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Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens (1979)

Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens (1979)

Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens





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Big balloon-breasted beauties abound in this bouncy exploitational comedy scripted by noted film critic Roger Ebert. The story, featuring a wide variety of sexy jabs at conventional mores, is set within a quiet California town.more
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Comedy, Adult
Directed By:
Written By: Roger Ebert, Russ Meyer
On DVD: Mar 28, 2005
RM Films


Uschi Digard
as Supersoul
Ann Marie
as Eufaula Roo
Stuart Lancaster
as Man from Smalltown, ...
Michael Finn
as Semper Fidelis
Sharon Hill
as Flovilla Thatch
Ken Kerr
as Lamar Shedd
June Mack
as Junkyard Sal
Don Scarborough
as Beau Badger
Russ Meyer
as Himself
Henry Rowland
as Martin Bormann
Patrick Wright
as Mr. Peterbuilt
Candy Samples
as The Very Big Blonde
Robert E. Pearson
as Asa Lavender
Lola Langusta
as The Stripper
Mary Gavin
as The Very Big Blonde
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Critic Reviews for Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | August 25, 2007
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 30, 2003
Chicago Reader
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In his early days, Meyer was spoofing the genre; in ULTRA VIXENS he is spoofing himself

Full Review… | April 30, 2003

September 17, 2005

August 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens

As the recycled title indicates, "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens" is director Russ Meyer in self-parody mode. Roger Ebert (yes, that Roger Ebert) co-wrote the screenplay under the name "R. Hyde," but don't assume this means the film doesn't stink. Because it does.

Ebert did have to string quite a few words together between sex scenes, due to recurring spiels by an evangelical radio announcer (Anne Marie) and a droll narrator (Meyer veteran Stuart Lancaster). But the story is junk. Lamar (Ken Kerr, a Jeff Foxworthy type) is married to buxom nymphomaniac Lavonia (Kitten Nativdad), but can't get himself interested in anything but anal sex. The resulting arguments lead to both partners chasing gratification elsewhere. Other humping cretins include the staff of a junkyard, a gay dentist, his bisexual nurse, a door-to-door lingerie salesman, a horny garbageman and an old man who craves sex in a coffin. Meyer himself appears at the end, taking over the narration when Lancaster finally exits to grab some lovin' for himself.

It's dicey to call this film "pornography" -- the sex is more graphic than in early Meyer works, but this is still an old-fashioned skin flick. The couplings are far too cartoonish to be erotic (the men tend to go cross-eyed when they orgasm, which tells you all you need to know about the film's subtlety) and, while there are a few shots of erect penises and lots of close-ups of Natividad's pubic bush, the action is not really explicit. Of course, this is a Russ Meyer movie so there are enormous, bouncing breasts galore.

The dubious treats also include some tasteless sound effects, one winceable moment of a hot light bulb applied to someone's scrotum and a baffling motif of injured men bleeding from the mouth in impossible colors. I was ready for the film to end after 10 minutes, but I stuck it out.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer


This is a typical Russ Myers sex farce. There's lots of nudity and simulated sex. There's no real sex and it is chaotic and fast paced. He intentionally made a bad movie, but it's supposed to be a joke. Everything in the movie is supposed to be a joke. It's the last movie that Russ Myers made that tried to have something like a plot. It was made about the time real porn movies got very graphic. A few years latter video tapes put the film porn industry out of business. The story is set in a small town in on the Mexican border. The town is so small the only business is a junk yard. The story is a comedy about a husband and wife with marital problems. The women in the movie all have huge breasts. Of coarse they are nude half the time. The movie spoofs marriage counselors, nude dancing, door to door salesmen, religious radio stations, sex toys, and on the job sexual harassment.

What the fuck do you want from Russ Meyers? It's a low budget softcore porn with a ton of sex, plot and scripting so goofy it's almost too funny to laugh, frantic repeated cutting, and boobs so big it doesn't make logical sense that people didn't suffocate making this movie. Ripe for drunken man parties and rotten for anything else.

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