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Movie Details

Title:   The Sex Thief
Director:   Martin Campbell
Year:   1973
Genre:   Sexploitation
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.29.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- Casino Royale
- Cast a Deadly Spell
- Edge of Darkness
- Green Lantern

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.29.06Weird Wednesday Who knew that the director of Casino Royale and GoldenEye got his start in sexploitation? Well, Lars did for one. And me too, I found out a few weeks ago while waiting for Casino Royale to start. It was the impetus of probably the single best distillation of Harry's personality that I know of. Classic moment. Anyway, thanks to Weird Wednesday I actually get to see this movie, which is about a thief who has sex.

See, he burgles these women, then instead of getting mad, he's so hot and great at lovemaking that they have sex with him then report a completely different description to the police so they can't catch him. That guy should hold classes.

Anyway, this is a mostly enjoyable British sex movie... lots of 70s bush and titties... the ending kind of confused me though. I don't know if they were leaving it open for a sequel or what but... the message of the movie ended up being if you're man-hot it's ok to steal. Kinda odd. I loved the beginning credits though with the nude body parts and whatnot... and I liked the cutting between the sex thief's seven rapes in a row with these two comic relief cop/reporter guys getting drunk. They actually have a pretty enjoyable subplot of being complete pervs addicted to porn. At one point they meet for lunch and one guy's all like "oh by the way, I brought this" and pulls up an enormous suitcase filled with stag films... then there's this sound effect of a car accident and all the film is strewn all about this car, so they have to try and gather it all up before some random pedestrians pick any up and look at it. Finally they give up and run away as some random dude exclaims "gor blimey! There's a prick!"

So even though I had to hydroplane the whole way home in a mega texas storm, I thought it was worth it to see this. I don't know if i can honestly say Campbell did a better job with this over Casino Royale, but I can for damn sure say this is better than Vertical Limit. I still think Cast A Deadly Spell is his best work though.
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