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Play Motel (1979)

A reporter and his girlfriend investigate deaths surrounding a hotel where several prominent people go to have sex.

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Ray Lovelock ...
Roberto Vinci
Anna Maria Rizzoli ...
Patrizia
Mario Cutini ...
Willy
Antonella Antinori ...
Anna De Marchis
Patrizia Behn ...
Luisa Cortesi
Enzo Fisichella ...
Rinaldo Cortesi
Marina Hedman ...
Loredana Salvi (as Marina Frajese)
Mario Novelli ...
Play Motel receptionist
Marino Masé ...
Max Liguori
Patrizia Webley ...
Valeria Marzotti
Vittorio Ripamonti ...
Guido Toselli
Bob Balisteri
Bruno Di Luia
Franco Beltramme
Michele Zurlaro
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Death Bed & Sex-Breakfast
25 October 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Eat your heart out, Norman Bates! Your uncanny motel only has a dead mother in the basement whereas, at Play Motel, there's kinky sex, severe blackmail and sadistic killing going on. This movie is a strange little outcast in the wonderful Italian sub genre of gialli. It honestly has a murder-story to tell, but it's more than obviously inferior to the incredibly large portions of rancid, gratuitous and semi-pornographic sex on display! Wealthy persons, mostly married but physically unsatisfied, gather here to make ALL their sexual fantasies come true. This includes dressing up like Satan and nuns, but also S&M and even intercourse with a bottle of champagne! However, these poor little perverts are unaware that the motel is also the home base of a blackmailing-network. Shortly after their visits, the guests receive incriminating photographical evidence of their little sleazy escapades and a demand to pay huge sums of money or else the pictures will be handed over to the media. When murder inevitable follows, the police (unorthodoxly, I may add) instructs a couple of actors to go undercover and infiltrate inside the dubious motel. This is an odd but strangely addictive movie, completely without suspense or surprises, yet extremely entertaining. The murder-plot and the killer's identity are the by far the most predictable I've ever seen, but you never seem to bother about this as the film introduces – oh yes – numerous gorgeous and naked women! The music, particularly the title song that can be heard whenever a couple checks into room number 4, is very catchy and fun. "Play Motel" is 100% pure and genuine TRASH, but a definite must for fans of Italian cult cinema. Hard to find, but give it your best shot (pun intended).


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