Compared with some of Factory 2000's output, the two movies that make up this set are remarkably restrained. The second film, `Dinner for Two' is pretty much a remake of the first (`Cannibal Doctor') rather than a sequel. Both films were produced on a made-to-order basis whereby a person would finance a film relating to their fetish and the Factory 2000 crew would make the movie, adding in their own little flourishes for good measure. In the case of these two films, the fetish is cannibalism. The fees received for their production are reckoned to be approximately $2,500 (according to the accompanying liner notes). On seeing the end results, some may wonder how it cost so much, but such thoughts may be a little unkind. Both films have the same cast: Misty Mundae, Tina Krause and Bill Hellfire (who also directed them), and both take place in the same two-roomed location: a doctor's premises.
`Cannibal Doctor' was shot in 1999 and runs for approximately 65 minutes. It opens with the dim-witted Dr. Ben Orange (Bill Hellfire) playing with some toys at his desk much to his overbearing wife, Margaret's (Tina Krause), chagrin. She thinks the doctor should be preparing her feast rather than wasting his time so childishly. Enter the fresh-faced Michelle Merriweather (Misty Mundae), eager to become the doctor's new secretary. One of the perks of the job is a free medical check. Actually, it's the only perk. As a prelude to serving her up on a platter for Margaret's delectation, the doctor spends an inordinate amount of time weighing, measuring and checking Michelle's suppleness. None of your anti-aging cream for Margaret. She has discovered that the sure-fire way to keep those pesky wrinkles at bay is to eat a nice young woman once a year.
`Dinner for Two' is more or less a remake. It was produced in 2000 and has a running time of approximately 80 minutes. Misty plays two characters in this film: April and her twin sister, May. April is already stripped and about to be cooked when Dr. Orange mentions that, succulent though she is, there is only enough of April to feed Margaret. He also wants to keep his skin wrinkle-free. Luck is on his side when he goes through April's purse and finds out that she has a twin sister.
I should point out that although the cannibal theme runs through both films, there is no zombie-like munching on human flesh in either movie. There is no blood and no gore; these are not horror films. Unless you're a fan of Misty Mundae or Tina Krause, this DVD set will probably not be of any interest. Both films feature plenty of naked Misty, and `Dinner for Two' also has Tina Krause shedding her clothes for much of the film. The bulk of both films are concerned with Misty's characters undergoing their physical examinations at the hands of Dr. Orange.
On the audio commentary of An Erotic Werewolf in London, Bill Hellfire says of the cannibal fetish films: "We did a few of the cannibal movies which are really just basting a girl and tenderizing her. I find it to be extremely boring - looks like a massage video with apples." I found that to be quite an interesting comment for a couple of reasons. One: he may have found them boring, yet he still went on to make Torture in Satan's Clinic which, although not a cannibal film, follows a very similar theme with Ruby LaRocca being thoroughly groped throughout. Two: spending several minutes with your hands running all over Misty's body (as Hellfire does in these films), far from being boring, would be considered, I'm sure by many, to be possibly the greatest job you could ever wish for. However, Hellfire's comment should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of buying the `Kinky Cannibal Double Feature' without being aware of its less than lurid contents.
`Dinner for Two' is the better of the two films on offer in the `Kinky Cannibal Double Feature'. The nudity quotient is greater with Tina Krause joining in - always a joy to behold, but this film is a little more fluid than `Cannibal Doctor' which stutters a little by comparison with its slower build up. The three performers in both films put in very good performances. Misty and Tina play their roles straight while Hellfire, I'm sure, had more fun than he's letting on as the bungling, hen-pecked doctor.
There are no out-and-out sex scenes in either film. Probably the closest we get to a lustful thought comes in `Dinner for Two' when Margaret eyes May up and down and imagines her wearing nothing but her white knee-length socks, sensible shoes and a smile. I was also quite taken with the plain white t-shirt that Misty wears in `Cannibal Doctor': it clings to her in a most delightful way. There's nothing really objectionable in either film, unlike, for example the cheap and nasty fare served up in Hellfire's Going Under (1998) and `Duct Tape Killer' (Silver Mummy Double Feature DVD). Compared with these films' rock-bottom production values and cold humorlessness, `Cannibal Doctor' and `Dinner for Two' seem positively lavish.
The `Kinky Cannibal Double Feature' contains no extras apart from some previews. There is a booklet containing some interesting liner notes and a couple of old interviews with Misty Mundae and Tina Krause. These two actresses also play opposite each other in the aforementioned `Silver Mummy', An Erotic Vampire in Paris and `Misty's Secret' (Misty's Secret / Vampire's Seduction Double Feature DVD), all of which are worth seeing.