Scotty Palmer Lives
A. Thurston | USA | 11/27/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Welcome back to the 80's folks 1984 to be exact.And from the vaults comes this classic 80's sex comedy thanks to the folks at Anchor Bay Hardbodies. The 1986 sequel is included in the set but I'm here to talk about the original.Back in the 80's teen sex comedies were all the rage and Hardbodies would be in the upper echelon of the genre.The story opens with us meeting Scotty Palmer a young beach bum type about to be evicted from his dumpy apartment.Scotty is one of those guys floating thru life trying to find themselves,He's got a hot hardbodied girlfriend Kristi that he's crazy about.Hardbodies the term itself applies to a young woman(usually) that has a tight toned body .You can thank Jane Fonda from the era for introducing that look.Not that I'm complaining mind you nor should you.Anyhow he's on the beach with best bud Rag looking to come up with a plan to save his apartment.lo and behold enter 3 middle aged guys Hunter,Rounder and Ashby who arrive in L.A. looking to score chicks.The 3 guys dubbed "fossils" by the locals strike out big time in their efforts to meet hotties.They end up meeting Scotty and hire him as their guru(NOT a pimp)to help them score hardbodies.What follows is Scotty teaching the guys the art of the BBD "Bigger,Better.Deal" which was how you scored a girl back in 1984.The guys get success with Hunter really becoming what is now known as a player.Scotty along the way ends up managing an all girl rock band(played by 80's pop metaller's Vixen)and trying to decide if Kristi is the one for him.Kristi in turn wonders about her future and if Scotty is going to grow up and be a part of it.What helps make Hardbodies apart from the pack is that the writing is good enough that you care about these characters.You don't hate Scotty(Grant Cramer) or Kristi(Teal Roberts).Hunter(Gary Wood) becomes the defacto heel of the fossils but Ashby(Sorells Pickard) is quite likable.Hardbodies also besides having lots of female breasts on display has early appearances by Kane Hodder(as Foz) and Kathleen Kinmont.And unlike today the hardbodies on display are almost 100% natural no saline to be found.So if you long for the 80's and want a semi intelligent comedy(unlike say an Adam Sandler film) then check out the Hardbodies I bet you'll love it."
This is H A R D B O D I E S
IronCore | 06/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review is only of Hardbodies #1.
One of the best NAKED movies to come from the 80's. It has a good handful of gorgeous women; most of them look just like your everyday gal. It has sex, nudity and the plot is actually funny! Good actors, good scenes, good dialog and an upbeat pace that keeps you interested. Hey, even the music is good.
The nudity is exactly what it should be: stupid and funny. The photo shoot scenes is the best. 6 lovely women, 5 of them topless and 10 boobs. This scene alone should have definitely won an award. And then there's the fitness scene staring the gym girls. One woman shakes her breasts so fast and hard that you'd think that someone set them on fire! Other scenes include a beach dog that steals a bikini top and 2 girls standing topless in front of a mirror asking each other "Why do guys like boobs?"
The picture quality is great. Clear enough with vivid colors. Not completely clear or perfect but you definitely won't see anything like this on vhs. The sound quality is just as good.
If you grew up during the 80's then do yourself a favor and get it. They don't have the guts to make movies like this anymore. This was the pre AIDS era when having care free sex was still accepted and this movie reflects it.
If you're only going to by one movie this year then buy this one... also."