The Groove Tube 1974

director: Ken Shapiro  



United States



More funny than finger licking!!
"This is seventy-two minutes of the most "off-beat", outrageous, disgusting and hilarious material ever to have been shown in the U.S.A. If you don't die of shock, you'll probably die laughing!!" More funny than finger licking!! The film could effect your eyesight and should not be viewed by minors! 'Insanely funny and irreverent"- PLAYBOY

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Distributor VIPCO
Catalogue Number VIP044
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Release Date December 1982
Duration: 72m 04s
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by Lee James Turnock
Largely shot in 1971, Ken Shapiro's saucy upstart of a film paved the way for the good ([i]Kentucky Fried Movie[/i]), the bad ([i]Tunnel Vision[/i]) and the ugly (the less said about [i]Outtakes[/i], the better) with a very loosely connected series of spoofs of television news, advertising, programming and presentation, along with other bits of silliness that are here for no apparent reason - a psychedelic animated sequence, for example, and the closing sketch, a memorable (like it or not) bit of hidden camera malarkey in which Shapiro's pastel-suited song and dance man hoofs and croons his way through a lounge number to the amusement or bewilderment of several passers-by in a busy city street. Elsewhere, it's a healthy mixture of the subversive (a children's television presenter who orders the grown-ups out of the room before reading pornographic literature to the viewers), the outrageous ('Safety Sam', a public information film mascot who turns out to be a none-too-subtly disguised set of male genitals), the sublimely stupid and the downright baffling, along with some misfires that probably only made sense if you lived in America in the early seventies - the emphasis being on the 'probably', there. It's no classic, but it's good-natured knockabout fun that will more than likely provide you with a few chuckles on a dull evening, so if naughty sketch comedy is your bag, track it down.