primitive babes in leopardskin bikinis doing expressive
dances while their girlfriends beat bongo drums. Tiki
culture is back in, and how Daddio.
of our favourite jungle movies to harvest loops from:
(1958). Featuring an island of babes being held captive
and cruelly experimented upon by an evil Nazi scientist.
His horrific experiments involve their temporary uglification
- what a tragedy! At one stage they make a daring escape,
but are recaptured when they decide to do an interpretative
dance (complete with jungle drums) right near the entrance
to the Nazi hideout. Worth buying for that scene alone.
Astounding She Monster
(1958). Not as good as She Demons, as there isn't any
expressive dancing. Silly gangsters-hold-good-guys-hostage-in-remote-hideout
movie with the highlight being a mysterious alien woman
in a shiny silver skintight suit whose perilously torpedo-like
chest places them all in great jeopardy. She glows brightly
in the dark and moves very slowly, but somehow manages
to keep catching them by surprise. Both
movies feature the classic "there's a monster about,
let's all separate and wander around in the dark alone"
and the Leopard Woman (1946). Oh yay, more expressive
dancing in skimpy leopard-skin costumes! A group of
anti-British rebel natives band together in a leopard-worshipping
cult. Couldn't help but cheer for the rebels when they
raid an imperialist caravan wearing the cutest little
leopard suits. They looked like Max from "Where
the Wild Things Are" (see below). There are some
great scenes where they dance ritualistically around
a fire in a cave and do what looks like calisthenics
in their leopard-suits, worshipping their Queen - Yep,
a babe in a skimpy leopard-skin bikini :)
and the Mermaids (1948). Another old Tarzan movie
worth getting for the babes. Actually, there are no
mermaids. There's one chick who's quite a proficient
swimmer, and thus manages to escape her fate of being
sacrificed to the Great God (who looks remarkably Aztec
or Mayan, but is in fact an evil Nazi pearl-trader in
(1933). The original with Fay Wray - a cult classic,
and deservedly so. You can get a hundred brilliant loops
out of this flick, as well as watching the movie over
and over again.
The Wild Things Are
(1960's?). Yes, there's a short animated cartoon made
from the book. It's got a very cool jazz soundtrack,
and although only a few minutes long it's definitely
worth getting hold of - wasn't that everyone's favourite
book as a kid?
you're looking for an instant collection of very cool
old movies to harvest from, the following are all from
- a must-buy collection. In fact all of that series are
well worth the money, even though they're mostly Public
Domain movies. Why there are so many Tiki/Jungle type
movies in a supposedly Sci Fi collection is odd, but it's
a great collection nonetheless.
Horrors of Spider Island (1959). One of the MOST
hilariously camp 50's babe movies, and also excellent
for harvesting clips as there's some considerable amount
of retro babes dancing in bikinis, snogging, catfighting
in their underwear etc.
of Lost Women (1953). One of the best Expressive
Dance scenes in a movie - a Hispanic babe infected with
the arachnid-gene in a mad scientist's laboratory becomes
a sexy man-eater. Aren't crazy babes the sexiest?
of the Amazons (1946)
of Kong Island (1968)
of the Gorilla (1951)
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
Wild Women of Wongo (1959)
worth getting hold of for Jungle content are:
- with Sabu (1942) Rudyard Kipling's classic story of
the Noble Savage and the corruption that civilisation
Desert Mystery (1948)
and the Huntress (1947)
and the Amazons (1945)
New Adventures of Tarzan
If you're a fellow VJ and would like to exchange loops
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do recommend buying movies you use loops from. While
using short loops during live VJing is argued within
the industry to be 'fair use', it's still good karma
to buy a copy if there's any chance that the studio
may get some of the do$h (ie, if it's a legal copy and
it's not in the Public Domain)
isn't the case with Public Domain stuff - nothing usually
goes to the studio that originally made it, but they're
generally so cheap it's worth buying them on DVD for
the sheer convenience factor.