6.1/10
684
14 user 39 critic

The Lickerish Quartet (1970)

X | | Drama | 13 October 1970 (USA)
Trailer
2:45 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Camille 2000 (1969)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Danièle Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi Drago
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls' boarding school...

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Essy Persson, Anna Gaël, Barbara Laage
Mother (1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Woman rises from being an out-of-work actress to the wife of a powerful South American dictator.

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Siegfried Rauch, Christiane Krüger, Ivan Desny
Carmen, Baby (1967)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A sexy temptress no man can resist and a local police officer who falls hard for her become embroiled in a complicated intrigue of passion and jealousy in Radley Metzger's boldly original erotic update of the opera Carmen.

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Uta Levka, Claus Ringer, Carl Möhner
Trust (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After being thrown away from home, Maria encounters a lady who complains of not having children. Almost getting raped, she ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the lady.

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In Paris, the City of Love, Garance can be found each night on the Champs-Elysees, or in a small bistro. This evening, Garance will entertain a shy young student, a hot-headed sadist, and an older gentleman.

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Reine Rohan, Denyse Roland, Marlene Sherter
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Surreal goings-on at a Spanish villa in this poetic horror fairytale, which was crassly re-edited into The House of Exorcism (1975) for US release.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but... See full summary »

Director: John Waters
Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi
Comedy | Mystery | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Joseph Morder
Stars: Alain Cavalier, Stanislav Dorochenko, Rémi Lange
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Silvana Venturelli ...
The visitor
Frank Wolff ...
Castle owner
...
His wife
Paolo Turco ...
Her son
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Body to body is the name of the game [DVD Australia] See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hide and Seek  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Drive-In Follies (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Erotic mindbender!
4 November 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'The Lickerish Quartet' is very much a product of the early 70s when the idea of mixing the art movie and soft core genres was in vogue. Radley Metzger created a fascinating albeit very pretentious pseudo-psychedelic mindbender which is quite unlike any other similar movie of this era. At times I was reminded a little of Jess Franco's 'Succubus', but 'The Lickerish Quartet' is truly a one-off. Metzger plays with time, with frequent cuts, flashbacks, flashforwards, and dream sequences, so by the end fantasy and reality are blurred, and everybody, including the audience, is no longer exactly sure what actually happened, and what didn't. Silvana Venturelli is beautiful and well cast as the mysterious "visitor", and Frank Wolff ('Cold Eyes Of Fear') stands out from the supporting cast, as the wealthy sophisticate who gets a lot more than he bargains for. This movie is a real treat for lovers of 60s and 70s "head" movies, and will appeal to fans of Jodorowsky and Bunuel as much as Franco or Jean Rollin. Highly recommended.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Lickerish Quartet (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?