Archive for April, 2007

Another Franco double-bill from Severin

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Severin Films have again excelled with a superb looking pair of Jess Franco films from the 1980s:

Sexual Story of O (1984) – a rather well filmed and written, if slow paced piece of de Sade inspired erotica with a must-see surreal climax.

The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle (1981) – despite the title this film has to rank as one of Franco’s worst with no plot and some insanely dull sex scenes.
Released on the 24th of April in the USA, and also coming to DVD in the UK later in the year from Anchor Bay UK (details).

Spaghetti Frenzy

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Being a Spaghetti Western fan is tough work, once you’ve gone through the rather limited selection of DVDs available in the UK/USA you’ve got to start importing discs from Europe or Japan – especially with boxsets, trying to find one with English options and no repeated films can really be a chore. So when I heard about this new set from Italy, with five great looking and sounding films, all with English soundtracks – all five of which are not available anywhere else on DVD – not to mention English subtitled interviews and bonus features, I thought I was dreaming, but I wasn’t, and I duly ordered and reviewed the complete set, and very good it was too:

The Pistole Non Discutono Western Collection – fully reviewed!

Emanuelle and Emmaneulle – from art to sleaze!

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

A quartet of all new reviews for you today, and all of them of a distinctly adult nature:

Emmanuelle (1974)  – the original softcore film from the masters of erotica – the French, although rather a disappointment with a slow and poorly placed plot. A first look at the upcoming Optimum UK DVD of this film, uncut for the first time in the UK.

Black Emanuelle’s Box (1976/7) – this trio of films from the very unofficial Black Emanuelle series, starring Laura Gemser, runs the gambit from softcore nunsploitation, to some very sleazy almost hardcore antics. An all new boxset from Severin Films USA.