Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Movies That Fell Through The Cracks # 2

This one's not quite completely forgotten. I found several "collector's" sources for it and at least a little info on IMDB. In 1975, though, SODOM AND GOMORRAH-THE LAST SEVEN DAYS was expected to revolutionize the adult film industry before it flopped big time. At nearly a million dollar budget, it was reportedly a DeMille sized biblical epic with sex. Never having seen it, I can't say for sure but I'd bet part of the reason it flopped was that it also supposedly had comedy( including a talking chimp)...and science fiction! At age 16, never having seen an adult film, that's what appealed to me. There's a freakin' space ship in this ad! This was a period when being an adult filmmaker didn't mean just pointing the camera at couples rutting by the pool. Some of these folks actually aspired to serious low-budget, independent film-making that simply emphasized sex. Heck, the pictures were actually advertised in family newspapers (which is where I clipped this one).The ill-fated Mitchell Brothers (one would later murder the other) had earlier struck gold with BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR, a pretentious, artsy porn film starring Marilyn Chambers and this epic was to be their masterpiece. Million bucks or not, I have a sneaking suspicion that this poster was way better than the picture itself. The spaceship in biblical times was done a few years later by Monty Python in LIFE OF BRIAN. Wonder if they got the idea from this one?


Cigamybab said...

Wazz up


JimTex said...

Erich Von Däniken's "Chariots of the Gods?" more than likely inspired this mixing of the Biblical and the SF/conspiratorial.

God's wrath didn't destroy S&G it was aliens!