Felicity on DVD

Dom Robinson reviews

Felicity She ain’t Mama’s little girl no more!
Distributed by
Severin Films Cover

  • Cert:
  • Running time: 94 minutes
  • Year: 1979
  • Pressing: 2008
  • Region(s): 0, NTSC
  • Chapters: 24 plus extras
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Widescreen: 1.85:1
  • 16:9-Enhanced: Yes
  • Macrovision: Yes
  • Disc Format: DVD 9
  • Price: £14.99
  • Extras: Trailer, Intimate Still Gallery, Audio Commentary

  • Director:

      John D. Lamond

    (The ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style, Australia After Dark, Breakfast in Paris, Felicity, Killing Time 24/7, Nightmares, North of Chianyg Mai, Pacific Banana, True Files)


    John D. Lamond and Russell Hurley


    John D. Lamond

Cast :

    Felicity: Glory Annen
    Miles: Chris Milne
    Me Ling: Joni Flynn
    Jenny: Jody Hanson
    Christine: Marilyn Rodgers
    Stephen: Gordon Charles
    Adrian: John Michael Howson
    Andrew: David Bradshaw
    Nun: Christine Calcutt
    Bathhouse girl 1: Angela Menzies-Wills
    Bathhouse girl 2: Sarah Lee
    Peeping Tom Gardener: John D. Lamond

Felicity (Glory Annen) is a well-to-do English girl who lives in a convent and learns that she has lesbian leanings from a young age, partly with her friend Jenny (Jody Hanson). In fact, she also discovers that her body is attractive to both men and women and so becomes a frequent exhibitionist.

Shortly after the film begins, Felciity is off to Hong Kong to spend the summer holidays with family friend, Christine (Marilyn Rodgers) and her husband Stephen (Gordon Charles), but just 35 minutes in she gets whisked away by her new Asian friend, Me Ling (Joni Flynn) for an experience she’ll never forget in an oriental bathhouse.

And that’s just the start of her awakening in a film where everyone has slow sex to soft music in the background, except for the time where she starts chatting to a pervy older guy called Andrew (David Bradshaw) with the most hideous moustache ever, before he takes her for a drive in his flash car and then all but rapes her, thus forming the losing of her virginity.

There’s a scene of Felicity trying on several different sets of underwear, more Australians than I’d expect living in HK and everyone seems to drink orange juice. The latter two happen when she spends a few days with new lover Miles (Chris Milne) before he has to take a job in a place the name of which I quickly forgot, but at least they had a good time together.

In this film there’s a fair bit of sex between men and women, but then this was a time before AIDS became well-publicised – and before casual pregnancy, presumably… and the acting isn’t exactly of stellar standards – in fact, at times Glory Annen sounds as stilted like Fizz from Eldorado!

Quality-wise, the picture is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen but certainly shows the problems you’d expect of a 30-year-old soft-porn picture with its soft appearance, but while there’s rarely any picture anomolies, it does occasionally look a bit washed out.

For extras, there’s a Trailer (3:38), also in anamorphic 1.85:1, an Intimate picture gallery with 19 pictures and an audio commentary with Glory Annen and the director John Lamond, in which Glory says she was meant to be Australian, but ended up sounding English.

The main menu contains an excerpt from the film’s theme with a static background. There are no subtitles on the disc which is a shame, but the disc contains 24 chapters which is great.


Review copyright © Dominic Robinson, 2008.

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