Water Power - Cult Golden Age Porn Movie Now On DVD
Shaun Costello made his infamous Water Power movie aka The Enema Bandit, The Enema Killer and Waterpower in 1976 during the Golden Age of Movie Porn. It stars Jamie Gillis as the notorious Enema Bandit and features gripping cinematography, bold acting and a gritty atmosphere of urban decay. Water Power is not your average adult flick, but cinematic art with plenty of sex and violence.
Starring: Barbara Belkin, CJ Laing, Craig Esposito, Eric Edwards, Gloria Leonard, Jamie Gillis, Joan Beattie, John Buco, Lois Turkan, Marlene Willoughby, Phil Morini, Sharon Mitchel, Valerie Morgenstern
Director: Warren Evans as Helmuth Richler (Shaun Costello)
Studio: Global Media
Classic Feature Length Porn Movie ‘Water Power’ On Re-Mastered And Reissued DVD From Gamelink
Although it was the so-called Golden Age, much of 1970`s porn was merciless and ugly, glorifying cinematic filth by so-called hardcore roughies. Amongst them was the infamous Water Power movie aka The Enema Bandit, The Enema Killer and Waterpower, Produced by Gerard Damiano and directed, using one of his nom de plumes, by Shaun Costello, where Jamie Gillis plays a notorious villain called the Enema Bandit. Before giving his victims a violent anal probing, he penetrates each one of them relentlessly as the cops are sent on a desperate search to catch the filthy bandit. Although Water Power was truly a roughie, it was, and still is, a monumental work of pornographic art, which has stood the test of time and, if you are not so squeamish, is a classic still well worth watching today.
To their credit, GlobalMedia have re-mastered Water Power and reissued in a high quality DVD version that has all of the enema expulsion scenes intact.
Between his average porno roughies and grinders, Shaun Costello managed to create some of the most vile, subversive, and downright brilliant hardcore films ever to grace a large or small screen. Easily his most notorious film, Water Power was based on the true story of Michael H. Kenyon, better known as The Illinois Enema Bandit.
Jamie Gillis stars as Burt, a disturbed young man who spends his days spying on his neighbor, Clea Carson, through a telescope. After witnessing a bizarre enema cum doctor fetish scenario being enacted at a Times Square brothel, Burt is inspired to equip himself with various enema supplies, and takes it upon himself to become a moral voice and cleanse and purify the bowels of New York women after brutally raping them, saying as he does so, “Well, I didn't find it nice watching water mixed with feces coming out of those girls, but I must admit that this is really original idea. See for yourself if I think that you have to, but remember that you were warned.”
Michael H Kenyon, The Enema Bandit: Michael Hubert Kenyon, born in 1944 in Elgin, Illinois, was nicknamed the “Enema Bandit” after he pleaded guilty to a decade-long series of armed robberies of female victims, some of which involved sexual assaults where he would give them forced enemas. He is also known as the "Champaign Enema Bandit," the "Ski Masked Bandit", and "The Illinois Enema Bandit". His earliest attacks were on two teenage sisters in 1966 in Champaign, Illinois. The Champaign attacks ended but started anew in Manhattan, Kansas; Norman, Oklahoma; and Los Angeles, California. Michael Kenyon then committed additional attacks, including on three Cook County flight attendants. He also attacked four co-eds in an Urbana sorority house, one of whom was administered an enema. Kenyon was eventually apprehended in Chicago in connection with a number of robberies. During questioning he began to talk about being the Enema Bandit. Michael Kenyon was the inspiration for the 1976 adult film Water Power starring Jamie Gillis. He was also the subject of the Frank Zappa song "The Illinois Enema Bandit", available on the "Zappa in New York" album.
Says Shaun Costello: “In the fall of 1976 I was in the midst of moving to a farm when the phone rang. It was Sid Levine, the front man for Star Distributors, the porn movie unit of the Gambino crime family. They were my main source of income and I was their largest supplier of feature product, and Sid said he had to see me right away. Couldn't wait. So I jump in the car and make the ninety minute drive to lower Manhattan. Sid was looking grim when I got to his office. He didn't waste any time. "Look, I'm a grandfather and I'm ashamed to have to ask you this, but they need an enema movie." An enema movie? Sid has been given an audio cassette recording of something called The Enema Bandit, which has a scene where an effete Doctor, assisted by an evil nurse, is giving an enema to a bound and gagged young girl. He's going to use a device called the Bardex Inflatable Nozzle. So I'm thinking that this just might be the funniest single thing I've ever heard.”
Shaun Costello's Water Power is unlike anything else you have probably ever seen, which, in itself is one very good reason for buying this DVD. See and wonder at how a Bardex Inflatable Nozzle, something that can be purchased at any drug store, can be used as an instrument of sexual terror.
Bored with ordinary pornography, Burt (Jamie Gillis) needds to find something that will rekindle his sexual urges. Turning to his trusty telescope, Burt spies on the brunette flight attendant (Clea Carson) who lives across the street. Watching as she gets undressed, Burt talks as if he were in the room with her.
After wandering around 42nd Street for a while, Burt enters a seedy sex club called "The Garden of Eden," where he meets the Hostess (Gloria Leonard), lounging in black boots and hold-up stockings. Burt rejects her advances in favor of Eve (Sharon Mitchell), who is wearing a silver, disco-flavoured pantsuit. Burt notices Leslie (Marlene Willoughby) who is dressed like a nurse while Sharon is reclining naked after giving him an exhaustive oral workout.
Burt is told to ask Hostess Gloria about the "specials" Nurse Leslie provides. She lists a wide range of depraved activities for Burt to choose from, including: BDSM, pantie worship, cross dressing, emasculation, spanking, and foot worship. Burt is intrigued by the words "high colonic" the Hostess informs him that one is currently being performed as they speak.
Escorting him to the viewing gallery, the Hostess allows Burt to watch an enema being performed. A client posing as a doctor (Eric Edwards) explains, in great detail, the history of enemas. He then performs an enema on named Pamela (Jean Silver), while the aforementioned Nurse Leslie provides assistance by gagging Pamela with a piece of tape. The doctor tells his patient that she is going to receive an enema as he prepared his inflatable nozzle.
As the murky water begins to exit Pamela’s thoroughly lubricated anus, the Doctor and Burt both ejaculate. The Doctor gets his cock sucked by Nurse Leslie while Burt masturbates to achieve orgasm.
Feeling an overwhelming sense of euphoria, Burt declares enemas to be "where it's at," and disavows conventional pornography. His latest trip to the adult bookstore reflects this change of heart, as all his purchases are enema-based publications, "Water and Power" being the name of one of the magazines. Later on, while observing his beloved stewardess through his telescope, Burt is horrified when he sees her having sex with a man. He thought she was pure, unlike all those whores out on the street, yet there she was engaging in a wide array of sexual acts. Burt decides that he needs to make her clean again, and the only way he can do that is to break into her apartment and perform an enema on her at gun point.
Burt sees his mission as a public service, cleaning the depraved bowels of the city’s womanhood, one anus at a time. The media get wind of Burt’s mission and christen him "The Enema Bandit." This prmpts Burt to take his nozzle work more seriously. As expected, the police are determined to put a stop to his raping and anal irrigating criminality, so two rape squad detectives are put on the case, Jack Gallagher (John Buco) and Irene Murray (C.J. Laing).
On the subject of watery fecal matter, the way the ghastly scene featuring two teenage sisters Ginger (Susaye London) and Candy (Barbara Belkin) being brutalized by The Enema Bandit when he catches them dabbling in some incestuous lesbianism, was edited together with a consensual sex scene taking place in another part of the city.
The rough manner in which the enemas are implemented can be quite disturbing. Make no mistake, with the exception of the first sex club enema, which was performed by willing participants, all the enemas in Water Power were violently forced on the recipients. On top of being delusional, Burt is also full of contradictions. He says he wants to rid women of sin, but at same time, he ends up engaging in the same sinful acts he is supposedly against. This contradictory temperament gave Burt, and the film, an air of unexpected depth. If you like enema movies that contain more than just enemas, then check out Water Power.
Water Power - Classic Feature Length Golden Age Porn Movie Reissued On High Quality DVD By Global Media