The Amazing Transplant (1970) from Tuna

The Amazing Transplant (1970) is an interesting predecessor to our modern soft-core films, complete with poor acting, lame excuse for a plot, tons of nudity (including several shots of the male leads dork, which was not allowed at that time), and simulated sex. 
The lead murders Mary, who he is madly in love with. His uncle, a police detective, starts an investigation, and interviews one woman after another, only to find that he forced sex on all of them. Of course, they tell their stories as flashbacks, so we see them nude and in action. Turns out this deviant behavior is the result of a penile transplant from an oversexed guy with a thing for gold ear rings. 


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DVD info from Amazon.

no widescreen, no features

The images are a do it yourself project, as the opening credits listed the cast, but there were no credits equating cast to characters. I collected well over 250 good nude shots to choose from, with 5 unknowns. This is a Doris Wishman effort, and, like most of her work, really delivers the nudity. The dialogue all sounds like her speaking. It has historical value, both because of the writer/director, and because it is a precursor to soft cores

The Critics Vote

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The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.0 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics - or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-.

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