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Through the Looking Glass (1976)

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A rich socialite escapes her boring lifestyle when a ghost takes her to a sexual hell where anything goes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catharine Burgess ...
Catherine
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Demon / Father
Laura Nicholson ...
Jennifer
Kristen Steen ...
Young Catherine (as Marie Taylor)
Douglas Wood ...
Richard
Kim Pope ...
Ann
Eve Every ...
Lilly
Ultramax ...
Mrs. Manchester
Roger Caine ...
Abel (as Mike Jefferson)
Nancy Dare ...
Karen (as Suzan Swanson)
Terri Hall ...
Lisa
Jeffrey Hurst ...
Mr. Manchester
Rocky Millstone ...
Eugene (as Jacob Pomerantz)
Grover Griffith ...
Fat Man
Victoria Karl ...
Beauty Queen
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A rich socialite escapes her boring lifestyle when a ghost takes her to a sexual hell where anything goes.

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Adult | Horror

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17 October 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Alicja po drugiej stronie lustra  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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According to Screw magazine, the film was shot a year before its September 1976 release. See more »

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Version of Alice in Wonderland (1933) See more »

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Great fantasy porno!
19 October 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

It would seem that there is more to porn flicks than merely sex, as many of the best examples of the genre blend in other themes, and the resulting film is often more erotic. Through the Looking Glass is surely one of the best 'themed' porno movies from the seventies, and this film manages to blend in a strong fantasy undercurrent with hardcore pornography, and while there still isn't a great deal of substance; director Jonas Middleton does well in creating a fantasy atmosphere that holds intrigue while there isn't any sex going on; and not every porn film has that going for it. The main inspiration seems to be 'Alice in Wonderland', and we follow a rich socialite named Catherine as she is shown a world rich with wanton sex. She's devastated after the death of her father, and decides to console herself by masturbating in front of a mirror in the attic. This summons the ghost of her father, who quickly goes awry, and ends up taking her through the mirror. The land beyond the mirror is an alternate reality where sex rules and nobody really cares about anything else...

The main standout of this movie, for me at least, actually wasn't the sex; but rather the beautiful dreamy visuals that Jonas Middleton delights in portraying. The fact that the classic story of Alice in Wonderland was an influence is always evident, as Middleton creates his own 'wonderland', although here there's far more perversion. Naturally, there's a heavy amount of sex and the film doesn't exactly hold back, as we get full on nudity from both genders. The sex is, perhaps, not as dirty as that seen in some other smut films from the same period; but I'm pretty sure that it will satisfy any fan of hardcore porn. You can't expect great acting from a film like this, but the performances here are actually a cut above most porn films. Catherine Burgess suffices both as an actress and a beautiful woman, and makes a good lead for the film for both reasons. She is joined by prolific porn star Jamie Gillis, and they get on well with the rest of the cast. Overall, this is not merely another trashy seventies porn movie. Jonas Middleton's film is a cut above most porn and therefore comes highly recommended!


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