08th Dec2016

‘Unveiled’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Mike Horner, Krista Lane, Patti Petite, Jake Scott, Erica Boyer, Alexis Greco, Taija Rae, Francois Papillon | Written and Directed by Victor Nye

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Bob (Mike Horner, Oriental Madam) is a lawyer who has the money, unique sexual tastes and his uptight wife Cindy (Krista Lane, Sensations) who won’t fulfil any of his needs. Naturally, Bob turns to his favourite hooker (Patti Petite, For Your Thighs Only) to act out his sexual fantasies. Just like his buddy Bob, Ted (Jake Scott, Flesh Tones) also likes to get his kicks away from home and wife Julie (Erica Boyer, Loose Ends). Unlike Bob however, Ted doesn’t need to pay for his thrills as he utilises the “administrative skills” of his secretary (Alexis Greco, The Ultimate Lover). After a hard days “work”, Bob and Ted hit up their favourite bar leaving their wives to do some “catching up” back at Bob’s place. Whilst at the bar, the conversation unsurprisingly turns to sex. Sex with each other’s wives whilst they are asleep (sure would make an interesting episode of Wife Swap!). The morning after their late night antics, the guys decide to hit up their local sex club and unbeknownst to them, they’ll be getting a nasty little surprise of their own!

After the sheer joy that was Too Naughty to Say No, I have to say that I was pretty underwhelmed with Unveiled. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad film, but I just found it to drag, especially in the final third. There’s a feel of scuzziness about it, but at the same time there’s also a light-hearted and almost slapstick style of humour. Horner’s portrayal of Bob often reminded me of the characters Will Forte played in Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! That being said, he was a joy to watch. The stars of the show for me are Krista Lane and Erica Boyer. What they get up to whilst their husbands are away was for me, the highlight of the film. That’s not to say there aren’t other memorable moments. Another stand out is the mime sex show performed by Taija Rae (Urban Heat) and Horner in his alternate role. A very strange scene indeed. I think the aspect I enjoyed the most was the style. From the cheesy snyth music credited to Cinema Symphony’s (Droid) to Steve Aussi’s (Sky Foxes) neon and pastel set decoration; this is definitely a film for fellow 80′s style enthusiasts! Aside from that, not one of the most interesting or sensual offerings I have ever seen.

Although the film lacked for me, Guido’s (Fleshdance) fantastic cinematography looks even better thanks to Vinegar Syndrome’s restoration and overall presentation. The colours really pop out of the screen and the sound is of equally high quality. In terms of extras, there is the original theatrical trailer and a nice video interview with Mike Horner himself. All in all, not a bad little release, especially for those who are already a fan.

Unveiled is available on DVD from Vinegar Syndrome.

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