Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
What's it about
Marianne and Paul are on again, off again lovers who don't exactly have
a great relationship. When Marianne's sister Beryl shows up, they all
end up waking up together and Paul falls in love. Unfortunately for
Paul, Beryl's bad news as he soon finds out that she was hired to strip
at a party and was being asked to wear a mink coat..lined with heroin!
Is it good movie?
Every so often, I wonder why I get to review some of the things I do.
When I get a weird flick that seems to be out of left field, I always
hold it against Nympho Libre, the wrestling/horror/porn movie I
reviewed some years ago. Wide Open isn't quite as bad as that, but
don't get me wrong- this is an awful, awful film.
Whoever Christina Lindberg is (she's plastered all over the movie case,
as this is seemingly her last appearance), she's only in this movie for
about 5 minutes and she doesn't really do anything. Also, this movie
really knocks dudes and makes us look like pigs. It's kind of funny
because the movie's dated but Paul is a real jerk and he won't even
take his clothes off most of the time, he just unzips and starts
humping. There's even a scene when he puts the boots to a girl who
happens to vacuuming his apartment. Naked.
First of all, this movie makes almost no sense and is just packed full
of stuff characters and scenes that just seemed to be added to pad out
the runtime of the film. Of course, it should also be mentioned that
this is pretty much softcore porn. Yep, bellybutton humpers unite- this
one's for you!
I'm not even sure what kind of tone this movie is trying to set, as it
comes off like a sort of bizarre drama/comedy with an absolutely
ludicrous ending. The acting for the most part surprisingly seems
alright, but it's easy to get distracted by lots of naked ladies.
Although this is old stuff, these girls are classic beauties in the
best way..all natural! I know this isn't that kind of site, but hey,
when in Rome.
Anyway, there's really no reason to own this unless you like weird old
softcore porn with terrible dubbing. I know the girls look pretty good
but come on, if you're on the internet reading this review, you don't
need to buy a DVD to get what you're looking for!
Video / Audio
This one is presented in 1.66:1
widescreen and doesn't look great, as the print seems all dirty
Audio comes in 2.0 mono and is
There are two interviews
included here, one with Christina Lindberg and the other with director
Gustav Wiklund. They run together for about 20 minutes and play
catch-up. but they aren't particulary interesting although Lindberg has
aged pretty well.
Other than that, you get a photo
gallery, a few trailers
and for the thirteen year old boy in all of us, you can reverse the DVD
sleeve to reveal one with naked boobs! Hooray!
I know that this movie features a terrifying villain named Mr. X, but
this isn't horror. It's a laugh to watch it now, but I can't imagine
why you'd want to own it. Avoid!