Cinderella 2000


by Tuna

Cinderella 2000 was produced during that brief period in the late 70s and early 80s when the drive-in market had shrunk, the VCR market had not yet grown, and soft core was viable material for theatrical release. In reaction to the success of the Alex de Renzy XXX version of  Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Sherman decided that adult versions of Disney stories set to music were a good idea, but he also felt that everyone else would be making them as well, so he added a couple of twists to make his unique, namely setting it in 2047 and on another planet. Director Al Adamson merged the concept with an idea of his own about a planet where fornication was forbidden, except when the "central computer" paired two people. The fairy godfather was a space traveler trying to get the whole universe making love.

John Prince (Prince Charming) was the legal sex surrogate. The leader was a hypocrite, who spent hours in a secret room with porn and other things he had made illegal. The penalty for illegal fornication was to be shrunk for six months to the size of Ken and Barbie, and an annoying robot was created to enforce the fornication laws. Many people thought it was worth the risk. Besides the frequent violations, many of those selected by computer for sex just had lost interest, as sex without emotion did so little for them. From there, the story plays itself out somewhat predictably, with soft-core sex and naughty song-and-dance numbers.

Both the US version and the German version are included on the DVD, both are full screen transfers remastered from early materials, but neither is the best possible version, especially since the pan-and-scan technique resulted in some awkward crops. The original widescreen prints do exist, but Sam Sherman felt the cost of a complete restoration would be too great to be offset by the limited market for this film. As a result, the strongest feature on the DVD is not he film itself, but a 56 minute commentary in which  Sherman talks about the making of the film.


Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


This is a hard one to score. It is corny, the acting, for the most part, could have been much better, and it isn't very explicit. On the other hand, it is a truly wacky idea, and not something that would ever be made today, so let's call it a C-, a film only of interest to lovers of curiosity items.


Two full screen versions: the German and the North American. See the main commentary to the left for details.

The only significant feature is a 56 minute commentary by producer Sam Sherman.



There are no major reviews online. IMDb links to several reviews from genre specialty sites


1.9 IMDB summary (of 10)




  • Catherine Erhardt, as Cindy, shows breasts and buns.

  • Sherri Coyle, as a fornicator, does full frontal.

  • Adina Ross and Buri Cowans show breasts as the wicked stepsisters.

  • Several unidentified women also show body parts. Much of the unknown nudity was added for the German market,