Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Mary! Mary! (1977) - Bernard Morris


 On the subject of short but brilliant careers, what better example is there than Constance Money. This gorgeous little blonde, justly famous after starring in Henry Paris' "The Opening of Misty Beethoven" in 1976, capitalized on her box office appeal with the superb "Mary, Mary" in the same year. In one of her interviews Connie said that unlike "Misty" (which she hated along with its director, partly because Paris took 6 months to shoot it and partly because he coined her nom-de-porn which with some justification she found silly), she loved "Mary, Mary" and considered it a superior film. Personally, I wouldn't go as far; the efforts are not comparable: their scale and aspirations are radically different. Mary, Mary is a fluffy little film on the subject of a liberated businessman (John Leslie) who, when faced with a grevious case of premature ejaculatis, sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for an all powerful aphrodisiac. Sure enough, the Devil (the Arranger is the proper name in this film) produces a miracle paste that when rubbed or ingested or otherwise consumed produces more wood than the whole of Canada. A lot of fucking ensues (of course culminating in a climactic orgy in which the Arranger comes down, kills off the particpants and carries off Connie into the sunset. A brilliant, sexy romp and perhaps Constance Money's finest flick.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Fleshpot on 42nd Street [Director's Cut] (1973) - Andy Milligan


 Quote: Dusty, a street smart, but desperately unhappy prostitute who works in Times Square, uses her body to survive; seducing, conning, and ripping off her johns. After moving in with Cherry, a cross-dressing male prostitute, Dusty hopes to find more solid financial footing and a stable future in the sex trade, that is, until she meets Bob, a young lawyer who lives on Staten Island, who falls in love with her, and she with him. With a chance to escape her miserable existence becoming a possibility, Dusty starts dreaming of a future she never thought possible. But can she escape her own destiny? Andy Milligan's masterpiece of urban sexual despair, FLESHPOT ON 42ND ST stars Laura Cannon (Forced Entry) in her career performance as Dusty, along side Milligan regular character actor Neil Flanagan, and sex film superstar Harry Reems. Evoking the aesthetics of Paul Morrissey's work for Warhol as filtered through Cassavetes sobering examinations of loneliness and the working class condition, FLESHPOT remains Milligan's most powerful and personal film. Only ever available in heavily cut editions sourced from splicy prints, Vinegar Syndrome brings this crucial piece of 70s New York filmmaking to Blu-ray in a brand new 4k preservation of its previously unseen original and painstakingly reconstructed director's cut, featuring all of its legendary lost footage restored.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Gemidos de placer AKA Cries of Pleasure (1983) - Jesús Franco

Antonio Mayans invites a young woman (Lina Romay) to his sea front villa. He lives there with a servant/slave and is awaiting the release of his schizophrenic wife from an asylum. Apart from the 3 women, there is also the simple minded Fenul, played by cameraman Juan Soler and voiced by Jess Franco himself. What follows is an orgy of sex, torture and betrayal.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Baby Rosemary (1976) - John Hayes


 Quote: Troubled and sexually repressed Rosemary has serious issues with her estranged father abandoning her as a little girl at an orphanage. Rosemary neglects the carnal needs of her boyfriend John, so John turns to prostitute Unis to satisfy his lascivious desires. In the wake of her father's sudden passing, Rosemary sinks into a deep depression and finds herself caught up in a surreal erotic nightmare world of sex and death.

Monday, August 24, 2020

La venexiana AKA The Venetian Woman (1986) - Mauro Bolognini


 Venice, sixteenth century. Giulio, a foreign gentleman spends a memorable night in the city where he meets and beds two beautiful women. They are Angela, a widowed lady, and Valeria, whose husband has left for Florence. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Chameleon (1989) - John Leslie


 A female sex addict who has the ability to physically transform into any woman that any man she wants to seduce desires is asked by her understanding husband to stop cheating on him. She asks a psychiatrist for help. Starring: Tori Welles, Tom Byron, April West, Debi Diamond, Selena Steele, Victoria Paris, Peter North, Pamela Rose, Buck Adams, Lynn Franciss, Ray Victory, Alex Horn, Richard Pacheco & Joey Silvera.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Eat at the Blue Fox (1983) - Damon Christian

Rick runs a hugely popular and successful nightclub south of the border called the Blue Fox. Complications ensue when the corrupt sheriff T.M. Wade demands a bigger piece of the action than he's already getting. Starring: Ron Jeremy, Pamela Mann, Kimberly Carson, Kitten Natividad, Desiree Lane, Theresa Jones, Jerry Abrams & Herschel Savage.

Opus (1970) - Matt Helmet

An experimental short film about a couple having sex against a soundtrack of psychedelic music and sounds. OPUS is probably the most avant-garde film in the Festival*, again showing what a creative film-maker can do with little money. Performers are Natalie Nell and John Joseph. *The Second Wet Dream Film Festival (1971)

Échanges de partenaires AKA A Change of Partners (1976) - Claude Mulot

Eric and Joelle decide to spend their honeymoon night at the house of a couple of married friends - who happen to be in the midst of a serious marriage crisis. Before sunset, a young woman arrives riding a motorbike, and says she's Angel. With her strange presence, erotism breaks out, and several couplings and vicious sex erupt in the comfortable home.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Geek (1971) - Unknown

"In the wilds of the Himalayan mountains, there are tales of a mammoth being known as the Abominable Snowman. In the similarly virgin territories of the North American continent, there exits its counterpart... Sasquash. otherwise known as THE GEEK."
Yup. this is exactly what the world’s been waiting for: a hardcore saga about Sasquash sex! Yes. Sasquash. Supposedly "filmed on location in Oregon. Washington and Alberta. Canada" (but looking like it was shot in a single afternoon behind someone’s farm), six sex-crazed campers set out to find the hairy one.
Our first clue that this isn’t exactly a National Geographic special is when Valerie looks at John’s crotch and makes the first scientific discovery: "Oh. it’s so hard! I just wanna touch it." John promptly pokes her in a field while she’s still wearing her shiny black go-go boots.

Les nuits brûlantes de Linda AKA The Hot Nights of Linda AKA But Who Raped Linda? (1975) - Jesús Franco

A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman discovers that one of the daughters is a crazed nymphomaniac who pursues, and seduces, everyone in the house, including her crippled sister.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Getting Off (1975) - Lasse Braun

After her husband goes to work, a Dutch housewife escapes into the world of erotic dreams.

Total Satisfaction (1975) - Lasse Braun

Frederique, a young talented writer, invites couples of friends to her house.

Country Life (1977) - Lasse Braun

A young couple is enjoying a “ménage à trois” with a laborer of a beautiful farm.

Close-Up (1973) - Lasse Braun

Brigitte Maier works as a photo model.