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Spermula (1976)

A notorious secret society known as Spermula plans to return from the future and conquer Earth by neutering the male population.

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Charles Matton

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Charles Matton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dayle Haddon ... Spermula
Udo Kier ... Werner
François Dunoyer François Dunoyer ... Tristan
Jocelyne Boisseau Jocelyne Boisseau ... Cascade
Ginette Leclerc ... Gromana
Isabelle Mercanton Isabelle Mercanton ... Blanche
Georges Géret ... Grop
Radiah Frye Radiah Frye ... Ruth
Angela McDonald Angela McDonald ... Gilda
Suzannah Djian Suzannah Djian ... Diamant
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Bonne
Karin Petersen Karin Petersen ... Sala
Valérie Bonnier Valérie Bonnier ... Liberte
Sylvie Matton Sylvie Matton ... Sylvie (as Sylvie Meyer)
Diana Chase Diana Chase ... Diana
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This refers to the original French film, "L'Amour est un fleuve en Russie" [Love is a River in Russia]- a superior film to the English dubbed "Spermula" which is more widely known. English subtitles are available that make this film more accessible. Plot: In the 1930's, a notorious secret society known as Spermula - centered around the "rapture of being" achieved through a total liberation of the senses - disappeared from "civilized society." They were rumored to have developed supernatural powers. Over time they have honed their powers, and put in motion a plan to return from the future and conquer the world that once exiled them. An elite force of commandos - in the guise of several beautiful females - are charged with the task of neutering the male population. This is to be achieved by extracting the male reproductive fluids (orally) - allowing the decadent human race to eventually die off from natural attrition. Ingrid (Dayle Haddon), leading the Spermulan assault, sets about ... Written by ocoee96

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 July 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In 1976 a German magazine featured an article, ranting in indignation about Irina Ionesco letting her then 11 year old daughter, Eva Ionesco, appear in this 'adult' film, and appearing naked at that (though evidently not in any sex scenes). This article included still shots of Eva from the set, both dressed and fully nude, as well as alongside other women who do appear in the film, so clearly she was attached to the project at one point or another. However, there are currently 3 different versions of this film floating around now-days, none of which has *any* scenes with Eva Ionesco, nor does any of them include her name in the credits. So it is highly plausible that all of her scenes were never intended to actually be included in the final version of the film, but whether the whole thing was just a publicity stunt orchestrated by her mother (one of quite a few in the mid 70's), or what other reasons there may have been is anyone's guess. See more »

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Big Mother: To describe the erotic practices of these sex-ridden morons, at once lewd and ludicrous, would make even an incorporeal vapor lose its lunch.
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Alternate Versions

The English-dubbed version, running only 88 minutes, and the original version (103 minutes) are totally different in plot. The dialogue and the order of scenes have been changed. The English version, with help of added footage of a space rocket, is a story about aliens. The most explicit scenes have been removed. See more »

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Edited from Silent Running (1972) See more »

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Surprisingly good sci-fi/horror sex romp.
15 October 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Anti-sexual aliens from a dying planet exact a wild invasion plot by disguising themselves as beautiful women. Taking residence in a Gothic style castle, they proceed to put into motion their sinister strategem of sucking Earth men dry(no, not blood, kiddies), thus quashing Earthly reproduction practices and rendering our planet theirs for the taking. A monkey-wrench is thrown into their plan when they begin to enjoy their dirty work.

Surprisingly high-style film is simultaneously erotic and riotous, and featuring some of the most stellar beauties of 1970s European exploitation cinema. Udo Kier is on hand as well in one of his typically bizarre roles, as the alien who "accidentally" emerges in the body of a male.

Frustratingly difficult to acquire(especially in a watchable transfer), SPERMULA is a great looking, fun, and deliberately absurd novelty which will hopefully be given a first-class DVD release at some point in the near future...it deserves one.

7/10


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