, while also continuing with their usual chaotic causing routines in school.
One of the main settings for the film is in a high school, but not the usual perfect lustrous high school you often see in today's movie, it more of a typical down to Earth average sort of place that far closer to reality and therefore creates a certain sense of realism for the viewer. It also address issues that very few teen movies these days would even dream of doing, issues such as racism, intolerance, and corruption, while they do take a back seat to the comedy elements of Porky's they add another dimension to the film.
Porky's laid the foundations for what was to become the standard for teen comedy movies that we are surrounded by today. The film isn't as polished as American Pie, and perhaps that's what makes it better, it's less perfect and is not meant to be taken completely seriously as a film, if you can see past a few errors and not expect too much, you'll see just how funny and at the time original the film was.Read more ›
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Still SO funny after all this time.Its like visiting a long lost friend.
The blu ray has been remastered and looks very very good. Read more
saw this movie in the eighties and it has dated badly .I forgot how poor it was.Published 5 months ago by Monster D.