Title: Bizarre

Also known as:
Secrets of Sex (Original title)
Tales of the Bizarre

Year: 1970

Genre: Sexploitation / Anthology / Experimental

Language: English

Runtime: 91 min

Director: Antony Balch

Writer: Antony Balch & John Eliot

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066349/

A dirty old mummy narrates several different stories with sex and goofiness being the main focus in all of them. We have female burglars being seduced by the house owner, a girl being locked in a safe, a man who wants to have sex with his pet lizard watching, and so on.

Our thoughts:
Comedy, fantasy, horror, sexploitation, erotica, experimental, surrealism and so on are just a few of many classifications I've heard about this anthology of a movie. Having been made in late 60's/early 70's, it would be of no surprise if the movie became quite infamous in some circles, even though the movie is really just a jolly sexploitive good-time. Narrated by a mummy, sure. And the stories are pretty strange in their own right. But nevertheless, the movie is nothing more than an amusing and somewhat experimental take on the fairly over-done sex comedy genre.

It starts off with a long fucking scene where the mummy just shows us a whole bunch of naked men and women, with the lines "Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy" being repeated for minutes. It then starts getting into the little stories it has to show us, neither of which are very entertaining. An IMDb user had it correct when he said "more interesting than enjoyable", except for a few select scenes that I thought were very enjoyable. My favorite story is probably the one with the female burglar being caught, and has a wild night of sex with the home owner, only to continue to steal from him the day after. You might wonder why this was my favorite one, and that can be easily explained; the female was hot with and without her catwoman-ish suit. That's pretty much it. Among the other stories we have a female photographer torturing a male model and another one with a girl being locked into a large safe. It's not really fair to call the movie "Bizarre", if anything a word like "Oddball" would be more suited for it.

If there's one thing all the stories have in common, it is the simple thing that they are all focused on sexual pleasure. In many ways about what people go through to reach the peak of sexual pleasure, or just what they go through for sex. No deeper thought, even if you get the feeling that they tried to seem a bit more intellectual here and there, but that's nothing you'll be bothered by.

Have you seen sex comedies from late 60's or so before? Good, imagine one of them. Any of them, really. Add five different stories with oddball characters. Done that? Alright, good, now throw in max 3 mildly strange things into these stories. And finally let a mummy narrate. That's pretty much what "Bizarre" is, even though that might sound great, it's mostly just interesting to watch. The girls are indeed hot, but the goofiness of the film doesn't really give us many opportunities to enjoy the movie as something sexy or erotic. "Bizarre" will treat you with a few laughs here and there, a few scratches in the head, but other than that it's nothing to write home about.

Positive things:
- Hot ladies.
- The few strange scenes were amusing.
- The mummy narrator.
Negative things:
- Doesn't deliver the entertainment that a sex comedy should.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 1.5/5
Comedy: 2/5

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