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Ian Jane
12-02-2012, 11:30 AM
Has anyone actually seen this? I was reading about it in the Barbara Mills chapter in Golden Goddesses and it's described as a sort of precursor to stuff like Up In Smoke. It's not XXX but it does have some adult performers in the cast including John Holmes and Rene Bond and it was directed by Bob Chinn.

One of the guys from Zappa's Mothers Of Invention is in it.




Has this even had a VHS release, let alone a DVD release? There's a torrent around that looks like it's taken from a foreign tape source. I don't know of any domestic issues.

John Lyons
12-02-2012, 02:07 PM
I have and I think it's pretty good!

No US video release that I know of. Too bad. It's one of my holy grails to track down on 35mm.

12-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Umm...I like the NRPS song?

Sorry, that's all I got; never heard of the film.

Matthew David
12-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Came across some lobby cards awhile back (under the ACAPULCO GOLD moniker) and became real curious about this curiosity.......little did I know at the time, already had a dub of PANAMA hangin' around! Still need to check it out.

Were there any other PG-rated full length features made in the 70's by those usually occupied with the adult biz? Pretty unique in that respect.

Jimmy Simard
12-04-2012, 03:06 PM
Just some exemple, I'm sure John could name a lot more of them.

Wes Craven : Stranger in Our House (the film is rated PG-13 according to imdb, but was probably PG as the rating didn't exist in 78)
Lee Frost : The Thing with Two Heads and Dixie Dynamite
Leonard Kirtman : Curse of the Headless Horseman
Bud Townsend : Coach
John Hayes : Garden of the Dead