Pervirella(1997) from Tuna

Pervirella (1997) is a 16mm home movie made in the UK, trying to be a high camp sex farce. The production values are so bad as to make it nearly unwatchable. Things are moved on obvious strings. Bad toy houses are used as miniatures. Lighting, focus, exposure, etc. were totally beyond them. The acting is absent.

Emily Booth as Emily Bouffante plays Pervirella, who turns into a sex crazed woman when her choker is removed. While she is topless for much of the film, in most cases the image quality is so bad you can't really tell. Her father, and several other people travel in search of an elixir of youth for the queen, and have one misadventure after another.


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The film was mostly shot in the director's home. Were the image quality even marginally acceptable, this might have bad movie appeal and a cult following, but, as it is, it is an F.

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 6.6/10 (!!!???)


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My 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. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. 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.

Based on this description, this film is a F.

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