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."

Sigi Rothemund - Griechische Feigen AKA The Fruit Is Ripe (1977)

Plot / Synopsis

In this sex comedy, a good-looking German girl goes on vacation in Greece, and a large number of people try to get her to go to bed with them. With a light, teasing manner, she turns all of them down, until at last she meets a boy she really likes.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Brian Smedley-Aston - Paul Raymond's Erotica (1982)

Plot & Notes: Legendary UK flesh-peddler Paul Raymond's coke-fuelled, flesh-filled ode to his own awesomeness. Deliriously sleazy, but in a classy way, ya know? Sort of Raymond's New Nightmare in which Lahaie plays a photo-journalist who is interested in doing a *ahem* spread on Raymond and the girls at Raymond's clubs. Oh yeah, and have sex with anything within arms reach including a meat-packing plant worker in the back of a refrigerated truck! Loaded with glitzy post-disco strip routines, soft-core sex and an amusingly drug-induced moments.

Yôjirô Takita - Chikan densha: Shitagi kensatsu aka Groper Train: Search for the Black Pearl (1984)

harryumotust wrote:
This film is my most favorite flick from Yojiro Takita.
Apparently, it is Naoto Takenaka's first appearance in theatrical movies. He acts as a Japanese novelist "Seicho Matsuki" and Japanese actor "Yusaku (maybe Matsuda)" in this flick.
Also, enjoy Takita's great Special Effects of stopmotion animation at the ending sequence. Tokusatsu fans! Never miss this hidden gem!

Arrrhhh, before you ask, this international version is not censored. No mosaic, no blur. (as far as I browsed.)
However, it is not a modern JAV. Don't expect further features than nipples and hips, young boys.
Enjoy Takita's masterpiece!

Franz Marischka - Laß jucken, Kumpel 5: Der Kumpel läßt das Jucken nicht (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

Chuck Vincent - Bad Penny (1978)

The start is a little slow as the movie sets up the "dramatic" background for the action - Samantha Fox must solve a riddle in order to inherit the family fortune. While she may not have a great head for solving riddles, she does give great head to get clues.

Martin Campbell - The Sex Thief (1973)

AMG: This X-rated British crime caper/porn movie tells the story of a cat burgler (David Warbeck) whose m.o. involves seducing those whose jewels he has stolen, which frequently induces a certain haziness in his victims' descriptions of him.

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!".

Claude Bernard-Aubert - Le Retour des Veuves (1979)

The film opens with Jean-Pierre Armand and a male, presumably Gregory, being entertained by two strippers. One is blonde (XNK0388, but this could be Danièle David with curlier hair) and the other brunette (Sophie Duflot). They strip then dress then have sex with the two men.
Then Gregory looks up the death notices in Le Figaro and the theme of Veuves en chaleur resumes, but with more comedy - very Carry-On style. They disagree on tactics, however. Jean-Pierre thinks a visit is better, Gregory favours a letter of condolence.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jim Cinque - The night of the cat (1973)

From SWV site:

There's nothing quite like the rot-gut jolt one gets from the no-frills Americana of a regional rarity. And there's nothing quite like a the raw insanity awaiting you in The Night of the Cat, a shot-in-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.

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?].

Bitto Albertini - Emanuelle nera AKA Black Emanuelle (1975)

A sexy photographer in Africa

Laura Gemser plays a magazine photographer who is sent to Africa for a photo shoot. There she is met by a couple and other swinging couples. They all stay at this huge, very touristy hotel with a gigantic swimming pool. One night they have a pool party complete with "real live" native dancers. It's very un-politically correct and very kitschy. Later, Emanuelle finally has her photo shoot, which turns out to be in one of those drive-through, stay-in-your-car safaris (albeit the photography is gorgeous). Throughout the film, Emanuelle is going after every man she meets. The photography is very well done in this film. There are scenes with cascading waterfalls, galloping giraffes and ancient ruins. The film is worth seeing for the soundtrack by Nico Fidenco alone.

Jesus Franco - Frauen im Liebeslager AKA Love Camp (1977)

From IMDB:
outline: A group of women are kidnapped by guerrillas and forced to serve as prostitutes for them in a jungle brothel. The sadistic female warden decapitates uncooperative girls.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Joe D'Amato - The Emporer Caligula: The Untold Story AKA Caligula 2 (1982)

from IMDB:

The deranged Roman emperor Gainus 'Caligula' (Little Boots) Caesar (12-41 A.D.) rules Rome with an iron fist and has anyone tortured and exectued for even the slightest insubordination. Mostly set during his last year of his reign, as Caligula loses support due to his brutal and crazed excess, a young Moor woman, named Miriam, becomes his lover while ploting to kill him to avenge the murder of a friend which Caligula was responsible for. But Miriam is torn between her personal vandeda against Caligula and her own personal feelings towards him despite his madness and debauched lifestyle of orgies and bloody torture murders. Written by Matthew Patay

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.

Yôjirô Takita - Chikan densha: Shitagi kensatsu AKA Groper Train: The Search for the Black Pearl (1984)

Directed by 2008 Academy Award® Winner Yojiro Takita (“Departures”)!
In 1934, the world’s largest black pearl disappears. Years later, Gohei, a dying war veteran claims to know the whereabouts of the coveted jewel. With his last breath, he utters the words “pussy print” to his wife Matsuko — and the mystery is on!
Unable to crack the mystery alone, Matsuko enlists the help of the world famous detective, Ippei, to decipher the cryptic message and track down the black pearl. However, when the investigation proves to be too complicated for even the talented Ippei to handle, the famous mystery writer Seicho Matsuki gets involved. The search turns into an all out free-for-all as each party sets its sights on the legendary black pearl.Who will find it first?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kazuto Kubodera - Lustful Diary (2010)

Plot / Synopsis

On 1st working day, head nurse Momoko is dissatisfied with Itsumi because she‘s late for work. She intentionally assigns Itsumi to take care of a lustful patient Sasaki. She even tricks Itsumi to show her genitals to Dr. Takada. Besides, Itsumi is assigned to the job of shaving patient Kurokawa’s pubes. However, she hurts Kurokawa carelessly. In order to maintain reputation of the hospital, Momoko orders Itsumi to please Kurokawa by offering sex. Being a nurse has been Itsumi’s dream, she’s forced to accept such an unreasonable request only for pursuing her dream work. When Itsumi’s dream is dooming, she discovers the top secret of the hospital…How’s Itsumi going to deal with it?

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)