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April 1977 (USA) See more »
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She starts where Emmanuelle left off [UK]
Plot:
Olivia Pascal stars as Vanessa who was raised in a convent after the death of her parents. Due to an... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Olivia Pascal ... Vanessa
Anton Diffring ... Cooper
Uschi Zech ... Jackie
Günter Clemens ... Adrian
Eva Eden ... Clé
Henry Heller
Eva Leuze
Astrid Boner ... Oberin
Gisela Krauss ... Hilda
Peter M. Krueger
Tom Garven
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Otto Retzer ... Machetenbesitzer (uncredited)

Directed by
Hubert Frank 
 
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Joos De Ridder 

Produced by
Karl Spiehs .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mathilde Basedow 
Gerhard Heinz 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Xaver Lederle  (as Franz X. Lederle)
 
Film Editing by
Mimi Werkmann 
Eva Zeyn 
 

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91 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | Norway:18 (1983) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:R (edited for re-rating) (1979) | West Germany:18 (nf)
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Jackie:All religious writings are pornographic.See more »
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Need this film!, 25 November 2001

As a very young kid in the late 70's, I remember sneaking views of this classic flick on the 'adult' cable channels of the time. I was always into film even very young, and this one I knew was different. I thought the combination of the photography, music, direction, and locales made this a very exotic film. And of course, Olivia Pascal looked great. I would love to get this on video, even the cut cable version, if anyone has it, please email me. A DVD release would be great.

Addition - it is now May 2015, almost 14 years since I wrote the above review. I'm glad to say today that "Vanessa" has indeed been on DVD for a while, and a spectacular release it is. Great picture, great sound and amazing extras like interviews and even home movies during shooting!

I'm pushing 50 and I still love this film as much as I did when I first saw it, maybe in 1978 or '79 on cable. I'm not saying it is going to win awards. I just simply love everything this film has to offer - the beauty, the haunting music, the touch of black magic, the characters, and of course, Vanessa/Olivia Pascal, who is nothing short of absolutely stunning here.

Of course there is a rampant sexual fever throughout, and the tension between Vanessa and Jackie builds to a fantastic climax, no pun intended. All the actors look like they are having a good time, really getting into their roles.

What can I say, I just love this flick. Pick up the amazing DVD release before it becomes unavailable.

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