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The Pleasure (1985)

Il piacere (original title)
Italy in the early 1930s. To the elderly aristocrat Gerard Villeneuve, all that is left of Leonora, the love of his life, are a number of erotic tape recordings. Leonora led a double life ... See full summary »

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Leonora / Ursula (as Isabella Andrea Guzon)
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Italy in the early 1930s. To the elderly aristocrat Gerard Villeneuve, all that is left of Leonora, the love of his life, are a number of erotic tape recordings. Leonora led a double life as respectable wife and mother of two, and as a whore at the local brothel. Now, after her death, her children Ursula and Edmund pass under the tutelage of Gerard. Having not seen them for many years, he is utterly bewildered by Ursula's uncanny likeness to her mother. While Gerard's mistress Fiorella takes care of the sexual needs of Edmund, Ursula follows the last instructions of her mother. In the process, she uses the legacy of her mother's recordings to get into the mindset of her relationship with Gerard. Is Gerard ready to find his lost love Leonora again...in the likeness of her very daughter? Written by alphaboy

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Joe D'Amato does Tinto Brass (and not very well)
11 November 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

After the death of their mother, a brother and sister (Andrea Guzon) return from boarding school to their family home where they stay under the guardianship of their mother's long-time lover "Uncle Gerard" (Gabriele Tinti). While the brother marks this somber occasion by finally "becoming a man" courtesy of the sexy family maid (Lili Carati), his younger sister discovers "Uncle Gerard's" treasure-trove of audiotapes documenting his long affair with her mother. For some reason, she decides to follow the actions on these tapes to try to seduce the older man. And since he was kind of a kinky guy who got off on her mother having sex with A LOT of other men, she ends up giving a stranger a hand-job in a theater, teasing a horny stable-hand until he nearly rapes her, and finally even joining a brothel! Oh, and did I mention she is also still a virgin(which strangely is not a problem at this particular brothel).

Although this is movie is certainly kinky enough for a D'Amato movie, it's also one of those softcore costume period dramas that are much more the province of other Italian directors like Tinto Brass. D'Amato was much better at the more modern "swinging 70's" sex films like the "Black Emanuelle" series or his own patented hybrids of sex and horror like "Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals" or "Erotic Nights of the Living Dead". This film was from a strange period in his career during the mid to late 80's when he gave up horror and sleazy 70's flicks and seemed to be trying to imitate Brass and other directors of "classy" erotica (eventually he'd give this up too and dive completely into hardcore porn). As far as these movie go this is better than the godawful "Blue Angel" rip-off "Blue Angel Cafe" but not as good as his Tinto Brass remake "Midnight Gigolo".

Naturally, Andrea Guzon and Lili Carati disrobe with great frequency. D'Amato regular Laura Gemser also shows up in a small, and almost unrecognizable, part and has memorable (if completely gratuitous) sex scenes with Carati and Guzon. Another washed-up European sex star Dagmar Lassander is actually pretty good as the madame of the brothel (even if the whole brothel thing is pretty damn stupid to begin with).

So does the girl eventually lose her virginity to her "Uncle Gerard"? Well, this IS still a Joe D'Amato film, after all... . .


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