23rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 2′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

It is finally time to look at the second disc of the BFI collection box set. Hope you enjoyed part one and potentially found it useful. This time round, there are only two titles to devour. One being my personal favourite Herzog film, and the other being an example of his early television documentary work. […]

20th Oct2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 57: Winter Heat

by Mondo Squallido

This time round on Mondo Squallido we are looking at another title recently released by the guys over at Vinegar Syndrome. The title in question is Winter Heat a home invasion sleaziest starring the king himself, Jamie Gillis. How will this film stand up to other examples of the genre? Who knows! All I can […]

12th Oct2014

‘Purely Physical / Cathouse Fever’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Purely Physical The first film on this Chris Warfield (Up Yours, Teenage Seductress) double feature is Purely Physical which follows the story of Kathy, played by Laura Lazare (Suzie Superstar, Love Letters). Kathy is studying journalism at college and applies for the job as a hotel receptionist so she can write about the human condition. […]

08th Oct2014

‘Bijou’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

On his way home after a long day at work, a construction worker (Ronnie Shark) witness a young woman (Cassandra Hart) being hit by a car. Of course, being the gentleman that he his, our brave hero is there to help a lending hand. Well, I should say thieving hand. He steals the young woman’s […]

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07th Oct2014

‘Jess Franco’s Downtown’ DVD Review (Ascot Elite, Ger)

by Mondo Squallido

Jess Franco (99 Women, Vampyros Lesbos) stars as Al Pereia, a private detective who is down on his luck and waiting for that next big job. Thankfully for him, he gets a job from a glamorous young woman by the name of Cynthia, played by the ever lovely Lina Romay (Female Vampire, Lorna the Exorcist). […]

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03rd Oct2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 56: Emmanuelle

by Mondo Squallido

Today we are going all sophisticated (again) and looking at a softcore classic that literally separated the men from the boys, Emmanuelle. I have fond childhood memories of this gem but does it live up my expectations? I have seen A LOT of stuff from both sides of the spectrum of adult material. The only […]

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03rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 1′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

Werner Herzog is one of my all time favourite directors. Ever since watching his take on Nosferatu, I knew I was hooked. Exploring both his fictional and documentary films, you will find a fascinating body of work. Sure, some of his opinions I really don’t agree with (I’m talking about you, Into the Abyss and […]

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27th Sep2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 55: Confessions

by Mondo Squallido

I have a confession ladies and gentlemen. Today marks the first Vinegar Syndrome release to be featured on Mondo Squallido. How has it taken me so long to get around to this!? Am I crazy? Anyway, today’s film is Confessions, directed by the legendary Anthony Spinelli, which follows the story of a sexually unfulfilled housewife […]

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18th Sep2014

‘Graduation Day’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, Michael Pataki, E.J. Peaker, Richard Balin, Carmen Argenziano, Beverly Dixon, Hal Bokar, Denise Cheshire, Bill Hufsey, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White | Written by Herb Freed, David Baughn, Anne Marisse | Directed by Herb Freed Laura, played very briefly by Ruth Ann Llorens (The Comeback Kid) is a […]

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14th Sep2014

‘Runaway Nightmare’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Mike Cartel, Al Valletta, Seeska Vanderberg, Cindy Donlan, Jody Lee Olhava, Cheryl Gamson, Georgia Durante, Debbie Poropat, Alexis Alexander, J. Christopher Senter | Written and Directed by Mike Cartel Ralph, played by director Mike Cartel (Pets, The Outsider) and his buddy Jason, played by Al Valletta (The Incredible Hulk, Alley Cat) are just a couple of […]

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14th Sep2014

‘The Ultimate Pleasure / I Am Always Ready’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

The Ultimate Pleasure Stars: Kristine Heller, Jeff Lyle, Annette Haven, John Holmes | Written by Edgar G. Warren | Directed by Carlos Tobalina Kristine Heller (Confessions, Teeny Buns) and Jeff Lyle (Suzi Superstar, Oriental Babysitter) play as Rose and Jim (no, not the two rag dolls who live on the canal) who are couple trapped in a sexless […]

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10th Sep2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 54: Maraschino Cherry

by Mondo Squallido

This week’s episode is a somewhat bittersweet affair. Finally getting round to completing my reviews of the 5 Radley Metzger hardcore efforts. On the flipside, this is also dedicated and in tribute to the late, great Gloria Leonard who was a shining example of just how the porn world does have strong minded and successful […]

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03rd Sep2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 53: Top Girl

by Mondo Squallido

It’s time to travel back to the tedious decade that was the 90′s. Looking at a film from a director famed for his adult output in the 70′s and 80′s. Of course, that is Joe D’Amato. We are looking at Top Girl, one of his lesser known films from the 90′s. Does the film have […]

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03rd Sep2014

‘The Early Works of Wakefield Poole’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

My only connection with Wakefield Poole prior to watching Boys in the Sand was Calvin Culver (also known as Casey Donovan) who appeared in Radley Metzger’s film, Score. Of course, the name Wakefield Poole is one you hear a lot when you are a fan of the Golden Age of adult cinema. Thanks to those […]

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29th Aug2014

‘In Search of Bigfoot / Cry Wilderness’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Usually it’s a lot easier and quicker for me to review films one by one but I thought for this release from Vinegar Syndrome, it’s only right to review the release as a whole. In Search of Bigfoot Stars: Robert Morgan, Rene Dahinden, John Green, Sam Melville | Written and Directed by Lawrence Crowley, William Miller […]

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16th Aug2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 52: Panda! Go Panda!

by Mondo Squallido

Welcome back to another episode of Mondo Squallido! This time round I thought we would look at something a little bit different from our crazy cousins in Japan. We are stepping knee high in anime for this one with a very unusual choice. So put some ramen on the hob (looking at my fellow students), […]

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12th Aug2014

‘Erotic Adventures of Candy’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Carol Connors, Eddy Cannon, Don Fernando, Georgina Spelvin, Pat Rhea, John Holmes, John Leslie | Written and Directed by Gail Palmer Carol Connors (Deep Throat, Sweet Savage) plays as Candy, a 20 year old student who although a knockout, is a 100% virgin. She has a dream and wants to ‘help’ her fellow men. […]

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11th Aug2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 51: SS Girls

by Mondo Squallido

Herzlich willkommen! Today we tackle the genre that is more miss than hit… some of the films are about as effective as Panzer tank without wheels and a turret. Of course if you haven’t guessed by the blatant title and terrible German jokes, we are looking at an entry in to the Nazisploitation sub genre. […]

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11th Aug2014

‘Cathouse Fever’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Becky Savage, Herschel Savage, John Colt, Rhonda Jo Petty, Gaylene Marie, Debbie Truelove, Tommy Drake, Jerry Davis, Rick Cassidy | Directed by Chris Warfield After some rather wonderful library music over the opening sequences, we are introduced to Becky, a young and attractive coed played by Becky Savage (Sweets Cheeks, Foreplay) living in LA. We find out that […]

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24th Jul2014

‘Tapestry of Passion’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Sharon Thorpe, John Leslie, Lesllie Bovee, John Holmes, Annette Haven, Desiree West | Written and Directed by Alan Colberg Sharon Thorpe (Sexworld, Candy Stripers) plays as the beautiful and mysterious Black Widow who has a habit of  murdering unsuspecting customers in the comfort of her own nicely decorated S&M club (I appreciate my sadists having good taste) with poison, […]

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22nd Jul2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 50: The Opening of Misty Beethoven

by Mondo Squallido

This marks the 50th episode of Mondo Squallido and boy oh boy is it a special one. Today we are looking at a film that is widely considered as one of the finest adult features of “Porno Chic” age and of all time, The Opening of Misty Beethoven. Directed by one of the greats, Radley […]

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10th Jul2014

‘Abduction of an American Playgirl’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Eric Edwards (Teenage Twins) and Alan Marlow (Rollerbabies) star as Will and Fred, two down and out guys who are just as desperate for money as they are some tail. Whilst contemplating their situation, they spot Jackie, a good looking socialite played by Darby Lloyd Rains (Naked Came the Stranger) exiting a small shop – […]

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