DEADLY WEAPONS

Doris Wishman, USA, 1974, JM, Sexploitation

"Do you know that the female breasts, known to be the source of life since Eve, can be... deadly weapons?!" So exclaims the trailer narrator for this Doris Wishman masterpiece. And what better way for the Queen of Sixties Nudies to shake up the Seventies than with a pneumatic woman who uses her god-given (I hope) physical attributes to do away with the men who have wronged her. She is Woman...hear her roar.

Filmed primarily at Wishman's own apartment, DEADLY WEAPONS casts the eye-popping, watermelon-breasted Chesty Morgan as Crystal, a “successful advertising executive” in tight tops, short shorts, a Carol Brady wig and ridiculously high heels. She’s in love with a small-time gangster who’s offed by DEEP THROAT’s Harry Reems. Posing as a stripper, Crystal packs her bags for seedy Las Vegas and Miami -- where she corners hubby’s killers one-by-one, smothering them with her enormous breasts.

The pose Chesty adopts before closing in for the kill is amazing, kind of like a distorted karate position -- and there's a great electric guitar warbling whenever she raises her breasts in anger. I won't give away the surprise ending, but it leads to a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions.

DEADLY WEAPONS was the biggest hit of Wishman's career, and she and Chesty were soon back in action with DOUBLE AGENT 73, a follow-up of sorts. Oddly, Miss Morgan is billed simply as "Zsa Zsa." What, she didn't think her family would recognize her? (John Harrison, Reel Wild Cinema)

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Details

  • 75 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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