Friday, June 12, 2009

Malabimba: The Malicious Whore (1979, Andrea Bianchi)


What's the matter? Were you expecting Star Trek 5? Well tough shit. I needed a break from the Shat. What better choice than the X Rated Version of the Italian sleazefest Malabimba? I had been reading about this film a lot recently and how another film that I plan on watching soon, Satan's Baby Doll, is supposedly a remake or something of Malabimba. Apparently they both star Mariangela Giordano too.

Malabimba is the story of the Karoli family, who live in a castle far removed from the outside world. Widower Andrea Karoli (Enzo Fisichella) is having trouble with his 16 year old daughter Bimba (Katell Laennec) She has recently been disrespectful, foul mouthed and started using her stuffed animals as sex toys. Woah! Caught you off guard, didn't I? In the meantime, Andrea's brother Adolpho is confined to a wheelchair and his wife Nais (the voluptuous Patrizia Webley) keeps trying to seduce Andrea. Is Bimba just going through a rough puberty, due to the fact she's never left the castle grounds or was she possessed by some perverted, teddy bear-humping spirit?

Calling this film "kind of sleazy" is like calling the Queen of England "kind of English" or calling my ass "kind of hairy". Definitely made me feel dirty after watching it. The character of Bimba is a very raunchy character who says the unspeakable and does the undoable. But you know what, the film was actually kind of fun. It was easy to follow and I didn't get bored once during the whole film. The women in the film are all attractive and easy on the eyes and some of the situations that (literally) arise from the movie are enough to make me blush. There were parts of the film that were definitely influenced by The Exorcist, but overall this film is definitely it's own perverted self.

RATING: 3/5


3 comments:

  1. That Queen of England reference is classic! But on the follow up ..some things one just doesn't need to know.

    Anyway, any ideas what the differences between the two DVD releases are?

    Nice review. Good to see it wasn't a complete waste ...

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  2. There were several insert shots spliced in from other pornographic sources. I didn't mind them and they weren't completely out of place, but I can see where a director or actor would be upset when their film is tampered with, especially when it becomes a porno. As a bonus feature, you can watch the X rated footage separately.

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  3. StarMummy: I may have to see this film, if only to see how a 16 year old girl uses stuffed animals for sex toys (as I write this, my mind wanders off). Plus, how in hell can you not love a character named Bimba?

    PS: Reading your post through a second time makes this a must see. I really have to watch said young girl, "doing the undoable." Very good post. Now it's off to Netflix. -- Mykal

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