Category Archives: Italy.

Piero Vivarelli – Il dio serpente AKA The Snake God (1970)

A beautiful Italian woman is told by her black friend about the Carribean love god Jambaya who appears in the form of the snake. By the end of the movie, Cassini has decided to give herself to Jambaya while Cunningham departs with her white friend’s ex-lover, establishing a neat symmetry between their respective fantasies of exoticism. Written by BCULT –… (more…)

Lucio Fulci – All’onorevole piacciono le donne AKA The Eroticist (1972)

Description: “Though today he is revered for his graphic horror films, writer-director Lucio Fulci got his start in comedy. With this in mind, The Eroticist makes perfect sense — it continues the delirious stylistic inventiveness of ‘Perversion Story’ and ‘A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin’, yet its bawdy humor fits in perfectly with his origins in the cinema. The nonsensical… (more…)

Miklós Jancsó – Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù aka Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)

SYNOPSIS: 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… (more…)

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

Synopsis Spoiler 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… (more…)

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… (more…)

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… (more…)

Jesús Franco – Shining Sex [Uncut] (1977)

Synopsis 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… (more…)

Lucio Fulci – La Pretora aka My Sister In Law (1976)

Quote: Lucio Fulci and Edwige Fenech? Yep, that’s right. Like so many other Italian directors of the time Fulci did a lot of sex comedies so perhaps it was inevitable that at some point he would have crossed paths with one of the leading actresses. In La Pretora (the French release title translates as The Judge and the Whore) Fenech… (more…)

Bruno Mattei – Caligula et Messaline AKA Caligula and Messalina (1982)

From IMDB: “Not nearly as sexually graphic or violent as either the original ‘Caligula’ or D’Amato’s film, this is strictly soft core all the way – bar two scenes involving mating horses (taken from ‘The Beast’) and donkeys (filmed specifically for this film). I wouldn’t call this historically accurate exactly (there’s an understatement!), but I’ll let that pass as the… (more…)

Salvatore Samperi – Scandalo AKA Scandal (1976)

Synopsis 1940 France just before the great invasion. Eliane is a pharmacist who is married to her dull husband and has a teenage daughter. Eliane is an attractive woman who has let her passion fall dormant. One evening, the pharmacy clerk makes a pass at her when he thinks she is another girl. Soon she lets the passion overtake her… (more…)

Ottavio Alessi – Top Sensation aka The Seducers (1969)

Plot Synopsis by Robert Firsching (allmovie) This preposterous sex melodrama stars pretty Edwige Fenech as a prostitute hired by the overbearing mother (Maud de Belleroche) of a shy, mentally-retarded 20-year old named Tony. Fenech is meant to claim Tony’s virginity on a sea cruise, also attended by sexy Paula (Rosalba Neri) and her slimy husband Aldo, who incessantly try to… (more…)

Fernando Di Leo – Vacanze Per un Massacro aka Madness (1980)

PLOT Incredible cinema from fernando di leo (one of his last films) : A deserted place-somewhere out of the city, Joe Dallesandro in best prehistoric “caveman” vein lurks around and attacks one man with a big,fat stone. Another man, he throws the stone on him but he doesnt hit, the man sets up a fight with dallesandro and finally loses… (more…)

Michele Massimo Tarantini – Women in Fury (1985)

The young, pretty and shy Angela Duvall is jailed for murder in some Latin American country. In the prison she gets brutally “initiated” by the other inmates. The nice, honest and handsome prison doctor believe she’s innocent and tries to help her out. Quote: Covering for her brother, who killed a Brazilian drug lord, Angela Duvall is sent to a… (more…)

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