Gerard Damiano – Meatball (1972)
review from imdb:
Funny but not great, 8 September 2007
Author: ninjaalexs from United Kingdom
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Doctor Schmock (Harry Reems)is a mad professor who invents a formula called preparation x. This formula is placed on a burger to create an extra large, tasty burger. He eats it and becomes incredibly horny; this annoys him as he constantly craves sex.
The film is clearly based on old sci-fi/horror movies like Frankenstein. Harry Reems gives an eccentric but quality performance. The supporting actresses also put on equally over-the-top but decent performances. The best thing about the film is the humour; like Deep Throat the film features ridiculous but funny lines. The tacky props also add to the humour. The film looks cheap compared to Damianos other works like: The Devil in Miss Jones and Deep Throat. The film also appears to take place in one location. The cinematography is good featuring nice camera-work but it is conventional and lacks creativity. The sex scenes are good but only take place between three actors making variety limited; they all feature the positions you would expect without any ingenuity. I think Damiano was playing it safe with this film; not taking any risks with the sex scenes or any aspects of production.
Summary: A decent spoof of old sci-fi/horror films let down by a lack of creativity. Beyond the plot the film is very conventional. Worth watching for the humour and performances but I recommend other Damiano films more highly.