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The Lickerish Quartet (1970)

 -  Drama  -  13 October 1970 (USA)
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A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in ... See full summary »

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A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in the show looks exactly like one of the women in the movie, so the man invites her to join them for a nightcap. Tensions among the family seem to rise. She stays overnight, and during her 24 hours in the castle, each of its three residents involves her in a fantasy. She, in turn, keeps asking, "Who has the gun?" Will there be violence before it's over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One of the most successful art / softcore porn hybrids
26 July 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

During the 1970s, many art and softcore porn hybrids were released. Probably the most famous (and certainly best) one was "Last Tango in Paris", but that was more towards the art side of the spectrum. One that found a comfortable middle ground was Radley Metzger's "The Lickerish Quartet". My only previous experience with Metzger was his hardcore feature "The Opening of Misty Beethoven", but after seeing both of these, its obvious the man was very intelligent and had more ambition than your average skin salesman. "The Lickerish Quartet" in particular adventurously toys with the concept of meta-fiction, and blurs the line between reality and fantasy. It is, along with "The Stunt Man" and "8 1/2", one of the few films which manages to pull off film within a film and avoid seeming gimmicky. Sure, it does have some of the excess of the era and may come across as being pretentious to some, but there are genuinely fascinating ideas here.

Another reason why the film works is the technical skill invested. Radley Metzger shows he had genuine directing talent and probably could've crossed over to the mainstream. "The Lickerish Quartet" would've probably been more renowned if it wasn't for the softcore porn trap. There are several tracking shots here which are absolutely brilliant. Seriously, just about every frame in the film is mind blowing. The acting is very good all around as well. Silvana Venturelli manages to find the right blend between sexiness and mysteriousness and manage to be seductive all the time. Spaghetti western vet Frank Wolff ("Once Upon a Time in the West") does a fine job as a dissatisfied and aging wealthy man. Erika Remberg and Paolo Turco are also quite good as the mother and son. "The Lickerish Quartet" is seriously near a masterpiece. Besides, if you don't get into the intellectual aspects of the production, the sex scenes themselves are pretty hot. (9/10)


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