Friday, March 28, 2014

Slaves of Sadism.

About 4 minutes into Esclavas Del Sadismo (aka "Slaves of Sadism") and there's already a bum dry humping a dead woman's body.

Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to another Christian Gonzalez movie.

Leo (Gerardo Vigil) is our main man in Esclavas Del Sadismo. Leo lives with his over-bearing mom in a rundown apartment building. His occupation is film-making. Porn filmmaking. Street porn filmmaking to be exact. Leo tends to kidnap random girls from either the streets or occupants of the apartment & then proceeds to get them addicted to heroin and forces them to have sex with each other so he can film it. The girls are all scantily dressed up the ass and look pale. Its pretty bizarre really. But also very appealing in a morbid way. 

A prostitute who is now being supported by a married police chief (Jorge Reynoso) rents a room in Leo's apartment and starts to notice how bizarre Leo and his mom are. She also notices Leo goes into a mysterious room all the time. While she wonders what's up with that—she begs her sugar daddy/police chief to have sex with her every single time he shows up to see her. While he does have sex with her, he looks pretty uneasy about the whole thing. Perhaps this relationship he has with her is starting to seem wrong? The same can be said about the prostitute as she constantly flirts with Leo when she isn't with her sugar daddy. After being brutally rejected by the sugar daddy—she's sent back to her apartment where she ends up in that mysterious room and held there as a slave amongst the others. She's forced to suck on blunt objects and constantly smothered by female breasts.

There is an "Adults Only" sticker on my VHS copy of Esclavas Del Sadismo. The sticker is pretty much authentic because the movie is pretty much like softcore porn. While no actual penetration is shown—there is still a lot of full-frontal female nudity and a whole lot of fingering & straddling. Esclavas Del Sadismo is an extremely sexual movie hands down. Is that a bad thing? Oh, not at all. I mean, I really liked what I saw. This was some interested fucked up stuff. I dig it. I also dug the whole over-bearing mother sub-plot. That just whet my appetite even more.

Aside from having an interesting plot—I also dug the cast in the movie. Gerardo Vigil once again plays a weird perverse guy & he does it very well though of course. Its also funny how he dresses punk in the movie. He always seemed to be cast as a punk type of character in the early 90's and here is again playing a sort of punk-looking guy. Jorge Reynoso plays the tough police chief in the movie whom is in an awkward relationship with a prostitute. It's funny that near the end of the movie he breaks off the relationship with her for good and when the girl asks why he even got with her in first place, his response goes "Por Pendejo" (just being fucking stupid). Classic line. Christian Gonzalez's wife Patricia Rojas was even in the movie as an innocent nurse whom gets kidnapped by Leo and becomes a slave. While she only spoke briefly in the movie, she still did a pretty darn good job in the movie. her innocent prescience is truly believable.

My favorite part of the movie overall was the scene with Jorge Reynoso shooting down a bunch of Leo's drugged up slave girls ravishing a guy to death. The scene was just bizarre as hell but it truly made me laugh a lot.

My whiny complaint about Escalvas Del Sadismo is that it was way too dark to see certain parts. It could be my VHS copy being not so great, but it honestly looks like the movie lacked lighting or no lights were really used at all since the movie mostly takes place during the night. It bugged me how I just couldn't see this or that sometimes, or if I could see it, it was just barely.

Esclavas Del Sadismo is a great movie for the immoral, perverse & weird. I'm pretty sure that was Christian's intention. It was a movie made for these kinds of people's enjoyment and I am one of those kinds of people (clearly)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Everybody Wins.

After winning a big boxing match; Chamaco Reyes (Juan Carlos Barreto) is all happy for becoming a champion. On his way home from the celebration, Chamaco loses control of his car and crashes it. Chamaco survives the accident without a scratch, but his pregnant wife dies. Several years later, Chamaco is no longer a boxer. He is back in his old neighborhood working as a mechanic. His days are just spent working, missing his wife, and eating chicken soup at a food stand. One day, an old boxing manager named Don Lupe (Roberto Flaco Guzman) reunites with Chamaco and takes him to see underground boxing matches at night. Inspired by these kinds of boxing matches, Chamaco begins to train as a fighter again and enters the matches with the help of Don Lupe. Chamaco wins a few fights and impresses the fight coordinator Pacheco (Eric Del Castillo) a lot.

When Pacheco isn't at the underground fights, then he's managing his Strip Club. Pacheco recently hired a blonde bombshell named Isaura (Michelle Moran) and he's fallen quite in love with her. He buys her expensive shoes and tips her very well when she dances. This of course gets Pacheco's other ladies jealous as hell. Isaura ends up getting beaten up by these ladies and can't walk home due to her injuries. It just so happens Chamaco passes by her and takes her back home to care for her. After caring for her, Isaura and Chamaco end up together. When Pacheco gets words of this, he challenges Chamaco to an epic fight for Isaura's love.

In Furia De Barrio (aka "Fury of the Neighborhood"), everybody wins. No one loses in the end. No one suffers in the long run. Furia De Barrio is just so cheerful and positive! Weird? A little. Good? Yes. Very.

Furia De Barrio is quite the positive movie alright. As positive as it is though, the movie is however set in a very ragged, poor neighborhood in Mexico and the characters (Pacheco and Don Lupe particularly) are quite sleaze bags. The scenes in the strip club are also of course sleazy as hell. The hot girls dance erotically in 1990's lingerie while a bunch of pervs throw their money at them and their eyes googling out to them. Since the movie is about boxing (duh), there was quite a few fight scenes throughout the entire movie. Some scenes were good, some were too cheesy. Ya know, cheap punching sound effects & weird amounts of blood coming out of mouths. Not very action-wise. The movie lacked a fight/action coordinator, perhaps? The fighters all looked like something out of a 1990's cheap arcade game that's usually played in laundromats. One guy (Leonardo Daniel) has a huge scar on his face and uses kung fu moves in fights. I liked him. He should of had a bigger part in the movie actually. The other guys just had jerry curls, were tall and had big bellies. Very colorful set of fighters alright.

If you're in the mood for romance, cheap fighting and hot strippers; then watch Furia De Barrio. It'll make your day for sure. Yes. 6/10.