Category: Movie Reviews
Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Thursday, 12 February 2009 02:07
Slaughter Disc DVD Review
Written by Steve "Alien Redrum" Pattee
DVD released by Steel Web Studios
Written and directed by David Quitmeyer
2005, 90 minutes, Not rated (although I'm pretty sure this one would be an X)
DVD released on March 19th, 2005
Caroline Pierce as Andromeda Strange
Robert Williams as Mike
Jewels Mackenzie as Carrie
Mike (Robert Williams) is addicted to porn.
When Carrie (Jewels Mackenzie), his girlfriend, leaves him because of his addiction, he doesn’t seem too bothered. In fact, after recovering from a kick to the groin from Carrie, he heads to the video store to deal with the breakup. By renting some porn.
After selecting a few titles, he picks up the latest issue of AVS, with mysterious porn star Andromeda Strange (Caroline Pierce) on the cover. Mike questions the clerk on who this Strange is, only to find out her movies are only available through mail order, due to their questionable nature.
Unperturbed, Mike orders Strange’s DVD when he gets home, as he is immediately enamored with the beautiful porn vixen. And it’s easy to see why. Not only is she very attractive, but — say it like Al Pacino in Heat — she has a grrrreat ass! And she has piercings. Lots of piercings. Everywhere. The only thing that matches her piercings are her issues, and of those, she has enough for a subscription.
Soon — well, 4 to 6 weeks later — Rapid Delivery Service arrives at his door with the coveted Andromeda Strange DVD. Hearing the knock on the door, Mike quickly pulls up his pants, signs for his DVD — leaving the RDS employee a little something extra on his pen — and plops it into the player.
At first, it appears to be your standard female masturbation piece. At first.
Then things get ugly.
Strange literally pleasures herself into a bloody frenzy, with the scene climaxing — pun intended — with her cutting her own throat.
Not necessarily the type of thing I would like to watch when me and myself are getting intimate, but that’s just me. Mike, on the other hand, while seemingly bothered by it, wasn’t bothered enough not to watch it again.
And that’s when the weirdness starts.
The next time he watches it — the same DVD, mind you — the scene is different. But consistent. Even though the next viewing consists of Strange providing oral pleasures to a bound and gagged man, you can see the wound on her throat from the previous viewing. And this scene ends just as violently as the first, except it is the man who is the recipient of the slit throat, and he doesn’t get an encore. Keep in mind, these aren’t different chapters. This is one movie that plays differently each time it’s watched.
Obviously, the continual viewing of the movie will lead to no good, and common sense would call for its disposal. The worst possible person to have this DVD is someone addicted to porn. Someone like, oh, I don’t know, Mike.
Things are about to get interesting.
I honestly don’t know where to start. Slaughter Disc is one of those movies that is virtually in a league of its own.
Is it porn? Absolutely. It has penetration, oral copulation, cunnilingus, masturbation (by both sexes), girl-on-girl, girl-on-guy and more than one money shot.
But it isn’t porn that you’d want to pleasure yourself to. Unless you like blood with your porn. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Well, there is. There’s a lot wrong with that. But who am I to judge?
Is it horror? Sure. It doesn’t scare you, but some scenes sure as hell make you feel uncomfortable. This is not a movie for the squeamish. There’s not a lot of gore, but the gore there is isn’t easy on the eyes, or ears.
But, the key question: Is it good?
Well, it’s entertaining for what it is.
Slaughter Disc has an interesting story, even if a tad predictable. The sex scenes fit in appropriately enough, unlike in Thriller: A Cruel Picture, where they were obviously forced, and they aren’t contrived because Disc is what it is — a horror/porn movie. Let’s not fool ourselves and call it anything else.
But, on a certain level, it works.
It works because instead of waiting for the sex scenes for the sex, like you do when watching a porno, you are waiting for the sex scenes to see what Strange is going to do next. And I don’t mean “do” in the sexual sense, I mean it in the “who and how is she going to kill next” sense. Also, when the non-sex scenes are on, you don’t reach for the remote to fast-forward to the action. You are interested in the “regular” scenes as well.
Disc is not a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s certainly not a bad movie, either. While the mixture of porn and horror is not my bag (I watch porn to fulfill one need and horror to fulfill another), it certainly manages to mix the two appropriately. Sure, it’s nudity for nudity’s sake, but in this case, it works because of the story line. The scenes aren’t contrived because, from the get-go, you know what type of ride you lined up for.
Audio, video and special features will not be discussed, as this was a DVD screener.
This movie is definitely not for everyone. Hell, this isn’t even for most fans of either genre. But David Quitmeyer manages to put out an interesting film in what is no doubt a niche market.
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