Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jean Rollin - Positions Danoises (1977)


Lisa is learning a script when Willy Braque (in pilot's uniform) arrives home. They have sex and go off in his car. Maude Carolle and Charlie Schreiner arrive and get in the house by the back door. They are having sex when another couple arrive looking for the manuscript but ending up also having sex. When Maude and Charlie are discovered trying to sneak out, it turns into a foursome. Mika and her partner arrive with similar results, then along comes a redhead, in a white transparent body stocking and cat burglar mask, and begins to search for the manuscript as well. Charlie catches her and she too is drawn into the orgy. Then the first couple come back and catch them all at it. Strange how in porn films such moments always come after rather than before the cum shot! But it all ends amicably with them and Maude and Charlie having drinks on the terrace then Lisa and Maude, nude, tripping off across the lawn. Who knows what was meant to be going on?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vera Chytilová - Vyhnání z ráje AKA Expulsion from Paradise (2001)


Description: The uncompromising director Věra Chytilová, well-known for her harshly mocking attacks on people's failings and foibles, has created a new filmic parable on human weakness with Vyhnání z ráje (Expulsion from Paradise, 2001), her most recent film. Although fully within the Chytilová tradition of biting moral fable, the film has had a lukewarm reception from Czech and international critics.

The main story of Vyhnání z ráje concerns Rosta, a film director (Bolek Polívka), who is shooting a film at a nudist beach.[2] Everyone in the film crew has different ideas about the genre and style of the film being shot: The director tries to create an artistic work, an experimental metaphor about Adam and Eve; the Russian producer Igor (Milan Šteindler) hopes to see an erotic lovestory produced; and the screenwriter (played by theatre director and dramatist J A Pitínský) aims to express his positive philosophy about humanity through the film.

Gregory Dark - Body of Influence (1993)


1. A Successful psychiatrist (Cassavetes) has his world turned upside-down by the appearance of a mystery woman (Whirry) who cannot recall her own past. Along with a friend (Roundtree), he tries to unlock her secret only to uncover a bizarre series of events.
2. Reality and fantasy collide in the Beverly Hills offices of handsome psychiatrist Dr. Jonathon Brooks, when Laura, a sensual, mysterious and troubled young woman, asks for his help.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Kôji Wakamatsu - Ranko AKA The Orgy (1967)


A professional hitman, turned against the world that made him and sensationalizes what he does, kills in the hope to one day take back pieces of his past. It's a world void of connections, trust or meaning, embroiled by fleeting encounters with fugitive women, who along with the other usual croutons sprinkling similar films of the time - diversions and subversion, greed and hijinks, the nameless political element, egalitarian dreams coming up against walls of economy - make a Wakamatsu salad where every ingredient has its untold price that everyone will be made to pay.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Naki Yurter - Intikam kadini AKA The Turkish 'I Spit On Your Grave'(1979)


"This film is one of the highlights in a string of Turkish Erotic Cinema spanning from the early 1974 to 1980. Most of these films were seized and destroyed but amazingly a few survived.

Zerrin Dogan carved quite an impressive career for herself in this genre so much so that she was credited in the Guinness book for having completed almost 40 films in one year.

The film begins with her rape by an evil band of henchmen who kill her father and steal her dignity. After contemplating suicide she decides to seek retribution and we see the fascinating transformation from innocence to a woman of vengeance.

This film is presented in original Turkish language with Eng subtitles."

Miklós Jancsó - Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù aka Private Vices, PublicVirtues (1976)


The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been filmed several times, in French in 1935 and in English in 1968. Hungarian director Miklos Jancso recreates those events for his own purposes, continuing his favored theme of the rejection of paternal authority. In the film, which has very little dialog, Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country idyll even though he has been ordered to by the Emperor, his father. Despite the fact that for a large part of the film, attractive young people go about unclothed and engaging in erotic encounters, the mood is one of melancholy rather than prurience. The Prince is a political liberal who wishes to arrange things so that the Emperor will arrest him, creating a public scandal which will provide a rallying point for the opposition. Instead, when the expected troops come, Rudolf's sensuous friends loyally ward off the Imperial officers, humiliating them in the process. The result is that the guests, the Prince and a hermaphrodite friend are killed by newly arrived Imperial reinforcements, and the now-familiar official story of murder and suicide is concocted for public consumption. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

María Lidón - Yo puta AKA Whore AKA The Life (2004)


Plot from IMDB

A young writer named Elisabeth (unseen except for a voice-over) decides to write her newest book on the world's oldest profession: prostitution. Based in Los Angeles, Elisabeth travels the world interviewing dozens of prostitutes ranging from call-girls, streetwalkers, even male and female gigolos. While Elisabeth is away, her neighbor Rebecca, an anthropology grad student, is drawn herself into the profession by her call-girl neighbor Adrianna who steers her to her top client Pierre.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Melih Gülgen - Tatli Tatli AKA Sweet Sweet (1975)

Sweet Sweet (Tatli Tatli 1975)
Mine Mutlu only made 'erotic' films in the 3 year period between 1974-1976. She made 5 such 'erotic' films in 1974, 9 in 1975, and 1 in 1976). In 1976, she withdrew entirely from 'erotic' film-making even though she was 'at the top of her game' -- and she tried to re-invent herself on stage, as a performing singer.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jean Rollin - Phantasmes AKA The Seduction Of Amy (1975)


IMDB wrote:
Jean Rollin was one of a select group of European filmmakers (including Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jose Larraz, Walerian Borowzyx,and--some would say--Jesus Franco) who used the horror/sexploitation genre as a means to make arty and/or personal low-budget films. But by the mid 1970's all the sexploitation directors like Rollin had to compete with the burgeoning hardcore porn industry, and he at least decided that if he couldn't beat them he was going to join them. Rollin was, of course, far more talented than your average porno hack, but it is virtually impossible to make a good hardcore porn movie given the extreme limitations of the genre--i.e. a very low budget, a very short shooting schedule, a complete lack of professional acting talent, and the need to include one long sex scene after another, which inevitably does in any attempt at story, pace, or character development. Naturally, this is not nearly as good as Rollin's more legitimate horror/exploitation work, but it is certainly better than your average hardcore sex flick.

John Derek - Love You (1980)


Author: DriesVermeulenDV8 ( from Brugge, Belgium

When is a porn film not a porn film ? In this case when it's directed by late "real world" celebrity John Derek, a man better known for his marriages to some of the world's most glamorous women (Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek) than for his efforts both in front (ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA) and behind (BOLERO) the cameras. LOVE YOU is one of those rare films that straddles the no man's land between pornography and traditional cinema and considerably more erotic than other attempts to do so like Curt McDowell's strangely perverse – or should that be the other way round ? – THUNDERCRACK or Candida Royalle's downbeat sci fi sex saga REVELATIONS. Of course, not everyone agrees on this assessment. Many a porn critic, including the late and usually great Jim Holliday, has taken the movie to task for lacking the type of sex scenes they assume genre fans want.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ugo Liberatore - Il sesso degli angeli AKA The Sex of Angels (1968)


Here's an interesting Italian/German co-production, full of subjects from 1968 protest, recalling the two infamous "bikini thrillers","Interrabang" and "Top sensation", in which three young beauties (Rosemarie Dexter, Doris Kunstmann and Laura Troschel), alluring their male friend (Bernard De Vries), embark on a journey in a luxury yacht around the coast of Yugoslavia, plenty of bedhopping, nudity and the usual hijinks occur before things take a sinister turn when they decide to lock themselves in a cabin and dose up on LSD

Romolo Guerrieri - La Controfigura AKA The Double (1971)


Plot / Synopsis

A young man gets shot in an underground parking lot. His recent experiences flash before him as he leaves his last breath... This excellent, surreal and sexy giallo (with a plot reminiscent of Aldo Lado's MALASTRANA also starring Sorel) is brought to you in its rarest form.

Fernando Di Leo – Avere Vent’anni aka To Be Twenty (1978)


Avere vent’anni (To Be Twenty) – (the title refers to the famous phrase at the beginning of Paul Nizan’s book, Aden Arabia: I was twenty years old. I will never allow anyone to say that these are the best years of my life.), was shot by Fernando di Leo in 1978. He also wrote the script which dates back to some years earlier and came from the desire to portray new female characters who had established a revolutionary psychology, and attitudes in society after 1968.

The intermediaries for this story are two young travelers, Tina and Lia - played by Lilli Carati and Gloria Guida, both very popular actresses at that time, who leave the Italian provinces and go to Rome to join a “community” and are under the illusion of being able to live in complete freedom, especially sexual freedom, without restraints or limits.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ernst Hofbauer - Schulmädchen-Report 4. Teil - Was Eltern oft verzweifeln lässt AKA Schoolgirl Report Part 4: What Drives Parents to Despair (1972)


This movie is a fake documentary on the sexual habits of teenagers/college age youth. The deep, newscaster-like voice of the narrator leads us through a series of vignettes, with different actors. The first deals with a girl who wants to trade sex for grades, which seems sort of cliche. In another episode, a black girl and her white boyfriend deal with their classmates' racism. There are a few other mini-plots, all with the requisite nudity and implied sex. The episodes focus on one or two characters who undergo a sort of 1 dimensional coming-of-age process. The fantastic, kitschy soundtrack is by Gert Wilden and his orchestra. A lot of his "Schulmadchen" hits seem to come from this movie. Also known as 'Campus Swingers'. The title translates as 'what drives parents to despair'. I never knew Germans could be so hip!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Allan Shustak - Midnight Confessions aka Voices Of Seduction (1995)


Midnight Confessions.

It's twelve o'clock...and time to die.

In the dark nights of a city. The sultry voice of Vannessa, a radio DJ and her provocative callers reveal their sexual fantasies into the lonely shadows...Out in the night the city lives in fear. A slasher stalks and kills prostitutes to the sensuous rhythms of Vannesse's voice. Police Detective Harris probes the dark and is the only thing between Vannesse and her most forceful fan. Their criss-crossing paths full of erotic tensions mix suspense and passion to a horrifying climax.

Hans Billian - Zimmermädchen machen es gern aka Bienenstich imLiebesnest (1976)


Hannelore Reitzler elopes with her boyfriend to the Hotel Liebesnest but he leaves her during the night after failing to take her virginity. Not wanting to return home, Hannelore takes job as a chambermaid which also involves giving sexual favors to the guests at an extra charge. Meanwhile, a female cat burglar visits Das Liebesnest every night and each time she gets caught, she offers her body to the captor to keep them quiet. Written by Il Tesoro

Jean Rougeron - Police des moeurs AKA Saint-Tropez Vice (1987)


Crime , drama movie with lots of naked hot girls, exploitation and sleaze.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sidney Knight - The Debauchers (1972)


Lengthy IMDB Review

Its subject matter being the making of an "experimental movie", The Debauchers is an experiment itself: taking the tried-and-true (and cheap) Warhol/Morrissey invention of confrontational improvised dialog (SEE: any Ondine performance) and making it work in a nasty, hardcore domination opus. The film was difficult to watch, and frankly distasteful, but a la the in-your-face Italian movies of Alberto Cavallone, worth the effort. Terry Levene distributed the film back in the day, and it is one of his most unusual titles.

Filmmaker Sidney Knight has made several interesting works but I wasn't prepared for the downright cruelty here. One reason is that I was misled by the AFI Catalog 1961-1970's inclusion of this title as circa 1970; it was made later, during the hardcore era. Credits are mainly crude pseudonyms, though Knight is listed on-screen.

Zacarías Urbiola - Las eróticas vacaciones de Stela (1978)


Stela, una joven colegiala, sale del internado para pasar las vacaciones de Navidad con su madre en la antigua, pero suntuosa casa del que fué su abuelo paterno. Cuando Stela llega, se ve sorprendida por otro invitado, el amante de turno de su madre. Pronto se deja ver el temperamento erótico de la muchacha, pues a pesar de su aspecto infantil, sus reacciones son emínentemente eróticas, fruto de la represión a que se ve sometida en el internado de señoritas donde su madre la retiene durante el año.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Mario Imperoli - Blue Jeans (1975)


One-time Miss Teen Italy Gloria Guida :wub: plays a prostitute nicknamed 'Blue Jeans' in this exploitation classic from 1975. The 17 yr old 'Blue Jeans' comes up with a scheme whereby she claims to be the daughter of a rich restorer, who lives with a young woman after having separated from his wife. With an accomplice, she plans on causing his death and then inheriting his wealth. (xploited cinema)

Siggi Entinger & Lidko Entinger - Extra Terrestrian: Die Ausserirdische AKA E.T.: The Vagina (1995)


Description: (1995) German hardcore (XXX) production; German Language with Portuguese subtitles, No English; absolutely incredible mind-numbing entertainment; directed by Siggi and Lidko Entinger; starring Mary Millmann, Attila Roll, Silva Squire, Madeo Tremayn and Glaudia Golderg; a horny E.T. from Planet Uterus (looking ALOT like Steven Spielberg's Extraterrestrial) gets involved with a swinger's group; original German title ET DE VAGINA; also known as The EXTRA TERRESTRIAN and DIE AUSSERIRDISCHE

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tatsumi Kumashiro - Ichijo Sayuri: Nureta yokujo AKA Ichijo Sayuri: Following Desire (1972)


一条さゆり 濡れた欲情 / Ichijo Sayuri: Following Desire AKA Wet Desire

Set in a variety theater in the center of Osaka, a young strip-tease artist, Harumi (Hiroko Isayama), has had enough of the lesbian act she performs with Mari, and is eager to start up her own joint. Unfortunately, her yakuza pimp, Isamu, will do anything to stop her. Later, the police charge her for obscene exhibitionism in a show she performs with famed real life Japanese strip queen Sayuri Ichijo.

Jesús Franco - Shining Sex [Uncut] (1977)



Cynthia, an exotic dancer in a upscale resort in Southern France, is seduced by a strange couple, Alpha, a being from another dimension and her human slave, Andros. Alpha places highly toxic matter (which also has hypnotic powers) into Cynthia's sex during love-making. From then on she will be a helpless pawn in a plot to destroy a psychic and a biologist who have become aware of the alien invasion and pose a threat to the plan.

No-budget SF-SEX esoterica with a very effective performance by Lina as the tragic Cynthia. This film has very little dialogue and an outre ambience supported by a soundtrack which includes strange, industrial type sounds, minimalist locations, and, in this longer version, a weird extended boat ride down a river with white horses and exotic animals on its banks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fred J. Lincoln - Serena: An Adult Fairytale (1980)


A retelling of the Cinderella story with a kinky adult twist, as the heroine gets sold into prostitution by her evil stepfather.

Eric De Winter - Maléfices porno (1978)


Synopsis: Stimulated by his reading of a trash novel about voodoo murders, an impotent husband dreams of the punishment he could inflict to two girls and an African.

"It is one of these films that stays long in the memory. And when asked about the origin of the charm, the viewer can't explain it. Maléfices Pornos belongs to the rare breed of haunting movies". A.Md.In Film Review # 384 June 1983 Page 55

Fred J. Lincoln - Go for It (1983)


From the cover:
Josh, an ad agency work-a-holic, takes a trip to Germany to chill out. When he meets Eva, his pipes nearly burst with passion as they communicate in the international language of lust. After returning to California with Josh, Eva's hunger for bratwurst input forces her to wrap her buns around some new dangling wieners...