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>
The version that was released on home video in the United States by VidAmerica (and also shown on cable television) is a much trimmed version. All of the violence and nearly all of the sex is cut. The most notorious scene, where Emanuelle uncovers a couple making love while watching a "snuff" film, is trimmed so severely that what is happeing on the film is barely hinted at, whereas the original shows the torture film in graphic detail. See more »
This is probably about as extreme as exploitation gets (even when compared to such gory masterpieces as Nekromantik and Cannibal Holocaust). What makes it so extreme are that all the images on display as used in the context of sexual fantasy.
The infamous scene of a naked girl masterbating a horse is shown for the purposes of titillation and arousal.
The snuff footage is extremely nasty and difficult to watch and again plays to an audience looking for sexual arousal.
The film also contains numerous hard-core sex scenes and various lesbian scenes.
All in all a classic in its own right, surely only D'Amato could get away with such a film - hunt it high and low and get hold of a copy now!
You might be disgusted, but you won't be disappointed!
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