|THE BITCH (director/writer: Gerry O'Hara; screenwriter: Jackie Collins novel; cinematographer: Dennis Lewiston; editor: Eddy Joseph; music: Biddu; cast: Joan Collins (Fontaine Khaled), Michael Coby (Nico Cantafora/Antonio Cantafora), Ian Hendry (Thrush Feather), Sue Lloyd (Vanessa Grant), Carolyn Seymour (Polly Logan), Kenneth Haigh (Arnold Rinstead), Pamela Salem (Lynn); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: R; producer: John Quested; Thorn EMI; 1979-UK)|
kitschy sequel to The Stud."
by Dennis Schwartz
horrid kitschy sequel to The Stud. A disco genre
movie, whose genre died when the disco lost its way
with the public. It's packed with lots of fake
orgasms in places as varied as saunas or the disco
floor. This dreck is written by Joan Collin's sister
Jackie. Writer-director Gerry O'Hara ("The
Mummy Lives"/"Fanny Hill"/"The Brute") keeps things
superficially chic, vulgar and filled with loud disco
music. The thin plot has the slick young mafia thug
Nico Cantafora (Michael
Coby) in trouble with the mob boss (Ian
Hendry) over a diamond smuggling job. While using the
alias Nico, he courts the celebrity disco owner Fontaine
Khaled (Joan Collins) because
she unknowingly has the missing diamond he smuggled
through airport customs.
the sex, comedy or melodramatic requirements of the
story, Joan Collins is at her bitchy best. She's
the wealthy nymph owner of a high-end London disco
with mafia problems, and is also going through a messy
divorce. If that weren't enough to contemplate,
there's a jewel robbery, con men operating scams and
orgies all over the place. It combines sleaze and
funny camp hysteria into a forgettable film meant for
those who safely desire to catch the disco scene
without going to one.
The soundtrack includes tunes by Blondie, the Stylistics, and Three Degrees.
REVIEWED ON 2/5/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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