Hey gang, Valkor here. MediaView has been such a blessing with all the terrific films that get tossed my way. And yet at the same time it can be a curse because some of these films make me question the sanity of their creators. Take for example this next flick from Korea, Invasion of Alien Bikini DVD. From that title alone, I thought I was getting into something wildly outrageous, but then I watched it and while I enjoyed it for the most part, it left me feeling… kinda dirty… and not in a good way. Crazy spoilers ahead, yo!
Invasion of Alien Bikini centers on city volunteer/vigilante crime fighter Young Gun (Hong Yeung-Geun), whom while out on patrol comes across a young woman about to get jumped by three guys. Young Gun saves the day, taking on the bad guys and taking Ha Monica (Ha Eun-Jung) back to his place for safety. For a good chunk of the film the two play an awkward couple getting to know one another, playing a game of Jenga, and ultimately getting it on. But there's a problem – Young Gun has taken a vow of chastity, conditioned into him by his father when he was a boy. And thus he will not have sex unless he's married. This poses an even bigger problem for Monica, because dwelling deep within her is an alien that on this day needs a "special" sperm to be fertilized and increase the population of her species. Well Young Gun isn't gonna give it up unless he's married and Monica isn't taking no for an answer, so what happens? Monica does her best and her worst to try to force the sperm out of Young Gun before it's too late.
Now that premise might sound wacky – and for the most part it is! But then things go from crazy to disturbing as Monica puts Young Gun through a series of tortures - from shoving a feather duster handle up his butt, forces him to breathe in this hot sauce/wasabi/capsaicin concoction and finally choking him out to make him release. But that only infuriates Young Gun, who breaks free and then beats Monica in the face to near death. I'm not kidding!
Oh and what about those guys who tried to take Monica in the beginning of the film? Turns out their agents trying to track her down and stop her from breeding as doing so could destroy the earth. And we learn this after Young beats them up… again! But just before that, with Monica near death, Young proceeds to have sex with her near lifeless body in order to bring her back! This causes the offspring to shed from Monica's body and go… wherever. Young Gun follows and confronts the creature, but in doing so the creature changes Young into an old man so he can no longer follow him and that pretty much puts an end to that tale.
I thought when I picked up this DVD I would get something that's wacky, zany, funny and loaded with sex and nudity like The 33D Invader. But what I got was something that caused me to smile one minute and cringe the next.
Invasion of Alien Bikini isn't bad; while it can be quite disturbing, it does have its own charm and it's quite entertaining… to an extent. Ha Eun-Jung and Hong Yeung-Guen have such great chemistry together and they make for the perfect "awkward couple"; watching them interact before all the truly violent stuff kicks in is kinda cute. You wanna root for Young Gun to "go for it!" and hey I'm not gonna lie, I really wanted to see Monica completely undressed. It doesn't happen, but damn she still looks good with what she wore (or lack there of). Ahem. Finally the film completes the zaniness by tossing in some weird cutaways; one of the strangest is when Young and Monica start to get it on, she massages a part of his back. The scene freezes and a doctor steps in to explain why she's doing it. I'm not kidding! Another bit finds a very knowledgable Young Gun, who is mid explanation, suddenly go into fast-forward! I didn't know what the hell just happened and I had to rewind it just to be sure that that is exactly what had happened. Overall, Invasion of Alien Bikini is mildly entertaining, even with the wacky bits and it'll definitely hold your attention.
And here's why the film takes a step back from being a complete B-movie cheesefest to something… I don't know what the fuck. Invasion of Alien Bikini isn't sure what type of film it wants to be; is it a comedy, a drama, science fiction or horror? You can never really tell as your emotions are taken for a ride. One minute your cheering Young Gun on as he battles the bad guys, the next you're laughing as he and Monica are playing Jenga, and the next… you cringe when she gives him that concoction, and finally your jaw drops when you see Young beat Monica in the face – IN THE FACE! He beats her repeatedly in the face until she is a bloody mess! The fuck is that!? And then he proceeds to have sex with her body. I laughed a little… but I wasn't sure I was supposed to. But Val, she tortured the shit out of him? Yea but she just wanted him to nut, not kill him off! Had he just given her the D, she would have been sassified. And finally, the bulk of the film, and I mean like 85% of it, takes place in Young Gun's apartment; there are parts that really drag because Young Gun does much of the talking and does a lot of explaining certain facts like what's in his drinks and why it's healthy.
Monica's face after that beat down. It's not like her face was turned to hamburger like that scene in Irreversible (you know the one, with the fire extinguisher), but she's still a bloody mess.
If you're interested in this one then you'll have to import it as its not readily available for purchase in the states. With that said Invasion of Alien Bikini serves up 75 minutes of chuckles followed by moments that are quite disturbing. Would I recommend it? For the eye candy? Yes! For the zaniess? Yes! But if you're squeamish in seeing a woman get beat in the face then you might wanna look elsewhere. With that said Invasion of Alien Bikini gets a 3.5 out of TOV 5 stars.
And yet, it's still a better story than Twilight.