Robert Crumb, the original creator of Fritz, doesn't even acknowledge that the film exists. According to Ralph Bakshi, this is because doing so would be admitting that the first film (which he hated) was not as bad as Nine Lives.
Unfortunate Implications: The first film was edgy regarding such subjects as race and gender and sexuality, but typically came out in favor of the oppressed. Nine Lives, however, portrays the Devil as a flaming homosexual, has its protagonist claim that black girls "know where it's at" from age eleven, and features the anal rape of Adolf Hitler by the protagonist. It might genuinely be one of the most offensive films made after the 1950s.