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The Evolution of Snuff (1978)

Mockumentary about a pornographic film starlet who commits suicide during the filming of a documentary about the adult film business, leading to the discovery of a snuff film.


Credited cast:
Carl Amery Carl Amery ... Self
Josephine Bayerl Josephine Bayerl ... Self
Sonja Embriz Sonja Embriz ... Self
Claudia Fielers Claudia Fielers ... Self
Robert Furch Robert Furch ... Self
Heinz Gerstl Heinz Gerstl ... Self
Roswitha Geuther Roswitha Geuther ... Sich selber
Bernd Kramer Bernd Kramer ... Self
Barbara Markus Barbara Markus ... Self (as Bärbel Markus)
Roman Polanski ... Self (archive footage)
Hasso Preiß Hasso Preiß ... Self
Waltraud Schaeffler Waltraud Schaeffler ... Self
Sonja Spitzweg Sonja Spitzweg ... Self
Christina von Blanc Christina von Blanc
Frau Waldhofen Frau Waldhofen ... Self
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Pornographer Robert Furch makes a movie inspired by "Lysistrata," he says. A documentary crew films the casting call, Furch's 14-day shoot, a lighting technician's becoming an actor, and the aftermath of the suicide (before filming ends) of Claudia Fielers, the film's leading lady. Comments by Roman Polanski, Carl Amery, and an unseen narrator connect the possibility of snuff films to the process of a commercial enterprise such as this and Fielers' suicide. Furch pleads innocent, cloaking his work in Protestant virtues. His posturings and his direction are comical; the commentary may be tongue in cheek. What about the appended snuff footage? Is this documentary for real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Did You Know?


The "snuff film" is a deleted scene from Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972). See more »

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Closing Credits: The End and the end of all humanity See more »


Edited from The Last House on the Left (1972) See more »

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my brain just fell out
9 June 2003 | by FuzzbombSee all my reviews

One of the strangest things I have ever had the pleasure to watch... It starts with some footage of an interview with Roman Polanski, presumably post-manson tragedy, talking out of context about snuff. This seems to have been bolted on to a fake documentary about the porn industry, which in itself is an intriguing piece of film - highly comic one minute and serious the next, but never paticularily salacious or graphic considering the year of release and subject matter, although a brief snippet of hardcore is visible near the end, this may well be an insert judging by the obviously faked nature of the rest of the film. When the original film should have ended (although it kind of just peters out) there is a short segment where a 'snuff' film-maker (with a very pretty paper bag over his head!) is interviewed The most amazing thing about this segment is that the 'snuff' film shown consists of gore shots that were cut from the classic 'last House on the Left'! Amazing stuff, I'm sure you'll agree...

Bad film fans really need to see this. I was given a dupe from what looked like a very old video release but could have come from the print itself.


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30 November 1978 (West Germany) See more »

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Confessions of a Blue Movie Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Monopol Film See more »
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