By Glenn Kenny
Updated February 04, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

The old repressed-babe-takes-on-the-sultry-characteristics-of-her-evil-twin gambit always gets a rise out of erotic-thriller mavens, so it’s no surprise to see wonderfully named director Gregory Hippolyte continue to milk the concept in Mirror Images II, the sequel to his 1992 film. Here the auteur experiments with time, calculating how little of it he needs to spend on exposition before cutting to some stupefyingly vulgar close-ups of improbably named star Shannon Whirry’s breasts. The longest stretch is about three minutes. On the whole, Mirror Images II is proof of an axiom recently voiced in a New Yorker cartoon: ”Life is too short for soft porn.” C-

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