Mr. Skin’s DVD Pick of the Week

The Informers (2009)
NUDE: Amber Heard (breasts, butt) (Picture)
Based on the 1994 short story collection by Brett Easton Ellis and not the 1993 single by Canadian reggae artist Snow, the '80s flashback The Informers (2009) features an ensemble cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Amber Heard, and Mickey Rourke. Using loosely connected narratives, the film paints a picture of sex, drugs, immorality, and decadence in Los Angeles. There are plenty of girls in bikinis, some full-frontal nudity from an unknown actress, and nice T&A from Amber in a kinky group sex scene with two guys and a girl. The Informers? They should have called this one The Skin-formers!

American Son (2008)
STUDIO: Walt Disney/Miramax
NUDE: Eurydice Davis (breasts), Diana Terranova (breasts)
Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) is a Marine who has done his basic training and is on leave at home before shipping off to Iraq in the drama American Son (2008). While at home, Mike falls for a girl on the bus (Melonie Diaz), visits his mother (April Grace), reconnects with his father (Chi McBride), and meets a disabled veteran (Jay Hernandez). Along the way the battle-bound jarhead gets to see some skin from Eurydice Davis and Diana Terranova. Hoo-rah!

Billy Jack (1971)
NUDE: Cisse Cameron (breasts) (Picture), Delores Taylor (FFN, butt) (Picture)
Billy Jack (1971) is not exactly prime jacking material, but it stands tall as one of the most successful low-budget indies of all time. Tom Laughlin reprises his role from The Born Losers (1967) as a half-Indian, ex-Green Beret, fully kick-ass pacifist. Laughlin's real-life wife, Delores Taylor, plays Billy Jack's earth-mother squeeze, who's an alternative school teacher in a small New Mexico town. Billy Jack keeps the local rednecks from running rampant over the school's proto-alterna-kids, many of whom are hot, barely covered hippie chicks in the lush bloom of free-lovin' youth. Luckily, Billy Jack is expert in martial arts and unable to keep his blood lust down. Word to the wise: Don't pour flour on a beautiful brown-skinned flower child in Billy Jack's presence.

The Last Days of Disco (1998)
STUDIO: Criterion
NUDE: Jaid Barrymore (FFN) ()
Chlo Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale co-star as roommates and co-workers at a publishing house in The Last Days of Disco (1998), writer-director Whit Stillman’s ode to Studio 54 and New York in the late 1970s. Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin, Matt Keeslar, and Robert Sean Leonard play the girls’ self-absorbed friends who accompany them in their sex and drug adventures at the nightclubs. Chlo and Kate keep their clothes on, but we do get a quick look at the massive melons of Jaid Barrymore, mother of Drew. Take a trip to Studio 34DD!

The Last Resort (2009)
STUDIO: Lions Gate
NUDE: America Olivo (breasts) (Picture), Sita Young (breasts) (Picture)
Before Kathleen (Marissa Tait) gets married, her four bridesmaids, Sophia (America Olivo), Jessica (Arianne Zucker), Beth (Sita Young), and Amber (Paulie Rojas), take her down to Mexico for an extended bachelorette party in the fright flick The Last Resort (2009). After Sophia ditches them for a guy she meets in a bar, the remaining four girls are kidnapped, robbed, and stranded at a resort haunted by the evil presence of the libertine community that died there. All of the girls show off their bikini bodies, and Sita Young bares her boobs in bed with a dead guy. Necrophiliathe last resort.

Nights and Weekends (2008)
NUDE: Greta Gerwig (FFN, butt)
James (Joe Swanberg) and Mattie (Greta Gerwig) are a couple whose long-distance New York-Chicago relationship is beginning to break apart under the pressure of their neuroses in the improvised relationship drama Nights and Weekends (2008), co-directed by the stars themselves and quickly branded “mumblecore.” Unlike most movies about relationships, this one has a lot of nudity in it, and that will make your nights and weekends a lot happier.

The Poker House (2008)
STUDIO: Phase 4 Films
NUDE: Selma Blair (right breast) (Picture)
Co-written and directed by Tank Girl star Lori Petty, The Poker House (2008) is the semi-autobiographical story of Petty’s teenage years living among pimps and drug addicts in small-town Iowa. Jennifer Lawrence stars as young Agnes, and Selma Blair is her addict mother, Sarah. Although it’s sad that Selma is strung out, at least her right boob gets hung out. When you see Selma’s sack, you’ll want to poke her in the house.

Rudo y Cursi (2009)Blu-Ray
NUDE: Jessica Mas (breasts) (Picture)
The Mexican soccer comedy Rudo y Cursi (2008) stars Gael Garca Bernal and Diego Luna as Tato and Beto, a pair of rival half-brothers who work on a banana plantation. Their lives change when a talent scout (Guillermo Francella) signs the boys to different teams in Mexico City. As Tato and Beto experience the pleasures and pains of sudden sports stardom, Tato gets lucky with a television spokesmodel named Maya (Jessica Mas), and we get lucky when she bares her boobs. Goal!

Screwballs (1983)Blu-Ray
STUDIO: Severin
NUDE: Astrid Brandt (breasts, butt) (Picture), Kim Cayer (breasts), Raven De La Croix (breasts) (Picture), Terrea Foster (breasts) (Picture), Jennifer Inch (breasts) (Picture), Linda Shayne (breasts) (Picture), Linda Speciale (breasts) (Picture)
It’s easy to tell when you’ve met a fellow fan of this great forgotten ’80s teen sex comedy. Just mention strip bowling or the sacred name Purity Busch. After all, anyone who’s seen the film knows that Screwballs (1983) is the essential epic of horny high-school kids stuck in the early 1960s. The young male adults of TA High are dedicated to getting into the pants of Miss Busch, renowned as the only virgin left in the high school. And if that sounds hard to believe, you’ll change your mind after you see how quick the other girls are to shed their clothes, including Jennifer Inch and Linda Shaynenot to mention the mature Raven De La Croix.

Something Is Killing Tate (2008)
STUDIO: Vanguard
NUDE: Luz Beato
After Tate (Jocko Sims) unsuccessfully tries to kill himself days before his birthday and weeks before his wedding, he locks himself in his house in the award-winning drama Something Is Killing Tate (2008). For the remainder of the film, Tate’s friends try to discover what was behind his suicide attempt, and, in the process, we get to see Luz Beato in the nude. Someone is looking great!

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)Blu-Ray
STUDIO: Anchor Bay
NUDE: Amy Adams (breasts) (Picture)
Amy Adams is Rose Lorkowski, a struggling single mom who starts a crime-scene cleanup business with her wild child of a sister, Norah (Emily Blunt), at the suggestion of her high-school boyfriend (Steve Zahn) in the quirky dark comedy Sunshine Cleaning (2008). While we don’t get to see Amy’s bunshine, we do get to see her very, very briefly flash her rack for the first time, along with the butt and bush of an unidentified actress. After that, you’re the one who’s going to need cleaning, sunshine! But take note: Amy's nude scene didn't make the cut on the DVD release. That's not so dirty.