Friday, January 28, 2011
This film is originally from the famous erotica author Dan Oniroku's novel: Flower and Snake series.
Written art performer Shizuko has married Toyama, a successful business man. She concentrates on teaching her student, Mitsuko.
Toyama's former business partner, Tashiro, kidnaps Shizuko as revenge against Toyama who refused to save his business. Shizuko is treated as a sex toy and sex slave, the ultimate goal of Tashiro is to train up Shizuko to be a porn star.
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I first saw FLOWER AND SERPENT in the eighties at the Thalia. It was part of a wonderful film series on Japanese B-movies—movies regular Japanese folks see, not artsy Kurosawa flicks. Several audience members walked out in disgust within the first few minutes, but I stayed, fascinated. It was the first—and still only—Japanese bondage comedy I had ever seen.
A young, sexually impotent salaryman lives at home with his dominating—literally— mother. She produces "kinbaku" (bondage) movies in the basement to make ends meet. When the salaryman's boss discovers stills from the mother's work in the salaryman's desk, the boss mistakenly assumes the salaryman is a "nawashi" (bondage master) and orders him to kidnap and train the boss's sexually unresponsive wife. Complications ensue when the wife and salaryman fall in love with each other.
Cult director Koji Wakamatsu (famous abroad for titles such as "Go, Go Second Time Virgin") returns to helm the sixth in this perversely entertaining series. A Kabukicho gigolo with a gambling debt Mikio Osawa agrees to bump off a rich wife's husband for a bundle of cash, but botches the hit. On the run in the snow-covered hills of northern Japan, he holes up in a shuttered, deserted house. But the house is not empty: a timid, traumatized girl Mika Ito lives there, in the thrall of a sick, hot-tempered trucker Shiro Sano who has kept her there since she was a tiny girl. Osawa tries hard but looks out of his depth here, as veteran Sano and 23-year-old ingenue Ito build an all-too-believable, monstrous relationship as sadistic paternal pervert and terrified tremulous child. File under guilty pleasure.
Synopsis (taken from here)
Japanese cult cinema icon Takashi Ishii (Evil Dead Trap, Gonin) directs this erotic drama concerning an ageing husband who goes to unusual lengths to ensure his wife's sexual satisfaction. Soon after Tooyama begins to suffer from performance problems in the bedroom, his marriage to Shizuko takes a turn for the worse. Though he cannot pleasure his wife personally, Tooyama eventually realizes that watching his wife engage in sadomasochistic games with others can be just as much fun for both of them. Later, as Tooyama grows increasingly comfortable watching his wife explore her sexuality with other men, the unusually generous husband hires a skilled artist to capture the erotic encounters on canvas.
A young woman gets raped by three thugs on her wedding night while her husband is forced to watch. He then tell her to leave because his honor has been violated. She attempts to commit suicide, but a priest talks her out of it and she decides to become a nun. Once inside the convent, she is again a victim of sexual abuse.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Three escaped convicts lost in a blizzard come upon a cabin inhabited by an old couple and their young, nubile daughters.
Peckinpah meets porno in this moody existential western (directed and starring someone named RIK TAZINER), set in The Winter of 1849, in which the expression "Ride ’em, cowboy!" takes on an entirely different meaning.
Lost in a vast frozen wasteland, three grubby, escaped convicts, Curt, Zeke, and Lenny, make for the cabin of old Ezra and Martha where they expect to find "a nice warm place to sleep, and good grub." But old Ezra is defunct, and Martha now lives alone in the "God-forsaken wilderness" with her two sisters, strawberry blonde Middle Sister and Virginal Beth. Though Zeke can’t wait to eat "some o’ those fine vittles," this is a porno flick, ladies and gentlemen, so when the three desperados arrive at the snowbound cabin, everybody chows down on groins, not grub.
Rene Bond and Suzanne Fields get in on together in tale of a girl getting her younger sister laid for the first time SUZANNE FIELDS, cult star and cutie, is My Little Sister, a gal with lots of attitude. Too much attitude, if you ask her older sister, who believes "a good lay" might be just what baby sister needs. So she arranges for some of her hypersexual pals (and herself) to provide li’l sis with her much-needed cumuppance. Of course, any movie offering Suzanne and Rene together in hardcore scenes is a treasure and a treat, and makes up in spades for the lame dubbed dialogue that almost makes this a comedy.
In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a millionaire playboy's party and then later watched as she was assaulted by the party's host and two of his friends. In confusion, Jimmy, the musician, leaves for Rio where he finds the sympathetic ear of Rita, a singer who invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium and his musical ability. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim. Jimmy pursues her, not caring if she's alive or dead. What's going on?
In this classic adult parody of 1980's "Little Darlings," a school bus loaded with girls bound for summer camp breaks down near an isolated resort hotel. As the young ladies await the repair of their bus, they begin to explore their awakening carnal desires with the hotel staff... and each other!
Starting as a documentary on the sexually liberated culture of late-Sixties Denmark, Sexual Freedom in Denmark winds up incorporating major elements of the marriage manual form and even manages to squeeze in a montage of beaver loops and erotic art. All narrated with earnest pronouncements concerning the social and psychological benefits of sexual liberation. Tame by the standards of 1971, when hardcore loops and features would begin to flood certain metropolitan markets, the film was shocking enough in 1970 to instigate media attention and long lines at the box office.
Monday, January 17, 2011
"I've tried it all: Crime thrills, drugs thrills, sex thrills. Nowadays i gets most of my thrills offending people with my films. I don't even have to be there. I can sit far away and think "Someone's watching my video right now and thinking, Yeeughh!"
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The beautiful Shizuka Himanoki has been saving herself for a boy she met twelve years ago. They made a promise back then, and she's determined to keep it. But when she finally tracks him down, she catches him in the act with another woman. Where can a nineteen-year-old virgin turn for solace?
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Werner M. Lenz - Oswalt Kolle: Dein Kind, das unbekannte Wesen aka Your Child, That Unknown Creature (1970)
This is a continuation of the sex education films by Oswald Kolle. The entire Kolle family appears nude and openly discusses sex among the parents, two daughters and one son. The father recommends masturbation for children unless the act would be traumatic for the participant. Some mention of the Oedipal complex is discussed, but no details are given because individual situations may vary. The color process is not credited. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Mariano Laurenti - Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda AKA Ubalda, All Naked and Warm (1972)
Edwige Fenech is popularly known as the "Queen of Giallo," and watching her in the seven wonderful gialli DVDs available here in the U.S. (well, six really, plus one crime drama--1973's "Secrets of a Call Girl") was the high point of my film viewing in 2006. What a happy day for me, then, when I heard that the fine folks at No Shame had recently released two more Edwige titles. Ms. Fenech is also, astonishingly, the so-called "Queen of Italian Sex Comedies," and "Ubalda, All Naked and Warm" (1972) amply demonstrates why. She is both wickedly funny and (need it even be said?) amazingly beautiful in this film, and turns what is in essence a silly medieval sex farce into something truly special. The story here centers around a doofus knight named Olimpio (picture a melding of Jerry Lewis and Roberto Benigni!) who returns to his village (the aptly named Watch-the-Hole) after six months of war and is reunited with his hotty blonde wife, who's been fooling around despite being "locked" in a chastity belt.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Disappointing softporn version of Kohlhiesels Töchter
22 August 2002 | by Stefan Kahrs (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews
This is in all but name yet another remake of 'Kohlhiesels Töchter' - albeit as a (soft) sex film. It was probably inevitable that Hanns Kräly's comedy play of the two o-so-different twin girls would eventually be exploited for soft porn purposes (and a year later even for hard porn), after all the story revolves around the messy courtships of the title heroines.
This realisation is rather disappointing though.
When shipwrecked Daniel washes ashore on a tropical island to find the gorgeous Haydee, he thinks he's found paradise. Haydee's father and brother, however, aren't so approving of the pair's budding romance.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
his first Emanuelle film is only available in Italian, and to be honest my Italian leaves a lot to be desired so I only barely understood it. It's a classier, artier version of the later Emmanuelle films that basically relates a day in the life of a very liberated but moody and sullen young woman as she travels around Rome having sexual trysts with various strange men (including James Bond villain Adolf Celli)and at least one woman. Emanuelle is played by Erica Blanc, an absolutely gorgeous Italian actress famous for her sundry appearances in many Italian gialli and horror movies of the era. Since this was the late 60's her nude scenes were only brief (but very tantalizing) and her fumbling, softcore sex scenes were pretty well fumbled. But this might be a more honest film than the later French Emmanuelle films at least because, though it is generally light-hearted and comical at times, it doesn't really make the claim that sexual liberation is the key to happiness.
A leather-clad killer who hides his identity under a motorcycle helmet goes on a depraved killing spree in this unabashedly sadistic giallo directed by Andrea Bianchi (Burial Ground) and starring Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. A fashion model has died while receiving an illegal abortion, and after the abortionist is slain, the black-clad killer begins targeting the deceased model's former co-workers. One by bloody one the models begin to fall prey to the mysterious killer, and all of the crimes have one thing in common - the victims were all forced to strip nude before meeting their grim fate. -- Jason Buchanan
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Director Andrzej Zulawski's adaptation of Manuela Gretkowska's controversial screenplay tells the story of an anthropology professor Michal's (Boguslaw Linda) who as the movie progresses develops two overwhelming obsessions. The first one is a mummified, 3,000 year-old, perfectly preserved body of a Shaman he and his colleagues have recently dragged out of a swamp, and the second – an enigmatic student (Iwona Petry) he meets by chance at Krakow Railway Station. In exactly a minute after they meet, they have passionate but joyless sex "The Last Tango in Paris" style. The girl whose name we'll never learn has been known as "The Italian" – she is not an Italian, she just used to work at the Italian Restaurant and make the best Pizza in town (or so she says). She emits some primitive, dangerous sexuality - she is unpredictable, swift and reckless. Very soon she and the professor are engaged in the affair that grows dark and explicit...