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Le regine (1970)

A young hippie kills a man, and seeks refuge at the lakeside house of three beautiful sisters, who seem to be hiding a dark secret.

Director:

Tonino Cervi

Writers:

Benedetto Benedetti (story), Tonino Cervi (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Haydée Politoff ... Liv (as Haidee Politoff)
Silvia Monti ... Samantha
Evelyn Stewart ... Bibiana (as Ewelyn Stewart)
Ray Lovelock ... David (as Raymond Lovelock)
Gianni Santuccio Gianni Santuccio ... The Devil
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Priest
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A young hippie kills a man, and seeks refuge at the lakeside house of three beautiful sisters, who seem to be hiding a dark secret.

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Fantasy | Horror

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Italian censorship visa # 58202 delivered on 14-11-1970. See more »

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We Love You Underground
Written and Performed by Ray Lovelock
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Trippy hippie nightmare, with pretensions
6 November 2016 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

This offbeat art/sexploitation flick is at once typical of an adventurous era in European cinema, and a sort of "fine--but what are you gonna do with it?" curio. Handsome Ray Lovelock (who sings a couple uninspired folk-troubador songs on the soundtrack) is a longhaired motorcyclist lured into the forest idyll of three classic Eurobabes circa 1970 (big hair/wigs, near-Kabuki levels of makeup, outré couture wear when they're wearing any clothes at all) living in a pop-art palazzo in the middle of nowhere for no reason at all. Of course, something supernatural is going on, and it's hardly a spoiler to say that once these three glam spiders have had their way with this male butterfly, he won't be riding off into the sunset but meeting a considerably grimmer fate.

Not as much fun as the Swinging London blowout "The Touchables" two years earlier, which had a similar Adam-held-captive-by-three-sexy-Eves premise, this takes its allegorical aspects just seriously enough to be rather ponderous, partly because it's a little too highly polished in presentation without quite being eccentrically individual enough in style. The aesthetic is a little like high-fashion advertising--skilled, artistic, but a little arid. When the violence finally arrives it is bracingly unbridled, but more attention to the creeping dread of the horror undertow and less mild, picturesque erotica would have made the movie seem less mannered and empty as it idles its way towards the inevitable. Still, if you're a fan of such vintage counterculture/Eurotrash kitsch, it's certainly worth seeing once.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 December 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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