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Dirty Western, A

Studio: VCX
Category:  Classic , Feature film

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Overall Rating 1.5 stars
Dirty Western, A overall rating 1.5 stars
Female Looks Dirty Western, A Female looks rating 3.5 stars
Male Looks Dirty Western, A Male looks rating 1 star
Sex Dirty Western, A Sex rating 1/2 star
Plot/Acting Dirty Western, A Plot/Acting rating 4 stars
Extras Dirty Western, A DVD Extras rating 0 stars
Audio/Video Quality Dirty Western, A A/V Quality rating 1.5 stars
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Reviewed by Flash  on  5/3/2003

A Dirty Western

A disc review by Flash
Release Specs:

Distributor: VCX
Edition Details: Standard
MSRP: $29.95
DVD Release Date: February 27, 2003

Movie Specs:

Golden Age Classic (1972 - 1984), Feature Film, Western
Run Time: 71 minutes
Rated: X
Release Year: 1973
Director: Adele Robbins (as David Fleetwood)
Written by: Adele Robbins (as David Fleetwood)
Cast: Barbara Bourbon, Richard O’Neal, Geoffrey Parker, Dick Payne, Levi Richards, Vern Rossi, Simone, April Grant (as Lois Grant), Gloria Hope, Lee J. O’Donnell (as L.Q. O’Donnell), Sonny Franzese

      Disc Specs:

Audio: English 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: none
Video: Pan & Scan, 1.33:1
Video Format: NTSC
Regional Code: 0 (All)
Disc: DVD 5 (SS, SL)
Special Features: none

screen shot Synopsis:
Three convicts (Dick Payne, Levi Richards and Vern Rossi) escape from prison and end up at a desolate house in the old west.  The house belongs to Sarah (Barbara Bourbon) and her three daughters (April Grant, Simone and Gloria Hope).  After raping Sarah, the convicts leave her for dead and kidnap her daughters and head towards the mountains.  Hot on their trail is the law with a posse.

A Dirty Western is presented with an English 2.0 mono track, which sounds like it is the original audio track for the film.  The audio works fine for the film and although a more elaborate track would have been nice, given the source material it probably would have worked out poorly.  The dialog is clear and easy to hear and the audio stays at the same level.  VCX hasn’t included any foreign language tracks or subtitle options for the film.

A Dirty Western is presented in the full screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, which does not appear to be the original aspect ratio for the film.  Although the film itself doesn’t appear to be incorrectly framed, some of the title cards in the opening credits don’t fit on the screen implying that the film has been cropped.  The print itself is in good shape with minimal artifacts present throughout the film.  The colors look a little washed out, but this could have been how the film was made.  This is one of the better VCX prints that I have seen.  That aside, as per their usual, VCX has screwed up this disc.  There appeared to be a problem with the master with some major glitches towards the beginning of the film that continue for a while.  It appears as if they used a VHS master and the tape was jumping for a bit.  This aside, which is a major problem, there are no other problems with the video.

screen shot Special Features:
Keeping with the standard of their most recent releases, VCX hasn’t included any extras at all on this disc.

There are six chapters available from the main menu for A Dirty Western.  They are identified by a still from the scene that they go to.  As they seem to be randomly put in, they aren’t of much help to viewers in trying to get to a specific point in the film.  There isn’t a time code for the feature film encoded on the disc either.  Originally VCX didn’t put time codes on their discs and then started to, I’m not sure why they stopped putting them on.  It’s not like the disc was filled with material and they didn’t have room.

General Review:
Never before have I been so torn when writing a review.  On one hand, A Dirty Western is an excellent film.  The film starts out very promising with hand drawn title cards that resemble those used in old western films that the camera pans over.  After the promising opening the film reveals some excellent locations that fit the film perfectly as the plot starts coming out.  As to whether the movie was filmed in California, possibly the Mojave, or in the southwest I don’t know, but the locations are exceptional.  The costumes are excellent as well.

screen shot The plot itself is rather basic but it works very well for the film.  The sex scenes all fit in with the plot and none feel horribly out of place.  The casting was well done for the character parts as far as the non-sex portions of the film were concerned.  The only acting that I have any fault with in the film is that of the lawman and his posse as when ever they are shown they usually have a look of boredom on their faces.

The film starts out with a lighthearted mood and appears as if it is going to be a fun western fluff film as only the 70s could produce.  Quickly and without warning, the mood of the film changes in the early portion of the film from being lighthearted to being dark and brutal and stays that way for the rest of the film.

On the other hand, A Dirty Western is a horrible film.  The casting choices don’t always work for the best in the film for the sex scenes though.  The men are, for the most part, some of the worst looking that I have ever seen in an adult film which hurts the sex scenes, but not as much as the mood that is present in them.

The biggest problem in the film is the sex scenes.  Almost all of the scenes are coercion scenes and many of them are horribly brutal.  Up until watching this film I thought that coercion scenes were acceptable as long as the fit the plot really well.  The scenes here fit the plot really well, but for the most part are so brutal that they are hard to watch.  This is definitely a case where there was too good of an acting job going on.  The sexual themes in the film are vaginal sex with pussy fingering, blow jobs, pussy eating (male to female and female to female), forced bondage, coercion, hand job, lesbianism, forced blow jobs and a western motif.  For viewers that care about condom use, there are no condoms used at any time during the film.

screen shot The underwater sequences are very poorly filmed.  I liked the concept that they were trying to go for with the filming, but the execution just didn’t end up working too well.  The water is very murky and the camera moves around far too much.  There were a few other places that the filming was rather poor, but the underwater sequences were by far the worst.  Some of the sex scenes were rather bad too, especially when the camera just shows a picture of Dick Payne’s hairy ass while he is pounding away at a woman.

The Scenes:
I have done the best I can to identify the different stars in the different scenes.  The identifications may not be one-hundred percent right, but if they aren’t right, they are close.

The first scene brings us Barbara Bourbon and Richard O’Neal and is the only good sex scene in the film.  The scene starts out with some vaginal sex before going into some pussy eating and a blow job.  The scene concludes with some more vaginal sex.  The second scene brings us Barbara Bourbon and Dick Payne for the first of many coercion scenes in the film.  The scene consists of vaginal sex only.  The third scene features Barbara Bourbon, Levi Richards and Vern Rossi and is another coercion scene.  The scene consists of vaginal sex followed by a vaginal sex and blow job combo.

The fourth scene features an unknown female and Vern Rossi and is another coercion scene.  The scene consists of a hand job only.  The fifth scene gives us Barbara Bourbon and Levi Richards and is yet another coercion scene.  In the scene Barbara has been forcefully restrained and Levi eats her out for a little.  The sixth scene gives us Dick Payne, Levi Richards, Vern Rossi, April Grant, Simone and Gloria Hope and is another coercion scene which consists of blow jobs and vaginal sex.

screen shot The seventh scene brings us features an unknown male and unknown female and is amazingly enough, another coercion scene that consists of only vaginal sex.  The eighth scene brings us April Grant, Simone, Gloria Hope, Dick Payne, Levi Richards and Vern Rossi.  It starts out as a lesbian scene with only the three females and has some pussy eating before the three men joing for some pussy eating and a blow job.  Then just Dick Payne and the three girls remain for a blow job to end the scene.  The ninth and final scene in the film features an unknown female and Vern Rossi and consists of a blow job only.

Parting Thoughts:
Although A Dirty Western has a lot of aspects going for it, like it’s excellent locations and costumes and decent plot, I can’t recommend this film to anyone as most people will hate this film, me included.  The film is unrelentlessly brutal to the females throughout most of the scenes which will be a complete turn-off for most viewers.  If you like plot based films with some poor looking men and have a coercion fetish, then this might be the film for you, everyone else should steer clear.

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