What is a fairly tedious exercise in outsider exploitation cinema is elevated by an ace Perez Prado soundtrack and some simple but surprisingly effective sound design in the bedroom sequences. Some credit must be given to some exotica set design during the dance numbers, that would have been nice to see in color, and Ms. Alexanders charisma and the footage shot during Mardi Gras c.1967 may be of note to historians.
Haha, please give me my 69 min. back. I think if instead of to watch a movie, I wanted to laugh a bunch with my friends over pizza and beer, then great choice. Would also be good background for some types of parties. The make-out scenes were painfully long, and I couldn't get behind the grunt track. Despite all that, it's fun to look back at oddities like this, so I appreciate the restoration. Super soundtrack, too♪
For what it is Hot Thrills is ok, but in the grand scheme of things just not my cup of tea. For fans of soft core grindhouse exploitation films only. Acting is atrocious, w/ people forgetting their lines mid sentence, & the love scenes w/ looped moaning grows tiring. The dance scenes & general ambiance of film, however, makes it an interesting curio of the time and worth viewing. Great restoration, bad film. 2 stars
The only thing important here is not to pronounce the name of God in comparison to this (I mean 'a God' not 'the God' - Cinema is a polytheistic religion as you know...) So if you don't say His name - yes, God was human! - this movie could be enjoyable enough, with terrific music, exciting go-go dancers, a few good actors (mixed with terrible ones!) and a handfull of good close-ups. Praise be to thee, Russ Meyer!
I'd be hard-pressed to tell you what this film is about even a year from now but what I will remember is the extended dance numbers and music interludes and the Champagne Girl of Bourbon Street herself, Rita Alexander. There's no other genre that captures a fantastically brief period like these soft-core exploitation films, which is why films like Anna Biller's Viva feels like it's been excavated from a time capsule.
My word. First things first, this scrappily put together little slice of sexploitation silliness did make me smile. But, for the life of me, I can't say why. I've always hated the whole "so-bad-it's-good" and the "guilty-pleasure" thing but... I just might have found one! In truth this is awful. But if (like me) you happen to be in the mood...
Amazingly bad but that’s the reason it’s good. From non porn porn to strangely badly timed moans. Sequence that totally do not make sense, scenes that do not make sense. I really have no idea what is going on. This guy is making it up as he goes. The embodiment of so bad it’s good. Someone should do a remake.
Well this film definitely has the right title. A wonderfully produced piece of cinema on a heist, but also with romance packed in between the sheets of the film. Even though this more romance than action, more under the covers film it is a wonderful film to add to the ever growing list of heist films, With strong emphasis on the power of women in cinema this may not be the perfect heist film but its up there.
I recommend watching the first 10 minutes and see if you can handle it as this film doesn't bring anything worth mentioning nor does it get better - quite the opposite - it is a downward spiral into oblivion and the finale is murder to watch. The music stands out as it's not bad at all and would easily fit in one of Tarantino's films. Honestly, I am not surprised the original negative got lost...
Nice dance sequences and super 1960's Mexican rock music, but this more like an "artifact" than a coherent "film". Fans of 60's burlesque/go-go dancers will find gems here, like Rita Alexander's classic trick of drinking a glass of champagne balanced on her breast. You can just skip through the talking and the lame lovemaking scenes.