Thursday, January 29, 2015

Joe de Palmer - Cécilia et les autres femmes au bordel (1980)


Cécilia is fed up with her husband who keeps on watching TV, drinking beer, belching and picking his teeth. After some fun with the plumber (not so frequent nowadays, are they?), a postman bringing a telegram, a salesman and a female nurse, Cécilia agrees on going to the "maison de rendez-vous" (what's the English for...) owned by one of her female friends. Just watching at first, she quicly gets attracted by money and gets down to work. From now on her husband will have to pay for her "services".

Chusei Sone - Showa onnamichi: Rashomon AKA Naked Rashomon (1972)


As he had done for Rashamen Oman: Ame No Oranda-zaka and its sequels, former Seijun Suzuki disciple Chusei Sone borrowed his master's screenwriter, Atsushi Yamatoya (Koya No Dacchi Waifu) for this fascinating pinku eiga film. Despite the title, the film bears little in common with the classic Rashomon, and only the second half takes place in the Showa era, but it is nonetheless among the most interesting films of its type. Hideaki Ezumi stars as a powerful marquis named Katsuragawa, whose prostitute mistress (Hitomi Kozue) bears him twins. Being that twins are considered bad luck, the babies are separated at birth, with Ezumi raising the boy and Kozue raising the girl. Nineteen years pass, and the blissfully ignorant twins (also played by Ezumi and Kozue) meet and fall in love. By coincidence, Kozue just happens to be a prostitute like her mother, and the cycle continues. Stylish, surrealistic, and often just plain weird, this Nikkatsu release made a star of Kozue and reinforced Sone's position as the studio's most inventive director.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Andrew Repasky McElhinney - Story of the Eye (2004)



From The New York Times

Inspired by the notorious 1928 pornographic novel by Georges Bataille, the patron saint of postmodernism, Andrew Repasky McElhinney's "Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye" is a genuine independent film, with no commercial prospects and no economic reason for being. It is a strange, beautiful, disturbing and at times literally painful work, an original and distinctive expression by a gifted young Philadelphia-based filmmaker who here confirms the talent he displayed in his 2001 film, "A Chronicle of Corpses."

If Bataille's novel was an attempt to write that which should not be written - it is his work that introduced the notion of transgression, the violent, ecstatic breaking of taboos that became so important to postmodern thinkers like Michel Foucault and Susan Sontag - Mr. McElhinney's film is an attempt to show that which should not be shown. That means hard-core sex, performed in all the possible permutations by a fearless young cast.

Gunter Otto - Die Samenräuberinnen (1980)


Helga is a perfect secretary. Although engaged, she accepts her boss's advances provided he rapes her. When a maid and the nightwatchman come along, they play a foursome. Mrs Fritz, the boss's wife gets a glimpse of the situation and locks herself in with the nightwatchman for some fun of her own. The husband watches them through the keyhole and gets a spurt in his eye (Kolosalle Pi kanterie, I guess!). After being sacked, Helga finds a job as a waitress in a cafe and has fun with bowling players both male and female. A very boring movie although the main role was played by a very convincing actress.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Deni Cavalcanti - Aluga-se Moças (1982)


Unintentionally, the film also won fame for a reason parallel: the primary error of agreement of the title (the correct is “for rent”), including being the subject of college entrance examination in question. The huge success of the film spawned a sequel: for rent two girls in 1983 without the participation of Gretchen and explicit sex scenes grafted.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Norifumi Suzuki - Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô AKA Sex and Fury (1973)


Sex & Fury, one of the wildest, most violent, just-plain-entertaining Japanese sexploitation pictures from the 1970s stars smoldering young 'pinky violence' actress Reiko Ike (veteran of the Girl Boss aka Sukeban film series) as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho encounters the three villains responsible for her father's murder, and runs afoul of various yakuza who want her dead. A European spy (beautiful Christina Lindberg, star of Thriller - A Cruel Picture), whose sadistic diplomat boss has his own nefarious plans, complicates matters. A riproaring action saga filled with beautiful bodies, bloody swordplay, and psychedelic imagery -- all beautifully photographed in a number of astonishing setpieces. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki (who fathered the Sukeban genre), Sex & Fury transcends the pop culture realm to achieve genuine art. Followed by the outrageous sequel, Female Yakuza Tale - Inquisition & Torture (also available from Panik House), it's the best film you've never seen!

Noribumi Suzuki - Ero Shogun to 21-nin no Aisyou AKA Lusty Shogun's 21 Dolls (1972)

A new Shogun rides into town but instead of taking care of his administrative duties he just gets laid. A lot.

Liliana Cavani - Interno Berlinese AKA The Berlin Affair (1985)


Review I

In 1938 Berlin, Gudrun Landgrebe, wife of Nazi functionary Kevin McNally, begins taking art lessons. She makes the acquaintance of another student, Japanese ambassador's daughter Mio Takaki. Soon afterwards, the two women begin a passionate lesbian affair. This leads to a chain reaction of disaster and tragedy, culminating with the inevitable intervention of the Gestapo. Despite the film's galloping sexual passions, The Berlin Affair is an exercise in aloofness, keeping the characters at arm's length-surprising, considering that the director was Liliana Cavani, auteur of the erotic classic The Night Porter (1974). The film was based on The Buddhist Cross, a novel by Junichiro Tanizaki. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Erwin C. Dietrich - Blutjunge Verführerinnen 3 aka The Calendar Girls (1972)


A hitchhiking runaway tells the man who picks her up about her friends' sexual escapades.

IMDb comment:
Delicious sex scenes with Ingrid Steeger, towards the end are of a different order.
For the most part the sex scenes are awkward and the links abysmal while the ongoing devise whereby the fat guy provider the lift gets told the various tales adds nothing. However the delicious sex scenes with Ingrid Steeger, towards the end are of a different order altogether and the final potentially gross scene with the very large and ageing forest ranger a thing of wonder. Why couldn't Steeger have just done all the scenes? She is not well supported here and it looks like a case of relying a little too heavily on her ability to carry the film. Still, as I say the film is saved in the last half hour and whilst I never want to see most of this little number again, I am sure I could delight again in that fine reel or two.

Erwin C. Dietrich - Der Teufel in Miss Jonas (1976)


Dirtymoviedevotee from Brugge, Belgium wrote:
The Devil Came From Zürich, 19 June 2010

By the mid-1970s, hardcore still could not be legally screened in most European countries. That situation would soon change in a few flagship regions like Holland, France and Germany, though others like the UK and Belgium stuck to their guns well into the video era. None of this prevented Old World inhabitants of learning about the explicit extravaganzas that were packing movie theaters on the other side of the Atlantic. As yet unseen, Gerard Damiano's landmark DEEP THROAT and the Mitchell Brothers' BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR built up mythical reputations by word of mouth that could only be damaged by the sobering reality of these merely modest attempts at broadening a genre thus far limited to brothels and stag parties.

Henri Pachard - Babylon blue (1984)


Early morning: Martin (Joey Silvera) is released from prison... He served six months for receiving money for sex... Big Money... He's a first class gigolo.
When Missie (Sharon Kane) picks him up and take him home, he's right back where ... Full Descriptionhe began.
Missie has created New York's newestand most sensational House of Pleasure... For Women as well as men. Martin is the new, hot attraction for women. Cheryl (Bridgette Monet) is the new hot sensation for the male customers.
Through a series of sexual events, we see the empire build into a fast paced, erotic journey for both the customers and the professionals.
Moth Bridgette Monet and Joey Silvera want out. However, Sharon kane needs them both, so she devises methods of keeping them on the job. She puts Bridgette to work with "Jack", another male hooker... but it backfires. They fall in love and leave Sharon Kane with our hero, Martin.
What Sharon didn't expect really does her in... She falls in love... The Empire Closes. Martin And Missie look at themselves for the first time, and at each other...

Henri Pachard - Babylon Pink (1979)


Often imitated, never duplicated, Babylon Pink is the blushing-hot Female Fantasy Film of All Time! The outrageous CECIL HOWARD and HENRI PACHARD join forces for a long- shameless probe into the most intimate erotic desires of the hottest stars in the world! Never before has a film been this nasty- this unforgettable!!! You'll see VANESSA DEL RIO- a tigress in heat...SAMANTHA FOX in total submission...MERLE MICHAELS- an erotic plaything for naughty eurasian ARCADIA LAKE and stud ERIC EDWARDS...GEORGINA SPELVIN - outstripping all her previous performances in unspeakable ecstasy...DEBBIE REVENGE- queen of defiled sensuality - eaten alive by desire...GEORGETTE SANDERS- all wicked innocence and burning curiosity...and more! For seasoned - willing adults ONLY- this Adult Film Asssociation BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR is required viewing for anyone who wants the best possible erotica!!!An Erotic Experience For The Experienced Eroticist...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Annelise Meineche - Uden en trævl aka Without a Stitch (1968)


When a high-school girl complains of her inability to reach sexual
climax, her doctor suggests that she keep a diary of her sexual
encounters. She does just that and soon finds herself caught up in
a sexual merry-go-round that includes making a hardcore porno film
in Sweden, an escapade with a German sadist and a lesbian

Ernst Hofbauer - Sex in the Office (1971)


Description: A German "Report" movie with man in the street interviews and stories illustrating the perils of sex in the workplace.

Richard Franklin - The Oral Generation (1970)


Presented by “Family Studies Institute” THE ORAL GENERATION purports to be the first sexual instruction film aimed at liberated women; although it’s focus is of course on how a woman can please a man (or how a woman can please a woman with a man watching) in a non-conventional manner. The narration describes the greater availability of literature on sexuality aimed at female readers (although what we are shown on-camera are the usual texts from Kinsey to Krafft-Ebing to "The Joy of Sex" and "The Sensuous Woman" as well as the usual porn magazines) as well as female-focused films (during a montage of 42nd Street porn theater marquees). The oral sex interludes intercut with this academic discussion take the form of anecdotes by wives surprising their husbands in the showers or role-playing as their husbands secretaries (the only interlude that is remotely arousing in its rhythmic and escalating intercutting). There's also a bizarre vignette involving a black samurai and a ménage a trois. Credits are non-existent for this one, but one of the performers appears to be Tina Russell (the 1970 date comes from Vinegar Syndrome's back cover).