Friday, June 24, 2016


Adapted from Terry Southern's novel (itself an adaptation of Voltaire's Candide), the 1968 psychedellic romp features an alluring but naive young woman from outer space (Ewa Aulin) whose wanderings lead her into sexually-charged situations.

Featuring a who's who of appearances from Marlon Brando to Ringo Starr, Candy's journey will lead her to come into contact with a wide variety of odd characters before deciding to return back where she came from. The script is rather one-note, as is the performance of its leading lady and most of her co-stars, and the cult film is more of a curiosity than anything else after all these years.

Re-released on Blu-ray and DVD, extras include an interview with screenwriter Buck Henry, theatrical trailer and television spots, and a short featurette with film critic Kim Morgan.

[Kino Lorber, Blu-ray $29.95 / DVD $19.95]

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