Antonio Sabato, Aldo Giuffre, Vittorio Caprioli, Nadia Cassini
Fabio Pittorru and Massimo Felisatti
Cheezy Flicks (DVD)
BUY THIS FILM
If you're turning to Cheezy Flicks expecting brilliant cinema, then you're missing the point.
Sometimes, a "D" grade is actually a compliment.
When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong is a Cheezy Flicks movie, an ultra B-movie released on standard format DVD that promises sex and delivers sex. The Italian-made film involves two tribes of warring cavemen distracted from war by women who prefer to play ding-dong.
In case you're wondering, yeah, that's sex.
VERY loosely based upon the Greek classic Lysistrata, really, When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong features cave women with 70's hair styles, a gay caveman who has hots for the film's hero, incredibly fun original music and campy, not particularly entertaining but always interesting ding-dong.
Cheezy Flicks films are always affordable films...surprisingly so. While some companies, such as Arrow Films, will give these types of films a redo in terms of cinematic quality and extras, Cheezy Flicks celebrates their inherent cheesiness and releases the films "as is."
In this case, that's not particularly good but it sure is fun.
In some ways, the film reminded me of that godawful Year One released a couple years back minus a decent budget and familiar faces. It's not particularly well dubbed, not particularly sexy, and not even nearly as funny as it seems to want to be. However, if you're into low-budget B-movies or you have some weird caveman fetish, then this could very well be the film for you. Regardless, you should still check out the Cheezy Flicks website. You'll be surprised what you can get for really great prices.
© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic