View Full Version : The Doris Wishman Appreciation Thread

Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 11:05 AM
It's time we gave the grand old dame of trash some love.


She gave us great movies.







Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 11:06 AM
She was on The Incredibly Strange Film Show!


She wore great glasses!

Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 11:07 AM






Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 11:08 AM


Lars Jacobsson
12-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Not really a fan of the nudie movies but I do appriciate -nay, love- the INSANE slasher mindfuck "A Night to Dismember"!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cK_HJiM0SDg/TfQAutmGL6I/AAAAAAAAEs0/gj2uSvkB5RE/s1600/A%2BNight%2Bto%2BDismember%2B%25281983%2529.avi30. jpg

Todd Jordan
12-05-2012, 01:28 PM
I LOVE the nudie movies and she is awesome. The Immoral Three is up there with my favorites of hers and I love the Florida nudist camp stuff. Just so fantastically off the wall, she holds a place in my heart. Some of her stuff is just so goofy and terrible it's endearing really. I've only seen about half a dozen of her movies so far, but they all deliver the goods. Hey look at this lamp randomly she filmed for no reason....

Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 01:43 PM
Yeah, she's got a weird thing for lamps. They show up in a few of her movies and get an unusual amount of screen time.

Nude On The Moon is my favorite of the nudist films. Her roughies are great. Her porn is great too. Well, not great, but ridiculously entertaining.

Todd Jordan
12-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Haunted Pussy I think is the name of one I have. Its in the Henenlotter's Hardcore Horrors series. It's awful....awful good.

Jason C
12-05-2012, 03:49 PM
I had my first taste of Doris Wishman last week with Deadly Weapons (1974) and Double Agent 73 (1974) on blu-ray. I wasn't sure what to think of DEADLY WEAPONS. It literally is a freakshow. Armed with some expectations, I ended up enjoying DOUBLE AGENT 73. It too is a freakshow. With DA73 I was prepared for Chesty consistently looking uncomfortable. I got the impression that a week prior to shooting Chesty was a Mid-western housewife that Doris Wishman found shopping in a grocery store and asked if she wanted to be in a "moving picture". When there wasn't something bizarre happening on screen there was still entertainment to be found in the film's craftsmanship (or lack thereof). At times and without warning the camera would take on a life of its own or struggled to stay in focus. The blu-ray really added to my enjoyment as well. The garish attire and decor really pop in HD.

I'm looking forward to seeing THE IMMORAL THREE soon.

Todd Jordan
12-05-2012, 04:55 PM
I think she was a burlesque dancer wasn't she? Immoral Three has the same character she plays, but looks NOTHING like her. Not even an attempt. This makes me happy for some unexplainable reason. Adds to her (Wishman's) charm. I also love movie makers with a "continuity schmontinuity" approach.

Todd Jordan
12-09-2012, 09:11 PM
I fell asleep to Love Toy last night. It's good and awful. Great moments though. Looking forward to falling asleep to it again.

Ian Jane
12-10-2012, 10:53 AM
I have that one but haven't started watching it yet. Supposedly it's a fair bit sleazier than a lot of her stuff?

Todd Jordan
12-10-2012, 04:11 PM
It is sleazier, but still just as incomprehensible. And I think some of the sleaze is from another movie. There's a scene where a woman remembers watching her parents boink when she was a teenager and the boinking footage is black and white, and looks a lot older than the color footage.

Love Toy is the daughter of some wealthy factory owner who gambles everything away in a shitty card game. The guy who gets it all will give it back for one night with the rich cat's his daughter. Said man has a terrible haircut, and his wife is left in the room with the father. She's the one remmbering her dirty parents, but she makes moves on the father who just sits in a chair with his mouth open and making weird noses. Not sex noises. They all suck as actors, but the guy who owns the Love Toy...he's particularly and awesomely sucky with his looped and loopy dialogue.

I'm hoping that the material after the movie is Wishman trailers or anything Wishman related. Someone needs to do a documentary about her. Have they already?

Alison Jane
12-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Don't think I've seen any.

Alex K.
12-10-2012, 07:20 PM


I love that guitar riff when Chesty smothers the guy to death with her tits. Trivia: the very same guitar riff is heavily featured in the U.S. trailer for Sergio Martino's Torso.


Todd Jordan
12-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Don't think I've seen any.

That's surprising. I would have imagined somewhere along the way Ian would have taken one for a test run with you.

Ian Jane
12-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Don't think I've seen any.

You've fallen asleep through plenty of them and opted out of the Chesty Morgan films (no one's going to fault you for that, probably).

Didn't you watch Nude On The Moon with me? If not, you will. Because it's about people who are nude. Nude on the moon.

I love Nude On The Moon sooooo much.


Todd Jordan
12-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Nude on the Moon is fantastic.

I finished Love Toy. Oh man, it got really weird and then the end is just poopoo. I still dug it though.

Randy G
12-12-2012, 01:23 AM
Immoral Three and Bad Girls Go To Hell are my favourites, Indecent Desires (with the doll) is also awesome but doesn't seem to check name-checked as often, more people need to see it. But pretty much everything she did has that wacked out vibe and I love that most of her films are set in the same tacky apartment.

Ian Jane
12-12-2012, 10:39 AM
I've had Indecent Desires sitting on the shelf for a long time now and never bothered with it. Need to change that.

Randy G
12-13-2012, 04:33 AM
I think you'll like it, her most inadvertently surreal film next to Bad Girls Go To Hell.

Ian Jane
08-29-2019, 05:23 PM
AGFA posted this on Instagram yesterday...


Grand Wazoo
08-29-2019, 05:49 PM
Lisa Petrucci once teased that Arrow had a plan to release Doris Wishman's movies in a HGL-esque box, but no news ever since. I wonder if AGFA took over instead? Honestly a project like that seems more in their wheelhouse.

She had also mentioned the same re: Arrow and William Grefe, but I know it was later mentioned that the materials were posing a problem.

09-03-2019, 12:35 AM
It always bummed me out that Something Weird never got around to releasing A Taste Of Flesh.

Ian Jane
01-09-2020, 11:30 AM
AGFA is scanning Bad Girls Go To Hell, hopefully there's a Blu-ray soon.


01-09-2020, 06:20 PM
AGFA is scanning Bad Girls Go To Hell, hopefully there's a Blu-ray soon.


Wasn't Arrow supposed to be doing an HGL style Wishman set?

Ian Jane
01-09-2020, 06:24 PM
That was rumored at one point, yes.

01-10-2020, 01:54 PM
Perhaps they're doing the scanning for Arrow.

Ian Jane
02-24-2020, 01:11 PM
AGFA is giving Nude On The Moon, my favorite Wishman film, a 4k scan from the OCN.