Wednesday, November 30, 2011

José Bénazéraf - La Bonne auberge (1977)


"If an established film director such as Monsieur Benazeraf tries his hands at pornography, one should expect a superior example of the genre. Sadly, this picture does not live up to this expectation. Apparently shot in two versions, the porn version is a complete mess, with dreadful continuity errors: quite clearly, someone did not give a toss. The cast of unknowns fails to capture the screen, especially the dull-as-dishwater males."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Franz Marischka - Laß jucken, Kumpel 5: Der Kumpel läßt das Juckennicht (1975)


This is the fifth of six films in the series that began with "Lass jucken, Kumpel" in 1972. The first film was very successful and it's estimated over 4 million people saw it in German theaters. Apparently the other five films in the series are all softcore, so this hardcore version is a real treat! Many of the performers should be familiar to fans of the German classics. Only some of the actresses performed hardcore, as was typical of this era, when the transition from soft to hard was just beginning in Germany. Gunter Otto is credited as co-writer and cinematographer. Otto later produced and directed many German classics, including many of the Josefine Mutzenbacher films. Here a very general storyline.

Henri Pachard - On The Loose (1987)


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jacques Levy - Oh! Calcutta! (1972)


The DVD was burned from the 1971 closed circuit production, apparently on Videotape. Therefore, it has a VHS appearance to it. By any American legal definition, this would fit under the R and not the X rating, since it is intended as art, and all sex acts are merely simulated, although there is a good deal of nudity. This is NOT Porn.

Oh! Calcutta! was a long-running avant-garde theatrical revue, created by British drama critic Kenneth Tynan. The show, consisting of various sketches on sex-related topics, debuted in Off-Broadway in 1969. It ran in London for over 2,400 performances, and in New York for over 1,600. The show sparked considerable controversy at the time, because it featured extended scenes of total nudity, both male and female. The title is taken from a painting by Clovis Trouille, itself a pun on "O quel cul t'as!", French for "What an ass you have!".

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jim Cinque - The night of the cat (1973)


When her sister is murdered by a group of goons working for a local mobster, Beth goes on the fritz, donning a wig, taking martial arts lessons, and using a cane to help take on opponents. Soon, she meets her sibling's murderers face to face, and they're in for it. Kathy Allen and George Oakley star in this North Carolina revenge opus. No-budget no-frills regional filmmaking at its rawest awaits you in this Charlotte, North Carolina celluloid catastrophe about a woman who becomes an avenging "catwoman" and takes on the mob. With bare titties, godawful acting, hilariously lame "action," and joyously unconvincing fight scenes, it's not only a breath-taking wonder from beginning to end, but so utterly simplistic that you'll need to take notes to follow it. Morganna, the uber-busty stripper for became famous in the 80s as baseball's "The Kissing Bandit," appears in a strip club scene.

Jean-Marie Pallardy - Une femme spéciale AKA A Special Woman (1979)


User review IMDB:

The storyline of this semi-porno has surprisingly many similarities to The Last Seduction. The tone of the film is very different though, and the leading female character is much less in control here. Unsurprisingly, and rather sickeningly, Jean-Marie Pallardy wrote himself yet another good-guy role where he gets to hump the female lead.

Some of the sex scenes with Karin Schubert go pretty far, so that one may wonder whether this was perhaps made in two versions. Still, it is generally believed that she turned to hardcore porn only about 5 years later.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jørgen Leth - Det Erotiske Menneske AKA The Erotic Man (2010)


Erotic Man (Det Erotiske Menneske) (Director: Jørgen Leth): This somewhat experimental and extremely personal film raised so many issues for me to think about that I’m not sure my rating will align much with that of other reviewers. I don’t mind at all. Leth, who has been making films for more than 40 years, has made perhaps his most honest and personal one yet. An examination of the erotic, it’s more of a personal memoir, a record of an attempt to recreate (or create) memories or fantasies (romantic/sexual) from years of experiences all over the world. Leth seems to have an affinity for the exotic, having traveled extensively in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Since 1991, he’s lived in Haiti, and this film seems to have emerged from a long-term love affair he experienced there. In fact, this film and his memoir The Imperfect Man have caused controversy in his native Denmark because in them he details his relationship with Dorothie, the 17-year-old daughter of his cook.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Joe D'Amato - Porno esotic love (1980)


Some hardcore's action in this Joe D’ Amato cut and paster that stars Laura Gemser and Dirce Funari as lesbian lovers who work at a kinky nightclub. Gemser dances naked with a python and her junkie girlfriend Funari performs live sex acts both on and off stage (got something on your chin there, sweetie). With insert footage from Eva Nera (aka Black Cobra) and Emanuelle in Bangkok

José Ramón Larraz - El Periscopio aka And Give Us Our Daily Sex (1979)


"A very strange kind of sex comedy, a very mixed bag. Some of its plot elements are bizarre, some are clever, some exploitative, and some are pretty daft. - IMDB comment"

Joe D'Amato - Eva nera aka Black Cobra Woman (1976)


One of the first of many 'unofficial' entries into the Emanuelle/Black Emanuelle series has Indonesian beauty Laura Gemser as 'Eva' [sadly not as Emanuelle...this is an 'unofficial' entry after all] who by chance works as an exotic dancer/snake-charmer in South East Asia. It seems as though her slithery night-club gyrations have caught the eagle-eye of middle-age loner Judas [Jack Palance], a wealthy businessman/entrepeneur who has a bizarre, though dedicated interest in collecting deadly snakes. He extends a [very wealthy] hand of ‘friendship’ toward eva Eva in return for companionship. However, Judas’ jealous brother ‘Jules’ [played by that other D'Amato veteran Gabriele Tinti] has also become smitten...hell, infatuated with the sexy snake-charmer [who could blame him?].

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bruno Mattei - Violenza in un carcere femminile AKA Chicks in Chains(1982)


The reporter Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) is on an undercover mission in a prison. If you ever watched any of the women-in-prison movies of the 1980s, you know: prisoners are not treated kindly there. However, "Violenza..." is a little bit superior to most of this genre insofar as it is not only into shower scenes. It's a tough, dark, fast moving flick with an amazing Laura Gemser and her husband Gabriele Tinti as a doctor who helps her to escape. The slowly evolving love interest between the doctor and Emanuelle is well scripted. Not for the fainthearted, however, is a scene where Emanuelle is locked up in a dark cell with a bunch of rats attacking her. Two years later, director Bruno Mattei went on to shoot "Rats - Notte di Terrore" with many more rats - a kind of unhealthy fascination, if you ask me. Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti continued with another prison movie "I Violenti" which is a sequel (not as good as the first film) to "Violenza..." although Tinti plays a different character.

Joe D'Amato - L'Alcova AKA The Alcove (1984) (DVD)


Written by Thomas Simmons (IMDB)

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred. I can't give away too much more or it would ruin the story, but there are plenty of little twists along the way. Speaking of twists, this film is actually far more twisted than it sounds. One of the more disturbing moments being a sequence about the filming of an inquisition-themed porno that turns into the sadistic rape of a lesbian / virgin by the filthy and none too bright gardener. Sporting tons of full-frontal nudity, simulated lesbian and straight sex and some hard-core (as seen in an old stag film), this has the sleazy goods to go along with the D.H. Lawrence-ish setting and atmosphere, and is definitely recommended for fans of such.

Lordan Zafranovic - Ujed andjela (1984)


A lighthouse keeper lives on an isolated island together with his wife, ailing father and retarded sister. News of a serial killer stalking the isolated lighthouses makes him leave in order to hunt him down. In the meantime, the wife meets a mysterious and seductive stranger.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nigel Wingrove - Satanic Sluts III: Scandalized (2009)


Starring the UK's most notorious Satanic Slut, Voluptua, whose utterly salacious sex scandal threatened to topple the BBC and even had leading politicians utter the sacred words "Satanic Sluts". Inspired by tabloid sleaze, Voluptua relaxes and lets her naughty dreams take her to every scenario you can think of, from military dress-downs to '60s-style space settings and back again.

Stephanie McLellan - Radio Erotica (2002)


Mischa Kamp - LelleBelle (2010)


19-year old violinist Belle lives in a small farming village in the Netherlands. Everyone around her seems obsessed with sex: her boyfriend, her sister and especially her mother. But Belle's only interest is her violin, and she is put off by the constant flirting and mating of her peers.

Jason Massot - My Sex Robot (2010)

Our world is about to change. Academics believe that within 40 years humans will be having sex with robots and even falling in love and marrying their android companions. In this extraordinary shock-doc, meet three robot fetishists who talk openly and for the first time about their passion for fembots and the inventors vying to bring them the world's first sex robot.

Marcus Baldini - Bruna Surfistinha (2011)


Taken from IMDB comments:

"Not the best thing, but also not the worst., 22 March 2011

Author: M. O. from Brazil
'Bruna Surfistinha' is the story of Rachel Pacheco, an adopted Brazilian girl that constantly suffered from bullying and, feeling apart of everyone, leaved her house and family at age of 18 in search for independence to prove herself and the others that she could be someone special. Then she finds a job opportunity that could give what she was so desperately wanting. She really didn't care if it's from sex, she just wanted to make money and achieve her objectives. "More sex, more money", that's what she thinks to keep surviving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Shogoro Nishimura - Dan Oniroku nawagesho aka Rope Cosmetology (1978)


Nikkatsu Romano Porno starring Naomi Tani. In this one she plays a bored and sexually frustrated housewife who runs into an old friend whose husband is an artist specializing in paintings of women in bondage. The plot unfolds just as you'd imagine, only with more (simulated) dog on woman sex than usual. This is not a good movie for sensitive souls. However perverse the film is, though, its "message" is essentially conservative, as Tani and her husband gain a new appreciation of one another through candles, crucifixion, and canine play. S/M is a sort of couple's therapy, and their marriage is saved. Would Dr. Phil approve?

Yasuharu Hasebe - Bôkô Kirisaki Jakku AKA Assault! Jack the Ripper(1976)


Plot: Two restaurant employees begin a torturous and sexual killing spree
after they accidentally kill a hitch hiker and find that murder and mutilation is their mutual aphrodisiac.

Yuuji Makiguchi - Virgin Breaker Yuki (1976)


Kentai wrote:
Based on a porno manga by Kosuke Miki and Tadashi Matsumori, this pair of short features follow the adventures of Yuki, who works in a Kyoto red-light district house of ill repute as a "tamawari," or "virgin-breaker." She's the gal who gets first dibs on the new recruits to the brothel (some willing, some not), and it's her job to break them in for future clients. The first film finds Yuki involved with a group of political rebels, and in the slower sequel Yuki thinks she's finally found love after some studly service, but as you might expected, things don't quite turn out the way she expected.

Takashi Ishii - Hana to hebi aka Flower and Snake (2004)


In this erotically charged drama, Shizuko (Aya Sugimoto) is a beautiful and talented dancer who feels like her husband no longer cares for her, and has begun to indulge in sexual fantasies of sadomasochistic edge play. When her husband falls deep in debt to a powerful gangster, Shizuko is kidnapped by members of the yakuza and held for ransom until he makes good on what he owes. To prove they mean business, the gangsters force Shizuko to take part in a series of perverse S & M performances, but Shizuko finds that her "punishment" is beginning to reflect the rough treatment of which she's been dreaming. Hana to Hebi (aka Flower and Snake) was written and directed by Japanese underground auteur Takashi Ishii, adapted from a novel by Oniroku Dan. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Daisuke Gotô - Chikan gifu: Musuko no yome to... aka A Lonely Cow Weepsat Dawn (2003)


Plot:A young widow, Noriko, lives with her senile father-in-law, Shukichi, on a farm. He believes his favorite cow, long gone, is still alive. Noriko pretends to be the cow and lets him milk her - a satisfying arrangement for them both. Shukichi’s daughter discovers their bizarre relationship and tries to put an end to it.
It’s known as director Goto’s (Scorpion’s Revenge, Zero Woman) best film.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Takahisa Zeze - Karura no yume aka Dream of Garuda (1994)



A convicted rapist, Ikuo is released from prison and goes in pursuit of the woman he raped, Mieko. So obsessed is he with revenge he see's her in every woman he meets. After carrying out vicious attacks on a prostitute and a young girl he finally comes face to face with her. Mieko tells him she wants to escape from Tomimori. To redeem himself in her eyes Ikuo takes her plea to the extreme resulting in inextricable tragedy for them all. The film is set in Japan's notorious 'soaplands' - areas where young women offer bathing and massage to men, as a way round the laws prohibiting prostitution.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peter Kay - Sexy Secrets of the Sex Therapists (1987)


Country: UK
Language: English
Release Date: 1 July 1987 (USA)

Actors: Debee Ashby Georgina Harwood Nicola Clair Liz Leather Jackie Hunt Linda Love Heather Fournier Belinda Livesey Jackie Wheeler Terry St. John Beverly Smith Chris Moor Phillip Kaeb Mark Yule Albert Andoh

Sang-soo Im - Baramnan Gajok AKA A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)


Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.