Wednesday, January 23, 2013

#891. 2069: A Sex Odyssey (1974)

Directed By: Georg Tressler

Starring: Nina Frederik, Catharina Conti, Heidrun Hankammer

Tag line: "Interplanetary Women Looking For What Only Earth Men Can Give..."

Trivia: In the French-speaking areas of Canada, this film was released as AMAZONS OF VENUS

A German import, 2069: A Sex Odyssey is a soft-core comedy featuring plenty of nudity, smatterings of sex, and a whole lot of jokes that fall flat.

Five scientists from Venus, a planet populated entirely by women, drop in on the citizens of a small German town. Led by Commander 666 (Nina Frederik), these stunningly attractive aliens have been sent to earth to collect sperm from its male inhabitants, specifically, enough sperm to help in the repopulation of Venus for the next 10,000 years! Naturally, the men in town, who mistake the five for members of the French ski team, are more than happy to oblige, that is until they get a gander at the complex machinery designed to “extract” their sperm. When the men protest, the Venusians find they must rely on more “traditional” methods to complete their mission.

2069: A Sex Odyssey starts slowly, but once the lovely alien visitors get down to business, they take their jobs very seriously, learning all they can about the ways of love from the town’s horny males. One even “demonstrates” what she’s learned on Commander 666, who finds herself enjoying the experience quite a bit. Like their otherworldly counterparts, the earth women are just as willing to take their clothes off; in fact, the first tryst we see involves a pair of locals getting friendly in a barn. As for the humor, it’s more “miss” than “hit”. I did chuckle a little when Commander 666 praised a subordinate, telling her she was selected for this mission because she’s a “cunning linguist”. But there’s more physical comedy in 2069 than anything, which doesn’t fit the film at all. Along with a few chases, some of which are sped up for comic effect, one poor guy named Karl (played by Leopold Gmeinwieser) has a pitchfork stuck in his ass. As you might imagine, the pairing of slapstick with soft-core sex is not a winning combination.

So, yeah, the comedy in 2069: A Sex Odyssey is lame. But the girls are gorgeous, and aren’t shy about showing off their healthy Venusian figures. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I’d gladly sacrifice a few guffaws in favor of that any day of the week!

1 comment:

Sir Phobos said...

I think you're onto something with the whole sacrificing comedy thing. At least in this case.

I should double-bill this with Sex Galaxy.