Sinful Deeds (2003) from Tuna

This one is another direct-to-video soft-core erotic thriller based on a totally unique premise ... strippers are being murdered.

Hmmmm, actually not so unique, is it? In fact, it's an entire sub-genre! But this one has naked women, both stripping and having sex, sometimes with each other.

You have seen that before, you say? Well, how about this? Three of the four naked women have only one name.

See, this is a really unique film.

As the film opens, we are introduced to the lead, Syren, who's in bed with her boyfriend the banker, who doesn't like the fact that she strips. He is suspect number one. We then see the sleazy club owner having sex with a stripper. Suspect two. The club opens, and their best customer, who is there from opening to closing every day and stalks a woman a week, is waiting. So, we have three suspects before we have even one dead stripper. Before the film is over, the murderer will kill most of the women, Syren will switch boyfriends by taking up with the private detective she hires, and the killer will be caught. Surprise!

Probably the most important rule in making this film was that there be no 10 minute period in which Syren does not get naked. This, evidently, was Syren's first attempt at moving from hard core to mainstream. She gave it the old college try, but could have used a decent script and a competent cast. A budget big enough to permit set design would have helped as well.

I agree with the low IMDb rating. This film is a disaster. Even at 68 minutes, it was an ordeal to watch.



  • bare bones



  • Syren - the full monty
  • Anjelica Sin - breasts and buns
  • Isabella - breasts and buns
  • Adajia - breasts and buns

The Critics Vote ...

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The People Vote ...

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 is.

Our own 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. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. In order to rate at least a B-, a film should be both a critical and commercial success. Exceptions: (1) We will occasionally rate a film B- with good popular acceptance and bad reviews, if we believe the critics have severely underrated a film. (2) We may also assign a B- or better to a film which did not do well at the box office if we feel that the fault lay in the marketing of the film, and that the film might have been a hit if people had known about it. (Like, for example, The Waterdance.)
  • C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by people who enjoy this kind of movie. If this is your kind of movie, a C+ and an A are indistinguishable to you.
  • C means it is competent, but uninspired genre fare. People who like this kind of movie will think it satisfactory. Others probably will not.
  • C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie, but genre addicts find it watchable. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film, but films with this rating should be approached with caution by mainstream audiences, who may find them incompetent or repulsive or both. If this is NOT your kind of movie, a C- and an E are indistinguishable to you.
  • D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. 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 C-.
  • 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.


Based on this description, this film is a D-, a familiar premise executed with no money and no new wrinkles.

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