Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Double Dose of Joe Bob Briggs - The Double D Avenger/Jesse James meets Frankenstein's Daughter|
America's greatest drive-in movie critic, Joe Bob Briggs, tackles two celluloid masterpieces of the cult kind. First, busty Chastity Knott (Russ Meyer favorite Kitten Natividad) uses her new superhero abilities as a super-... more »
Teutonic Feminist Techno-Performance With Chicken Effects!
Robert I. Hedges | 09/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Bob does it again! This is a wonderful, surreal, and almost unbelievable twin pack of B-movie fun hosted by the world's greatest drive-in movie critic. "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter" was released earlier by itself, and since I have previously reviewed it I will pause here only to mention that it features John Carradine in William "One-Shot" Beaudine's next to last film, and that it is as awful and laugh inducing as that would lead a you to believe.
The focus of this review will be on the second feature which is newly released with the two pack, "The Double-D Avenger", starring Kitten Natividad and her enormous talents in what is the only buxom, geriatric, superhero action-comedy that I am aware of. This was the brainchild of Director William Winckler, who made it on a shoestring, and makes you wonder (sometimes out loud) "What was he thinking?" I watched the film with the Joe Bob commentary track off, then again with it on, which I recommend (this doesn't take too long, the movie only lasts 77 minutes.)
The plot is wildly all over the place but essentially involves Kitten, playing a character named "Chastity" (pause for long laughter) becoming the "Double-D Avenger" after receiving superhuman strength subsequent to licking the "crockazilla fruit" (you won't believe this part) as part of a medical procedure. Chastity tries to avenge her boyfriend's death and in the process gets to battle three other washed up dancers Haji, Mimma Mariucci, and Sheri Dawn Thomas and their boss, "Al Purplewood." Along the way we see action, comedy, silly sound and special effects, and the least talented dancing ever recorded on film. Without question my favorite part of the film is a little sequence that Joe Bob refers to as "Teutonic feminist techno-performance art scene, with chicken effects." This may be the unintentionally funniest scene in movie history. I must have gone back ten times to watch it over. I won't describe it (honestly, I can't) but trust me: it will be the highlight of your week.
I love this two pack, and endorse it highly. I like everything Joe Bob has ever done, but this one is the best yet. I hope he keeps the series going, but I can't imagine him topping "The Double-D Avenger." Although the movie is one big adolescent joke, it is amazing in that there is essentially no nudity in it. The movie is much funnier with Joe Bob's commentary on, but your do owe it to yourself to watch it "straight" once before cheating with the commentary, if for no other reason than to hear Raven de la Croix snort like a pig.