Reviewed byJoe Schmoe (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 8/10/10
This 'erotic fairy tale' film rehashes similar plotlines from earlierfilms,most notably "Cinderella," with the premise of an impotent prince lookingfor a woman who can excite him. Since all of the 'good' material had beentaken by earlier films, "Fairy Tales" pulls from many sources, fromnurseryrhymes like 'Little Bo Peep' and 'Jack and Jill,' to tales like "SnowWhiteand the Seven Dwarves" and even a cameo by "Little Red RidingHood."
By jumping around so much, this film keeps your interest. It's fairlyhumorous and the T&A is harmless. Tommy Tucker's brothel-barker characteristhe most successful as he beckons passersby to enter 'the big shoe,'assuring that what they do there is "nobody's business but your own."
Where this film loses steam is in the penultimate song sequence, identicalto the one in "Cinderella," in which the cast sings the praises ofSleepingBeauty's virtues. Whereas in "Cinderella" the song refers to Cinderella'sparticular sexual expertise; here Sleeping Beauty's claim to fame is thatshe's a virgin. And comatose to boot. The prince, King Cole, and the FrogPrince (for whom i felt most sorry in that his plight could have beenhaltedby a simple kiss from a virgin), despite the endless parade of literarybabes, all desire Sleeping Beauty because she's never had sex. This suddenassertion of moral purity seems out of place and sort of disgusting in thelight of the supposed sexual freedoms of this fantasy world. It brings astrangely didactic tone to this otherwise if-it-feels-good-do-itspectacle.
Reviewed bychristopher-underwoodVote: 8/10/10
Well, this is a surprise. A 70s nudie retelling of fairy tales. Notquite, more a very well written and amusing concoction using variousfairy tales as props and naked ladies to help the visuals. Only in the1970s could this have been conceived, let alone so successfully beencompleted. The atmosphere on set must have been fantastic becauseeveryone looks happy and plays this to the hilt. The costumes areeffective (when worn) and the main old Mother Hubbard's shoe/ brothelis a great idea. Some scenes are jaw dropping - what about thestripping of snow white by seven real dwarfs, a delectable and veryyoung looking Linnea Quigley as the virgin all are after and SyRichardson's pimp is so convincing. Eminent and prolific producerCharles Band has to take the credit and I was particularly surprised bythe professional looking orgy sex scenes, which seem to have been added(back?) for this Blu-ray release. Oh and I almost forgot, halfwaythrough, out of a smoking cauldron steps a smoking Martha Reeves for avery effective musical number.
Reviewed bypreppy-3Vote: 7/10/10
Basically a R-rated spoof of fairy tale characters. Naturally all thewomanare young and beautiful and take off there clothes for no real reason;there's no male nudity (unfortunately); the songs are actually funny andwell-done (the "Snow White" number broke me up) and there's no real sex oranything. Tons of female nudity but done very innocuously and in arefreshing matter-of-fact manner. It's silly, brezzy and entertaining.Thelow budget is obvious but it actually doesn't hurt the movie--I mean, whoexpects high production values from THIS? So very good for an R-ratedadultspoof. Not "Citizen Kane" but fun.
On his twenty-first birthday, the Prince goes on a quest that takes him across the land searching for the one woman that gets him sexually excited, Princess Sleeping Beauty.