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A Private Collection (1973)

Une collection particulière (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 20 July 2013 (Poland)
A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux', it was released first as a separate short, and is ... See full summary »

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Walerian Borowczyk
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A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux', it was released first as a separate short, and is therefore marks the turning-point between Borowczyk's career as a highly-regarded animator and surrealist filmmaker, and his subsequent career in the sexploitation field. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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French

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20 July 2013 (Poland) See more »

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The more explicit, slightly longer edit, known as 'The Oberhausen Cut', has been edited for it's inclusion on Arrow Films' Camera Obscura box-set to remove a scene of actual bestiality. The following appears at the start of the film 'In order to comply with UK law, part of this alternative version of A Private Collection has been adapted with the full co-operation of Borowczyk's regular collaborator, Dominique Duverge-Segretin'. See more »

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Sex Photos and Toys
30 April 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Une collection particulière (1973)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Of all the Walerian Borowczky shorts I've seen, I'd probably argue that this here is the best of the bunch. Basically we see the director's massive porn collection, which includes still photography, old-fashioned photos that reveal the sex when lights hit it and of course animation. A PRIVATE COLLECTION is a pretty entertaining film that set the director loose from his mild cinema and straight into what would become his sexploitation era. This film is available in three different versions with two of them missing several sequences towards the end where a woman is having sex with a dog. On the Arrow Video release there is a "long" version and a "short" version but both of them are missing the bestiality sequences. The entire film is pretty much just a variety of sex photos and toys and for the most part it leads to some great entertainment as long as you're not easily offended. This here was obviously meant for an adult viewer and the various bits and pieces of the collection makes it entertaining to say the least.


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