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1 rating: -5.0
A movie directed by Scott Mansfield

4 ½ out of 5 Stars. Truly Hilarious stuff here. The film pokes fun at just about everything and anything and it is all in good fun. The imps* stands for 'The Immoral Minority Picture Show' and frankly there couldn't be a better title. imps* is a … see full wiki

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Director: Scott Mansfield
1 review about imps*

The Footage Should Have Remained Lost

  • Mar 3, 2009
Rating:
-5
This is a series of parody sketches from the late 70's early 80's. Unless you are a collector of certain actresses films, AND you are over 40 years old, these sketches will make absolutely no sense.

The set up for every sketch is parody of a televsion show, movie genre, or commercial. For this to work, the viewer has to be familiar with the original, especially since the humor is so thin in these sketches. The part that was tiresome, this reviewer is very familiar with virtually everything they were poking fun at, and just didn't find it funny at all. The problem with every sketch, the joke went on past the punch line.

An example, The Three Mile Island People, Brady Bunch opening. Dad gets home from his job at the Nuclear plant. Dad touches daughter's radio that doesn't work and it glows and starts working (bad yellow effect around them). Dad touches something else and it glows. Where is son? Dad uses a geiger counter to find son - the geiger counter is making noise everywhere, but gets more intense at a certain cabinet. Dad opens and pulls out a pair of legs. That's son. This is the laugh, ha ha ha, the son is a mutant. The power fails, and the whole family glows. We're the 3-Mile Island People.

If you are an absolute rabid collector of certain actresses movies, there's a few famous ones in here. Jennifer Tilly, Marilyn Chambers (in lingerie), Peter Scolari, Lynda Wiesmeier (in all her glory), Linda Blair, Fred Willard, and Julia Duffy. Remember each of these people are in this movie for maybe 1 minute, 3 maximum, and they appear only once.

You might be tempted, given the star studded cast, and the idea that this could be early in their careers. Sadly you'd be wrong, almost every actor was at their sophomore years in television or the movies (aside from Marilyn Chambers who had already done her most famous early work). It's definately not a, gosh look how young and silly Jennifer Tilly looks.

There is a smattering of nudity in the film. The people you would expect show off their assets, briefly. There's no surprises with who takes their clothes off (no Linda Blair keeps her clothes on). There's a fair amount of racist humor, that was common in parodies of that period.

The DVD includes a set of "bonus features." Where are they now and where aren't they now. A movie slide show picture of several actors with pop up bubbles of what they have done since doing this picture. There's also a "don't watch this" feature. It includes two more nude sketches, not funny at all and hardly exciting, and another parody sketch. All in all, not really worth watching. Googling their names will get you faster better information.

Oh so passable.

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