Movie: Fit to Kill
Anyone that enjoys B-movies really ought to hold a special place in their hearts for exploitation great Andy Sidaris and his "Lethal Ladies" series of cheese flicks. Fit to Kill is a sequel to 1992's Hard Hunted and it attempts to outdo its predecessor on all fronts, which in a Sidaris movie means more boobs, more guns and more radio controlled machines loaded with explosives.
Never taking itself seriously, the movie's "plot" focuses on the efforts of villain Kane (RJ Moore) to obtain a precious diamond, his being tailed by the covert operatives working behind the scenes at radio station KSXY, and another group of villains that get into the mix also in search of the bounty. Notable as Julie Strain's first starring role in one of Sidaris' movies, she has quite the stunning introduction - the camera ogling her as she does a surnrise Thai Chi workout clad in a rather imaginative (and revealing) bathing suit. Strain isn't the only eye candy of course, as returning cast members from Hard Hunted include Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez, Cynthia Brimhall, and Ava Cadell. While Speir and Vasquez are relegated to smaller roles this time around, Vasquez - who normally avoids any prolonged nude sequences - has a rather lengthy tumble in the sheets a blonde himbo. And though (very disappointingly) Brimhall is barely featured in the picture, she dons the same dress with the eye-popping neckline that she wore in Guns and manages to show off her heavenly breasts during a photographer's fantasy sequence. Alas, it is Cadell strutting around in barely there lingerie while DJ'ing for KSXY that should earn the highest praise for her gravity-defying shape. A gorgeously proportioned lady, Cadell lets her straps down only briefly during a perfunctory love scene following a fist fight with an enemy operative. Yes, women fight in lingerie in this flick. Yes, it's awesome.
While Carolyn Liu is a new addition who parades around as Kane's (frequently topless) arm candy, also joining the cast this go round, ostensibly for the reason of wading around in a pool topless while taking phone calls, is the delicious Sandra Wild, and her presence along with more explicit love scenes is what puts Fit to Kill one step ahead of the rest of Sidaris' movies. It's a boobtacular the likes of which haven't been made since the mid 90's, and a genre of moviemaking that b-movie enthusiasts should be clamoring for a return. In the 2000's it seems as though Jim Wynorski and Fred Olen Ray have attempted to pick up where Sidaris left off with their shot-on-video cheese-flicks, but the focus is so squarely on sex, and the budgets are so low, that the fun of Sidaris' work is lost.