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Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle, The (1982)
** (out of 4)
Jess Franco takes a stab at the Emmanuelle series, although this ends up having more in common with his de Sade/Eugenie films. There's not much plot but in the film Emmanuelle has just been married and prepares to settle down her sexual ways and stay with one man. However, she gets drunk and gets involved in a lesbian sex show, which freaks her husband out and soon she's back to her old ways. You could argue that outside the WIP genre, Franco has never really created anything of his own and he usually just takes something popular and puts his own spin on it. This originally wasn't suppose to be an Emmanuelle film and that name was just added in the post-dubbing but either way this film is a lot more successful than the recent, real Emmanuelle films I watched from Joe D'Amato. The big difference between Franco's film and those of D'Amato is the fact that Franco really knows how to photograph beautiful women and make them very erotic. There's a fifteen-minute lesbian show here, which certainly works overtime on the erotic nature and star Vicky Adams is a really beautiful woman and Franco captures this perfectly. There's also a very funny sequence at the start of the film when Emmanuelle and her husband walk through a wax museum and get sexually turned on by Humphrey Bogart!! However, the film runs out a steam fairly quickly as there's never any sort of plot going on but just various sex scenes throughout the 85+ minute running time. AKA Emmanuelle Exposed.
This is not a great Franco film nor even a great sex film but it is still likable enough. Fantastic settings and enough 'action' to keep most happy. We don't really get an orgy, merely two couples in adjacent areas peeping at each other. In fact this final scene is probably the film's worst. For some reason both couples are placed in incredibly uncomfortable positions which they struggle to get out of and the desired 'peeping' looks more as if they are not approving of one another. There are some very good scenes, however, and the ironic and completely over the top narrative from the 'noble Spaniard' really is funny. He tells us it is useful to have a woman so there is someone to jerk off the servants and that he prefers his dog because at least he is a thoroughbred! The young female visitor is also raped by a couple of native Spaniards because 'that's what they come here for'. So not your everyday soft core but Franco fans will know what to expect
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I once rented this movie years ago, and I thought it was not bad. The
opening sex scene is fun. The lesbian 69 sequence is a definite
highlight, featuring the two hottest women in the movie. It boasts some
sexual tension among the men as well as the women. I don't know why the
men were shy in that scene, but they missed out, except that they got
to watch LOL.
The rest of the sex scenes aren't bad. What else can you say? Could've been a bit better, but pretty good as it is.
I'm not familiar with any other works by Jess Franco, so I'll have to research him.
This movie's downloadable.
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