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The plot is decent, though the sub-plot with the sunken treasure pushes it a bit. It seems the filmmakers only wanted to show off their underwater camera equipment, and the beauty of the Malaysian islands. The acting is decent, and the dialogue is often hilarious, though typically mistranslated. On top of everything, the scenery is magnificent, and the musical soundtrack is superb. Even if you don't see this movie (though I highly recommend it), do NOT miss out on the soundtrack. Sammi Cheng, who plays Summer, is a Hong Kong superstar with somewhere around 30 albums out. Her karaoke performance of "Kuai le bu kuai le" is featured about halfway through, and is quite nice.
Thumbs up all around on this one. ^_^
lots of songs, dancing and spiritual messages presented by lovely children. The Noodles are there along with their sister Miss Noodle and Elmo learns the true meaning of Christmas from Santa himself. That love is the greatest gift of all.
Most of the Playmates are from the mid-1990's, such as Julie Cialini, Shae Marks and Carrie Westcott (in their pre-silicone days), Lisa Marie Scott, Melissa Holliday, Cindy Brown, and Donna Perry. It also has one of the only Patricia Ford appearances on any Playboy title.
Many of the ladies here appear in multiple vignettes, with Shae Marks appearing in 4 or 5 of the 9 total scenes. The best scenes were two vignettes starring the trio of Julie, Carrie, and Patricia in a sexy beach scene with light caressing. They are joined by Shae and some lucky stud in a 2nd scene in a tropical lake scene.
Fans of Lisa Marie Scott will be glad to see her in 2 scenes here, one in which she sheds her clothes with Melissa Holliday on a hot summer day near a fire hydrant.
Cindy Brown (in her only other appearance besides the Video Calendar) has a very nice scene as she sheds her clothes while waiting at a bus terminal for her ride.
Definitely recommended as a buy, I would've rated it as a 5 if not for the short running time and the average video quality that we've come to expect from Image Entertainment.
Bing Crosby shows up at Frank's for dinner, and the two crooners see how many Christmas songs they can cram into the 26 minute running time, with nothing but a few words of banter between songs. Frank and Bing do a serviceable job with the songs, but the whole thing looks rushed, uninspired, and amateurish. The color is primitive (like looking at color photographs in a fifties magazine) and there are frequent instances of film damage--despite the fact that the film was restored (it didn't suit the Sinatra sisters either). And, as Tina Sinatra put it in the interview section, production values look like they spent all of $4.95!
I am honestly not trying to be too harsh here, but I think potential buyers should be aware of what they are getting: short running time, only fair picture quality, quickie production values, a question/answer session with Tina and Nancy Sinatra (who thinks she's cool with her big lips, sunglasses, and sullen, vulgar demeanor) taped at a showing of this video at the Museum of Television and Radio, plus some public service spots and a reprinted Sinatra Christmas card. If you're considering buying this DVD, let nostalgia be your guide--otherwise you'll probably be disappointed.
The only complaint I have is I do think this DVD is a bit overpriced for a half hour of entertainment......but when you think of the expense involved in restoring a gem like this I am just thankful so many movies and tv shows from back then are being rediscovered and preserved for future generations.
My friend thought also that it was stimulating with all the ladies. Although he was very disappointed. Another friend of mine also said that it was just disappointing. Too little flesh in lady-to-lady action. Oh, well.... ok, let's be straight, there are a lot of movies in this world, this movie is the best!! No, pardon! That was my brother writing :) He thought oh, well....he had to be straight, that movie was the best!! But he thought it was a little disappointing. Thankyou america! Plenis.