Light and Trees

Light and Trees

Monday, April 18, 2011

Terminal Island: An argument in favor of the death penalty.

"Terminal Island"(1973) is a dreadful exploitation film set in the near future where the death penalty has been abolished and convicts are marooned on an island and must fend for themselves. Like "Survivor" except with a bit more brutality, slavery, sex, and death. The storyline involves a main camp of convicts controlled by the tyrannical Bobby (Sean Kenney), who rules with an iron hand and keeps women around as sex slaves. When A.J. (Don Marshall), and a group of more “free-minded” murderers liberate the women from Bobby's custody, tensions mount to an all-out bloodbath.

Perhaps the most memorable scene in "Terminal Island" is when a female convict seduces a man, covers his genitals with honey, and then insights a swarm of angry bees to attack the man while his pants are down.

Phyllis Davis is known for her work on "Love, American Style" (1969), and for the role of "Beatrice" or "Bea" on "Vega$" (1978) from 1978-81. Her credits are extensive... (She played Susan Lake in "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls"). Phyllis is still involved in show business, but on a limited basis.

The following video clip is the infamous Phyllis Davis' nude scene as it appears in the feature film Terminal Island, included are rare "editor’s outtakes" and a corny 1970's voice-over.

CAUTION: Not suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
Vintage Grind-House; “Terminal Island” (1973)


Independent Cinema: Boobs, Blood and Bondage

Some people believe that the death of the Production Code in 1968 and the major success of the exploitation-style Easy Rider the following year forged the trend of sex, drugs, and debauchery in cinema. Perhaps it is true, then again, perhaps it was only a matter of time given the natural order of supply and demand.

Long before the 1960’s rebel filmmakers have been pushing the boundaries of what is considered socially acceptable or completely forbidden. Since the advent of the Zoetrope, there has never been any shortage of sleazy opportunists eager to fleece the golden calf, exploiting viewers hungry for the eye candy sugar rush of a pair of exposed nipples.

CAUTION: The following video clip contains images that are not suitable for all audiences.

Viewer discretion is advised. Scene from vintage 1960's GRIND-HOUSE movie: "The Love Girls" (1966) aka "Sorority Girls"

Reduce the dribble.


In the interest of reducing the amount of dribble on the world wide web, or increasing it, depending upon where you stand. The FILM REDRESS blog is shifting gears... I have decided to avoid the "ho hum-drum" topics, latest trends and "how to-s". From this point on I will express my thoughts without inhibition and write about subject from which I can draw inspiration.