Friday, December 31, 2010

Doris Wishman - Diary of a Nudist (1961)

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Quite honestly, this film is crap. It's laughably written, woodenly acted, badly filmed and dubbed, and contains only a wisp of a plot. It's also pretty boring. And yet, I couldn't look away! Must have been the wall-to-wall nudity, the whole raison d'etre of this turkey.

It's quite refreshing to see so many beautiful naked women circa 1961. There's no silicone to be found, and these women look happy, healthy and well tanned. Watching them cavort for the length of this movie is a pleasure, but it's the only pleasure you'll get out of this lame duck.

Doris Wishman - Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls (1962)

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Anne and Tom, a married nudist couple, work in a real estate office. When the agency's owner discovers that Tom is a nudist, he fires him. Unfortunately, Tom was just ready to close a big real-estate deal with Al Jenkins. Tom goes to his favorite nudist camp to take his mind off his problems and discovers that Al Jenkins is also a member of the nudist camp. Together they come up with a plan to get Tom's wife and their boss to get to the nudist camp so they can close the deal.

Doris Wishman - Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls (1962)

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Anne and Tom, a married nudist couple, work in a real estate office. When the agency's owner discovers that Tom is a nudist, he fires him. Unfortunately, Tom was just ready to close a big real-estate deal with Al Jenkins. Tom goes to his favorite nudist camp to take his mind off his problems and discovers that Al Jenkins is also a member of the nudist camp. Together they come up with a plan to get Tom's wife and their boss to get to the nudist camp so they can close the deal.

Shaun Costello - Forced Entry + 8mm Sex Loops (1972)

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A notorious 70's adult sickie, 'Forced Entry' stars Harry Reems as an ex-nam Veteran, working as an attendant at a garage ("Joe's Friendly Service") who tricks women into giving him their addresses, so that he can pop round later and rape them at knife/gun point. Reem's makes his first victim suck him off at knife point, before shooting his load all over the camera lens and slitting his victims throat! Playboy Playmate Laura Cannon appears here as the second victim, who is dragged from the shower into the bedroom, before being raped and killed. Reem's finally meets his match when he breaks in on a couple of lesbian hippies, who are so whacked out on drugs that they simply giggle at his threats. Confused and scared, Reem's repeatedly screams "Keep away from me!" before turning the gun on himself, blowing his own brains out! The film opens and ends with a shot of Reem's blood spattered body lying on the floor, his brains exposed through his shattered cranium!!!

Shaun Costello - Forced Entry + 8mm Sex Loops (1972)

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A notorious 70's adult sickie, 'Forced Entry' stars Harry Reems as an ex-nam Veteran, working as an attendant at a garage ("Joe's Friendly Service") who tricks women into giving him their addresses, so that he can pop round later and rape them at knife/gun point. Reem's makes his first victim suck him off at knife point, before shooting his load all over the camera lens and slitting his victims throat! Playboy Playmate Laura Cannon appears here as the second victim, who is dragged from the shower into the bedroom, before being raped and killed. Reem's finally meets his match when he breaks in on a couple of lesbian hippies, who are so whacked out on drugs that they simply giggle at his threats. Confused and scared, Reem's repeatedly screams "Keep away from me!" before turning the gun on himself, blowing his own brains out! The film opens and ends with a shot of Reem's blood spattered body lying on the floor, his brains exposed through his shattered cranium!!!

Jean Rollin - Les démoniaques aka Demoniacs aka Curse of the Living Dead (1974)

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Jean Rollin's surreal pirate film takes place on land amidst the skeletons of beached and plundered ships, the legacy of a cutthroat band of "wreckers" who lure ships into the shallows. When a pair of survivors, young girls glowing in white nightgowns, wander through the shallows seeking help from the merry quartet, they are summarily molested, beaten, and left for dead. Like in many of Rollin's films, the story doesn't make much narrative sense--the girls escape to the haunted ruins where a woman in clown makeup cares for them and a mysterious magician gives them the power to take their revenge in return for sex--but the logic takes on a dreamlike quality appropriate to the gorgeous and bizarre imagery. In a strange tavern adorned with skeletons (and a man playing with a Dracula doll!), the Captain is haunted by visions of the girls as white-faced specters. A search for the girls amidst the rotting hulls of old ships culminates in a fiery inferno that burns spectacularly against the night sky. Meanwhile well-endowed costar Joëlle Coeur strips at the slightest suggestion, frolics and bounces on a bed, and runs around the beach topless while hunting the girls. Rollin's strange little film, a ghost story without ghosts, rambles on a little too long before it culminates in a self-destructive frenzy and ends on a sad, serene note.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jean Rollin - Le frisson des vampires aka Shiver of the Vampires (1971)

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Jean Rollin’s third feature film Le Frisson des Vampires, alternately known as Thrill of the Vampires, Shiver of the Vampires and Sex and the Vampire, is one of the key works in his impressive filmography. A perfect melding of all of Rollin’s thematic obsessions, Le Frisson des Vampires is the director’s first masterpiece and one of his greatest achievements.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Raymond Phelan & Doris Wishman - Nude On The Moon (1961)

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The Back Cover wrote:

Astronauts discover a nudist camp on the moon! A brilliant young rocket scientist and his professor friend decide to build a spaceship and blast off to the moon. Donning idiotic pajama-like space suits, they land on the lunar surface and discover a nudist camp populated by shapely telepathic moon gals with antennae on their heads! After first being rendered helpless by a moon doll's magic wand, the men are eventually allowed to wander about and witness the naked marvels of life in outer space. But, hey, doesn't the Queen of the Moon look just like the professor's secretary? "Nude on the Moon" is a hilarious sci-fi nudie-cutie from director Doris Wishman (billed here as "Anthony Brooks"), and filmed at Coral Castle, an extremely oddball tourist attraction in Homestead, Florida.

Girish Karnad - Utsav aka The Festival (1984)

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Playwright, actor, director, and theatre scholar Girish Karnad conceived this film as a popularly-accessible tribute to the glories of Sanskrit drama, turning one of the most beloved of classical plays, the ca. 5th century “Little Clay Cart” (ascribed to Shudraka) into a contemporary spectacle with A-list stars and music by major filmi composers. Lavish sets and costumes, jewelry and hairstyles, all inspired by classical paintings and sculptures, evoke the glories of the Gupta age, while saucy dialog in contemporary (if properly Sanskritized) Hindi recreates the playwright’s satirical vision of the demimondaine world of the city of Ujjayini. By reminding viewers that, for ancient Indians, “pleasure” and “profit” (kama and artha) were right up there with “virtue” (dharma) among the principal Aims of Life, the film can serve as a refreshing antidote to the over-emphasized philosophical and mystical preoccupations of the much-studied texts of the classical period (e.g., Bhagavad-gita). Its Rabelaisian cast of characters — the voluptuous and talented courtesan, witty cat burglar, pompous monk, wild-eyed revolutionary — mirror those found in the worldly-wise story anthologies of the classical period (such as those translated in J. A. B. van Buitenen’s Tales of Ancient India), and thus bring to life their urbane world of fleshly delights.

Girish Karnad - Utsav aka The Festival (1984)

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Playwright, actor, director, and theatre scholar Girish Karnad conceived this film as a popularly-accessible tribute to the glories of Sanskrit drama, turning one of the most beloved of classical plays, the ca. 5th century “Little Clay Cart” (ascribed to Shudraka) into a contemporary spectacle with A-list stars and music by major filmi composers. Lavish sets and costumes, jewelry and hairstyles, all inspired by classical paintings and sculptures, evoke the glories of the Gupta age, while saucy dialog in contemporary (if properly Sanskritized) Hindi recreates the playwright’s satirical vision of the demimondaine world of the city of Ujjayini. By reminding viewers that, for ancient Indians, “pleasure” and “profit” (kama and artha) were right up there with “virtue” (dharma) among the principal Aims of Life, the film can serve as a refreshing antidote to the over-emphasized philosophical and mystical preoccupations of the much-studied texts of the classical period (e.g., Bhagavad-gita). Its Rabelaisian cast of characters — the voluptuous and talented courtesan, witty cat burglar, pompous monk, wild-eyed revolutionary — mirror those found in the worldly-wise story anthologies of the classical period (such as those translated in J. A. B. van Buitenen’s Tales of Ancient India), and thus bring to life their urbane world of fleshly delights.

Various - Wet dreams (1973)

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"This collection of shorts was impulsed by a wealthy dutch person asking many directors to shot a few mns on the subject of "wet dreams".... Some of these shorts were collected and assembled in this movie, and were then issued in 1973...
French businessman Francis Mishkind, owner of the Alpha theaters and distribution circuit, acquired it and released it in Paris back then....
Mischkind is the man behind all those recent triple feature porn french dvds of the blue one label...His 30 years carreer made him a key figure in french porn prod beofre video replaced 35 mm films... (some important movies such as "Mes nuits avec Alice, Penelope,....", Talking pussy and so on....)
It was stamped "art house" in 1974 then x rated in 1975, then re art house only in 1982 in France.....
Directors include Ray, Lasse Braun (as Falcon Stuart) , and Dusan Makavejev (as Sam Rotterdam)....."

Sharon McNight - The Autobiography of a Flea (1976)

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Set in the 1800's, a tiny flea narrates the sex escapades it sees from afar whom is Belle, a 14-year-old girl who lives with her controlling uncle. Father Ambrose is a young unscrupulous priest from her local parish whom decides to take advantage of Belle's naiveness to seduce her and teams up with Belle's uncle to exploit Belle's newly aroused sexuality. Meanwhile, Belle's best friend Julie has problems with her own life when her parents ignore her for their own sexual encounters, and she is pursued by the very endowned Father Clement, one of Father Ambrose's associates, who also wants to satisfy his carnal urges.

Sharon McNight - The Autobiography of a Flea (1976)

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Set in the 1800's, a tiny flea narrates the sex escapades it sees from afar whom is Belle, a 14-year-old girl who lives with her controlling uncle. Father Ambrose is a young unscrupulous priest from her local parish whom decides to take advantage of Belle's naiveness to seduce her and teams up with Belle's uncle to exploit Belle's newly aroused sexuality. Meanwhile, Belle's best friend Julie has problems with her own life when her parents ignore her for their own sexual encounters, and she is pursued by the very endowned Father Clement, one of Father Ambrose's associates, who also wants to satisfy his carnal urges.

Jesus Franco - Die Marquise von Sade AKA Doriana Grey (1976)

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A fairy tale castle out of a medieval woodcut towers over the dense jungle. Doriana Grey (Lina Romay) walks on a lonely path through the thick undergrowth after another night of sex and death. Dressed in her usual wardrobe of nothing but a revealing, hot pink gown, Doriana is as evanescent a presence as her clothing. The cries of strange birds seem to guide her back to her elaborate abode. One of the wealthiest women in the world, Doriana lives in an isolated dimension beyond realistic time and space. Psychically linked with her twin sister, who now resides in the asylum for the sexually disturbed of Dr Orlof (Ronald Weiss), Doriana is actually a female vampire who sucks the vital sexual and life energies out of her victims. Each of her erotic assignations with the rich and famous leaves another corpse on a trail of unsolved murders. Or are they murders? Doriana is a self destructive entity living on the edge of conventional consciousness.

Radley Metzger - The Image AKA The Punishment of Anne (1976)

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“If you look up the word erotic in the dictionary, you will no doubt see a picture of Radley Metzger staring right back at you directly in the face (with a cheeky little smirk no doubt). No one has ever, or will ever make films like this man had. Way ahead of his time (which historically seemed to work against him) Metzger's films have survived in relative obscurity or have unfortunately been presented in poorly transferred abridged versions. Enter Synapse Films to the rescue with one of Metzger's most beloved titles (and most dangerous if you will) The Image (AKA The Punishment of Anne), and a film that absolutely no one could have ever predicted would have surfaced on DVD.

Erwin C. Dietrich - Rolls-Royce Baby (1975)

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I freely admit that I watched this movie simply for the sight of Lina Romay, nude and in her prime. It was well worth it, if that's what you're looking for. The previous reviewer mentions hardcore more than once, but all I saw was a lot of spread-eagled female nudity; being male I have absolutely no problem with that.

Lina Romay is in her prime here, young and fresh. She has a habit of driving around in her Rolls, naked and spread out in the back, picking up any hitchhikers she may see; male or female.

Erwin C. Dietrich - Rolls-Royce Baby (1975)

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I freely admit that I watched this movie simply for the sight of Lina Romay, nude and in her prime. It was well worth it, if that's what you're looking for. The previous reviewer mentions hardcore more than once, but all I saw was a lot of spread-eagled female nudity; being male I have absolutely no problem with that.

Lina Romay is in her prime here, young and fresh. She has a habit of driving around in her Rolls, naked and spread out in the back, picking up any hitchhikers she may see; male or female.

?-The Geek (1971)

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Here's one for all of my fellow bigfoot movie completists. This starts out as a typical 1970's PG-rated bigfoot movie with grainy 16mm pseudo-documentary footage of a group of male and female hikers in the wilderness while the standard cheesy voice-over narration explains that they are searching for bigfoot or "the geek" (although to my knowledge in no other bigfoot movie has he been referred to as "the geek"). Then suddenly almost without warning it turns into a hardcore porn movie! (I was wondering why one of the female hikers was wearing knee-high go-go boots). The human-human sex scenes are very bad and generally unappealing. They're actually only kind of semi-hard and seem a little truncated, possibly due to censorship but more likely (given the obscurity of this production) because a horny projectionist stole the more explicit stuff. Actually the words "semi-hard" and "truncated" also describe the male actors here, but frankly I can't blame them--it must be hard to have sex outside with women who are only marginally attractive at best. What little dialogue there is is priceless though. One guy lures a girl to his tent by offering to show her his "Italian sausage" then afterwards confesses that he was a virgin except for the time he almost made it with his sister!

Bruno Barreto - Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos aka Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

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In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman - the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Now she's very happy with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadhino comes to earth to chase her.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Joseph W. Sarno - Confessions of a Young American Housewife [Extras] (1974)

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Carol (Rebecca Brooke), Anne (Chris Jordan), Eddie (David Hausman) and Pete (Eric Edwards) are a swinging suburban quartet. Carol is married to Eddie and Anne to Pete, but that doesn't stop them from swapping partners or initiating hot foursome sex at the drop of their panties. Enter Jennifer Robinson (Jennifer Welles) - Carol's buttoned-up mother who is in town for a visit. Sporting a voluptuous body and dripping sensuous allure, Jennifer makes an immediate impression upon Pete, Anne and Eddie, who will stop at nothing to have their way with her - individually or in group session. Once Jennifer come to terms with her daughter's highly sexual lifestyle, and lets go of her own inhibitions - look out! - no-one will be safe from her erotic charms. Soon it becomes clear that both mother and daughter have long-standing issues and an unspoken attraction between one another, which manifest themselves in the most shocking and taboo way. Who will end up with who and how far will each go to satisfy his or her deepest and wildest sexual urges.

Tinto Brass - Salon Kitty [+Extras] (1976)

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Tinto Brass scored his first major international success with this shocking but stylish tale of decadence in the Third Reich, inspired by a true story. Madame Kitty (Ingrid Thulin) is the proprietor of one of Berlin's most luxurious brothels, where many members of the Nazi high command are her regular customers. Kitty is approached by Helmut Wallenberg (Helmut Berger), an S.S. official who orders her to shut down her business and act as his partner as he founds a new bordello, which will exclusively cater to the elite of the Nazi Party and the German military. Unknown to Kitty, Wallenberg's brothel has been staffed entirely by women recruited by the S.S. for their loyalty to the Reich, and each room has been equipped with secret recording devices, which will allow Wallenberg and his staff to not only gather blackmail material against troublesome officers, but to discover who might be expressing disloyal thoughts about Hitler's regime when their guard is down. Margherita (Teresa Ann Savoy), a pretty young prostitute working for Kitty, is especially devoted to both her job and her country, but when she falls in love with Biondo (John Steiner), a German officer and frequent customer who has grown disillusioned with both the war and National Socialism, she discovers the true purpose of "Salon Kitty," and sets out to destroy the operation, with Kitty's help. Both a scandal and a success in Europe, Salon Kitty initially played the exploitation circuit in the United States in an edited version titled Madame Kitty, though the shorter version still earned an X rating.
~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Tinto Brass - Salon Kitty [+Extras] (1976)

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Tinto Brass scored his first major international success with this shocking but stylish tale of decadence in the Third Reich, inspired by a true story. Madame Kitty (Ingrid Thulin) is the proprietor of one of Berlin's most luxurious brothels, where many members of the Nazi high command are her regular customers. Kitty is approached by Helmut Wallenberg (Helmut Berger), an S.S. official who orders her to shut down her business and act as his partner as he founds a new bordello, which will exclusively cater to the elite of the Nazi Party and the German military. Unknown to Kitty, Wallenberg's brothel has been staffed entirely by women recruited by the S.S. for their loyalty to the Reich, and each room has been equipped with secret recording devices, which will allow Wallenberg and his staff to not only gather blackmail material against troublesome officers, but to discover who might be expressing disloyal thoughts about Hitler's regime when their guard is down. Margherita (Teresa Ann Savoy), a pretty young prostitute working for Kitty, is especially devoted to both her job and her country, but when she falls in love with Biondo (John Steiner), a German officer and frequent customer who has grown disillusioned with both the war and National Socialism, she discovers the true purpose of "Salon Kitty," and sets out to destroy the operation, with Kitty's help. Both a scandal and a success in Europe, Salon Kitty initially played the exploitation circuit in the United States in an edited version titled Madame Kitty, though the shorter version still earned an X rating.
~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Tinto Brass - Capriccio (1987)

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Jennifer and her husband Fred seek out their old lovers for another fling in this erotic drama. Fred hooks up with the prostitute Rosalba, while Jennifer returns to the arms of the handsome pimp Ciro. The unfaithful couple return to each other after the affairs prove to be less satisfying then the memory of their initial experiences.

Tinto Brass - Capriccio (1987)

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Jennifer and her husband Fred seek out their old lovers for another fling in this erotic drama. Fred hooks up with the prostitute Rosalba, while Jennifer returns to the arms of the handsome pimp Ciro. The unfaithful couple return to each other after the affairs prove to be less satisfying then the memory of their initial experiences.

Tinto Brass - Fermo posta Tinto Brass AKA P.O. Box Tinto Brass (1995)

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This film is a series of letters, photos and video cassettes which women often send in to certain newspapers. By visualizing their story-telling (the name given by the psychologists to their fantasies) the film portrays the confessions, the secret longings, the adventures, recollections, dreams, desires and fantasies of these women. It is an open secret that most women dream of forbidden affairs, secret lovers and hasty encounters but when it comes down to it they lack the courage to pursue their dreams.