Compilation of Hand in Hand features includes rare James Bidgood footage
Promo for Hand in Hand's back catalogue features extracts from the films the company made or distributed up until 1975. The clips (mostly far too long) are introduced by actor Mark Woodward (one of several participants not listed on IMDb)and interspersed with mostly feeble inserts (out takes and non-analytical interviews). The chief interest is that it includes "making of" footage and presumably much of what was shot of James Bidgood's abandoned follow-up to "Pink Narcissus". It's absolutely untrue that the footage at the end of "Good Hot Stuff" is "Pink Narcissus" itself. It is in fact all we'll ever see of "Bagdad" starring Woodward. Throughout, "Good Hot Stuff" transfers are extremely variable. Some clips are sharp, others look as though they've been telerecorded (kinescoped in US). Hand in Hand boss Jack Deveau is interviewed, once with director Peter de Rome while they're allegedly editing the trailer for de Rome's "Adam & Yves". This is of interest. However the "Bagdad" footage is of major importance. It's impossible to know for sure but it appears as though this film could have been a worthy follow-up to Bidgood's cult hit. It's certainly in his inimitable style (and, unlike "Pink Narcissus", hardcore). It's been given an appropriate middle eastern score by Hand in Hand regular David Earnest. An excerpt runs under the end credits. Worth seeking out.
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