Review of Outer Touch (1979)

Moving picture, 84 minutes

Seen in 2023.

Recommended by Netflix as a cult film, after I saw At the Earth’s Core (1976). I was not expecting such an explicit sex comedy, but this one’s faintly endearing. Kate Ferguson is good as the gung-ho semi-pirate captain of the rubbish alien ship. I especially appreciate how the exterior miniature shots of that ship are taken from different earlier productions, so it doesn’t look like the same ship at all. The dramatic level of the plot has evolved little from Carry on Screaming (1966): Both open on two Brits in a sexually repressed relationship and end with their liberation, in a world of unhappy marriages.

References here: “Through the Looking Glass” (1995).

moving picture fiction