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Emanuelle in America (1977)

Not Rated | | Adult, Drama, Mystery | 5 January 1977 (Italy)
An American journalist travels throughout the world in search of a good story by joining a modern-day harem and traveling to Venice to see what really goes on at diplomatic parties. While ... See full summary »


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Maria Pia Fusco (screenplay), Ottavio Alessi (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle
Gabriele Tinti ... Alfredo Elvize, Duke of Mount Elba
Roger Browne Roger Browne ... The Senator
Riccardo Salvino Riccardo Salvino ... Bill
Lars Bloch Lars Bloch ... Eric van Darren
Paola Senatore ... Laura Elvize
Maria Piera Regoli Maria Piera Regoli ... Diana Smith
Giulio Bianchi Giulio Bianchi ... Tony
Efrem Appel Efrem Appel ... Joe
Matilde Dall'Aglio Matilde Dall'Aglio ... Woman Watching Snuff Movie
Carlo Foschi Carlo Foschi
Maria Renata Franco Maria Renata Franco
Giulio Massimini Giulio Massimini ... Waiter at Venice Party
Stefania Nocilli Stefania Nocilli ... Janet the Model


An American journalist travels throughout the world in search of a good story by joining a modern-day harem and traveling to Venice to see what really goes on at diplomatic parties. While trying to expose a corrupt government official, Emanuelle stumbles upon a group that uses kidnapped girls to make and sell snuff films. A brush with death leaves Emanuelle wondering if it is perhaps time to hang up her camera for good. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Release Date:

5 January 1977 (Italy) See more »

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Brutal Nights See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Gemini has an entirely different dubbing voice (and accent) in her two scenes. See more »


Emanuelle: Don't you think that a hot bath is nice as a lover's caress?
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Alternate Versions

A region-free USA DVD is available from Blue Underground. This version runs at over 100 minutes and is completely uncut, featuring all the hardcore footage and 'snuff' footage. See more »


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Goodbye and Farewell
Written by Nico Fidenco
Performed by Armonium
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When genres collide...
19 September 2001 | by Moshing HoodsSee all my reviews

EMANUELLE IN AMERICA is clearly a testament to the declining CineCitta film industry of this time. Exploitation film-makers were being forced to throw genres together in bizarre hybrids to try and cover as many commercial bases as possible.

This film, without doubt, is the flat out WEIRDEST example of that I've ever seen. The first 50 minutes or so play like a typically flaccid D'Amato softcore sex movie, before kicking into high octane with hardcore bestiality footage, hardcore porn, and pretty grueling "snuff" footage (shot in a verite, hand-held and shaky style that reminds me of the latter half of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST). None of it really fits together well within the narrative (particularly the XXX footage which is clearly spliced in from another film) and all the excessive stuff is quite brief. I don't really understand what the commercial motivation for the production of this film was, but that certainly interests me. The whole film has an air of not being complete, especially when you consider the bizarrely truncated ending.

An interesting and VERY sleazy watch, but don't expect the rest of the film to be anything but appalling. D'Amato's straight horror (specifically BLUE OMEGA and ABSURD) do the job way more for me, and I usually love sleaze with all my grimy heart. Before anyone yells at me, the copy I own is the "fully uncut" Venezuelan print so I really don't think I'm missing anything here.

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