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Movie Poster of the Week: Rated X at the Quad

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In an inspired bit of holiday season counter-programming, the Quad Cinema in New York is showing 34 non-family films that were either rated X or should have been. In the U.K. the X rating was first introduced in 1951 when it originally indicated “suitable for those aged 16 and over” and replaced the H for Horror rating that had existed since 1932. In 1972 the age was raised to 18 (and ten years later the certificate changed from X to 18). A surprising number of arthouse classics such as Jules and Jim and a number of Bergman films received an X rating in the U.K.In the U.S. the X rating was introduced in 1968 as part of Jack Valenti’s new MPAA rating system, and Midnight Cowboy became not only one of the first films to receive the rating, but was the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture.For some filmmakers and
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Bond, Kubrick Designer Ken Adam Has Died

Oscar winning production designer Ken Adam died today in London at the age of 95 according to The BBC.

Adam is most famous for creating the iconic and sprawling lairs of the supervillains who populated the Sean Connery and Roger Moore-era James Bond films. His designs included the Crab Key complex in "Dr. No," the Fort Knox interiors on "Goldfinger," the volcano lair of "You Only Live Twice," Stromberg's supertanker and Atlantis sets in "The Spy Who Loved Me," and Drax's space station in "Moonraker". He also did the production design on "Thunderball" and "Diamonds Are Forever".

Adams' work extended well beyond the Bond franchise though, such as two films in the anti-Bond Harry Palmer film series with Michael Caine - "The Ipcress File" and "Funeral in Berlin". He was a favorite of Stanley Kubrick following his design of the famous war room for "Dr. Strangelove". He was offered "2001" but turned it down,
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DVD Review – 50 Shades of Erotica (2015)

50 Shades of Erotica, 2015.

Synopsis:

A collection of trailers featuring some of the best in erotic cinema from the golden age of erotica.

You’ve got to hand it to those wonderful people at Nucleus Films, for not only do they want to entertain you they wish to educate you as well. Inspired by the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey and adopting the format of their Grindhouse Trailer Classics DVD’s, Nucleus have sought high and low to bring together fifty trailers of popular classics and forgotten gems from the 1960s through to the early 1990s that, quite frankly, puts the much hyped and inevitably disappointing Fifty Shades of Grey in the shade when it comes to titillation.

Watching a collection of trailers is a bit like watching an anthology film, as if there is something you don’t particularly care for then something else will be along shortly, and
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Fifty Shades Of Grey: has sex in cinema become boring?

Hollywood’s answer to the sexual excesses of the internet is the steel-and-glass status porn of El James’s erotic megaseller

I see the backed-up hunger for the forthcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey, with all its palely transgressive, kiss-the-lash sexual provocations, and I ask myself, did the clock just stop? Have we moved one inch into the sexual future since 1975? Is this still all it takes – a virginal naif willing to submit, a power magnate keen to dominate more than just his supine boardroom and stunted workforce, and a fancy set of bedroom restraints – to whip America up into a tumescent frenzy of anticipation?

I say 1975 advisedly because that seems like the year when Hollywood topped out on what it was prepared to show sexually in the wake of the 1968 MPAA ratings reforms. Even now, even with the Nc-17 rating, Hollywood is hard-pressed to match what was sexually acceptable in mid-70s international cinema.
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Nazithon DVD Review

Nazithon DVD Review
Title: Nazithon: Decadence And Destruction by: Charles Band Starring: Michelle “Bombshell” McGee & Ian Roberts Running time: 79min Michelle “Bombshell” McGee hosts a marathon of Nazi themed grindhouse horror movie trailers. Titles include the following: SS Camp 5 Women’s Hell, SS Hell Camp (women get raped by a genetically mutated monkey man), SS Experiment Love Camp, Private House of the SS, Salon Kitty (starring Helmut Berger), The Damned (with Helmut Berger again and Charlotte Rampling), Ilsa She Wolf of the SS, Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, Wanda the Wicked Warden, Elsa Fraulein SS, The Tigress, The Black Gestapo (wtf?!), The Tormentors (motorcycle neo-nazis), Mad Foxes (neo-nazi biker gang [ Read More ]

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10 Insane Nazisploitation Films Featuring Sex And The Swastika

The Nazisploitation film cycle was to last for a very brief period in the 1970s. It mainly consists of Italian films which all copied each other and pilfered ideas from better Nazi-themed movies like The Night Porter.

These films dealt with the concentration camps as a hotbed of sexual shenanigans and kinkiness. The vast majority of people who watch the Nasty Nazi films find them either execrable or hilarious – depending on what movie they are watching. Yes it is wrong to laugh at war crimes but some of these films are just so dumb, it is impossible to be offended by them.

On the other hand, there are films on the list which are revolting in their sleaze factor and willingness to exploit the Holocaust for their own perverted agendas. However, these films exist and we have to put up with them. Hence, I decided to give Nasty Nazi films a list of their own.

Home Invasion: DVD & Blu-Ray Releases This Week

Now that our new house is settling, we wanted to bring back our weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Releases posts. We are calling this weekly post “Home Invasion”. If you plan on purchasing these items via Amazon, all you need to do is click on the buttons provided or on the artwork and not only do you get the same price you normally would with Amazon, but you help us out a little bit as well – which is all we ask because this list does take some time to put together.

All Descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. We have excluded the Netflix code on this particular post. This is due to all of the changes with Netflix and their DVD mailing program. If you want us to include the code in future Home Invasion posts, where you just click a button to add it to your queue, leave us a comment below.
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New Release: Italian psycho-sexual thriller Torso Blu-ray

Blue Underground will give the 1973 psycho-sexual thriller movie Torso by controversial Italian cult film director Sergio Martino (Mountain of the Cannibal God) its Blu-ray debut on July 26.

Suzy Kendall and company are stalked by a killer in Torso.

Containing both an uncensored English version and a full-length Italian Director’s Cut, the Blu-ray will carry the list price of $29.98. Blue Underground’s updated DVD version will also be available for a list price of $19.98.

Starring Suzy Kendall (To Sir, With Love), Tina Aumont (Salon Kitty) and John Richardson (One Million Years B.C.), Torso concerns a series of sex murders that shock a college campus, prompting four beautiful young girlfriends to head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the hands—and blade—of the lecherous maniac.

Originally released in America
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The DVD Files: Salon Kitty UK Blu-Ray preview, plus Nsfw clip

Argent Films have sent along The Hollywood News information on their upcoming UK Blu-Ray release of Salon Kitty, which hits the high definition format on 30th May, 2011.

The most shocking and controversial work by director Tinto Brass (Caligula; Black Angel) is about to be revealed in glorious High Definition for the first time in the UK with the release of Salon Kitty on Blu-ray. A serious, unflinching depiction of moral decay within the Nazi Party at the time of World War II and of how power ultimately leads to corruption, the film has now been newly transferred and fully restored in HD from the Brass’ own personal vault materials and comes presented in its original widescreen format, completely uncensored and featuring 21 minutes of previously cut footage.

Based on actual events, the story takes place in Berlin, in 1939, at the start of World War II. SS Officer Helmut Wallenburg (Helmut Berger
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The Badass Interview: William Lustig, Director Of Maniac And Vigilante

By Devin Faraci (from our sister site Badass Digest). The posters below will be available at tonight’s (Feb 8th) screenings of Maniac, Maniac Cop 2, and tomorrow’s (Feb 9th) screening of Vigilante. Director William Lustig will be in attendance at all three shows!

William Lustig has made some of the most interesting exploitation films of all time. He’ll be in Austin this week showing three of them – Maniac, Vigilante and Maniac Cop 2. But he also runs a DVD/Blu-ray company called Blue Underground that preserves and releases cult classics. The latest releases include Lustig’s own Maniac, Quiet Days in Clichy and Salon Kitty. Deep Red is coming up.

I was able to chat with Lustig last week. I talked to him for a half an hour, but that’s not even close to enough time with a guy like this. I hope to be able
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New Release Tuesday (11-23)

Welcome back to Killer Film’s New Release Tuesday for November 23rd – just in time for Thanksgiving! Before we get to what’s being released, let us kindly remind you Amazon.com buyers that if you’re going to order today and any other release you see reviewed here on the site, just click on the cover art or look for the new feature we have at the bottom of each review.

By ordering through our site, you not only get the best deals around from Amazon, but this one little click will help us out, and it’s all free – no extra cost to you! It’s what keeps us killer!

The Expendables

Was it the be-all-end-all of action films? No. But it was a retro-blast that in this past summer was desperately needed. What took so long to get our action heroes together in one movie, I don’t know,
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Blu-Ray Review: Salon Kitty

Tinto Brass has always had a touch for making exploitative movies that look like real movies. This is not an insult. It is the truth. His command of sleazy grandeur is probably why Bob Guccione handed him the reigns to Caligula. A new uncensored cut of Brass' Salon Kitty (1976) from Blue Underground shows the director near the height of his filthy powers. This isn't just regular trash. This is really artful trash. 

Kitty Kellerman (played by Ingrid Thulin) runs Salon Kitty -- a brothel where the German elite come to relax. An amorphously perverse Nazi general named Wallenberg (Helmet Burger) forces Kitty to move to a new building, which is wired for spying, and swaps out her trusted stable with a bunch of SS spies. In the middle of all of this scheming is a committed Nazi concubine named Margherita (Teresa Ann Savoy).

Salon Kitty is based on a non-fiction book by Peter Norden.
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"Salon Kitty" (Blu-Ray Review)

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Weeding out what is and what isn’t a “horror” film is tough, but by this writer’s definition, horror is about exposing the dark side of the human condition, either by graphically confronting it with realism or cloaking it in fantasy. Horror is dread, confusion, the breakdown of things we trust, the bending of taboos, the invading of our social and psychological comfort zones. And although Italian maverick Tinto Brass’ (Caligula) 1976 Nazi-sploitation film Salon Kitty may not be viewed by the world at large as a horror film, I argue that it is. Hence the review that you are currently reading…
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November DVD Playhouse

DVD Playhouse—November 2010

By Allen Gardner

Paths Of Glory (Criterion) Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 antiwar classic put him on the map as a major filmmaker. Kirk Douglas stars in a true story about a French officer in Ww I who locks horns with the military’s top brass after his men are court-martialed for failing to carry out an obvious suicide mission. A perfect film, across the board, with fine support from George Macready as one of the most despicable martinet’s ever captured on film, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou, all oily charm as a conniving General. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Audio commentary by critic Gary Giddins; Excerpt from 1966 audio interview with Kubrick; 1979 interview with Douglas; New interviews with Jan Harlan, Christiane Kubrick, and producer James B. Harris; French television documentary on real-life case which inspired the film; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

Winter’S Bone (Lionsgate) After her deadbeat father disappears,
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Tinto Brass: Caligula Follow-Up to Be World’s First 3D Porn Film

Malcolm McDowell in Caligula Avatar’s 3D success has had some far-reaching effects. First, Warner Bros. announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and Part II and Clash of the Titans will be converted to 3D. Now comes erotic filmmaker Tinto Brass, 76, who says he’ll produce Italy’s first-ever 3D movie — which will also happen to be the world’s first-ever 3D pornographic production. Brass has been making erotic films for decades. Among his efforts are Salon Kitty (1976), Paprika, Life in a Brothel (1991), All Women Do It (1992), The Voyeur (1994), and Transgressions (2000). For his first film in 3D, he intends to "revisit an abandoned project about a Roman emperor that was ruined by Americans, and [...]
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Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 7.28.2009

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While there are no mainstream horror releases this week, it's a Huge week for fans of under-the-radar titles, vintage frights, indie and international horror.

There's quite a few re-issues, some titles hitting Blu-ray for the first time, and several collections hitting stores. Below the jump you can view the full list of genre DVD & Blu-Ray titles arriving tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 in this weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last minute additions and deletions.

The 10th Victim

It is the 21st Century, and society's lust for violence is satisfied by "The Big Hunt," an international game of legalized murder. But when the sport's two top assassins (Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress) are pitted against each other, they find that love is the most dangerous game of all. As the world watches, the hunt is on. Who will become The 10th Victim?

The 10th
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