Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her ... See full summary »
Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her investigations leaves plenty of time, however, for globe-trotting and bed-hopping. As each lead turns up bad, Emanuelle begins to wonder if she can ever put an end to this horrible slavery ring. Written by
Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>
When this film was originally submitted to the BBFC in the UK in 1978, it was a film version that was cut to run at 87 minutes. When re-submitted for video in 1987, however, the uncut soft-core version was submitted with a PAL running time of 94 minutes (which is 97 minutes for film and NTSC running times) and was cut by 15 minutes, 45 seconds PAL running time (16 minutes, 24 seconds film/NTSC running time), bringing the final running time to 77 minutes, 27 seconds PAL (80 minutes, 41 seconds film/NTSC). It has yet to be re-released on DVD in the UK. See more »
Obvious body double for the hardcore scene featuring Emanuelle at the Guru's orgy. See more »
The third (I think) installment in the Italian Emanuelle series starring the unearthly beautiful Laura Gemser, and simultaneously the final one that is somewhat classy and stylish. After this entry, the franchise became the prototype of total sleaze & obscenity with sex-insatiable Emanuelle invading women prisons and even a tribe of Amazonian cannibals. "The Degradation of Emanuelle" even ranks among Joe D'Amato's best films, since the screenplay is adequately written for a change and the erotic scenes are tasteful and tempting. After a brief encounter with the man of her life a congressman for the United Nations sleaze reporter Emanuelle wants to alter her writing style and battle the oppression of women all around the world. This noble mission brings her from India, where she unmasks a fake guru who supposedly re-invented the female orgasm, to Rome, where there's a whole network of girls that get kidnapped and deported to the Middle East as white sex slaves. But her biggest challenge lies in the United States, where eminent senators can still rape innocent girls without being punished for it. As a social allegory on Human Rights, this is a very meaningless effort but it remains a pretty decent exploitation film all together. The decors and costumes are beautiful and every large hole in the plot is neatly filled up with footage of Laura Gemser's stunningly ravishing body. Just like in all the other Black Emanuelle films, the absolute finest aspect is Nico Fidenco's brilliant music. The intro song "Picture of Love" should have won an Oscar! Ha!
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