Running Time: approx. 93 min. (includes approx. 5 minute trailer for part 2)
Production Date: 1994
Director: Buck Adams
Initial Expectations: I normally enjoy porn farces. Combine that with Asia and Kylie in the same movie, and I'm there!!!! Fairly high expectations.
Initial Reaction: Well, there's a little under an hour and a half I'll never get back.
Who Should Watch It : Extreme fans of the stars
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a halfways decent DVD rather than a half-assed DVD
Audio /Video Quality: Overall, it's about the same as you'd get if you watched it on the original VHS. The video would be okay, but the lighting was horrible in a few spots. The audio is uneven in parts and it's pretty obviously dubbed in a few spots also.
Music: The music ranges from being completely overpowering to barely noticeable. Unfortunately, this is some of the lamest music I've ever heard. I've heard better elevator music. A deaf person could have picked better music. I'll leave it at that.
Disc Problems: There's no time code for the first half of the movie. The picture freezes and the time code appears for the last forty one minutes.
Menus: Extremely basic.
The Feature: As soon as I put the Babewatch DVD into my player, my expectations started going down. First, you're subjected to several phone sex ads. You can't skip ahead to the main menu, you have to scan ahead to get through them. Next, Babewatch doesn't have a time code in the start of the movie (it's added half way through the movie).
I have to admit before I start reviewing Babewatch that I've never watched Baywatch. Not even without sound. I sure enjoyed watching the girls run in the commercials, but I could never bring myself to watch a show that I knew really needed hardcore sex. Babewatch seemed ideal. I wasn't sure if it would be a farce or not, but even without seeing Baywatch, I thought that the humor would be noticeable enough. As it is, there's virtually no humor in Babewatch. There's not even much of a plot to Babewatch. As soon as I started watching Babewatch, I thought it was going to be a crime movie. Bad lifeguard Rebecca Wilde stealing little kids' beach balls and smuggling her out disguising them as breasts. Unfortunately, the plot in Babewatch is nowhere near that humorous or interesting.
As for the real 'plot', here goes. After a pretty good Baywatch rip-off for an opening, we learn that Teri (Rebecca) and Dale (Jon), the head lifeguard, have been together as a couple and have just broken it off. The met as lifeguards and started out by going inside the lifeguard shack to 'get to know each other better' and have been together ever since. Dale won't make a commitment, so Teri dumps him. All the other lifeguards feel bad, mostly because Dale turns into a jerk and takes his not getting any anymore out on all the other lifeguards. Well, everybody but Kim (Asia), the new rookie. The other lifeguards consist of Sean (T. T.), Matt (Tony), who prefers Moon-Dog, Nancy (Bianca), and Kylie, who's name is never given. While on duty, Teri meets Steve Neuman (Buck), an old race car driver and they hit it off.
The sex is about the same quality as the plot. It's not horrible, it just seems extremely uninspired. We start out with Rebecca standing in the tub, looking out a window while touching herself. Nothing really happens here, as Jon comes in and they start arguing.
Next, we go to T. T. and Holly. They wake up together and apparently had just met at a party the night before. The only thing that stood out in this scene is the bed. It made more noise than T. T. and Holly. I think it was protesting being in a movie that had so much potential with the cast but did nothing with it.
The third scene is between Brittany and Brooke on the beach. There's a slight voyeuristic feel to the scene, as T. T. and Tony stumble upon them and watch since Tony was out to prove why he goes by 'Moon Dog'. There's no toys here, just natural sex between the girls. It's an okay scene, but Brittany can do a lot better.
Since everybody else is out on patrol, and Rebecca and Tony were busy saving Buck, Jon and Asia head into the tower to check each other out. This is one of the best scenes in Babewatch, but it's still average at best. Jon does a good job here by constantly looking out the windows to make sure they don't get caught. Asia shows off why she's gone so far in the adult film industry. This was the highlight of the movie for me. It's been a very long time since we've seen Asia with a natural body and it was great to see the natural jiggle to her breast as Jon was pounding away on her. The music was extremely overpowering here. Asia was very vocal, but you could barely hear her over the music.
Buck gets to know everybody except Jon and Asia, and invites all of them to a party at his place. While Kylie, Bianca, and Tony are out by the pool, he and Rebecca talk for a while getting to know each other. Kylie, Bianca, and Tony have an average at best scene here. It doesn't seem like everybody is into everybody, which really drag the scene down.
Meanwhile, Buck and Rebecca decide to quit the chit chat and fuck. This is probably the best scene in the movie. Rebecca has more energy than everybody else in the movie combined. She also takes the only facial in the movie. Buck did good also. I only say that because he lived through it. If I was having sex with Rebecca Wilde at his age, I'm pretty sure I'd have a heart attack. He did say that he was a thrill junkie. I think we can blame Buck's longevity in the porn industry for Randy West staying around so long.
Finally, we have scenes from 'Babewatch Part 2'. This clears up some of the questions I had with the cover. Several of the scenes on the cover were not in the movie. Instead they're in the sequel. Needless to say, this didn't help my impression of this DVD.
Extras: Photo gallery, phone sex, and web site info. The photo gallery is one of the worst I've seen. I get a clearer still when I pause the movie itself, or try watching fast moving traffic after a few shots of Jagermeister.
Themes: Straight, group, and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Overall: Unless you're a huge Asia, Rebecca, or Kylie fan, you can skip 'Babewatch'. There's no plot, poor chemistry, and poor camera work. The highlight of the movie is seeing Asia's natural breasts. The transfer is the same as the VHS release, just a different medium. You can currently find 'Babewatch' for between $14 and $20. Don't even think of paying $20 for this. Think twice about even paying $14 for it.
Note to Sin City: If you're going to put your movies out an DVD (and I know that you have a lot of good movies out there), please do them right. A time code and chapters throughout the entire movie is a must. As it is, it looks like you realized there was an error halfway through but you didn't care enough to fix it. The mandatory phone sex commercials are a pain. If you pay attention to mainstream movies, you would have noticed that roughly a year ago people were protesting when Disney put mandatory trailers on their DVDs before the main menu. I also do not appreciate that the pictures on the cover were not in the actual movie. If you're going to price your DVDs in the same price range as other companies, please make a comparable product.
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