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Retromedia presents
Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet (2006)

"The only heavenly bodies I'm interested in examining are these babies!"
- Gary (Alexandre Boisvert)

Review By: Rich Rosell   
Published: October 23, 2006

Stars: Nicole Sheridan, Syren, Christine Nguyen, Rebecca Love, Michelle Lay, Evan Stone, Brad Bartram, Alexandre Boisvert, Ted Newsom
Director: Nicholas Medina

MPAA Rating: Not Rated for (nudity, sexuality)
Run Time: 01h:15m:19s
Release Date: October 10, 2006
UPC: 014381349221
Genre: cult


Style
Grade
Substance
Grade
Image Transfer
Grade
Audio Transfer
Grade
Extras
Grade
C+ CB-B- D-

DVD Review

Prolific cult director Fred Olen Ray has gone from underground nudity-filled horror/comedy classics like 1988's Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers into what I like to call a more pronounced porn-lite mode in recent years, generally operating under the nom de plume of Nicholas Medina (one of his many alter egos). It's Medina's name on this one, a sex-heavy sci-fi flick ostensibly about an alien race seeking male breeders from Earth, but is more accurately a series of puns and jokes sandwiched between any and all imaginable combinations of positions and couplings.

But like I said, it's porn-lite, which means that despite all the grinding, humping, bending, kissing, caressing, and chewing there is an obvious absence of any actual penetration and/or what is often referred to as a "money shot", which is what separates a film like this from your run-of-the-mill porno. All of the players are quite attractive (and a few are legitimate adult film stars), and the sex scenes are admittedly very erotic and certainly not unpleasant at all to look at, but it falls into that weird area between not-quite-hardcore and a well-chiseled fakery of going through the motions.

Christine Nguyen and Syren—who at one point are referred to as "cyber dykes"—are the brave explorers from the planet Aquaterra, who direct their boob-shaped spacecraft to our planet, under the direction of Rebecca Love's Queen Morganna, who is clearly in charge because she has very large, unfettered breasts. There's some blah-blah hokum subplot on Earth, but it is just a lead-in to the next sex scene (including a three-on-one pile for the apparently lucky Alexandre Boisvert), and while it is all pretty to look at it just seems like a big tease in the end.

The attempts at jokes are pretty weak, but I guess since the women look so good nude that it somehow is supposed to make the material funnier. It doesn't really do that, so Fred Olen Ray/Nicholas Medina is left to just go through the motions, filling time between sexual-organ-free onscreen sex with cornball dialogue. There must be a market for this stuff, though I'm not sure exactly where, and it's unfortunate a talented guy with an obvious sense of camp like Fred Olen Ray is stuck making a recent string of nearly identical, forgettable films.

Rating for Style: C+
Rating for Substance: C

 

Image Transfer

 One
Aspect Ratio1.33:1 - Full Frame
Original Aspect Ratioyes
Anamorphicno


Image Transfer Review: A clean, respectable 1.33:1 transfer for this low-budget title, meaning that the frequent full-body fleshtones look supple and natural, and that's really what it's all about. If you want to nitpick, the black levels are a little muddy in spots, but scenes are properly lit look quite good.

Image Transfer Grade: B-

 

Audio Transfer

 LanguageRemote Access
DS 2.0Englishno


Audio Transfer Review: Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, and as one might expect, this isn't really the type of film that screams out for some big, in-your-face mix. The corny dialogue and the accompanying oohs and aahs of pleasure sound clear at all times, with the surf guitar theme sounding best of all. No hiss, no fuss.

Audio Transfer Grade: B-

 

Disc Extras

Full Motion menu with music
Scene Access with 31 cues and remote access
4 Other Trailer(s) featuring The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful, Teenage Cavegirl, Bikini Chaingang, The Erotic Dreams of Jeanie
1 Featurette(s)
Packaging: Flexbox
Picture Disc
1 Disc
1-Sided disc(s)
Layers: single

Extras Review: Aside from a quartet of so-called Retro'Rotic trailers, the only extra here is a blooper reel (06m:13s), consisting of outtakes from both Ghost in a Teeny Bikini and Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet. If nudity-free line flubbage is your bag, jump in.

The disc is cut into 31 chapters, with available subtitle options (not that they're necessarily needed).

Extras Grade: D-

 

Final Comments

Pretty women having sex, or at least a very, very close facsimile thereof. That's what we get here, though this is clearly not quite a full-blown porno, and that makes the whole experience like getting a partial lap dance.

 


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