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Apple, The

Hapless trashmasters Cannon Films fancy some disco musical action, and concoct a trite tale of a Canadian couple who enter the Worldvision Song Contest in the shiny future of 1994, only to be tempted into hell by devilish entrepreneur Vladek Sheybal. All very Rocky Horror in look and feel, though without the essential saving grace of that Richard O’Brien campy wit, and the endless gold lame G-strings are less than easy on the eye. On the plus side, there’s Joss Ackland in hippie tramp mode.



  1. THX 1139

    August 11, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Still funnier than Will Ferrell’s Netflix Eurovision comedy, mind. Albeit unintentionally. All that and Miriam Margolyes too.

  2. Tom Ronson

    March 31, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Allan Love was basically Roger Daltrey, but loads cheaper. Shortly before filming The Apple, he was cast as the trebly-handicapped pinball champ in a short-lived West End musical production of Tommy at the Queen’s Theatre, which is now the Sondheim Theatre and home to Les Misérables (and his orchestra – thank you, Mark Kermode).

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