The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling... See full summary »
After her recent release from a deep psychiatric care, a Libertine-styled countess goes back to very evil ways, trainer her sights on a pretty girl with the intention to destroy her after fully corrupting her body and soul.
Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power ... See full summary »
In Venice a detective is on the trail of a killer who commits a double murder (a married couple) then more grisly killings occur. Sex, drugs, gore and perversions are ingredients of this sadistic and sleazy giallo.
Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution, predatory lesbians, a fugitive murderess, bondage, branding, and one ... See full summary »
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Alberto de Mendoza
Wild colourful kaleidoscope of a film ... Based on De Sade and managing much better than Pasolini to convey De Sade's ideas in my opinion ... Whereas Pasolini's Salo was just an escalating catalogue of abuse, here we get De Sades philosophy as an opposition to staid society with the humour and playfulness of the writing intact How can a film like Salo be called a success when the only people who are going to put themselves through such a nihilistic cinematic experience are people who are already of the same political view as the film maker ... Therefore in my view Salo is a complete failure as a film ... Whereas this covers all the same ideas ( although more emphasis is given to choice and denial which is a much more intrinsic part of De Sade which Pasolini ignored completely ) and has fun with them ... In a crazy sixties hallucinatory fashion The philosophy is there ... Maybe a few few people began to question life more after seeing it ... You never know Just wish we could see a restored version as what is around now even on DVD leaves a lot to be desired And lets be honest ... No-one will ever look at squid quite the same again :))
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