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The Evolution of Snuff (1978)

Mockumentary about a pornographic film starlet who commits suicide during the filming of a documentary about the adult film business, leading to the discovery of a snuff film.
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Credited cast:
Carl Amery ...
Himself
Josephine Bayerl ...
Herself
Sonja Embriz ...
Herself
Claudia Fielers ...
Herself
Robert Furch ...
Himself
Heinz Gerstl ...
Himself
Roswitha Geuther ...
Sich selber
Bernd Kramer ...
Himself
Bärbel Markus ...
Herself
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Himself (archive footage)
Hasso Preiß ...
Himself
Waltraud Schaeffler ...
Herself
Sonja Spitzweg ...
Herself
Christina von Blanc
Frau Waldhofen ...
Herself
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Pornographer Robert Furch makes a movie inspired by "Lysistrata," he says. A documentary crew films the casting call, Furch's 14-day shoot, a lighting technician's becoming an actor, and the aftermath of the suicide (before filming ends) of Claudia Fielers, the film's leading lady. Comments by Roman Polanski, Carl Amery, and an unseen narrator connect the possibility of snuff films to the process of a commercial enterprise such as this and Fielers' suicide. Furch pleads innocent, cloaking his work in Protestant virtues. His posturings and his direction are comical; the commentary may be tongue in cheek. What about the appended snuff footage? Is this documentary for real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Shocking, daring and frank.

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30 November 1978 (West Germany)  »

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Confessions of a Blue Movie Star  »

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The "snuff film" is a deleted scene from Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972). See more »

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Closing Credits: The End and the end of all humanity See more »

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An interesting mock/documentary
8 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Evolution of Snuff (which is also known as Confessions of a Blue Movie Star) shows the process of casting a porn movie, the legalities of underage wanna-be participants and the effects of becoming a porn star.

Trying to play it as an actual documentary, it doesn't really work but it is interesting nonetheless. I guess it is based on actual facts but the overacting kills any seriousness. The so-called snuff element only comes into it at the very end but is rather disapointing. The only redeeming feature is actual deleted scenes from Wes Craven's Last House On The Left, which they play up as actual snuff footage.

Overall, I found it rather comical but enjoyed at the same time. The over acting in some scenes will have you rolling on the floor laughing!


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