Roman Nowicki – Mark of the Whip (2006)

 Roman Nowicki   Mark of the Whip (2006)

“…There has been for some time rumours about the origins of these features that are almost as tantalising as the films themselves. The main feeling being that a certain UK genre dealer is the man behind these productions, for long he has been exclusively the only distributor and promoter of the ‘Fantom Kiler’ franchise… Myself? I’m still not too sure, whether or not th rumoured top bloke is the man behind the mask (as they say) is as at this time not publicly known. But what I do know is that ‘Fantom Kiler’ is not the low budget amateur trash that some would expect it to be… more likely the product of a very talented and knowledgeable director who wants to maintain secrecy to his actual identity and let rip with such an outlandish endeavour, a savvy producer with the finance to make this production and a ensemble cast of simply gorgeous porn actresses who were willing to be killed in what would be an interesting and fun diversion from their usual workload…
Whether or not ‘Fantom Kiler’ is the product of a wary UK based exploitation aficionado or in fact a newly discovered Polish genius is yet to be ‘really’ known, but either way it has to be said that ‘Fantom Kiler’ is a massively entertaining sleazy exploitation romp that falls instantly into the category of being a SGM approved trash gem – sex and violence has never been so much fun! (Review by Alan Simpson) Continue reading

Gianni Martucci – La dottoressa sotto il lenzuolo (1977)

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The plot is about a trio of medical residents in their late 20’s/early 30’s who nevertheless like to play all kinds of juvenile pranks on each other and everybody else (like pretending to be a mortally injured patient in an ambulance in order to score a freebie from a prostitute). The ring-leader is (of course) Alvaro Vitali playing his usual aggressive and ridiculously horny man-child (anticipating Adam Sandler’s “Billy Madison” character). Vitali pretty much always played an unsympathetic buffoon, but his cronies here are no better–one feigns a rare, fatal illness just to get close to a sexy female doctor (Karin Schubert) while the other cruelly abandons his fiancée at the altar. Their nemesis meanwhile, an older doctor, is a pompous boor engaged to Schubert, but even he doesn’t deserve being the butt of some of these cruel jokes. Continue reading

David Reberg AKA Paul Gerber – School Girl (1971)

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From Amos Vogel’s Film as a Subversive Art:
One of the best recent American ‘hard-core’ productions turns on the ‘research’ done by a California college girl for her paper on ‘sexual sub-cultures’. Answering kinky ads in the underground press, she meets a couple for a menage à trois (and while performing fellatio on the husband, is asked by the wife to ‘move her hair out of her face’ so she can watch better). She then lets herself be told by a man on the other end of a phone how to masturbate and to describe it to him at the same time; we see him masturbate as well, until both simultaneously come ‘by telephone’. Several adventures later, she finally delivers her paper: “Their sex life is awful and alienated… I never participated but only observed from an academic viewpoint.’ More than most, this film approaches erotic realism; despite its blatant commercialism it shows red pimples on buttocks, scratches on legs, penises that fall out amidst gales of laughter, chirping birds, ejaculations into a girl’s mouth on-camera. The protagonists are ‘doing their thing’ without hesitation. Significantly, the two constants are teh telephone (dangerous tool of a technological age) that here spins a web of corruption; and fellatio, with which every sex act in the film begins. Continue reading

Shaun Costello – Joe Rock Superstar (1973)

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Marc Stevens plays Joe Cock, a Jim Morrison by way of David Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust vocalist whose claim to fame is his uncanny ability to get it up on stage. When the film starts, his girlfriend (Tina Russell) is upset that her oral skills aren’t arousing him so she blows guitar player Sean Costello in the hallway telling him she’s ‘always had a passion for balls.’ Indeed.
The band goes on stage – Stevens lip synching to a Door’s cover (the original Doors’ song that Costello used has been removed and replaced for this release – you can’t blame After Hours for not wanting to get their asses sued off) with Costello hammering away at his guitar where this is none as Jamie Gillis keeps time on the drums. The same performers also appear in the audience in front of the stage, making you realize just how small the cast is for this Costello directed picture. At any rate, Cock can’t get it up and the band is booed off the stage. They retreat to think things over and Cock’s mother, ‘Mrs. Cock,’ helps him out (think Taboo here) before Gillis decides to give her a poke. The film ends with the news that the band has just been booked for Madison Square Gardens now that the news is out that Cock’s got his erection back. Continue reading

Peter de Rome – The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome (1966-1972)

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Main content:
The shorts:
Double Exposure 7minutes 03 seconds
Hot Pants 5 minutes 46 seconds
The Second Coming 13 minutes 34 seconds
Daydreams from a Crosstown bus 14 minutes 11 seconds
Mumbo Jumbo 13 minutes 51 seconds
Green Thoughts 9 minuts 15 seconds
Underground, (my favourite) 10 minutes 46 seconds and
Prometheus 21 minutes 21 seconds

Extras: Complete and untouched:
– Fragments: The Incomplete Films of Peter de Rome (Ethan Reid, 2012, 43 minutes): revealing new documentary in which Peter de Rome discusses his many incomplete and unfinished films.
– Scopo (Peter de Rome, 1966, 6 minutes): when a young man arrives at an empty apartment, he is unaware that a stranger is watching him.
– The Fire Island Kids (Peter de Rome, 1970, 12 minutes): two men spend a lazy day in each other’s company after one rescues the other from drowning
– Moulage (Peter de Rome, 1971, 13 minutes): humour and art collide in this study of erotic body casting.
– Brown Study (Peter de Rome, 1979, 9 minutes): an ethnographic study with a difference.
– Abracadaver! (Nathan Schiff, 2008, 10 minutes): a gruesome tale of magic and mutilation from producer David McGillivary, starring Peter de Rome. Continue reading

Gabriel Axel – Det kære legetøj AKA Sex and the Law AKA Danish Blue [Danish version] (1968)

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IMDb reviewer wrote:
Gabriel Axel is a great director (BABETTE’S FEAST his masterpiece and HAGBARD AND SIGNE also of high quality) who I was fortunate enough to interview for Variety newspaper back in the day. I was always curious about his porno films, and SEX AND THE LAW gives us some insight into his playful approach.

Purporting to be a documentary, with a winsome femme narrator guiding us through the oddities and hypocrisies of Danish obscenity laws which supposedly got her in trouble personally, it’s a light-hearted mockumentary that’s hopelessly dated. By the time it was released in America in 1970 it was already dated, as Danish laws had freed up what was permissible and XXX explicitness (unlike the timid and even censored footage shown here) was all the rage in U.S. adult cinemas. Continue reading

Salvatore Samperi – La bonne AKA The Corruption (1986)

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La Bonne is a rather beautifully made erotic film by Salvatore Samperi, which as once
delights in the beauty of its main characters and their sexual games, while also exploring
their deeper desires and anxieties. Anna (Florence Guerin) is the much younger wife of an
upper-middle-class functionary, who, at the film’s beginning, is suffering from her inability
to conceive a child. To further frustrate and confuse her, her husband’s aging and care
intensive mother is sharing their home, and there is the maid, Angela (Trine Michelsen),
who has a liberated and natural attitude toward sexuality. Angela eventually leads Anna on
a journey into sexual discovery, and the two young ladies deliver a number of scenes
together that are very sexy, and actually quite innocent. The games do progressively
become more daring, and as the stakes rise, the relationship of the two women end on a
rather cruel note. However, as far as erotic films go, this film is done with a lot of style, class
and care. Continue reading

Hisayasu Sato – Boko climax! AKA Rape Climax (1987)

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Synopsis: Director Hisayasu Sato helmed this peculiar tale about a woman known as Locker Baby because she was left in a bus station locker as an infant. Locker Baby is raped by a man clad in black leather, traumatizing her still further, and driving her to sensory-deprivation therapy. Unfortunately, she is raped during the course of the therapy and becomes pregnant, leading to a denouement which any reader of the Hot Blood or Borderlands series will see coming a mile away Robert Firsching). Continue reading