When Women Played Ding-Dong & 50,000 B.C.

January 28, 2012 6 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

In When Women Played Ding-Dong, we follow the exploits of a popular caveman named Ari (Antonio Sabato) and his desperate attempts to get laid. Now he has no problem finding a woman, as he has won the gorgeous virgin Listra’s affections, thanks to being able to catch pigs better than anyone else. And Listra is even looking forward to some prime action, but whenever she and Ari settle down and start to get down to business, something comes up and they have to postpone their hormones. The trouble is a conflict with another nearby tribe, as our two lovers are Cave Dwellers and the other tribe is known as Lake Dwellers. The two tribes often clash and whenever that happens, the women are left behind and are unable to have their men at home, which displeases them to no end. But when Listra gets feds up and rallies her fellow females to hold out on their hubbies until the fighting ends, perhaps the conflict will finally close. In 50,000 B.C., we see a man, Charlie, kicked out of his own trailer and forced to sleep inside of a taxi cab, though it turns out to be no ordinary transit vehicle. The cab belongs to an ambitious, but slightly off his rocker inventor, who has turned it into a real life time machine. Now Charlie is sent back to the year 50,000 B.C., a time with tons of hot ladies and of course, no sense of shame. Will Charlie ever make it back to his own time or better yet, will he ever want to?

These movies have more naked cavebabes than you can imagine and of course, only Something Weird would put them both on one release. I found both to be fun, but somewhat weak installments in Something Weird’s library, but for sexploitation buffs, its a solid release that offers some good moments. I was pleased to see Gigi Darlene (Bad Girls Go to Hell, Another Day Another Man) in 50,000 B.C. and her presence alone makes it worth a look, if you ask me. She might not be a top notch actress, but she looks awesome and is fun to watch here and don’t miss the film’s trailer, as more of Gigi’s antics can be seen there. Throw in a slew of other naked ladies, some outlandish comedy, and Eddie Carmel, a real life giant (who even worked for a high profile circus troupe) and 50,000 B.C. has just enough wild moments to make it worth a look. The other films here is When Women Played Ding-Dong, which is an outrageous Italian import, complete with leading man Antonio Sabato (War of the Robots, Grand Prix). It also offers ample nude women and tons of silly comedy, with more successful attempts than 50,000 B.C., I think. In any event, these are two decent cavebabe epics and for collectors of sexploitation, I think this release is worth a look, especially since it has two movies and an assortment of extras.

Video: How does it look?

When Women Played Ding-Dong is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, while 50,000 B.C. is shown in full frame. I can’t say these movies look great here, but considering the alternative (there is none), I think the treatments are solid. I mean, Something Weird rescued most of their movies from oblivion and as such, we have to cut them some slack, since good condition materials don’t grow on trees, after all. The prints both have frequent nicks and marks, but nothing all that serious, though 50,000 B.C. is a little worse off. The colors have held up well enough, so hues look bright and flesh tones come off as natural. I found the contrast to be acceptable, but not as stark as I would have liked. In the end, these presentations might be flawed, but I think Something Weird has given us the best possible transfers, given the materials involved.

Audio: How does it sound?

The audio for both films is presented via mono tracks, which have some age related issues, but that’s to be expected. I found both tracks to be worn, but acceptable for what the material is, which is low rent films that haven’t been stored away in proper fashion, as judged by the conditions of the materials here. You’ll know these aren’t recent blockbusters, but all things considered, the audio could be much, much worse on these. A few spots seem to be rougher than others, but on the whole, the audio is clear enough, though not even close to normal standards, but we can’t judge this on the same scale, if you ask me. So don’t expect much beyond an acceptable, basic presentation, because that’s what we’re given here.

Supplements: What are the extras?

You’ll find theatrical trailers for both of these movies, plus a vault of other trailers, four bonus short films (Prehistoric Strip, Cavewoman, Darling Get Me a Crocodile, and The Battery), and a gallery of exploitation artwork.

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