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Release Date:
March 1976 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Inside, Something so unspeakable no one has lived long enough to scream out its name ! [USA Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
A paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ideal viewing if titillation is what you want. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Udo Kier ... Paul Martin
Linda Hayden ... Linda
Fiona Richmond ... Suzanne
Patsy Smart ... Mrs. Aston
Karl Howman ... Small Youth
Vic Armstrong ... Big Youth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sydney Knight ... Smedley (uncredited)
Brian Smedley-Aston ... Simon Hindstatt (uncredited)

Directed by
James Kenelm Clarke 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Kenelm Clarke 

Produced by
Brian Smedley-Aston .... producer
Paul Raymond .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Steve Gray 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston 
Phil Meheux (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Connock 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Makeup Department
Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Cowan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Des Salles .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Hedges .... props
 
Sound Department
Michael Hickey .... sound
Jim Shields .... sound editor
Hugh Strain .... sound
Colin Wood .... boom operator (as Colin Woods)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Atherfold .... grip
Steve Barron .... assistant camera
Derek Boulter .... chief electrician
Brian Ellis .... focus puller
Jonathan Taylor .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Cyril Simon .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Sallianne Branson .... production secretary
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Exposé" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
Australia:84 min | UK:82 min (cut version) | USA:84 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating, cut) | USA:X | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
This was the only British made film to appear on the original DPP 72 list of video nasties and even made the final 39.See more »
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Remade as Stalker (2010/II)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Ideal viewing if titillation is what you want., 23 December 2013
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Sleazy and sordid little British melodrama does have a following, and it's easy to see why. It's an erotically charged film with enough atmosphere, mood...not to mention lots of nudity and sex...to make it pleasing to watch if the potential viewer likes their sleaze. It does feel padded, even at a mere 84 minutes, but it's still quite amusing and has some very memorable sequences.

Star Udo Kier certainly gives it his all. Even when dubbed by another actor, as he is here, he's fun and interesting as always. He plays Paul Martin, a hotshot yet unstable author who lives in seclusion and who's having trouble getting through his latest work. So what he does is hire a typist, Linda (delectable Linda Hayden of "Blood on Satan's Claw" fame), to assist him. But the seductive young woman only makes things worse, even coming on to Pauls' posh lady friend Suzanne (softcore icon Fiona Richmond) as part of the deal.

Any fan of this film would be advised to purchase the Blu-ray & DVD combo pack from the Severin company as it shows the film in its entirety, including scenes of Hayden pleasuring herself, both in bed and in a field. Hayden and Richmond show off the goods to great effect, and Hayden delivers a pretty good performance in the bargain. In one scene, Pauls' discovery of Lindas' private possessions is intercut with scenes of her being raped by two local creeps, one of them played by the legendary stuntman Vic Armstrong. Things are further spiced up with some bloody mayhem. It's not hard to see why this would have been labelled a "Video Nasty".

There's not a whole lot of story here, in the screenplay written by director James Kenelm Clarke, but it does have a decent revelation in the end as to Lindas' motivation.

Very sexy stuff, overall.

Eight out of 10.

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