Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let's Get Laid - 1978

A rather hard to find film, at least here in the U.S. I did find a “region free” DVD copy on Ebay which I snapped up. Region free is important when you’re collecting British films since different countries have different “region” codes for both DVD and VHS. Perhaps you’ve heard of their “PAL” system and our “NTSC” system. Now, I’ve done a little research on the subject and apparently it is easy to convert DVD players into “region free” players simply by typing in the right code. This I still have to try to see if it works.

Back to the movie. Robin stars as British soldier Gordon Laid (get it? Let’s Get “Laid”? hehe) just home from WW2 and looking for some quiet relaxation. Yes, that means this is one of his rare “short hair” movies. That didn’t bother me as much as his voice. Why he was required to speak in an annoying high-pitched tone I have no idea. But then, a lot of the movie is just plain silly like that. The main theme is that he arrives at his apartment building to find a dead body in an open apartment. The place just so happens to belong to his favorite actress, who persuades him to dump the body somewhere. He does, but is seen – well enough to have a likeness drawn up of him for the police, which they plaster the city with. He also happens to pick up what he thinks is a cigarette lighter but is really some top secret device that some bad guys want. He spends the rest of the film trying to evade both the police and the bad guys. And, oh yeah, for no reason at all there will be quite a few fantasy sex scenes tossed in. Robin says himself in his autobiography he doesn’t know why all that was added, as the storyline didn’t really call for it. Now HE wasn’t in many of these scenes, but if you like lots of naked women (most of whom aren’t even in the story) getting it on with each other, then you’re in for a treat with this one! I had to fast forward through this nonsense.

In summation: I was glad to see it once, but too bad I couldn’t’ve just rented it.

1 comment:

  1. hi there
    i have seen it once and found it silly with no proper storyline , i didn't enjoy it, i got your link from a guy called gavin, i love robin and the confessions :) im a 20yr old girl from the uk , quite rare you find people from america liking him as you mentioned! nice blog :)