Marco Ferreri – Liza AKA La Cagna [+Extra] (1972)

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synopsis:
This dark offbeat comedy from Marco Ferreri features Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve. Mastroianni plays Giorgio, who lives on a island somewhere off the Mediterranean coast of France. He lives there with his dog, and the remains of an old German World War II airbase.

He earns his living drawing cartoons. Liza (Deneuve) swims to the island from a rich man’s yacht, and the yacht’s crew confirm the end of her relationship with the owner by bringing her luggage to the island. She and Giorgio meet and become involved. She is jealous of his relationship with the dog and kills her rival while assuming its duties: wearing a collar, fetching sticks, etc. Continue reading

Liliana Cavani – Interno Berlinese AKA The Berlin Affair (1985)

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Review I

In 1938 Berlin, Gudrun Landgrebe, wife of Nazi functionary Kevin McNally, begins taking art lessons. She makes the acquaintance of another student, Japanese ambassador’s daughter Mio Takaki. Soon afterwards, the two women begin a passionate lesbian affair. This leads to a chain reaction of disaster and tragedy, culminating with the inevitable intervention of the Gestapo. Despite the film’s galloping sexual passions, The Berlin Affair is an exercise in aloofness, keeping the characters at arm’s length-surprising, considering that the director was Liliana Cavani, auteur of the erotic classic The Night Porter (1974). The film was based on The Buddhist Cross, a novel by Junichiro Tanizaki. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Continue reading

Brunello Rondi – Velluto nero aka Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle (1976)

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From DVDTalk

From Fellini screenwriter Brunello Rondi (8 ½, La Dolce Vita) comes the truly disorienting pervo-soap-opera Black Emmanuelle / White Emmanuelle, a movie that takes the Emmanuelle series to a slow-burn, ‘luude-fueled, weirdo-sex ‘n’ spectacle arena unheard of to most movie viewers.

After a three-minute, grindingly portentous opening sequence that has almost no bearing on anything, we only have to wait another 90 seconds for our first shot of gratuitous nudity. For no discernable reason Emmanuelle (now the world’s most beautiful model), and her insane Svengali-like photographer Carlo (Gabriele Tinti) join a hot-momma and her two hotter daughters, a washed up old actor and a nut-case, oversexed, ascetic guru on an aimless trip through Islamic Africa to look at temples and sexually denigrate each other. Continue reading

Joe D’Amato – Caligola: La storia mai raccontata aka Caligula: The Untold Story (1982)

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Laura Gemser of “Black Emmanuelle” returns for another sleazy D’Amato classic. The Caligula/Messalina story is rehashed with a liberal smattering of orgies, equine masturbation and impalement. Cheesy dialogue and a great transvestite concubine-instructor make it rewatchable. The soundtrack, though repetitive, is highly effective and even haunting. I wish I could say more about this gem, but the warnings sum it up pretty well. Continue reading

Joe D’Amato – Emanuelle – perché violenza alle donne? AKA The Degradation of Emanuelle (1977)

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Laura Gemser stars as Emanuelle in one of Joe D’Amato’s better ‘Black Emanuelle’ films, EMANUELLE: PERCHE’ VIOLENZA ALLE DONNE? aka THE DEGRADATION OF EMANUELLE. Released around the world cut to pieces this DVD is Uncut and Widescreen. Emanuelle travels the world once again on a crusading mission to report on the abuse and degradation of women at the hands of male-dominated organizations. At her first stop in India she meets up with George Eastman who plays a guru who has discovered the secret of prolonged sexual pleasure. While at the temple she also meets gorgeous Brigitte Petronio and it’s not too long before both are ‘enjoying’ each other’s company. Continue reading

Pasquale Fanetti – Games of Desire (1990)

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PLOT FILMTV:

Florence is the unsatisfied wife of a museum director. A worthless his attempts to seduce even in situations outside of the ordinary (one day before him naked in the middle of antiquities). Moreover, the man decided to adopt a boy who, whenever he gets the chance, try to spy on the new mother naked. To resolve the problem we think the maid of the woman who convinced the lady to grant her attentions to other men.

Classic erotic novel _Florentine_ our stretch freely by Guy de Maupassant, cultural references that should (in theory) justify their vision. Soap-opera script with jokes. Continue reading

Alberto Cavallone – La Gemella erotica (1980)

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IMDB:
“Same Face, Same Body, Same Vice!, 3 September 2005
8/10
Author: ANTONIO LA TORRE (BCULT) from Palermo, Italy

Two twin sisters are absolutely identical. Physically, but not mentally. In fact first sister is an unbridled nymphomaniac who continually collects sexual embraces. The second is timid and emotional. One day the first wants to involve her ingénue sister in this vicious circle, getting upsetting and unpredictable results. ‘La gemella erotica’ (Erotic Twin) was shot on Lake of Vico, central Italy. It is one of director Alberto Cavallone’s darkest films and one of the most indicative movie about Italian extreme cinema (banned to the minors), now become Cult Cinema. Also titled ‘Due gocce d’acqua’ (As Two Drops of Water), produced by Euritalia Cinematografica. O.S.T. was composed by maestro Carlo Carnelli. ” Continue reading

Gianfranco Angelucci – Miele di donna aka Honey (1981)

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IMDb comment:

Genuinely erotic fantasy

This is a superior example of a European softporno, one of the few that dares to use the form of a (kind of) drama, without pretending to have become an arthouse picture. In other words: we are not subjected to the violence, humiliation, or silly humour that is so common in 1970s sleaze or the B-movies of the video era; neither do we have to endure any attempts to bring a message across as in the naughtier arthouse pics. This is an erotic film, full stop. Continue reading

Bitto Albertini – Yellow Emanuelle (1977)

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Synopsis: Director Bito Albertini’s 1970s cult classic stars Chai Lee as Emy Wong, an alluring doctor who tends to a British man who finds himself hospitalized after a horrible and senseless beating. Immediately smitten, he sets to work wooing Emy, but she has the unfortunate task of informing him that she’s already taken. The lovestruck pilot refuses to take no for an answer, however, and the medic soon finds her commitment tested to the hilt. Continue reading

Fabrizio Rampelli – La trasgressione (1988)

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After murdering his mother, Angelo (Pierfrancesco Campanella) hooks up with Valeria (Milly D’Abbraccio), a rich and spoilt girl who’s psychologically unstable. Between them a silent complicity is soon established as they both seem to find inner fulfillment in acts of random and senseless violence. Naturally, they embark on a killing spree, and even more naturally their path is one where sexual situations abound. This is Pierfrancesco Campanella’s first foray into moviemaking. Also Milly D’Abbraccio’s first starring role. A curious and sleazy mix of teenage frustration (the first draft of the screenplay was written when Campanella was 14 years old), corrosive anti-establishment irony and love of cinema (with references to HONEYMOON KILLERS, TRASH and I PUGNI IN TASCA among others). But don’t think for a minute that it’s pretentious arthouse garbage. Above all it’s pure trashy entertainment, just the way we like it. Continue reading

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