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Amazon Women on the Moon
areaseven posted a topic in Anime or Science FictionAmazon Women on the Moon Universal Pictures, 1986 Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, Innerspace), Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton (The Wonder Years, Thirtysomething), John Landis (Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers), and Robert K. Weiss (nearly all of "Weird Al" Yankovic's videos).Running Time: 85 minutes Rated R for some violence, nudity, sexual situations and profanity. "Did you know that every seven minutes, a black man is born in this country with no soul?" - B.B. King Cast (In Order of Apperance) Lots of Other Actors Arsenio Hall as the apartment victim ("Mondo Condo") Monique Gabrielle as Taryn Steele ("Pethouse Video/Murray in Videoland") Lou Jacobi as Murray ("Murray in Videoland") Michelle Pfeiffer as Brenda ("Hospital") Peter Horton as Harry ("Hospital") Griffin Dunne as the Doctor ("Hospital") Joe Pantoliano as Sy Swerdlow ("Hairlooming") Steve Forrest as Capt. Nelson ("Amazon Women on the Moon") Robert Colbert as Blackie ("Amazon Women on the Moon") Joey Travolta as Butch ("Amazon Women on the Moon") Forrest J. Ackerman as the U.S. President ("Amazon Women on the Moon") Sybil Danning as Queen Lara ("Amazon Women on the Moon") Lana Clarkson (1962-2003) as Alpha-Beta ("Amazon Women on the Moon") David Alan Grier as Don "No Soul" Simmons ("Blacks Without Soul") B. B. King as himself ("Blacks Without Soul") William Bryant (1924-2001) as the black Republican ("Blacks Without Soul") Roxie Roker (1929-1995) as the black Republican's wife ("Blacks Without Soul") Le Tari (1946-1987) as the Volvo-driving pimp ("Blacks Without Soul") Christopher Broughton as the fan club president ("Blacks Without Soul") Rosanna Arquette as Karen ("Two I.D.'s") Steve Guttenberg as Jerry ("Two I.D.'s") Henry Silva as himself ("Bullshit or Not?") Sarah Lilly as the Jack the Ripper victim ("Bullshit or Not?") Archie Hahn as Harvey Pitnik ("Critic's Corner"/"Roast Your Loved Ones") Belinda Balaski as Bernice Pitnik ("Critic's Corner"/"Roast Your Loved Ones") T. K. Carter as the party host ("Silly Pate") Rip Taylor as himself ("Roast Your Loved Ones") Slappy White (1921-1995) as himself ("Roast Your Loved Ones") Jackie Vernon (1924-1987) as himself ("Roast Your Loved Ones") Henry Youngman (1906-1998) as himself ("Roast Your Loved Ones") Charlie Callas as himself ("Roast Your Loved Ones") Steve Allen (1921-2000) as himself ("Roast Your Loved Ones") William Marshall (1924-2003) as the pirate captain ("Video Pirates") Tino Insana as Mr. Sylvio ("Video Pirates") Ed Begley, Jr. as Griffin ("Son of the Invisible Man") John Ingle as Felix ("Art Sale") Angel Tompkins as the First Lady ("First Lady of the Evening") Matt Adler as George ("Titan Man") Kelly Preston as Violet ("Titan Man") Howard Hesseman as Rupert King ("Titan Man") Marc McClure as Ray ("Video Date") Russ Meyer as the video salesman ("Video Date") Corinne Wahl as Sharri ("Video Date") Andrew "Dice" Clay as Frankie ("Video Date") Carrie Fisher as Mary Brown ("Reckless Youth") Paul Bartel as the doctor ("Reckless Youth") Cast (Uncredited) Robert Loggia as Gen. Valentine ("The Unknown Soldier") Pirate 1: "Help yourself, mates. A chest full of video discs." Pirate 2: "No!" Pirate 3: "What good are they?" Pirate 4: "Can't record on 'em." Pirate 2: "They're not compatible with my system." Lowdown Amazon Women on the Moon is a collection of short skits that circle around a late night viewing of a cheap B-movie aptly titled "Amazon Women on the Moon". The film starts with "Mondo Condo", a skit where Arsenio Hall is just having the worst of luck when he enters his home - from getting his necktie stuck in the garbage disposal machine to getting socked in the face by an ejected videotape. As other segments poke fun at American pop culture, many of them actually pre-date life as we know it today, such as instant background checks ("Two I.D.'s" with Rosanna Arquette and Steve Guttenberg), media piracy ("Video Pirates") and virtual sex ("Video Date" with Andrew "Dice" Clay). The film even makes fun of Universal's horror film legacy with "Son of the Invisible Man", where Ed Begley, Jr. pretends to be invisible, but just walks around butt-naked. As for the "Amazon" segment itself, it directly insults the B-Movie genre with its cheesy acting, piss-poor props (you can see the Earth and the moon dangling on a wire) and intentionally bad film quality (half of it gets burned off the reel). It's obvious that Universal spent majority of the budget on the big-name actors and $0 on production value. But hey - all the laughs are worth it. One of my favorite segments is "Bullshit or Not" (a parody of Ripley's Believe It or Not?), where Jack the Ripper is revealed to be the Loch Ness Monster and the Titanic's maiden voyage is reenacted on a bathtub. Another funny segment is "Blacks With No Soul", a commercial with legendary musician B. B. King encouraging everyone to help black youths who lack the proper characteristics (i.e. black republican voters, a pimp that drives a Volvo, stand-up comedian David Alan Grier singing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" and the Three Dog Night song "Joy to the World"). If you're looking for some good, cheap laughs, go pick up Amazon Women on the Moon. It's not Monty Python, but it's better than most recent comedy films. Rating: A- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ODBLO1IhQ "Bullshit or Not?" - Henry Silva DVD Extras: A- The special edition DVD includes some bloopers and scenes deleted from the film. With the exception of "The Unknown Soldier", the deleted scenes are just not that funny. Reference The Internet Movie Database