Good morning everyone,
Today’s review will focus on shrinking content! Namely, this review will examine Giantess Zone’s “The Incredible Shrinking Dude Part 2.”
The Incredible Shrinking Dude Part 2 features a surprisingly large cast consisting of Mistress Vivian as “Nancy,” Gary Pranzo Jr. as “Greg,” Kbella as “Dr. Big,” Misty as “Dr. Big’s Assistant,” Althea as “Dr. Holstrum,” and Gary Pranzo Sr. as “50’s CIA Agent.” (NOTE: The characters are identified in the credits. If they had not been then viewers would have had no idea what anyone was called since names were not actually used. Instead, the performers avoided specificity, called each other “sir,” and talked about “that doctor” when referring to Dr. Holstrum. Doing so made the production feel generic and it would have better if names had actually been used.)
The clip runs for 34 minutes. Seemingly, it was originally made in 2009 and then eventually re-released on June 7th, 2016. I selected this, out of the five available Incredible Shrinking Dude clips, due to the black and white thumbnail:
The story begins with an old guy using a handheld camera:
The action then transitions to Dr. Big watching a small flat-screen PC monitor.
Dr. Big and her assistant are watching classified CIA footage of man called Greg who is shrinking! The circumstances which made Greg shrink were clearly based on the fictional events which also made Scott Carey shrink in “The Incredible Shrinking Man.” (NOTE: That’s to say that chemical / pesticide exposure combined with radiation makes a fellow reduce in stature!)
(SIDE NOTE: I could point out that the real FBI is primarily focused on federal law enforcement within the United States and that the CIA has no law enforcement role, but is instead focused on intelligence collection abroad. Thus, it should have been the FBI, not the CIA, monitoring Greg, but that’s a minor point. Confusing the different roles of the CIA and FBI often occurs in fictional depictions. Furthermore, to the very best of my knowledge, it’s not illegal to shrink so one could also raise the objection that there’s really no reason for FBI involvement either! 😉 )
As already noted, the footage contains numerous callbacks and references to 1957’s “The Incredible Shrinking Man.” Those callbacks include a bit about Greg’s wife Nancy trying, but failing to get an unlisted phone number. The couple desired an unlisted number due to the unwanted attention that the shrinking man was receiving from the public.
In general, the acting performances were decent given that everyone involved presumably had little to no professional experience. Although, some shots could have been more tightly edited. For instance, after Mistress Vivian (playing Greg’s wife Nancy) said “What am I to you, am I just like sliced, chopped liver?” she then corrects herself and says “Chopped liver, is that what I am?” (NOTE: “What am I, chopped liver?” is an American expression typically said when someone believes that they are being ignored. Learn more about the expression here.)
It felt like Vivian’s first reading was a mistake which the actress subsequently corrected. However, a counter-argument could be made that her character was upset and upset people confuse their words and speak improperly. Nonetheless, in my view the line would have been more effective if delivered correctly the first time. However, opinions may vary and the single line of dialogue wasn’t crucial.
While Greg continues to become smaller and smaller, Nancy still expects Greg to perform his husbandly duties:
The story concludes with Dr. Big’s assistant doubting that what she just saw on film was real. However, Dr. Big then provides evidence to demonstrate that such a miraculous transformation is indeed within the realm of the possible! The narrative closes out with Dr. Big plotting to master a means to shrink people in order to further her goal of world domination.
Overall, I recommend Incredible Shrinking Dude Part 2. It’s a sexy, but not overly explicit, homage to The Incredible Shrinking Man and was quite enjoyable. A highlight for fans of shrunken men will be the extended sequences of a tiny husband climbing over the comparatively enormous body of his lingerie-clad wife! It can be purchased for $30 here.
That’s it for today folks. Thursday’s review will cover the classic science fiction movie “The Amazing Colossal Man.” Until then, keep growing!
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