Review by (who else?) Chastity Campbell
Starring: Cher, Stephen Whittaker
Director: Alessio de Paola
Video: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
Features: See Review
Release Date: August 24, 2004
If I could turn back time….if I could find a way…I’d
take back my consent to be in this movie!!!!
Yes, now I finally understand what Cher was saying all those years ago
when that song came out!
Chastity is the story of a girl roaming from town to
town, talking to herself and going just a little bit nutso!
Part of me thinks she suffers from schizophrenia, the other part of me
thinks she suffers from bad writing!!
Eddie is a lonely guy, parking cars for a living and going
to school to better himself. When
Chastity walks into town, and decides he’s someone she’d like to go home
with, poor Eddie doesn’t stand a chance.
The scenes between Chastity and Eddie are the first real clue that
Cher’s character is a few eggs short of a dozen!
Eddie doesn’t know what to make of Chastity.
She’s a bit loony, a bit unstable, but there’s just something about
her that keeps him from throwing her out on her behind.
The film progresses in a haze of muted tones, and quick
switch photography. There are a few
homoerotic moments where a late sixties Madam/Dominatrix dresses Chastity in
baby dolls clothes and chases her through a park. However, Chastity doesn’t stand for her dominant ways very
long and leaves her would be mistress with a verbal lashing no whip could
There isn’t really much to say about this film.
According to things I’ve read, this film was a flop during it’s first
run back in the late 60’s…putting it out on DVD hasn’t changed much.
Cher was, well…Cher, only younger! A beautiful and talented lady who wouldn’t realize
her true acting abilities until she slipped on a Mask, and got Moonstruck!
Oh yes, we can’t forget what a witch she was, in Eastwick!
Because of the choppy dialogue, bad editing, and clumsy
acting I couldn’t find much about this film to like. However, the soundtrack was very nicely put together, and
come on, it was Cher doing the singing! What’s
not to like about that?!
I wanted to love this movie, I mean after all, my name is
Chastity, and yes, I was named after Sonny & Cher’s daughter Chastity
Bono. However, there were just too
many problems with this small budget film to help it rise above my minimum
The original theatrical release of this film did not do
well in theatres, so it’s no surprise that the print did not receive a
thorough cleaning before being released on DVD.
The 1.85:1 Widescreen format was nice. However, the dirt and grain visible in the print was very distracting, and annoying. Also, the colors were very dull, and grayed out which left the DVD looking very flat!
Where this DVD was lacking in video quality it did make up
for it somewhat in the audio department.
The Dolby Digital Mono mix had it’s problems but over all it was ok.
There were some audible drop outs, and the levels on the mix did bounce
around quite a bit. However, Cher
decided to lend her vocals to the soundtrack and that helped make the
The original movie trailer for Chastity was the only extra
feature on this DVD.