Director – Anthony Spinelli (High School Memories, China Sisters)
Starring – Lesllie Bovee (Champagne for Breakfast, Sensual Encounters of Every Kind), Kent Hall (Mary! Mary!, Young Students), and Kay Parker (Sweet Young Foxes, Untamed)
Release Date – 1978
Rating – 3.5/5
UHD Release – 4/5
Many years ago I started writing for Horror Society and over time I became acquainted with several different labels. When I befriended Vinegar Syndrome I did so to review their horror, exploitation, and sci-fi releases. Soon they were sending me their monthly releases for review and among them were several sexploitation flicks. I wasn’t interested in reviewing these but in the coming years I found myself really enjoying them. Now I find myself looking forward to their Peekarama releases over the horror ones.
Back in 2015 I reviewed the blu release of SexWorld from Vin Syn and fucking loved it. I watched it a few times since then but when they announced the UHD release of the film I had to jump on it. Money well spent if you want my opinion.
**Spoiler Alert** The film follows a bus full of sexual adventurers as they travel to a sex resort known as Sex World. Sex World is a resort where your deepest sexual fantasies come to life. While on the bus we learn all the different reasons everyone is going to the resort. Some are going because they were told about it by others that went there, others are going looking for clients to photograph and paint, while others are going to find the spice that their relationships are missing. **Spoiler Alert**
Sexploitation is not for everyone but fans of trashy cinema and exploitation will find it entertaining. I didn’t think it would be for me and, I’ll be completely honest, I was a bit of a snob about it at first. “I don’t watch porn” is something I would often say but these are more than just porn flicks. They are fuck flicks with a story. They are surprisingly fun and most are movies that you can revisit later down the road. SexWorld is an absolute classic that I really enjoy watching. Hell, I’m reviewing it again just for the hell of it.
The acting in this one is solid given that the film is based around sex. The cast really gets into their roles and delivers some pretty solid performances when not fucking around. The characters are great and the cast really makes this one feel more than your typical sexploitation.
The story for this one is a sex-filled spin on movies like WestWorld. We follow different people with different motives as they go to a sex resort that brings fantasies to life. The character development is unlike any other sexploitation flick of the time and when you mix that with the SexWorld theme you get a surprisingly well written sci-fi adult themed film that really works. I don’t know why I love this story so much but I can watch this movie over and over again without ever getting tired of it. It does have some slower paced scenes but the cast really does help the viewer move through them.
Finally, no blood and gore in this one. We get some hot and heavy sex scenes with plenty of skin but if you want the red stuff you will be disappointed. My favorite aspect of this film is the scenes from the command rooms. They are seriously 70s but I love the look. Overall, SexWorld is a must see for fans of sleazy movies. This UHD release from Vin Syn is a must for collectors. Honestly, this review doesn’t need written because most fans already snagged a copy. However, if you are on the fence I hope this review steers you in the right direction.
Region Free 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray & CD (3-disc Set)
4k UHD presented in HDR
Featuring an even better 4k restoration from its 35mm original negative
The new restoration is on both the 4k UHD and Blu-ray
Alternate feature-length softcore version of SEXWORLD
“The Birth of a Legend” – a video interview with actress Kay Parker
“The Funny Man” – a video interview with actor Joey Silvera
“A Visual Person” – a video interview with still photographer Joel Sussman
Original theatrical trailer
Original teaser trailer
Bonus soundtrack CD
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles