1. It's not a serious attempt at a thriller or a horror movie,
like the previous two Hamilton efforts, but a high camp
horror/splatter/comedy. Julie Strain plays the house mother of a
sorority which manages to be financially self-sustaining. They do
this by luring guys into their house, killing them, and cooking their
into meat pies which are sold at bake sales. The ol' Sweeney Todd
gag. Appropriately enough, the sorority is Delta Delta "Pi".
2. There's plenty of nudity. Four women show their
breasts, and three of those (all but Shepis) show at least a quick flash of
their ... um ...delta. (There is also full-frontal male nudity).
Julie Strain shows even more in the DVD special features in which
she bathes and showers while the camera examines her thoroughly.
Big Jewel is now over 40, but she is in top condition, and is a real
professional when it comes to this type of material. She absolutely
assures that you will get the nudity you seek. My only
disappointment with the film is that I would have liked more nudity from the other
3. The gore is just plain silly, which makes it
fun. Julie Strain cuts out some guys'
vital organs while they are still conscious, then throws them in a
blender and drinks the result. As she makes her health drink, she is
tossing around the organs and catching them in the blender, behind
the back and no-look, ala Tom
Cruise in Cocktail. Strain is also shown making sausages out of
human flesh, her topless body covered in blood and guts. One woman
is shown biting off a guy's schlong, with blood splattering
everywhere. You get the idea.
4. One word: catfights.
5. The funniest and strangest element of the film: they chose a
girl about 5'4" to play Julie Strain in the flashbacks to her college days.
Strain is 6'1" without shoes, and lifts herself to 6'5" or 6'6" with
the heels she wears in her dominatrix garb. The girl who played Brinke Stevens in flashbacks was about the same height as the girl
who played Strain. Supposedly, the characters had not seen each
other since college, but when they meet again, 20 years later,
Brinke is not even slightly surprised that her old friend is now
about a foot taller than her! (Brinke is 5'4")
Delta Delta Die! (2003) is a
direct to vid comedy horror sorority film. Julie Strain is
housemother of the Delta Delta Pi sorority famous for their bake
sales of meat pies. What isn't well known is that these sorority
sisters are using tenderloin of college jock as their source of
meat. The fact that we are dealing with sorority sister
cannibals tells you pretty much what to expect -- a
comedy/spoof/boobfest, and this one does not disappoint.
The real nudity, however, is in the Unrated Special features.
They had way too much footage of Julie Strain torturing the
college boys, a completely unused bath tub scene, and a
completely unused shower scene. Add a bunch of cast auditions,
bloopers, deleted scenes and a feature length commentary, and
there is a lot on this DVD.
Unfortunately, many of you will have trouble seeing it. A mother
thought the Unrated Special Features were too Unrated,
complained, and got the DVD pulled from major rental outlets.
After hearing the above story, I ordered the DVD from Canada,
just to see what bothered her so much. We see good full frontal
of Julie in great light, mild masturbation, and hear some four
letter words. The nudity is very nice, but still within the
normal range of R rated nudity. This woman had no grounds to
complain, as the packaging clearly states "Special Features not
Rated." The director who related this story is going to hide
similar graphic extra features in Easter Eggs as a result of
length commentary team includes Julie, who was absolutely
charming, as she has been every time I have heard her out of
character. She joked about her implants, admitted that she
normally does not work real hard at her acting, figuring that
that is not what people expect from her in a film, but that she
worked harder on this one because the rest of the cast was so
good. Her effort shows, as this was possibly her best
The plot pits her and the rest of the sorority against a sharp
male student who figures out what is going on at Delta Delta
Pie, and against her former best friend and co-founder of the
sorority chapter, Brinke Stevens.
|The meaning of the IMDb
score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics,
or a C- from our system.
Films rated below five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one
and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but
will be considered excellent by genre fans, while
C- indicates that it we found it to
be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for
fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is
recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C-
that often, because we like movies and we think that most of
them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know
that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below
Based on this description,
Scoop says, "This is C-. It is a bad movie, of course, so if
you don't understand the joys a bad movie, avoid it. If, like me, you
like certain bad movies, this is a pleasurable one: it's campy and
exultantly dumb, with plenty of nudity and comical gore."
Tuna says, "this is an offbeat offering,
but, with all the special features, is a good entertainment
value, if this is the sort of thing you find entertaining. C."